How I almost killed my best friend…twice: Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Surprises
Fri, 17 Dec 2010 by Christy Denney
Friendships aren’t always instantaneous. I met my best friend from high school, Meaghan, when we were Sophomores. We were all cramming into a Senior boy’s car who took us to lunch. She called shotgun first so she could sit next to the cute Senior boy and flirted with him the whole time. Because we all know we were in love with the boy not the rides he gave us to lunch…right? 🙂
My friends and I thought she was overly aggressive in how she called shotgun every time we went to lunch. Now, I would have complimented her on her antics. And that’s how Meaghan earned the nickname “MegaBeast”.
But as I got to know her, I loved her. She was the wild and crazy person I wanted to be and I toned her down and reeled her in when it was time to be serious.
Best friends know everything about each other: Whether they are “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob”, their favorite bagel at Starbucks, guys they’re crushing on…you know the basics.
For Christmas that year I made all of my friends plates of goodies and I dropped one off at Meaghan’s house.
I guess there’s one more thing you should know about your best friend…
That she’s allergic to NUTS.
Uh. Oops. I had made brownies with a mini-Reese’s Peanut Butter cup shoved in the middle. They were called Brownie Surprises. Or in her case Brownie-Surprise-now-your-throat-is-swelling-shut-and-you-have-hives-all-over-your-body.
Did I mention best friends should also be quick to forgive each other?
Last time I was in town visiting I suggested we go to Chick-Fil-A for lunch…which turns out uses none other than peanut oil to cook everything.
1 box of brownie mix (and eggs and oil that box calls for)
1 package of mini Reese's peanut butter cups, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini-muffin tin with paper liners. Mix brownies according to package directions. Fill each mini-muffin cup about 3/4 of the way full. Press one Reese's peanut butter cup into each brownie. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
*Can be made with regular sized muffin tins too. Just adjust the cooking time to around 15-18 minutes.