Ramekin Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Have you ever tasted a Warm Delight?  They’re these delicious microwavable brownies that Betty Crocker makes, and I’ve been obsessed with them for years. The downside is that they cost $2.50 per serving!  I’m always looking for alternatives that make food more affordable, and this works perfectly!

I stumbled upon the original recipe on Pinterest, and decided to try it almost immediately.  No need for an extra trip to the store because you probably have all the ingredients on hand!

It takes about five minutes to make at most.  All you have to do is mix the ingredients together.  I didn’t have a mixing bowl on hand, so I did it in a big cup and poured it right into the ramekins.

I served it with a scoop of ice cream, but whipping cream would be good too!  Such a perfect combination after a long work/school day!

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. flour
  • 1 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs. peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • handful of chocolate chips

Directions:

Combine all ingredients.  Pour into a ramekin.  Stir in the chocolate chips last.  Microwave at 30 second intervals until done.  It took me one minute.  This will make a dessert for one, so double the ingredients if you want to make two!

This dish can be served in a ramekin or on its own.  It flips out of the ramekin into a perfect circle!  Top with whipped cream or ice cream for that finishing touch (not pictured.)  They would also be good with a little vanilla frosting if you have some extra and have time to blend it with cocoa powder!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Possibly my all-time favorite combination is peanut butter and chocolate.  I’m pretty much addicted to Reese’s cups- to the point where my students would bring them to me if they were tardy in an attempt to suck up.  So, when I saw this recipe at A Beautiful Mess, I knew I had to try it.  It doesn’t actually use Reese’s cups, but it has a similar taste.

Be very careful when spreading the top layer!  You can see in the picture that mine smeared just a little.  If I had chocolate syrup, I’d pour it in a design on top, and you wouldn’t even be able to tell! (Just an idea if it happens to you too…)

This pie is so unbelievably good.  Well, I guess that it isn’t that surprising considering the combination is heavenly.  My favorite part about this is the cheesecake texture.  Love!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. chocolate chips
  • 2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Melt chocolate chips on stove with 1/2 cup whipping cream.  Once melted, pour into graham cracker crust and let cool while preparing the rest.

In a separate bowl, place softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup whipping cream brown sugar and peanut butter.  Mix with blender.  Once combined, add remaining whipping cream (1 1/4 cup) and vanilla extract.  Mix until smooth.

Pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate and spread delicately.  Top with chocolate chips and chocolate syrup if desired.  Cover and freeze overnight.  Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Pie

This tastes like a giant chocolate chip cookie, and it’s so easy to put together last-minute!

Ingredients:

  • 1 unbaked 9 inch deep-dish pie shell
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325.  In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs on high speed until foamy.  Beat in flour and sugars.  Beat in softened butter.  Stir in semisweet chocolate morsels.  Spoon mixture into unbaked pie shell.  Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.  Sometimes I take it out after 50 to make it take more like cookie dough.  Cool on wire rack.

You can add 1/2 cup of pecans if you want! Not everyone likes them, so I usually leave them out, but if it’s just for you, feel free to include them!

Pictured with Ben and Jerry's Half Baked, my favorite! It's apparently made in yogurt now...