Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Babies
I love to try out new recipes no matter if they are ones I created in my head, ones I found on-line or in a cookbook. Over the years, I have tried recipes from a lot of chefs, one who seems to match my cooking style is Rachael Ray. As a mother, you've got to appreciate the concept of a 30 Minute Meal! Rachael Ray often says that her recipes are just methods. She encourages her viewers to take her recipes and make them their own. I "Lori-ize" almost everything I cook, tailoring the recipe to my families taste. I decided to combine these two ideas and what you see here is the result. Each week I'll create a meal based on a recipe and let you know what we thought. I will give you the original recipe and let you know how I "Lori-ized" it. Hope you enjoy Tasty Tuesday!
We had a football game this past Saturday, and since Richard's birthday was on Sunday I offered to make the desert. I pulled out a few new recipes and let Richard pick what he wanted me to make. He choose Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Babies, I pulled this out of Kraftfoods magazine.
I made this recipe pretty much exactly. I did decide to leave off the Cool Whip and cherry since we had to pack them up to take to the game. For the brownie mix, I used a dark chocolate brownie mix, but you can use any brand, flavor, whatever you want.
These came out pretty good. I thought they needed more peanut butter flavor, but others thought the balance was pretty even. Many people ate more than one, so I guess that is a good sign.
I think if I made them again, I'd use a bit more peanut butter. I would also make 12 instead of 20 so that I could put more brownie on top of the peanut butter mixture or try to swirl them together or something.