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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Rolo Stuffed Marshmallow Brownies Recipes

A caramel surprise in every bite! This upgrade to brownies with melted marshmallows is such a tasty treat.

I have started and stopped writing this post about two dozen times, for a thousand different reasons. I won't get into that, but I will tell you that I came up with this brownie recipe during a recent bout of insomnia. I woke up at 3:00 a.m. and started doing my usual stressing/worrying/thinking. I decided to turn my thoughts into something productive, so I started thinking about food! And what better food to ponder than brownies?

I have been loving the "stuffed" treats lately, Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Rolo Surprise and Double Chocolate Cookies with a Peppermint Surprise! SOOO (after some pondering) I came up with the idea of brownies stuffed with one of my all-time favorite candies, Rolos. I needed just a little something extra, and roasted marshmallows seemed like the perfect thing to throw on the top.

Most treats that I make end up being shared with my coworkers. These brownies did not get shared with my coworkers. My husband and I ate the ENTIRE batch by ourselves. Every last crumb. I can't even tell you how sinfully delicious they were. 

These are well worth being awake in the middle of the night!

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.

Double Chocolate Brownie Cakes

Although I do adore chocolate, there are a handful of foods I place before it on my Foods I Love list. I rarely crave chocolate, but if it is set before me I will not turn it down. There are only a few chocolatey treats that make my stomach rumble just by thinking about them. Chocolate caramel brownies are one, Twix bars are another, but that is basically it. So when I set out to make this recipe, I thought, Eh, I'll be able to resist them, no problem!

Sooo I was kinda wrong about that. Once I sunk my teeth in for my "test bite," I knew I was in trouble. These little "cakes" are perfectly delicious. They are rich, but not too rich. They are just the right kind of chocolatey gooey-ness.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 8 cups in a standard-size muffin pan.

In a small saucepan, melt 1 stick, plus 2 tablespoons of butter. Add 1 ounce of chopped milk chocolate (or milk chocolate chips) and whisk until it is melted. Let cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together:

3 tablespoons cake flour

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, add:

2 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

Using a handheld mixer, beat together until pale and thick, about 5 minutes.

Beat in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Beat in the melted chocolate-butter mixture and the dry ingredients in 3 additions, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally with a rubber spatula.

Stir in 4 ounces of additional chopped milk chocolate (or milk chocolate chips).

The mixture will be a bit chunky.

Spoon the batter into 8 muffin cups and bake for about 22 minutes, or until the cakes are risen and springy.

Let the cakes cool and turn them out onto a wire rack. Serve warm, with ice cream. Mmmmmmmmm.

Double Chocolate Brownie Cakes

These little "cakes" are perfectly delicious. They are rich, but not too rich. They are just the right kind of chocolately gooey-ness!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Feb 09, 2011

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Serves: 8

Total time: 1 hr 15 mins

DoubleChocolateBrownieCake

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cake flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 8 cups in a standard-size muffin pan. In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add one-fifth of the milk chocolate and whisk until melted. Let cool slightly.
  2. Let cool slightly. In a small bowl, whisk the cake flour with the all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar at medium speed until pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the melted chocolate mixture and the dry ingredients in 3 additions, scraping down the bowl occasionally with a spatula. Stir in the remaining chopped chocolate.
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups and bake for about 22 minutes, until the cakes are risen and springy. Let the cakes cool in the muffin pan for 15 minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes longer. Serve warm, with ice cream.