INGREDIENTSBoxed brownie mix (plus eggs, oil, and water as directed on box) 3/4 cup peanut butter (your choice of crunchy or creamy) About 3 T. water 5 twin-packs of MallowCups, a total of 10 cups (please be aware: they have coconut in them) If you can’t find MallowCups, substitute about 1/2 c. marshmallow fluff
First, you really should be playing Viva Las Vegas while you work on this recipe. And maybe Jailhouse Rock and Burning Love.
Next, prepare your brownie mix as directed on box. Pour it into a greased 8×12 pan.
Mix peanut butter with water, adding a little water at a time. Add water until it is a little thicker than your brownie batter.
Add tablespoon-sized dollops of peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie batter. (Is the word “dollop” EVER used for something that is NOT completely delectable?)
Swirl the peanut butter and brownie batters together with a knife, but not too much. Keep it chunky and funky, just like the King would’ve wanted it.
Bake the swirly delightful mess as directed on the box mix.
While you’re waiting for the brownies to bake, cut those sweet little MallowCups into bite-sized chunks.
When you remove the brownies from the oven, while the crust is still warm and soft, push the MallowCups deep down into the crust. If you can’t find MallowCups in your store, take half-teaspoonfuls of marshmallow fluff and push them down into the warm crust. Not too much, just a bite of fluff for each brownie.
Let cool until the brownies are set enough to be cut and served. Some people will want to stop right here and serve a really delicious peanut-butter-and-mallow brownie. Let’s call that The Graceland Elvis.
This next step is not for the faint of heart–and it will lead you to The Vegas Elvis.
In a blender, place banana, milk, flour, and vanilla and buzz it for just a few seconds until you get a lumpy batter. Pour into a small pan or dish. This is your Elvis Dipping Pool. You’re getting excited, aren’t you? Stay focused.
Preheat a skillet on medium to medium-high. Melt butter in the skillet. Cut a square serving of brownie. Dip your Elvis brownie into the dipping pool batter. Make sure The King gets a good swim.
Fish it out and pan-fry that bad boy for maybe 45-60 seconds on each side (side A and side B — you younger bakers are probably not going to “get” that one).
Serve hot, just like Momma Presley woulda done. You might even want to sprinkle a little confectioners sugar on there for good measure. Lawd Almighty, I feel my temperature risin’…