I seem to have a bit of an issue with brownies lately.

I am not even in love with brownies. When it comes to dessert, I usually opt for something much more elaborate, like a giant piece of tiramisu or a fancy cheesecake slice.

Those kind of desserts fit my dramatic personality.

I just find it amazing how one simple brownie can be transformed with a single topping or addition.

While these brownies may be lacking booze and coffee, I think most would agree that any form of chocolate topped with peanut butter equals comfort food.

And speaking of comfort, these brownies added some padding to my bottom. You’ve been warned.

Mr. How Sweet saw these pictures last night and claimed that he never got to try one of these brownies. He has a terrible memory.

But this time he was correct. For once.

He never got to try one because he was too busy growing a nasty crustache while watching the Daytona 500 and acting like a redneck.

I really wish all of you could see the 600 dyecast car ‘collection’ that has taken over our home.

Last night, I was quizzing Mr. How Sweet on his ‘favorites.’

Wait, you mean we should have known this stuff about each other before we go married? Oh well.

Anyway, I asked him what his favorite beverage was. He replied, ‘I really like water with those Target drink mixes in them.’

I said, ‘I really like water too, it is my favorite thing to drink.’

Five minutes later, I asked him what he thought my favorite beverage was. He responded with ‘I don’t know, that watermelon martini?’

‘I just told you water was my favorite drink 5 minutes ago!’


Obviously, Mr. How Sweet suffers from a short term memory. Otherwise known as being from the male sex.

I forgive him, though – he is an excellent gift-giver – gifts which usually include Godiva and shoes. That more than makes up for it.

I see myself making these brownies again in the near future so Mr. How Sweet gets a taste.

They are so memorable, I don’t think he will forget that he ate them.

And it will also give me an excuse to devour the entire pan and blame it on him and his lack of memory sneak a bite.



1 stick unsalted butter

2-3 squares baking chocolate

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter and baking sqaures in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and stir just until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish (I used a 10 x 10 square cake pan).  Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until just barely done. Cool before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 pound powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1-2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and peanut butter together. Gradually add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time. If frosting is too thick, add more milk. If it is too thin, add more sugar.

Frost brownies once they have cooled.

Are you just dying to know why Mr. How Sweet has a stuffed turkey, what meal is his favorite, and why he keeps a crusty moustache when food gets stuck in it?

Ask away. It’s time for a little Mr. How Sweet Q & A.