Thursday, June 27, 2013
I hadn't really decided what to make so I just scrolled through recipes I'd always meant to try until I came across a picture by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody for her Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Torte. Honestly, if there is something more decadent on the earth, I do not know of it.
I made a modified, slightly cheater version. First, I never feel like homemade brownies are anywhere close to box brownies. I've tried recipes that claim to be close to that chewy texture, but NO. So I always grab the Ghiradelli double chocolate type when I need brownies, although this time I went with triple chocolate because I wanted super moist chewy. They were perfect.
I made the brownies and the peanut butter mousse (as written) the day before. Then I cut the brownies into hearts that I split in two and put peanut butter mousse between and on top. Then I drizzled the ganache. Then I sprinkled with chopped peanut butter cups.
The plate you see pictured above? I could only eat half of one brownie heart torte thing. We fell asleep on the couch in decadent coma. We're old and married, and it was worth it!
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