I am so excited for my feature guest today.  Kristy from Cup of Jo is absolutely fabulous and so fun to work with.  She’s here today to share a yummy treat, but also an exciting giveaway.  If you get a chance, please stop over and say hi!

Hello Everyone!! I’m Kristy over at Cup Of Jo and I’m sooo excited Jenny has me visiting today and honored to be hangin’ out over on the sidebar!! {Big Smile!}
I started blogging in February, so still somewhat of a newbie, but having so much fun sharing anything crafty,  yummy food recipes, photography…{well, really anything that comes to mind} and “meeting” so many wonderful ladies in this bloggy world!  What a cool lil’ journey this has become!!
I have a wonderful hubby of 14 years and an amazing 7yr old little girl, so life is so good!! I absolutely love being outdoors in the sunshine and I think Snickers should be it’s own food group! Hey, we all have our corks!!

I’m not the most technical savvy blogger {let’s be totally honest…barely techy at all!}, but I can post {smile} and I’m in the process of getting my Facebook page up and kickin’, along with my my Etsy shop!   So thrilled for the shop because it benefits Children’s Hospital, which is a cause near and dear to our hearts!! I’d love for you to keep them in mind and  buzz back to check them out!

Now I’d like to share an amazing, but simple, dessert! It’s belly-rubbin’ good! {That’s the highest rating I can give!!}

Don’t ya love it when you get a crazy great recipe that tastes as good as it sounds??!! I like to know where it comes from as well…who thought up this bit of lick smackin’ goodness?? More than half the time it comes from a friend who got it from a friend who got it from a friend…know what I mean?
That’s not the case here, this tasty treat came from Family Circle Magazine many years ago!{ It’s a bit modified~ think the original recipe called for peanuts as well.}  I can’t give any more credit than that, but whoever came up with it, THANKS!

What you need:

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 box brownie mix (regular cake box size)
4 oz. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
whip cream, caramel sauce and peanut butter cups for garnish!

Time to whip it up:

Heat up the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 X 9 pan with foil (pressing it in and making it flat and tucked in the corners well making sure not to tear it) allowing the sides to overhang then spray with nonstick cooking spray
In a bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar. Mix in the melted butter.
Press the crumbs into your prepared pan. Bake until golden brown, it took mine 9 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the box for CAKE LIKE brownies. Pour batter into crust lined pan. Return to the oven and bake until brownies are set (toothpick comes out clean) aprx. 30 min. Cool completely on rack.

In a bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Add peanut butter and confectioners sugar. Beat until just blended, it will look a little lumpy. Add milk, beat lightly to loosen the mixture. In a different bowl, whip 1 cup of the cream until stiffened and gently fold into peanut butter mixture.
Spread mousse over cooled brownie. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Heat remaining 1/2 cup cream in a pan over medium heat until just boiling.
Remove from heat, add corn syrup and chocolate chips. Cover and let sit about 5 min. Stir until it’s smooth. Pour over the chilled mousse mixture and spread evenly to cover completely. Back in the fridge for at least an hour.

Using the foil flaps that you left overhanging, lift the brownie out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Fold the foil off the sides, cut into squares and garnish with your goodies as you like!

*Tip: make sure to really non-stick spray the foil so it doesn’t stick to your stuff. The first time I made it I could barely get the foil off the bottom of the graham cracker! Ever bite into a piece of foil with a filling??? Yikes!!!!

As a special thank you for having me, I have a special surprise giveaway.  What’s not beautiful about our lives? Every day is a gift and a blessing, so I made this 8 x 8 Fabric scrapbook for just that reason! Share your pictures in 8 x 8 size or scrap your pages! It’s perfect to keep on the coffee table and revisit those happy memories on a daily basis and I’m giving it away!

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  • Kelly Rowe

    Great post and yummy dessert 🙂 Good to see you here, Kriisty. Hugs!

  • FrugalFoodieMama

    Tiramisu! 🙂

  • Pamela

    Great post! I love strawberry cheesecake

  • Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

    Anything w peanut butter and chocolate is my fave

  • Tif

    OH I have got to enter this contest! I love that scrapbook!
    Found you thru the blog hop! Following! YAY!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

  • Julie

    This sounds heavenly. And the giveaway too.

  • Sara S

    Love anything with chocolate. Seriously cannot wait to try this recipe!

  • Niki

    Oh my gosh the dessert looks delicious! I feel like I need to eat this right now.

  • Angela Paris

    wow this looks good! i love all things choc and peanut butter!

  • Kristy @ Cup of Jo

    Sooo excited to be here!!! (squeeeel!!!)
    Thanks so much for everything!!

  • Lynne

    Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and icing. followed by a cup of dark coffee!

  • Karrie S

    I like strawberry shortcake 🙂

  • Raphael Wetzel

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