This is the 3rd time I have tried to write this. WordPress hates me, but I promised some waffles so it allowed me to post.
Waffles coming soon, after fried okra and a birthday cake. Say what? ok.
First, you’re about to learn how to make Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Trifle, but I have some news.
I ran 2 races. I didn’t know I could this, but Wahla. It happened, 2 races, 2 weeks, 2 different outfits, 2 (or more) sore days, needed 2 cupcakes. You agree? Awesome. Me too. Here’s the evidence:
1. The Great Locomotive Race. I ran this with my 2 friends Hannah (left) and Amanda (right). They are the bomb. They finished before me, but I wasn’t last. That’s the goal, right? Sure. The shirt was awesome and very Runner-like. The group picture was cute, but I looked like I had a cherry for a head because it was so red.
The end (We finished! Cherry Head!):
2. Wellspring Living Run- This run benefited an organization called Wellspring Living that strives to put an end to sex trafficking and helps those girls who need help getting back onto their feet. It was beautiful, and it felt awesome to be involved in something that helped other people. Again, I wasn’t last.
I drove. (Dear Lord, help us all) We got there a whole hour and half before the race (It was in Peachtree City, not Peachtree Street in Atlanta that I thought— so we left SUPER early…)
The Group (The guy down front [Lance] won 3rd overall; the girl on the far right standing [Cathy] won first in her age category and the girl standing in the very back middle [Grace] was the second girl overall) Boom. Bring home the trophies:
Now that we’ve exercised, let’s talk about chocolate and peanut butter.
No really. You earned it.
Like I mentioned in the last post, I baked with my friend Melissa! The funny things was though that she didn’t have a mixer. No kitchen-aid mixer. No hand-held mixer. A fork. Hands. Mix. Awkward Picture. Okay:
1 batch of your favorite brownies, boxed or from scratch, cooled and cut into cubes
1 large box (5-ounce) of instant chocolate pudding, prepared and chilled (this calls for milk)
1 bag of peanut butter cups, chopped (I used Reeses cups)
2 cups heavy cream
3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar, depending on your desired level of sweetness
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
8 ounces of whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
Bake your brownies.
Make your Instant Pudding and put it in the fridge (that may or may not be my fingerprint):
In the bowl of an electric mixer (or using a hand mixer or a fork), beat heavy cream and sugar on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Transfer the whipped cream to an separate bowl and stick in the fridge until ready to use.
Add the peanut butter and cream cheese to the bowl and beat at medium speed, scraping down the sides a few times until mixture is creamy. YUM.
Add in powdered sugar and mix until combined, then mix in 2 tablespoons of milk. Remove the whipped cream from the fridge and add 1 cup of it to the peanut butter, folding it in until the mixture turns lighter in color and is mostly combined ( I forgot to take a picture here):
Now imagine you are an artist. It is time to create. make. celebrate. your canvas = a bowl of your choice and your paints( your oil paints in fact–rich in color and texture) are brownies, peanut butter mix, pudding, cool whip, and reeses cups.
Middle of the artwork:
Let’s add some weird refrigerator light and on we go:
Beautiful. You. You can do this. I love you and you can make this for someone that you love.
Be an artist. Oh, and don’t forget to exercise!