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S’mores Brownies

Yesterday I was simply in the mood to bake.  Yes, I am usually in the mood but for the most part it is always something that I plan ahead to make.  That was not the case last night.  I was going for something quick that I could do while watching American Idol.  I had some marshmallow fluff and graham crackers left over from the Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cake challenge with The Cake Slice Bakers and therefore decided to go with brownies.

I used the Nestle Cocoa Chewy Brownie recipe and simply added some graham cracker pieces to the batter.  Once I spread the batter in the pan I swirled in the marshmallow fluff.  The batter is quite thick so this was not the easiest thing to do so maybe next time I will try using mini marshmallows.  I didn’t measure the graham crackers or marshmallow fluff….just added what felt right (sorry).  I took them to work today and they were very well received.

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Bars, Brownies

 

Raspberry and Cream Cheese Brownie Bites

My intention was never to make brownies but rather brownie inspired truffles.  It all started because I had sent my brother some pictures of the chocolate chip stuffed cookies I made.  He then started to ask me when I was finally going to send him some goodies.  I of course promised to make him something amazing and mail it out as soon as possible.  After lots of browsing on the internet and my different cookbooks I was inspired by the different cake and cookie type truffles floating around different blogs.  My brother loves the combination of chocolate and raspberry so I knew that was the way to go.

I made a pan of brownies using the recipe on the Nestle box of cocoa powder.  Once cool I crumbled it up as best as possible….it was quite sticky.  To the brownie “crumbs”  I added 3/4 cup of raspberry preserves and 1/2 cup of some cream cheese frosting I made.  I put the mixture in the fridge to chill for about 2 hrs.  I then proceeded to roll them into small balls and then covered them with some chopped toasted walnuts. Sadly I realized these were not going to survive in shipping….way to soft and fudge like.  They were simply not what I had in mind.

I wasn’t going to give up as the flavors were definitely there and I was looking forward to being able to ship it to my brother tomorrow.  So I popped them in the oven at 350F for about 15 minutes.  So they don’t have the usual crusty edges brownies do but they are good and have all the flavors my brother loves.  I’ll just have to wait and see what he thinks about them!

You can check out the Nestle recipe here (makes a great brownie IMO).

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Brownies