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Schnaufferfrokens (AKA Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cakes)

IMG_4488If you read our blog or follow our social media, you know about my (#10) family tradition of celebrating Oreo Day along with Memorial Day.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read about it here.  This year we had a lot of the same Oreo recipes we have always had, but we always are searching for new recipes.  I really love making new recipes.  There was one absolute stand-out among the bunch, and that was the Peanut Butter Oreo Brownie Cakes.  They were sooooo tasty!  The peanut butter cut the taste of the chocolate so nicely.  I am really glad there were a lot of people at our party or else I would have hoarded and eaten them all!  And the magical thing about this recipe is HOW EASY IT WAS!!!!  My audience is incredibly intelligent and will not be surprised at the necessary ingredients: Brownie Batter, Oreos, and Peanut Butter.

If you want to keep the ingredients of this recipe a secret (because they will become your trademark treat at all future potlucks), let’s invent a name for them that is as mysterious as they will be… let’s call them Schnaufferfrokens.

Hordes will accost you and beg, “What is this amazing Schnaufferfroken?”

You will calmly extricate your torn apron from their hands, and force yourself not to focus on whose underwear have been thrown at your feet.  “It’s a chewy chocolate cake-bite with an inside that is shared by creamy crumble filling and a robust peanuts that have been mashed into a butter.”  That won’t be enough for them.  They’ve tasted that.  A delicacy such as this must have more of a story to it than that.  “It was a very popular treat in 18th century, especially favored by Johann Pachelbel.  The cause of Pachelbel’s death isn’t widely known outside of his immediate associates.  The rumor is his death was the result of a swoon caused by eating a Schnaufferfroken.  During this swoon, he hit his head and choked on his deadly dessert.  Pachelbel’s delicious demise sent the dessert out of favor with many.  The recipe has recently  been re-discovered on the back of a grimy piece of music in Pachelbel’s estate.  It seems that is was an early draft of his most famous piece, now known as ‘Pachelbel’s Canon,’ and it is surmised that the Schnaufferfroken was the muse for his soaringly beautiful music.”  Tears in their eyes and soothed by this sweet history, they will return to their homes, aching for the next time they get a bite of one of your Schnaufferfrokens.

There, now your recipe has an alibi, and you  never need to call it by the bland name of “Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes” ever again.

So let’s get down to the ridiculously easy way to make these suckers.  You’ll need a cupcake pan with liners.  Put an oreo in each hole, slap a small spoonful of peanut butter on each Oreo, then cover them with brownie batter.  Then just cook the brownies as described on the box.  And Bam, there’s your Schnaufferfroken!  So easy, even my tween can make them!

I hope you enjoy making your own Schnaufferfrokens.  Feel free to shower me with your gratitude by continuing to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

  • Cathy – #10

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