Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares

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Chocolate and peanut butter is a great combination that’s been around for ages! Here’s a simply scrumptious desert with one of our favorite combinatons!
Ingredients-
3/4 cup graham crackers
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Procedure-
spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray go ahead and set aside.
in a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, melted butter, and powdered sugar(i have also seen people put some chocolate chips in with this mix 🙂 ) mix well!
spread the mix into the pan you put aside earlier
in a pan heat your chocolate chips until melted
stir the chocolate chips constantly until they are melted 🙂
once the chocolate chips are melted, spread the melted chips over your peanut butter mixture ( yum!)
place the pan into the refrigerator to cool before cutting squares, the time is different for every one I usually check every 2 hours 🙂

One of the best things about baking is liking the bowls! Have fun and good luck, Happy tasting!
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I absolutely love Red velvet! and I love cupcakes so this recipe was a match made in heaven 🙂

Ingredients-
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedure-
preheat your oven to 350 *
Combine flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder
baking soda and salt go ahead and set aside
Beat together butter and sugar until creamy
Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in sour
cream. Blend in dry ingredients. Blend in
red food coloring and vanilla
bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean 🙂

Red velvet and cream cheese icing is always a tasty combination so here’s a simple cream cheese icing 🙂

cream cheese icing:

Ingredients-
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
procedure-
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract 🙂

I took a cake decorating class and my very favorite thing to do on top of a cupcake is a professional looking swirl but its always fun to frost them crazy colors and decorations so have fun and happy baking!
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Smoothies

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During the summer (and the entire rest of the year), I’m constantly craving smoothies. But I just can’t head down to kiva juice every time I want one ( I wish I could). So making them my self seemed like a good idea to me! Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes 🙂

Triple-Berry Blend-
1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.

Raspberry-Orange-
Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.

Peach-Mango-Banana-
Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana, and sugar to taste.

Banana-
Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

I love smoothies and I absolutely adore these! Happy blending guys!
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