Chocolate Crunch Brownies


“Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” ~Unknown author

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~Winston Churchill

This is a crunchy, chocolate, peanut butter, dessert, that I found in a Taste Of Home Cookbook. It takes a little bit of time but is well worth it. Also, this brownie delight is extra delicious with a scoop of mint ice cream. 🙂


Chocolate Crunch Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

  • Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Yield: 36 Servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (do not over bake). Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread marshmallow creme over cooled brownies.
  • In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter and chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over top. Refrigerate until set. Cut into bars.

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Festive Apple Dip


“If you have a special need today, focus your full attention of the goodness and greatness of your Father rather than the size of your need. Your need is so small compared to His ability to meet it.” ~Author unknown

This is a wonderful and festive peanut butter, chocolate, dip. 


Festive Apple Dip

  • 1 pkg 8oz. cream cheese – softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 jar (11 3/4+oz.) hot fudge
  • 2 TBSP. chopped mixed nuts or chopped peanuts
  • 3 med red+green apples – wedged ( Honey Crisp and Granny Smith apples are the best with this dip!)
  • 2 TBSP. lemon juice

In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in marshmallows. Spoon half into a 3 cup bowl; spread with half of hot fudge. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with nuts. Toss the apples with lemon juice. Sever with dip.

Yield: 2 cups of dip

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

My how time fly’s, it has been quite a while since I have posted anything. 

“Worry is wasting today’s  time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterdays troubles…. “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~Matthew 6:34

This is my Aunt’s delicious apple crisp recipe. She is a wonderful cook! Thank you Aunt Caroline for sharing this delightful recipe with us!


Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

  • 12-14 Macintosh Apples (or Granny Smith if you like it more tart)
  • Grated zest 1 orange
  • Grated zest 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSP. fresh orange juice
  • 2 TBSP. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 lb. cold, unsalted butter (diced)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Peel, core, cut apples into large wedges -Combine apples with zests, juices, sugar and spices. Pour into greased 9x13x2″ pan.

Topping: Combine flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and cold butter with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly and butter is the size of peas. Scatter over apples. Place crisp on sheet pan. Bake 1 hour or until top is brown  and apples are bubbly. Serve warm.

  • 10 servings