Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies Recipe

Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies Recipe

Even though I am officially DONE with February, I'm not yet ready to part with winter. I'm watching snow fall lightly outside right now. The tiny flakes are in no apparent hurry to reach the ground. Just patiently falling lightly and quietly from the grey sky. There is a peace and beauty about winter that cannot be found in any other season.

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S'mores Brownies Recipe

S'mores Brownies Recipe

So I'm a bit off today. One of my boys was very sick and up a lot during the night. He had a minor surgery yesterday, which went great, but his stomach did not agree with the anesthesia. There is nothing tougher on a mama than having a sick/sad/hurting kid! He is resting now. I should be resting, too, but I have posts to write and treats to make!

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Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations). Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations). Technically, I am breaking a family rule to bring you Day #4 of Twelve Days of Christmas Treats. Dan and I recently came up with No Technology Tuesdays, when phones, tv and computers are not allowed all day (the exception being work situations).

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Cream Cheese Candy Bar Blondies Recipe

Cream Cheese Candy Bar Blondies Recipe

I have been in a major funk this week. Sometimes I still feel the aftershocks of 2011, the year that shook me up. I think that's what I'm feeling this week. We put Elijah's 8th heart cath on the calendar, and that always puts me into a bit of a tailspin, too. Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow!

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Candy Corn Brownies Recipe

If you are looking for an easy, delicious dessert to bring to a Halloween party, look no further! The look of Halloween with the crazy good sweet and salty flavors of the peanuts and candy corn.

Alternate titles:

Halloween brownies

Baby Ruth brownies

Cheater brownies

If you are looking for an easy, delicious dessert to bring to a Halloween party, look no further! Nothing could be easier than these brownies, except for maybe the cookie version which are just as delicious! In fact, they are so easy to make that I almost feel like a cheater posting about them.

Have you ever noticed that eating peanuts and candy corn together tastes exactly like the ooey gooey inside of a Baby Ruth candy bar? Add some chocolate fudge brownies to the equation and you basically have a Baby Ruth candy bar with a Halloween twist.

All you will need to do is prepare a 19.5-oz. package of chocolate fudge brownie mix according to the package directions, using an 8x8 square pan (the thicker the brownie, the better).

Within a few minutes of removing the brownies from the oven, pour a handful of candy corn and lightly salted peanuts over the top. Gently push the candies and peanuts into the soft, warm, gooey brownies.

Allow them to cool and cut into squares!

Candy Corn Brownies

If you are looking for an easy, delicious dessert to bring to a Halloween party, look no further!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Oct 23, 2011

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Serves: 9-12

Total time: 50 mins

CandyCornBrownies

Ingredients:

  • 19.5-oz. package chocolate fudge brownie mix
  • ½ cup candy corn candies
  • ½ cup peanuts
Instructions:
  1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions using an 8x8 pan. Within 3 minutes of pulling brownies out of the oven, pour candies and peanuts over top of the brownies. Push on them lightly so they sink into the soft brownies. Let cool and cut into squares.

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies Recipe

A few weeks ago we celebrated a friend's life, which sadly ended far too soon. Our celebration of his time on earth was bittersweet. It was great fun, but we missed our friend. The celebration involved food and martinis. Food because, well, everyone needs food, and martinis because our friend loved martinis.

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Cookies 'n' Cream Brownies Recipe

This recipe will have you licking the bowl, the pan, the spoon and your fingers! Delicious frosting with chopped up cookies . I promise, no crumb left behind!

Cookies 'n cream is my favorite ice cream flavor in all the world. Oh, wait. Make that, my favorite ice cream flavor right alongside Ben & Jerry's Half Baked and Cherry Garcia and also the Butterfinger "tornadoes" my dad used to make for me growing up. Ok, so cookies 'n cream is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. Nonetheless, I adore it. So when I ran across this recipe (thanks, lovefromtheoven!), it took me less than a second to realize I was going to make it. ASAP.

Start by making a batch of brownies in a 9x13 pan, prepared according to the package directions.

Once the brownies have cooled, use the rim of a glass to "cut" out twelve brownie rounds. Don't toss the brownie remnants! I have an idea that I'll tell you about in a bit.

Place the brownie rounds on a serving platter or cookie sheet, and prepare a batch of vanilla buttercream frosting.

Spoon the frosting into a large ziploc bag and snip 1/4 inch from one of the corners of the bag. Squish the frosting down and through the snipped hole and cover each brownie with a layer of the frosting.

Place 12-15 Oreo cookies in a large ziploc bag and smash them. I prefer fairly big smashed cookie chunks, but if you prefer a finer cookie texture, process them in a food processor or just do a lot of smashing.

Place the crumbles on top of the frosting and enjoy!

Then grab your brownie scraps and whip together a batch of Cookies 'n Cream Brownie Chunk ice cream! And after that, eat nothing but lettuce and water for 5 days.

Cookie n' Cream Brownies

This recipe will have you licking the bowl, the pan, the spoon and your fingers! No crumb left behind!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 22, 2011

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Serves: 12

Total time: 40 mins

CookiesCreamBrownies

Ingredients:

  • 18-19-oz. brownie mix, prepared in 9x13 pan
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting from pipandebby.com
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 12 Oreo cookies, whole
Instructions:
  1. Allow brownies to cool completely. Using the rim of a glass, “cut” out 12 brownie circles and place them on serving tray. Top each brownie with vanilla buttercream frosting and Oreo crumbles. Decorate each brownie with one whole Oreo cookie, if desired.

Crack Brownies Recipe

Crack Brownies Recipe

Have you ever tried crack? Yeah, me either. After eating these brownies, though, I feel like I would probably be less addicted to crack. I mean, how can that not be the case with brownies, peanuts, marshmallows, Reese's peanut butter cups, chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispies all present in a single bite?!

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Three-Tier Brownies Recipe

These brownies are packed with layers of flavor. You’ve got a delicious oatmeal base, a perfect chocolate middle with crunchy walnuts and gooey chocolaty-fudge top. Be prepared to devour more than just one, these brownies I have officially deemed "dangerous'!

There are certain foods I will only make on Sunday afternoons. Why Sunday afternoons?

1. My boys are usually napping, which gives me at least an hour to do my thing.

2. There is still daylight for taking quality photos of food.

3. There are only a handful of waking hours remaining for me to stuff whatever I make into my mouth.

4. I work the following day, so I can bring what is left over to the office.

Why add layers to a good brownie recipe?

Good question! I love to make up new combinations of flavors. It’s fun and doesn’t get boring. You can come up with so many ways to enjoy these. This is a way to “upgrade” your brownies for a fun treat to share.

Will the brownies cook evenly with all these layers?

Yes! You will pre-bake the base layer of these brownies to help them get started cooking and then add them back into the oven.

Brownies are definitely one of my Sunday foods. I love that the possibilities seem endless; with options like Caramel Cookie Crunch or my beloved Crack Brownies. I LOVE BROWNIES!!! With these I waited until the last possible second to start baking (and oops, ended up running out of daylight) because I knew they would be dangerous to have around for too long. I was right. They were very very dangerous. Somehow, perhaps due to childcare distractions, I was able to stay mostly away and only eat one single brownie. Elijah and Dan shared another and I brought the rest to work the next morning so they could be devoured by coworkers.

I like having a plan in place! Setting myself up for the least amount of temptation is good because otherwise I would start slowly expanding like Violet did inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

First of all, have a plan. Or not. Go crazy, if you'd like. Then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. There are three main layers to these brownies. For the bottom layer, stir together in a small bowl:

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Stir in 1/2 cup melted butter.

Press evenly into bottom of an ungreased 11x7x1.5-inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

While the bottom layer is baking, you can start preparing the middle layer.

In a medium bowl, stir together until smooth:

1 egg

3/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup flour

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter, melted

1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Fold in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Spread evenly over the bottom layer. Bake for about 25 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the top layer, in a medium saucepan, combine:

1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 Tablespoons butter

Cook and stir over low heat until melted.

Remove from heat and stir in:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

This is what mine looked liked after stirring. Still very dry.

Stir in between 1 and 4 tablespoons of hot water (1 tablespoon at a time) to make a mixture of spreading consistency. It took me 4 tablespoons to get a mixture that looked spreadable.

Spread chocolate mixture over middle layer.

Chop 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate.

Sprinkle chopped chocolate over top of the brownies and allow to cool completely. I didn't follow the cooling rules, but from what I heard the next day at work, they are delicious both warm and cool. Enjoy!

Three-tier Brownies

These brownies are packed with layors of flavor. Be prepared to devour more than just one, these brownies I have officialy deemed "dangerous"!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 02, 2010

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Serves: 4-6

Total time: 45 mins

ThreeTierBrownies"

Ingredients:

  • BOTTOM LAYER
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • MIDDLE LAYER
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • TOP LAYER
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 4 Tablespoons of hot water
  • 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For the bottom layer, stir together in a small bowl: 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, stir in 1/2 cup melted butter.
  2. Press evenly into bottom of an ungreased 11x7x1.5 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While the bottom layer is baking, you can start preparing the middle layer. In a medium bowl, stir together until smooth: 1 egg, 3/4 cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  4. Spread evenly over the bottom layer. Bake for about 25 minutes more or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. For the top layer, in a medium saucepan, combine: 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped, 1 Tablespoons butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in: 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  7. Stir in between 1 and 4 Tablespoons of hot water (1 Tablespoon at a time) to make a mixture of spreading consistency. It took me 4 Tablespoons to get a mixture that looked spreadable.
  8. Spread chocolate mixture over middle layer. Chop 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate and sprinkle over the top of the brownies and allow to cool completely before serving.