Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mini Brownie Treats & Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Welcome to Bake Sale Week here at the Better Baker!!

This is what my counter looked like when I was preparing for our last bake sale!

I'm on a Relay for Life team again this year, "The Baker's Dozen" in honor of our precious 5-yr old grandson Caden, and we are having a bake/garage sale this weekend to raise funds to help fight cancer. (leukemia in Caden's case)

Our precious little redheaded guy

(He's been bald twice during his treatments, so that hair is our delight! My hubby is a redhead too, and Caden looks so much like Papa!)

So I thought I would share pictures and recipes for some of the treats I've been making.

These are both great kid-friendly recipes to make any time of the year!

How much easier could it get?  Only TWO ingredients? 

BOTH recipes!!

These make nice treats for school lunches.

I'm sposin' they could be called a candy as well as a cookie...

(on left side of picture above)

1 package (9" X 13" pan size) fudge brownie mix
48 striped chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Fill paper-lined miniature muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18 - 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool about 30 seconds, then top each with a chocolate kiss. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen yummy little treats


1 (15 ozs) roll refrigerated ready-to-slice peanut butter cookie dough
(Chocolate chip is great too!)
48 miniature peanut butter cup candies

Preheat oven to 350. Slice cookie dough into 3/4-inch slices.  Cut each slice into quarters.  Place each quarter into ungreased mini muffin pans.  Bake 8 - 10 minutes (dough will rise during baking). Remove from oven and immediately press an unwrapped peanut butter cup gently and evenly into cookie (right side up).  Cool before removing from pan.  Refrigerate until firm.  Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

Stay tuned for more sweet treats later in the week!  
           Sweet Indulgences Sunday


Marelie said...

Wow!These are yummy treats and easy to do.Thanks for sharing.Hope Caden is doing great.

Mandy said...

Oh yum! I love both of these treats. Thanks for linking them on TTT! Did you see your Sunshine Punch was in the top 3 last week? I put it on FB. Yay you!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Yum. Thanks for such a wonderful simple recipe.

Betsy said...

Yum, yum, yum! What a great cause and it looks like fun, too! :) And big wishes and prayers for that cute little guy...for a full recovery and long, wonderful, healthy life.

Angie said...

Everything looks wonderful!! I am fighting with that nasty thing they call time....but I will have goodies for the bake sale this weekend.

Lisa said...

Mmm, those goodies look delightful. I hope your bake sale is a huge success.

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

What a cute little guy! Is he looking for a girlfriend? :)

May your sale be a HUGE success!

Jane said...

What a sweet picture of Caden! I love the 2 recipes you shared! I hope your Bake/Garage Sale goes well! :)

Kim McCallie said...

I'm always looking for quick treats to make for teachers' gifts during the holidays. Thanks for these great ideas. I hope everything goes well with Caden. Even though I have two blondies, I love red hair. Caden's hair is beautiful and I know you're looking forward to seeing it again soon. Thank you for sharing your recipes on A Well-Seasoned Life. Kim

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Have a great day

Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said...

Those mini brownie treats look so fun! Thank you so much for sharing. I love the picture of Caden. I hope all is still going well with him. XO