Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fantastically Fab Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

    These ooey gooey brownies live up to their name.  A simple (yet delicious) chocolate brownie has been reborn as a peanut butter swirl brownie. It may sound fancy, but it is incredibly easy with tasty results. I am not sure how long you can store this wonderful dessert for. They were gobbled up before I could tell!
   I know I have recently posted a simple chocolate brownie recipe, but these were just too good to resist sharing! Find my regular brownie recipe here.
   I found this recipe on


  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 teaspoons natural creamy peanut butter
  • Some of melted chocolate chips (if you want a rich brownie)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine both sugars and the melted butter
  3. Add vanilla and eggs. Stir.
  4. Mix in baking powder, flour, salt and cocoa powder.
  5. Stir in melted chocolate and make sure everything is combined in the batter
  6. Pour batter into a 11x7 inch pan. You could use some thing a little bigger or smaller and be fine.
  7. Drop teaspoons of peanut butter on the batter and swirl in different shapes evenlt over the batter using a butter knife. Make sure not to over mix or the swirling effect will not come through.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes and allow to cool fully in the pan.
  9. Slice, eat, enjoy!

I hoped everyone enjoyed this post. These brownies are truly amazing!~Anna


DIY Dreamsicle Sugar Scrub

   Why buy an expensive scrub that likely is not good for your skin when you can make your own with healthy ingredients you probably have in your own house? This is a great gift and comes in adorable packaging. Just be careful when using it-typically I would use a glass jar and since this scrub is usually used in the shower, it could easily be slippery and break. I recommend keeping it right outside your shower. Without further ado, let's go DIY!

   You only need four ingredients. First, sugar. You can use salt, but many people feel salt is too coarse for their skin. For the wonderful dreamsicle scent, you need an orange and vanilla extract. Lastly, to bind the scrub together, you need some kind of oil. I have three suggestions: melted coconut oil, grape seed oil, or olive oil. Make sure that if you are using olive oil, to make sure it is NOT the extra virgin kind. This will give the scrub a strong, alarming (and admittedly gross smell)

   There is no real recipe. It all depends on the consistency and scent you prefer. First, just pour some of your sugar into a medium sized bowl.Next, in small increments add the oil.Combine the mixture and add orange juice and zest. Finally pour in a some vanilla extract. If your are making this for someone, i recommend you use lots of orange zest because it gives the scrub a fresh look and feel. Play around with your ingredients until you get what you want.

   Now for the packaging. Take a look at the picture below.

   Did you see the popsicle stick? Did you get the dreamsicle connection? So, as you can see, the popsicle stick pokes through the lid. It doubles as a tool to scoop out the scrub (so your fingers don't get sticky) or you can use it to stir the scrub. On the jar lid, trace the shape of the stick and cut it out with some kind of drill or knife. Then just poke the popsicle stick through the lid and scoop the scrub into the jar. Would ya look at that? You just made some DIY Dreamsicle Sugar Scrub!

I hope everyone enjoyed this post and found it helpful! ~Anna