Whole Wheat PB Girl Scout Brownies

Baby Update: Logan and I went to the doctor yesterday for one of my weekly check-ups (Ahh, that means we’re really close to the end!) where they did a scheduled ultrasound to check how big the baby is.

Two weeks ago, I was measuring two and a half weeks ahead in my fundal height (measurement of the uterus). So, the doctors were scared that I might be birthing a HUGE baby since I was so ahead of schedule. But, I knew that it was most likely due to the fact that I am extremely short waisted (my ribs sit inside of my hips). So, the baby has absolutely no where to go except for OUT, making it seem as though I’m carrying a larger baby than I really am. Thank goodness that’s not the case. The ultrasound proved to us that the baby is right on track, weighing 6 pounds. Only 4 more weeks to go!

Anyway…onward to the brownies!!!

I know, I know. You’ve heard it a thousand times. I love chocolate & peanut butter…especially when combined. It’s seriously one of the greatest combinations. Ever.

I was so happy a couple of weeks ago when I finally tracked down found a girl scout and her cookies. Thank you to the random troop selling in front of Lowes! 😉

I was a really good girl though, and didn’t get my favorite: thin mints. I knew the entire box would have been demolished by the end of the day (I love them frozen…Mmm). And we all know that that would not have been pleasant for baby or momma. 😉

But, I did indulge in a box of these beauties. Apparently there are two companies that make the girl scout cookies and this company happens to call them Peanut Butter Sandwiches. I’ve always known them as Do-Si-Dos, though. What do you know them as???

Oh, and what’s your favorite girl scout cookie???

Last, but not least, you should make these brownies. The perfect combination, I’m telling you. Trust me!

Whole Wheat PB Girl Scout Brownies

adapted from Whole Wheat Provocative Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee (I used decaf since I’m pregnant)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Girl Scouts’ Peanut Butter Cookies (a.k.a. Do-Si-Dos)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips for sprinkling

How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cover a 9″ x 9″ pan in non-stick foil and spray with canola oil (for easy removal). Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil, eggs, coffee, sugar, and vanilla extract together.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder and stir together.
  5. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips (stirring every 30 seconds until melted).
  6. Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  7. Pour half of the brownie mixture into the prepared pan.
  8. Lay out a layer of the cookies.
  9. Pour the remaining brownie mixture on top covering all parts of the brownies.
  10. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.


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23 comments

  1. You read my mind these days…does that mean I just think like a pregnant woman all the time? Oh boy. 😉 I’ve always known them as Do-si-dos too! My favorites are Tagalongs and Samoas…probably the two most decadent. Oops. 🙂 These look fabulous, and I’ve totally been on a brownie kick lately. Glad that all went well with the ultrasound!

  2. It’s great that everything is going well with the baby!

    And these look incredible. I love how thick they look! Thin Mints are my favorite. Or Samoas. I used to be a Girl Scout and I remember them being expensive back then. What are they now, like $10 a box or something? I’m happy I don’t have to deal with the temptation. 🙂

  3. These are delightful, Caroline! They look so rich and your photos are beautiful, as always. Glad to hear things are going well, can’t wait to “meet” this baby!

  4. These brownies look amazing! I missed Girl Scout cookie season this year, probably for the best.
    I am very short, and on top of that I am short waisted – so I know exactly what you mean with only going out! My baby is now 7, and I still remember the feeling of him in my ribs for months!

  5. I love how you incorporated girl scout cookies into the mix, literally! I’ll have to try this sometime!
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  6. These look AMAZING! You would never guess that they are ww, either!

    My daughter always measured about 2 weeks bigger, but she was actually born 3 days after the due date. And although she was still big (8 lbs.), she wasn’t ginormous and everything went perfectly with the birth!

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