(Stay tuned for links to all the fabulous bloggers joining us in our All Things Home Valentine’s Showcase.)
Every year I listen to the hype and commercialization of the first holiday of the new year.
I walk through the aisles of the drugstore and see candy hearts, silk roses and mushy cards.
It all looks so…….average.
Then I remind myself, “these retailers have nothing on me!” My DIY husband and I had the nerve to actually get married on Valentine’s Day!
It was beautiful and touching and we actually sang to each other. I know, sweet, right?
Our wedding day was memorable and 25 years later my husband and family surprised me with the most amazing wedding anniversary vow renewal service.
The memories still make me smile.
Isn’t this holiday really all about love, through expressions of kindness, encouragement, gifts of time and investment in lives?
Oh, and maybe, just a little bit of chocolate?
When I saw this beautiful layer cake recipe from from Life, Love….and Sugar I thought it was just beautiful.
And then I decided I was going to find an easier way to make it! I made my dessert in a 9×13 dish with only one layer of each of the toppings.
Treat your family to this special dessert and I bet your holiday will be one to remember, too!
- 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients required on box
- 1/4 cup milk
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 8 oz. whipped topping, thawed
- 10 oz. chocolate syrup (1/2 of 20 oz. bottle)
- 9 oz. caramel syrup (1/2 of 17 oz jar)
- 1 11.5 oz. bag mini snickers, chopped
- Grease 9x13 glass dish.
- Make brownie mix according to instructions on back of box. Do not over bake.
- While brownies are cooling combine milk, cream cheese, sugar and peanut butter together in a mixing bowl. Mix until completely combined. Fold in the whipped topping.
- Spread 1/2 caramel syrup and 1/2 chocolate syrup over the brownie.
- Top with peanut butter ice cream mixture.
- Pour remaining caramel and chocolate syrups over the top, reserving just a bit for a final drizzle.
- Finish off with chopped snickers and last of syrups.
- Allow ice cream cake to freeze completely.
- You can certainly add more of the caramel and chocolate syrups if you like!
- When serving take out just a bit early to make it easier to slice.
Now on to more fun projects from the rest of our bloggers. Just click on each link below to check out the rest of the Valentine goodies!
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