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Texas Sheet Brownies & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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The students in my small group came over Saturday and, of course, I had to make some goodies for them! After taking a look through the cabinets I ended up making Texas Sheet Brownies and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

I was hankering Peanut Butter Blossoms (the cookies with Hershey Kisses on top). Unfortunately, I didn’t have any Hershey Kisses; so I decided to improvise with chocolate chips!

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Simply follow the directions on the cookie package. Once the dough is mixed together add in a bag of chocolate chips! Yep, it’s that simple! I baked these in a 9 x 13 pan…for around 20-25 minutes. Judging from the thickness of these bars, I would have been fine with just one bag!

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The students loved these! (Shh…don’t tell them how easy they were to make!)

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Texas Sheet Brownies

One of the students had mentioned they’d like brownies and another mentioned s’mores. Well, s’mores were out of the question but I did find some marshmallows! (And, yes, they are the fruity flavored ones. I promise you won’t taste the difference.)

As I was mixing up the brownies I remembered my grandma’s Texas Sheet Cake recipe and that’s how this recipe was born! Really – why do they call it Texas Sheet Cake? Anyways…

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Simply bake the brownies according to the directions. When they’re almost finished pour a bag of marshmallows on top and place back in the oven for a few more minutes.

My grandma’s recipe called for Marshmallow Fluff but I didn’t have those. So, I just spread the marshmallows around on the top of the brownie while they were still gooey!

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Now, grandma made her own chocolate topping, but I was out of milk so I went with a frosting I had on-hand! Once the brownie is cool, melt the frosting in the microwave for 1 minute and spread it on top of the marshmallows!

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 If you have a super sweet tooth you’re going to love this Texas Sheet Brownie! But I’ll warn you, you won’t be able to eat just one! ;o)

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Both of these recipes were super simple to make; plus, the students loved them! It was a win-win in my book!

I’d love to know what holiday baking you’ve done. Please leave a comment or a link to your recipe!

Thrifty T

2 Comments

  1. Candy
    Candy12-17-2012

    It is called Texas Sheet Cake because it has so many ingredients and is consider the “black dress” of chocolate cakes.

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT12-18-2012

      Good to know; thanks! I guess I shouldn’t have called mine Texas Sheet Brownies since they don’t have very many ingredients! ;o)

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