Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Preheat oven to 350.
2 Grease and flour 9×13 inch pan.
3 In a large bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda, add 1/3 c veg oil and boiling water. Then mix until well blended and thickened.
4 Stir in the sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 c veg oil. Mix together.
5 Finally add the flour, vanilla, and salt. mix just until all of the flour is absorbed.
Drop a spoonful of batter into the bottom of each muffin well. Place a peanut butter cup gently in the center then top with a second spoonful of batter. 

7 Bake for 13-15 minutes or until top is set and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out slightly wet. After brownies are out of the oven serve warm with a dollop of ice cream and caramel or your favorite toppings.

Sometimes when I’ve got a free moment, I jump on j.crew and pretend money is no object.

1. Collection Cashmere Tee
2. Crystal Cupcake Necklace
3. Barbour flyweight Calvalry Quilted Jacket
4. Patent Leather skinny Belt
5. Cafe Capri in Seersucker
6. Collection Jeweled T-strap Ballet Flats
7. Goldsign Jeane Jean in Sunset Wash
8. Maddie Ballet Flats
9. Collection Beaded Shirt
10. Colorblock T-strap Ballet Flats
11. Crystal Necklace Sweater
12. No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Pinwheel Eyelet

I recently read this book and it gave a great list of makeup duplicates that are comparative to more expensive brands. I found it so helpful that I thought I’d share it here too. 

*See the makeup dupes for your face here.

Duplicate Kit: Clinique Lash Power Mascara, $ 14.50
Professional Kit #1: By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Blond Opal, $ 42.50
Duplicate Kit #1: Sephora Collection Crayon Jumbo Liner Wear in Taupe, $ 10 (*love this!*)
Professional Kit #2: By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Black Pearl, $ 42.50
Professional Kit #3: By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock, $ 42.50
Duplicate Kit #3: Jemma Kidd Makeup School Stardust CrΓ¨me Shadow in Comet, $ 18 
In case you missed the makeup dupes for your face you can find it here.

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