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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Black and White Brownies

Do you ever get on a chocolate fix? I have acquired the taste of chocolate as I have gotten older. When I was a kid I loved sweets but was not a huge fan of chocolate. I know that is a little weird, who does not like chocolate! Well with age comes wisdom, and I have finally found the answer to every chocolate lover's dream. If you don't like chocolate you will after trying this recipe out! These brownies will not disappoint your taste buds one bit.


1 package of fudge brownie mix of your choice, I usually go with 19 to 21-oz pkg.

1 package of white chocolate chips, I usually go with 10 to 12-oz pkg.

1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.

1/2 cup of chopped pecan pieces.

1/4 cup of melted butter.

3 tablespoons of hot water.

2 cups of sifted powdered sugar.

1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder.

1 teaspoon of vanilla.

3/4 cup of additional pecan pieces.


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 - inch baking pan; set aside. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in half of the white chocolate chips, all of the semisweet chocolate chips, and the 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan.

2. Bake about 30 minutes or until center is set. Sprinkle with the remaining white chocolate chips; bake for an additional minute more. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

3. For frosting, in a small bowl combine melted butter and hot water; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and the teaspoon of vanilla. Beat by hand until mixture has smooth texture. Spoon over top of cooked brownies. Sprinkle with the 3/4 cup of pecans. Let cool for about 90 minutes or until frosting is set. Cut into bars. Should make about 36 brownies.

I hope all who try this delicious recipe enjoys it as much as I did. Great for a dessert to pass and party's or special events. I'm guilty though of making it whenever I have an urge for chocolate, be careful though because once you have one you will want another!

Happy Baking Everyone!!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gooey Chocolate-Caramel Fantasy

If you like sweets like I do, then this luscious creation is perfect for the sweet-tooth enthusiast. You can't go wrong with the chocolate, pecan and caramel concoction. Every time I make this dessert its a huge hit with my family and its one treat that you can't just have one piece with. Don't believe me? Make it for yourself and I guarantee this dessert won't disappoint!


2 cups of chocolate wafer crumbs, you will need about 38 wafers

1/3 cup of melted butter

30 vanilla caramels

1/2 cup of caramel ice cream topping

1/2 cup of whipping cream

2 cups of toasted chopped pecans, cashews or peanuts

3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate pieces, pecan halves are optional

Ingredients makes around 12 servings


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for about 10 minutes, and the set aside on a wire rack to cool.

2 Meanwhile, in a medium heavy saucepan, melt caramels in caramel ice cream topping over low heat, stirring often. Stir in 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Remove from heat; stir in the chopped pecans, cashews or peanuts. Spread over crust and chill dessert for about an hour.

3 For the topping, in a small heavy saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 1/4 cup of whipping cream. Then drizzle of spread over caramel-nut mixture. Cover and chill dessert for at least an hour. If desired, garnish with additional nut halves.

I hope you and your family enjoy this delicious dessert as much as I do. At 459 calories a serving, you won't feel to guilty for trying  a slice. Please let me know if you try out the recipe and how you liked it in the comment section, I would love to hear everyone's review. Thanks for stopping and have fun cooking!

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