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Guys, it’s here!!! The most wonderful time of the year!
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I go all out for the holidays, at least food-wise. For us bakers, it’s pure heaven – so many opportunities to whip up sweet treats for our favorite people in the entire world! Between the endless piles of butter and sugar, Christmas carols, twinkly lights, and cozy nights (yes, even in California) it’s basically impossible not to feel warm and fuzzy in December. I LOVE it!
This is exactly the thing I would make for trick-or-treaters if I lived in the good old days when kids were allowed to eat homemade candy and other unpackaged goodies, back when you didn’t have to throw away all the pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies that kindly old ladies baked thinking they were doing something nice. There must have been a time like that, right? Before anthrax and serial killers?
Never thought I would talk about anthrax OR serial killers on my food blog, but hey, there’s a first time for everything.
These peanut butter M&M brownies will always have a very special place in my heart, because as far as I’m concerned, they were my first “thing.” They represent the first time I ever-so-slightly modified a recipe to my own tastes, the first time I could offer something new that I could say was kind of mine. I’ve made them countless times since I started making them in high school, and I’ve never been greeted by anything besides rave reviews (and a first-place prize at my office’s Christmas potluck last year). They’ve been my go-to for as long as I can remember, a constant source of one-bowl indulgence that has brightened many a birthday and celebration.