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Homemade Chocolate Brownies with a marshmallow creme layer, topped with a layer of peanut butter chocolate crisp cereal.
75 Degrees! 75! That’s what the temperature was outside this afternoon when I took the puppies walking. I am so in love with fact that the weather is warming up. Something about the warm weather and sun on my face when I’m outside just makes me so happy. Apartment life also makes me happy, I think that us moving into this apartment downtown might be one of the best things we’ve ever done together.
Now that the weather is warming up people are out and about downtown and I love it. Out on our walk this afternoon I passed quite a few people that were riding bikes and walking, once we made our loop from the trail and got to the the fountain there were little kids running and laughing while people were coming and going from the restaurants around the square. There was so much life downtown that hasn’t been there in the past few months; normally when I’m walking downtown it’s quite and lonely.
Half way back to the apartment, I spotted Thomas jogging up the street to meet us. Once we made it back to the apartment, we ran into a few neighbors and the owner of the coffee shop, we stopped for a quick hello and let the dogs visit for a second before we made our made back up the apartment to start dinner.
I told Thomas that I can’t wait to see more people out and about around the apartment and downtown now that the weather is getting warmer. It’s going to be so nice to not be secluded in a house or neighborhood where no one comes out of their house. I got to do another “apartment thing” yesterday. haha I finished dinner and ran across the hall to our neighbors apartment to drop off a big bag of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies!
YAY! I’m finally living in a place where I have lots of neighbors to drop off food to! haha I mean of course when I make stuff for the blog I normally send a lot to work with Thomas and I take some to my own office to share but now I’ve got a whole apartment building to pawn off treats on.
I’m not sure how far I walked today with the dogs but I think that it was enough to earn me one of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies! I’ve been so good with my whole “low carb” eating thing lately but I had to give in tonight. I needed one of these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies, I figure after our long walk and after the super healthy dinner we had, one little brownie wouldn’t hurt.
So the recipe for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies came right out of my Ma’s old recipe box. I’ve been digging through her recipe box, separating the hand written recipes from the clipped one. It’s been wonderful to read through them and imagine my grandmother taking the time to sit down and write these out or wonder what she might have been thinking about when she was clipping certain recipes out of the paper.
I don’t remember her making these Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies but I’d like to imagine that she stored this little recipe in her wooden recipe box with the intention of making them for her kids or grand kids. Maybe she added them to her recipe box when my brother and I were little so that she could make them for us one weekend or perhaps they were added way before that.
Either way, I’m glad she saved it because we love them!