When it comes to desserts, I love them all. The simple tart, a cookie bursting with chocolate chunks, any kind of ice cream, a slab of cake, a creamy custard, an adorable cupcake piled high with icing, a homey fruit crisp, a slice of pie.
But, it’s the crazy good looking desserts that really steal my heart. I’ll see a photo and without realizing it, be talking to it. Then I’m singing it a love song as I prepare the recipe and hope that it tastes as good as it looks.
I added the ‘Insane’ to the title of these Oreo Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes, because they are CRAZY! Crazy delicious and Crazy fun when you cut into one and see that Oreo/Peanut Butter/Brownie layering.
Who thinks of these things? I mean, slathering peanut butter over Oreos and covering them with some brownie batter? Wow! I love you creative bakers out there.
I used a double chocolate brownie mix, so there were also chocolate chunks in the brownie layer. Insane.
1 box (18 oz) brownie mix (I love Ghiradelli’s Double Chocolate Brownie Mix)
36 Oreo cookies
1/2 cup (about) creamy peanut butter
1. Preheat oven to 350℉ and line 18 cups of a muffin pan with paper liners.
2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions.
5. Let cool completely then serve.
Makes 12 servings
Recipe slightly adapted from PickyPalate.com
As I was assembling the cupcakes, I thought “If Peanut Butter is good, Nutella should be, too.”
‘No Selfish Heart’ by Rick Redbeard was released this January. If you haven’t heard any of his music yet, I highly recommend you get listening. The songs are earnest and insanely lovely with ace lyrics. Sparse instrumentation let Rick’s vocals and the occasional harmonies shine.