Caramel Peanut Butter Cup Brownies…and a Giveaway! [GIVEAWAY CLOSED]

August 23, 2012

Guys, Just Putzing Around the Kitchen hit a pretty big milestone this week — 1 million page views! I know. It’s crazy. One million of anything is pretty insane, but the thought that that many people have stumbled onto my blog since its inception really, really blows my mind.

When first I started this blog, I didn’t really think it would last — I figured that it, like most of my other hobbies, would fall by the wayside as I got busier. Surprisingly, it didn’t! I hit the 1 year mark…then the 2…and now, going into my third year of blogging, my enthusiasm for Just Putzing Around the Kitchen is as strong as ever. I mean, it’s 9pm on a week night, I’ve put in a full day of work, Dan and the cats are clamoring for food, and I’m parked on the couch editing photos.  Either I have a problem, or I’m super dedicated.  You decide.

Anyway, to celebrate this milestone, I decided to treat myself to a super delicious, super decadent dessert. It had to be chocolate; it had to be so indulgent that I would normally never let myself eat it; and it had to make my eyes roll back with every delicious bite. These brownies fit the bill perfectly — rich, fudgy chocolate, layered with gooey caramel, and topped with melted peanut butter cups and chocolate chips. Doesn’t get better than that, folks! Seriously — so good.


I couldn’t have hit this milestone if it weren’t for my readers, so to celebrate this special occasion, I’m hosting a little “thank you” giveaway. If you would like to be the proud owner of a cute, original, one-of-a-kind, Just Putzing Around the Kitchen coffee mug drawn/designed by yours truly, see entry details below! Thanks for reading :)

  • To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite brownie.
  • To earn up to THREE bonus entries, do one (or all!) of the following and leave me separate comments telling me what you did:
    (1) Subscribe to my blog using the RSS feed icon in the sidebar (if you are already subscribed, leave a comment saying that!).
    (2) Like Just Putzing Around the Kitchen on Facebook.
    (3) Follow Just Putzing Around the Kitchen on Twitter.
  • Giveaway will end at 5pm next Friday, August 31st.
** Congrats to Danielle, winner of the giveaway!


  1. Melissa says:

    Congratulations Tina!!!!!! ONE MILLION!!!! That’s amazing :) Keep up the great work!!!!

    (ps- my favorite brownie? im not picky… probably the corner brownie of any (all) brownie types :P)

  2. Lucy says:

    I like fudggy brownie. And I suggest you just make me some if I ever see you again. Yay.

  3. Amy Freeman says:

    Congrats, Tina! Love the kitties on the mug! I liked your blog’s page on Facebook.

  4. Amy Freeman says:

    I also followed you on Twitter!

  5. Amy Freeman says:

    I have been following your RSS feed in Google Reader for ages.

  6. Amy Freeman says:

    And, lastly, my favorite brownies are fudgy with melted peppermint patties in them.

    Thanks for hosting the guys Saturday night!

  7. Lily says:

    Caramel and fudgy *^*

  8. Lily says:

    Already subscribed to your email posts

  9. Lily says:

    ‘Liked’ on Fb

  10. ruric says:

    Fudge brownies with ice cream. Yum. While I’m delurking, I just have to say that your blog is awesome, I love the photos!

  11. Sarah says:

    WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Neither of us should be eating these brownies on our pre-wedding diets! ha.

    I’ll eat a brownie if it’s smothered in caramel sauce.

    I want a baby kitty mug:)

  12. Renee Richardson says:

    Congrats on this awesome milestone. I love fudge brownies with walnuts and fudge frosting. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love these mugs.

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  13. Renee Richardson says:

    I like Just Putzing Around the Kitchen on Facebook.
    Username: Fatty Bumpkins

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  14. Brittany says:

    I’m a fan of anything chocolate or peanut butter, so these brownies sound perfect to me!!

  15. Katle says:

    Probably sacrilegious, but I’m a total sucker for the triple chocolate Ghirardelli brownie box mix. I haven’t found a homemade recipe yet that replicates that awesome gooey, decadent flavor. But the search continues… maybe these caramel peanut butter ones will overtake them.

  16. Alex says:

    I like peanut butter and fudge brownies with walnuts!

  17. Alex says:

    Subscribed to your blog via email.

  18. Alex says:

    Liked on Facebook.

  19. Ruta says:

    I love slightly under-cooked (so they’re extra gooey) brownies.

    And congrats on reaching 1 million views! There is no doubt that that is a very high number

  20. Min says:

    Wow! Congrats! 1 million views! That’s soo awesome! Your blog is amazing so I can see why! I started my blog back in May, and I’m falling more and more in love with it! Can’t wait to see where it takes me..I find myself happier and more adventurous ;).
    My favorite brownie…oh I haven’t met a brownie that I didn’t like..I do like the corners though..and it MUST be a la mode! ;)

  21. Danielle says:

    Congrats on your awesome achievement – I love raspberry and white chocolate chip brownies! So delicious :)

  22. Deb says:

    Caramel brownies with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top!

  23. spacemonkey1138 says:

    Fudgy homemade brownies! Super cute mugs!!!

  24. Anna Gongaware says:

    I love cheesecake swirl brownies. They’re definitely a hit at my house!

  25. Kalyn Seifer says:

    I usually like my brownies to be chewy with a slight gooey center, but I recently had these brownies that were perfectly cakey with nuts and a small sprinkling of powdered sugar. Yum!

  26. Kalyn Seifer says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  27. Kalyn Seifer says:

    I followed you on Twitter

  28. candace says:

    my favorite brownies are super fudgy, melt in your mouth, simple chocolate brownies with a kiss of espresso and topped with white chocolate frosting. mmmmm. i may just go make them now :)

  29. candace says:

    i like you on facebook, too!! that mug is tooooo precious :)

  30. candace says:

    i follow your posts via email!

  31. Shannon C says:

    I tried black bean brownies for the first time last weekend – they were actually VERY delicious!

  32. mjskit says:

    Congratulations! One million page views is a Huge milestone!!! I’d be celebrating too! Your Caramel brownies have me wanting to skip supper and go straight to dessert – this dessert!!!!

  33. mjskit says:

    I already subscribe to your blog via email.

  34. mjskit says:

    I follow you in Twitter.

  35. mjskit says:

    I Liked your FB page.

  36. mjskit says:

    I think these could easily become my favorite brownies

  37. Jennifer says:

    I think these just became my new favs! They look amazing! My go-to recipe is “Brooke’s Bombshell Brownies” from

  38. Cindy B. says:

    I love a fudge brownie with walnuts and caramel.

  39. Cindy B. says:

    I already subscribed.

  40. Cindy B. says:

    I like Just Putzing Around the Kitchen on Facebook.

  41. Cindy B. says:

    I follow Just Putzing Around the Kitchen on Twitter.

  42. Andrea says:

    I like my brownies crunchy outside and moist inside. Chocolate is must, walnuts a plus :)

  43. Gil Crews says:

    Caramel cheesecake brownies are my fav.

  44. Gil Crews says:

    I am a faithful follower.

  45. Sarabeara says:


  46. Sarabeara says:

    I’d like to make these brownies….. In those mugs :)

  47. Kirbie says:

    Congrats on the milestone. And O-M-G those mugs are soooo cute. It’s totally something I would buy if I saw it! My favorite brownies are the recipe by Baked. I also recently made blueberry brownies which were amazing. Mmm.

    • justputzing says:

      Thanks, blog twin!!! I totally bookmarked your blueberry brownie recipe already and will be making it soon hopefully :D

  48. Kirbie says:

    I already subscribe to your RSS feed!

  49. Kirbie says:

    I didn’t realize about your FB page, but I’ve now liked it.

  50. Kirbie says:

    Ooh, you’re on twitter now! Sweet. Following =)

  51. Kelly-Anne says:

    Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.
    Thanks for sharing,

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