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Chocolate Peanut Butter Football Cookies

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Football Cookies via The Baker Chick

I didn’t always love football. Oh no…. In high school, I spent the games in my marching band uniform playing rally songs with the rest of the music geeks. (Oh and let’s not forgot my years in the color guard- I swapped my flute for a flag but I was still pretty dorky!) I rooted for my school’s team as much as anyone else, but I really didn’t understand what anything meant and the most I remember from when The Packers won the Superbowl in ’97 were the green & gold tortilla chips.

About 8 years ago things changed. I realized I actually had a deep loyalty to my Green Bay Packers and that I actually really loved the game! It didn’t hurt that the Pack had an amazing season that year and I discovered the fun of rooting for a good team…what can I say- I’ve been stuck on it ever since. Now I consider myself a die hard fan- I even convince Andy to spring for the cable package that includes all the games. I can’t bear to miss one! Chocolate Peanut Butter Football Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte

 Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick

Oh man you guys. This dessert was too good to save to share with you guys. I had originally planned to post something else today but I was just too excited about this one to wait any longer. We devoured this yesterday at a little family cookout (I still can’t believe we get to grill out here in NYC,) and I figured you’d all want the delicious recipe too.

I’ve been eyeing this on Annie’s blog for years now, waiting for the right time to make it. What is better than a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling, with crunchy bits throughout and a sprinkling of sea salt? Not much I can guarantee you and my family would agree! Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Mousse Torte via The Baker Chick


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Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

 Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles via The Baker Chick

It’s very rare that I post things here on the blog that Andy won’t eat. The last thing I need is a fridge full of delicious things that I can’t at least share with him. So- you likely will never see too many recipes with nuts in them in these parts. He’s one of those people that feels like nuts ruin all baked goods, and while I love a pecan pie or an occasional walnut-filled chocolate chip cookie- I generally keep nuts out of what’s on the blog.

Now, peanut butter is a different story…Andy loves it- but only in sweet things. I, however, can’t get enough of the spicy, peanut, sesame combo. I love pad thai, peanut based curries and….you guessed it- cold peanut noodles. In fact- I love them so much that I didn’t mind making a whole batch all for myself.

 Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles via The Baker Chick

This dish would be perfect for summer picnics or cookouts, since it is served cold and doesn’t have any mayo or other perishable ingredients as a base. For those hot nights when you don’t feel like cooking or eating something hot- this is perfect.

I used my absolute favorite- soba noodles, but rice noodles or even regular spaghetti would work. The sauce is super creamy, spicy and full of flavor. The addition of cucumber and peppers add some much needed crunch and the end result is something truly delicious. Your new favorite summer lunch is served! Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles via The Baker Chick


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Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

 Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting via The Baker Chick

You guys are in it for the pictures and recipe right? I mean I’m sure some people read what I write, but I don’t blame you for skimming my actual post and just checking out the goods- I’m guilty of it sometimes too. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m exhausted from a little nugget who got up at 4 AM today and I’m a bit brain dead- for that reason I’m going to keep this brief. :) Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting via The Baker Chick


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Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies

 Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies via The Baker Chick

I’m always on the hunt for festive Valentine’s Day recipes that don’t necessarily require pink and red food coloring to be involved. I’m not opposed to it don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to have the option of a more natural looking treat that still packs a festive punch. These cookies are not only a favorite for their winning flavor combo and perfect cookie texture, but they’re just so darn cute aren’t they? Peanut Butter Sweetheart Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

 Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick

Is it too soon for cookies again? I sure hope not. I made these cookies around the holidays, but they got lost in the hustle and bustle and I didn’t get a chance to share them. They were so good, (really too good,) that of course I have to spread the love, (especially if you love chewy chocolate peanut-buttery goodness half as much as I do.) Chewy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies


 Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies via The Baker Chick

I realized something last week which was utterly shocking and embarrassing, and needed to be remedied immediately. I haven’t posted a chocolatey recipe since June. JUNE. That is a really long time. It was actually Andy’s Classic Chocolate Birthday Cake and I vividly remember having to cover my face with a dish towel during the frosting of it because my first trimester and chocolate didn’t go together very well. The smell did horrible things for me, but since he wanted chocolate cake I made it happen for him. I suppose that memory kept me far away from chocolate all during the rest of my first and second trimester too, until last week when I really wanted some and realized that it has been so long. (PS- I am going to be in my third trimester in a couple weeks. That absolutely blows my mind.)

 Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies via The Baker Chick


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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies via The Baker Chick

Hello! I’ve been busy the last week- traveling around on the West coast and now back to Eastern time still having a hard time adjusting. I must be the worst person on the planet when it comes to time changes- it always takes me days to feel normal again. Plus- I started my baby registry the other day and I have been a bit obsessed. It’s really pretty incredibly fun but also stressful and confusing. I want the least amount of “stuff” as possible as we live in an apartment and I hate clutter. I’m trying to stick to the bare bones of baby things whenever I can. If you have any “must have” or “waste of space and money” suggestions please pass them on!

Anyway- it seems like the energy in the world shifts this time of year as the kiddos go back to school and we gear up for fall. I remember being so incredibly excited for my first day of school. I loved the school supplies, running to see my class list, and organizing my schedule. I seriously miss that feeling of excitement knowing that a new start was coming. (And I always had at least two first day of school outfits planned!) Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies via The Baker Chick


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (vegan!)

 Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (vegan!) via The Baker Chick

It’s the final day of Frozen Treat Week and I actually have something healthy to share with you! (Plus we have another AMAZING giveaway- see below.) Not only is it totally healthy, but it’s so delicious that you will trick yourself into thinking you’re sipping a rich milkshake instead of something good for you. I actually was thinking as I drank this that it would be the perfect “treat” to give a kid. (I think about that stuff now you see.) Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (vegan!) via The Baker Chick