“Hello Canada, and hockey fans…


…in the United States and Newfoundland”.

Though the official start to the NHL 09/10 season started on Thursday (Flames beat the Canucks 5-3, just saying) in the hearts of a lot of people, myself included, the start of the season is the first Hockey Night In Canada. And folks, would be tonight.

In order to honour our beloved HNIC,  tortured Leafs fan Ivonne (Cream Puffs in Venice), Mary (The Sour Dough), and myself (Peabody…in case you forgot) decided that we would hold a potluck. We are all foodies. And we all love hockey. I mean LOVE hockey. It’s nice to have two people how not only share my adoration of food, but hockey. So a potluck just seemed right.

Now granted we live no where near each other but since we are such big fans of hockey we thought we would give it a virtual go. Mary is in charge of appetizers. Ivonne is in charge of the main course. And I, I am in charge of dessert.

Now there are two games, in case you didn’t know. One at 7 pm(4pm my time) and 10pm (7pm my time). And if you are wondering, yes, kids get to stay up to watch the late game. It’s just what you do. But since you are watching 6 hours of hockey (may seem a lot to you, but not really) you don’t want to have to miss out on the game by making some complicated dessert. I figured the best thing to do was to make something that could be made ahead of time for the most part. I chose to make Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut Brownies and shape them like little pucks. I know, I’m a nerd. So be it.
They are topped with some store bought ice cream (or homemade…knock yourself out) and some Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche sauce. The sauce can be made ahead of time and reheated, but since it doesn’t take any real time to make it, you can make it between games no problem. ;) Or intermission if you just can’t wait for dessert.

As usual, I am hopeful for my two teams, the Flames and the Flyers to go far this year, and for the Flames to win the Stanley Cup. They both have wins under their belts already so that is a good sign. Or so I tell myself.

Feel free to head on over to both Ivonne and Mary’s to see what I will be virtually eating tonight as I watch the games. Though I must admit I will be watching the Flyers game instead of the Leaf/Caps game. But I will check in with it. But I will sure as heck be watching the battle of Alberta at 10pm! Go Flames! 


 Hockey Puck Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut Brownies with Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Sauce

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Peanut Brownies

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped finely
¾ cup unsalted butter
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
½ cup peanut butter (I used Jif)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 9-x-13-inch pan with baking spray, or butter and flour it.

Using a double boiler, melt together the unsweetened chocolate and butter. When both are melted, remove from boiler and whisk together to blend chocolate and butter fully. Whisk in brown sugar and peanut butter until fully incorporated. Set aside.

Using a stand mixer (or a large bowl and an electric hand mixer) with the whisk attachment on medium speed, whisk together the eggs and granulated sugar until eggs become pale in color, about 2 minutes.

Add the vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds.

With mixer turned off, pour chocolate/peanut butter mixture into the mixing bowl. Mix together on medium speed until chocolate/peanut butter mixture and egg mixture are fully incorporated.

Remove bowl from mixer. Add flour and stir using a wooden spoon. You could keep it in the mixer, but I find if you do this step by hand you tend not to over mix. You want to make sure the flour is fully incorporated but not over mixed. Fold in chopped peanuts if using.

Pour into prepared 9-x-13-inch pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a wooden skewer or sharp knife comes out with a few fudgy crumbles stuck to it.

Cool on a wire rack. Once cool, flip brownies over onto a cutting board, carefully. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out pucks. Or if you are going to be boring and not make pucks, just cut them into squares.

Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche Sauce:

½ cup Dulce de Leche (I bought mine, you can make yours)
1/3 cup peanut butter
¼ -1/3 cup heavy cream (depending on how thick you want your sauce)

In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, heat together peanut butter, Dulce de Leche, and ¼ cup heavy cream, whisking the whole time until all the ingredients are fully combined and sauce is smooth. If sauce is too thick, add more cream. Heat until warm, but not hot (don’t want all the ice cream to melt).

To make Hockey Puck Sundaes:

Place one hockey puck shaped brownie on plate. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Add another brownie puck on top of that. Squish down a little to make a sandwich. Top again with a scoop of ice cream and top with Peanut Butter Dulce de Leche sauce.

Whatever you do, don’t throw away the extra bits of brownie. Just throw that in a bowl and cover with sauce and ice cream and eat.


  1. Oh my goodness! I love chocolate and peanut butter more than you can imagine and I have to try this!

  2. This looks unreal. Yum!

  3. I think I just drooled on your blog a little. These look fabulous!

  4. Standing ovation! You get first and second star (I’ll give third to Mary). These are soooooooooooo good! Wish I had one right in front of me. And while I am a tortured Leafs fan … I wouldn’t mind seeing Mr. Iginla hoist the Cup. Have a great hockey night!

  5. Oh my hockey gods those look heavenly!
    I am so going to have to make those next year when I’m across the pond and being the weird American in England celebrating Hockey Night in Canada.

    And I wish your team luck getting to the Stanley Cup. I’ve got my hopes up for the Avs of course which totally opened the season with a win as well. Looks like this season in general is going to be a good one.

  6. Those are by the far most mouthwatering-looking “hockey pucks” I’VE ever seen – holy yum ;)

  7. God, those look good. . .

  8. That’s the kind of hockey puck I could love.
    I can’t find hockey on the telly here at all. I am soo sad about that…not. But glad you love it and it gives you pleasure.

  9. Growing up in Michigan (and an avid Wings fan) I happen to love Hockey Night in Canada. We watched the CBC station religiously during hockey season. Unfortunately, now that I’m married and living in Ohio (where surprisingly I don’t get CBC) I’m stuck watching Buckeye football tonight…

    The dessert looks delicious!

  10. Oh no, I am in so much trouble!

  11. Leaf fan here but I too celebrate the start of Hockey season. Will be trying your hockey pucks……….

  12. happy hockey night! good luck to your flames tonight!! my team didn’t do so well, but i’ll pretend i got to eat one of these brownies and that’ll make it all better! :)

  13. All I can say is… Yum!

  14. So, Flames AND Flyers huh? I’m not sure how the Flames are, but the Flyers look to have a good team this year. I think they’ll do well. You gonna make a orange and black cake? :)

    Sweet looking brownies. Perfect way to celebrate a win, and to supply energy for jumping by the tv all night :)

  15. The hockey puck brownie tower is truly awesome!

  16. Look at all that melty goodness! I don’t think I’d be able to wait to eat these!

  17. I kind of wish I didn’t view this post on a Saturday night when I’m craving something sweet. Feeling damned right now.

  18. Burp…Pardon ME! So unlady like but man, that was the perfect way to finish our potluck. All the gooey chocolate peanut butter goodness. Flames are did well but Ivonne, sorry about your Leafs :-(

  19. I hope the Flyers go far. I haven’t watched in ages, but there’s that nostalgia factor :)
    I am a bigger fan of this sundae, though. It’s like a snickers bar in ice cream form!

  20. Holly gooey!
    I couldn’t imagine a better dessert for the occasion. Whatever way you serve it, just hand me my part. I’ll even take the leftovers.

  21. Oh my! I was already intrigued by the picture, but then I read it has peanut butter in it too. Dear lord! I just need these now! hehe

  22. wow this looks delicious! Horray for hockey :)

  23. Chocolate and peanut butter brownies…yummmy… the only thing that could make them more perfect is that peanut butter dulce de leche!!

  24. As a former Michigander: Go Red Wings!
    As far as that dessert is concerned, bring it on- especially with ice cream, which is adding insult to fattening injury.

  25. I’m going to have to make this, but I’m going to be a rebel and make square brownies. Muahahaha!

  26. As I recently told my friend before I saw your post, I will put anything with dulce de leche in my mouth! Needless to say, these look fantastic.

  27. Were you a Flames fan when Bob Johnson was coach? I grew up in Madison, WI & was devastated when he left before I even got to UW-Madison. And then even more devasted when he died so young.

  28. Your pictures just make my mouth water!! This looks awesome!

  29. I am a bad Canadian.. and don’t follow hockey at all…
    But I would love a hockey puck sundae! I am tempted to lick the computer screen….

  30. I’d come to your house for this dessert. It looks like a rocket ship when stacked up…sort of. Delicious use of ‘hocky pucks’.

  31. O.M.W. those look incredible. Nuff said.

  32. I saw this picture on tastespotting and oh. my. god. it looks absolutely amazing.

  33. Wow. Ok, yes that looks orgasmically delicious and well done on that front but I wonder would you ever consider submitting it to thisiswhyyourefat.com? Still, well done, it looks amazing, calories and heart palpitations aside haha <3

  34. wow! I think I have gained 2kg just looking at this. that looks divine!

  35. OMG that looks amazing. thanks for sharing! the peanut butter dulche de leche looks awesome. can’t wait to try it.

  36. Wow! That looks amazing! As usual, your photos are beautiful!

  37. That looks heavenly! And what a perfect treat for a Saturday night in Canada during hockey season! Sadly, for those of us from E-town, your beloved Flames downed the Oilers last night.

  38. We live near each other. I know nothing about hockey, but can I come over?

  39. They have chocolates at my local Wegmans’ in the shape of hockey pucks covered with foil that says “eat the puck.” These look much better!

    I just wanted to say, I checked out your other blog and I really, really like the new direction you’re going with it. The photography looks awesome, too.

    Feel free to check out my own hesitating attempts at blogging as well ;)

  40. Man I wish I had a big bowl of that right now. Good luck to your teams!

  41. Growing up in a cold climate, I’ve always been a hocky fan myself. I love how this dessert not only looks incredibly delicious, but is an adorable tribute to hockey!

  42. I always appreciate a dulce de leche recipe, as I have a huge bucket of it lurking in my fridge. Peanut butter sounds to me like the perfect companion. I think I’ll try topping some banana cupcakes with pb-ddl buttercream this week. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  43. Arrived here from tastespotting- greetings from Calgary, and GO FLAMES indeed!

  44. What a grand & divine dessert,…Awesome!

  45. Drool! That looks so good – your dessert skills never fail to impress.

  46. With such a dessert I might even become a hockey lover. Gorgeous as always.

  47. It’s been so “brown” lately on ur blog. I miss those colourful days…

    Anyway, anyhow, I still love ur blog :)

  48. WHOA – this dessert looks A-MA-ZING!

  49. Since I live in BC I have to cheer for the Canucks or risk being maimed or worse:D Secretly I always cheer for the Flames…sshhhhh.. since I lived there for 8 years when there was such a rivalry between Calgary and Edmonton.Love the hockey puck brownies revamped.

  50. Looks wonderful!


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