Oreo Brownie Bites

I can’t believe I haven’t posted about these brownies before!!! There are gooey bites of heaven!! The concept is basically an Oreo Ball on top of a brownie!!!

Ingredients:

  • Brownie Mix (any ingredients the box calls for)
  • One package of Oreos ( I always use double stuffed)
  • One bag of chocolate chips ( I use milk, feel free to use whatever kind you prefer)
  • One block of cream cheese (Do yourself a favor don’t skimp on the cream cheese use name brand)

Make brownies according to package, however, use a tiny muffin tin to place batter in. Bake these until brownies are cooked through, I think around 12 minutes.

While brownies are baking it is time to make the Oreo Balls. I now do it a way a coworker told me about. I separate the cookie part from the creme. Add all cookies into food processor, grind them up then add Oreo cream, and then the block of cream cheese. Just makes for a nice texture. You can also do it crunchy and throw all the Oreos into a ziploc bag and hammer it until the cows come home. You can place this mixture into fridge until brownies are ready.

After brownies have come out of the oven, and are cooled. I take a scoop of Oreo balls and scoop it onto each brownie bite.

Here is tricky step, Take the newly scooped brownies and place them in the fridge. When you are dipping into chocolate it will be so much easier if the Oreo mixture is chilled onto brownie. If you don’t have time to refrigerate I would just drip chocolate over with a spoon.

So melt your chocolate, and dip each bite into making a chocolate layer over the whole brownie.

I like to eat them chilled, I think it tastes better but many people eat them at room temp too!

 

You could alter this recipe by making a normal pan of brownies, in 9X13 pan adding Oreo mixture on top and then chocolate, it would just be a messier cut, and messier to eat but would taste the same I’m sure!

 

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S’mores Trifle

This is a VERY decadent dessert. My friend made it for us for Tuesday night dinners, and I decided to make this for our annual labor day cookout where my dad makes clam cakes and chowder. This dessert didn’t stand a chance, it was gobbled up in less than 10 minutes. It appears to be a fancy dessert, but it is very easy to make. Thanks Mom Endeavors! 

 

Ingre­di­ents

  • 1 box brownie mix (or your favorite from scratch recipe)
  • 1 large box or 2 small of instant choco­late pud­ding (approx. 4 cups)
  • 1 sleeve of gra­ham crack­ers, bro­ken (about 9 crackers)
  • 1 tub of whipped topping
  • 1 small jar of Marsh­mal­low Creme
  • 1 C mini marshmallows
  • optional: 1 Hershey’s Bar

 

Direc­tions:

1. Start by bak­ing a 9×13 pan of brown­ies accord­ing to the pack­age direc­tions. Once done, allow to cool and cut up into chunks. While that bakes & cools, you can mix up the pud­ding and chop up your gra­ham crackers.

2. In a tri­fle dish add a layer of brownie pieces (for me, this was a lit­tle less than half the pan). Then, top the brownie pieces with about half of the pud­ding.

3. On top of the choco­late pud­ding, add a layer of bro­ken gra­ham crack­ers. I just broke them up in a bag­gie. I wanted small pieces, but not just crumbs. Make sure the choco­late pud­ding is cov­ered well with the gra­ham cracker.

4. Take half of the whipped top­ping from the tub and mix it in a bowl with half of the marsh­mal­low creme. It will prob­a­bly lumpy and that’s totally ok. Spread that mix­ture over the gra­ham cracker layer.

5. Repeat all the lay­ers again. You’ll end with the whipped top­ping mixture…

You need to broil marshmallows.…for only a few sec­onds! Just put about a cup (I just grabbed two hand­fuls) of mini-marshmallows onto a bak­ing sheet and put them in the oven under the broiler. You can­NOT walk away…in fact, don’t even look away. I didn’t even close the oven door. I stood there watch­ing for about 10–15 sec­onds. The moment they start look­ing a lit­tle golden, take them out. Oth­er­wise you might have a charred, gooey mess!

Let those cool, then sprin­kle them over the top of the whipped layer. For added gar­nish, add some crushed gra­ham crack­ers and some chopped up Her­shey bar!

Refrigerate and Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Easter Peep Brownies

I went a little bit overboard with the Easter treats this year, and when I saw Domestic’s Rebel Peep brownies I had to have them.

I made mine with all pink peeps, even though I bought a bunch of different peep colors. I slightly crushed the M&M’s just to add a less of a huge crunch. I LOVED THEM. They didn’t go very fast at Easter- I think because most people weren’t feeling adventurous. But I thought they were so tasty!

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Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 20-24 PEEPS candy (you could use bunnies or chicks; I used pink chicks)
  • 1 cup speckled Easter M&M’s candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs + oil until well blended. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. While the bars bake, roughly chop the PEEPS into bite-sized chunks and set aside.
  3. Quickly spread the chopped PEEPS evenly over the bars. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 5-6 minutes or until the PEEPS are puffy and are juuuust beginning to brown a bit on the tops (you don’t want them to start toasting). Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle both chips and the M&M’s evenly on top of the PEEPS.
  4. Allow the bars to cool in the pan completely before cutting into bars. I used a dampened knife to help me cut through the ultra-gooey marshmallow. These bars keep when covered at room temperature, for a couple of days.

Success!!!!

Lemony Lemon Brownies


Okay, so I am on a lemon kick. After those lemon cookies I needed to redeem my lemon self.

Lemony Lemon Brownies

I was proud of myself because I finished mixing this recipe just as the oven completed preheating. Small amount of batter, because its only for 8×8 pan.

I zested and juiced two lemons it was enough for the batter but not enough, for the glaze.

I had to zest and juice one more and then had left over juice.

I poured the glaze on and then cut them, and tried a taste. MAN THEY WERE GOOD. I was skeptical that they would actually turn out yellow, and they did!

They were REALLY Lemony. And as I kept eating them I couldn’t decide if all the lemon was really good or over kill. I am still mixed on my decision, wondering if I made them cream cheese brownies how well they would taste, or maybe a little less lemon in the glaze. The brownie part was so good, consistency of cake, and just so tasty.

And they look how they do in the picture! Double win!

SUCCESS!