Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Triple Layer Brownies

I work at a wellness center. Translate: gym.

While I'm at work, I present myself as a healthy fitness buff with a love for almond butter and fresh fruit. I use my breaks to get extra steps and more often than not, I'm standing up, teaching a class, training a client and promoting the healthy lifestyle I lead.

After work, I scurry to Wegman's, pick up some sugar and chocolate, melt them together and make miracles happen.

I was researching baked goodies at work yesterday because it was particularly slow. Bad idea. Women were walking by oohing and aahing at lemon bars, custards and pies. Worse was my boss. 

"THAT!" He points at a page in a magazine. "I want that."

For those of you who have been loyal readers for a few months, you know that my boss loves peanut butter. 

And he was pretty much gawking at this wonderful looking layered brownie with peanut butter and chocolate.

I'm going out of town and work the next two days and so my boss is sad because he will miss me so. To pick him up, not to kiss ass, I told him I would make it so I could bring him a few nibbles.

Wouldn't you hire me? 

Triple Layer Brownies 

What ya need:
1 pkg. (19 to 21 oz.) brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
1 cup  cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup  Creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup Powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups  Whipped Topping (Do not thaw)
3 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts, coarsely chopped

What ya do:
1. You can use a boxed mix or your own recipe to make brownies in a 13x9 inch pan. Let cool.
 2. Meanwhile, beat milk and pudding mix with whisk 2 min.
 3. Add peanut butter and sugar; mix well.
4. Refrigerate until brownies are completely cooled. Spread peanut butter mixture over brownies.
 5. Melt whipped topping with chocolate in a sauce pan or microwave. Spread over pudding layer and top with nuts.
6.Refridgerate for one hour before serving and store extras, if there are any, in the fridge.

Yum! Better than a Reese’s!


Patrick @ Appetite for Good said...

this really does look amazing. holy crap. i need a gallon of milk to go with this! WOW

so delicious

Rick said...

You should serve this outside the gym. Bring in more customers. I joined mine because I liked the vending machine.

Julie M. said...

You're hired! That looks absolutely amazing. I can almost taste it through the screen.

Evan @swEEts said...

Way to my heart.. this looks delicious. At least you work at a gym so you can work it off :)

Unknown said...

What a great employee! That was really thoughtful of you. Those layers look amazing!

Baking Barrister said...

better than Reeses? Is it the appropriate ration of chocolate to peanut butter? God I love Reeses. I'd let you work for me if you made me these. Weekly.

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

That is a killer brownie recipe!! Very nice of you to bake for your boss!

Monet said...

If you brought me a plate of those brownies...I would do a lot for you! Wow, they look so rich and fudgy...just like brownies should!

Kim - Liv Life said...

The words triple, chocolate and peanut butter... it's a hit!

Train Your Life said...

Those look AMAZING

Unknown said...

Ahhh, the trick is to convince him that you spent hours slaving over these instead of using the box mix, instant pudding and whipped topping. It might just get you a raise! They look great.

Anonymous said...

I am loving these pictures and brownies! What a great post!

Mother Rimmy said...

This is surely a people pleasing dessert!

Christina said...

one word: drool.

you're fabulous.

Dana said...

One layer of peanut butter brownies sound delicious enough... but three?? All I can say is YUM!

Roxan said...

These brownies look awesome, i just got a new brownie pan so i'll totally make these.

PS You have an awesome job! What kinds of classes do you teach?

Ellen said...

holy delicious! Wow... I wish I had one of these right now; I'd eat it then I would have to spend another hour in the gym to work it off! Great job :)

Jillyann said...

Do I really need to see this when I'm trying to stay on a diet?? Do you think it would at least be emotionally satisfying to lick the screen?

The Chocolate Priestess said...

It's all about moderation and knowing your body. I don't think chocolate is unhealthy unless you use it in an unhealthy fashion.

Anonymous said...

I love this post...and would totally hire you :) These brownies look delicious!

The Cilantropist said...

Oh.... Yes, this looks decadent. I would have no problem working out at the gym for awhile, and then eating a few of these! ;)

Cook with Madin said...

These brownies are awesome! With peanut butter and melted chocolate? My husband will surely love these. Yup, looks much better than Reese's