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Do & Don’t: Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies & Turtle Cookies

While everything looks yummy in a beautifully Photoshopped image on Pinterest, let’s face it… some recipes on there are just duds. Recently, I’ve made a few awesome recipes, and some that I’m surprised someone actually put up on the Internets. Today, I share a winner and a loser.

Oh, and I’ve found it best to start relegating my fails to a new board on Pinterest I’ve called “Looks good, tastes bad“. You may want to check it out before you give something a whirl. My keepers/make-agains are now  on a separate board as well – “Tried & True – Recipes Worth Making“.

I brought both of these recipes to a Super Bowl Sunday party. The feedback comes from not only me, but from my husband’s college roomates… who are honest enough to tell me when something works… and when it does not.

WINNER: Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies from Betty Crocker


Brownie, peanut butter filling, and a ganache topping … what’s not to love here? This is the perfect combination. These were so soft and delicious. They were gone in less than 10 minutes at the party. Enough said.

LOSER: Turtle Cookies from Rock Recipes


Turtles are one of my favorite candies. So, when I saw these I thought they would be yummy. They look so chewy and inviting in the picture. Fact is, the chocolate cookie baked up like biscotti, making it really crispy and crumbly. Then, the entire caramel in the middle got rock hard post-oven. I had two people tell me they almost lost teeth biting into them. Not a good feature in a cookie.