On Friday I shared with you my Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes that are part of a competition with Nestle. When they asked me to create something for them, I actually created two chocolate treats. This is the other recipe I tested. I was really happy when caramel was selected as the ingredient for this months #chocolateparty, because then I had a reason to share them with you right away!
I am pretty sure brownies are my all time favorite dessert. And the fudgier the better. I actually pinned this recipe forever ago, but then forgot about it. Then a friend (who pinned it from me) made them for something, and posted them on Facebook. It brought it all back, and I had to come up with a reason to make them. She raved about them, so I knew they were going to be good.
We had girls weekend in Denver a couple weeks ago, and I knew brownies was the perfect thing to make. I mean girls need to have some killer brownies, while drinking wine and playing games in a hotel room, right? These have a super fudgy brownie layer, topped with Kit Kat, and then topped with butterscotch. Kind of over the top, but oh so good!
The girls loved these brownies. If you don’t have Kit Kat, I think Snickers, Twix, or even Butterfinger would be great here. I am sure you have tons of candy still around from Halloween, so get creative I can’t wait to make this brownie recipe again, I might have just found a new base brownie recipe, it was so good!
On Monday, I shared a Coca-Cola Barbeque Chicken recipe. To go along with my Coca-Cola dinner, I made Diet Coke Butterscotch Brownies. The base of this recipe is all over the internet lately. I decided to take it up a notch and mix in some butterscotch chocolate candy that I had lying around.
To be honest, I have given up Diet Coke. I am not a coffee drinker, so Diet Coke was my caffeine, and my start to the day. In February I decided I needed to cut it out of my diet. It was embarrassingly hard to quit, but I did it! Now I enjoy the occasional one maybe once every few weeks, but that is it. I had to buy a small bottle to make these brownies, so I wouldn’t drink a whole case or a whole 2 liter bottle
These brownies are more of a cake like consistency. They are extremely moist. So much so, that they are difficult to cut. I recommend refrigerating them to get them more solid, before slicing. Without the added candy they are only 115 calories a serving, so they are much lower in calories than a traditional brownie. We had been to Ikea and bought a bag of their chocolate coated butterscotch candies, and they needed to go before I ate them all. They did add great flavor to these. You could use butterscotch chips if you wanted, or just leave them out.
Don’t mind the dust. I am in the middle of trying to change a few things, so it might look a little funny around here for a little while. Hopefully I can get it all figure out quickly.
Are you ready for the weekend? Ok, dumb question, sorry! It is supposed to be close to 80 degrees here all weekend, I am ready to spend some time outside! Can’t believe we might have to turn on the air conditioner in March, that is just crazy. Luckily it still cools down quite a bit at night, so hopefully it won’t be an issue. Do you know what you are having for breakfast this weekend? These pancakes should really be a strong contender. I originally found a version of these over at Chocolate-Covered Katie, and was excited to give them a try. I used my regular pancake recipe as base (which I just realized has not shown up here yet), and adapted it to be chocolatey and delicious!
Let me just say, these are incredible. The chocolate chips give it the gooey brownie center. My 6 year old requests them almost every day! I dust mine with just a little powdered sugar, and that is perfect for me. My son still likes his with a little syrup. The batter is rather thin, I recommend you use a good non-stick pan when making these.
Nutritional Info: Recipe Serves 4 Calories: 245, Fat: 12 grams, Protein: 4 grams
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hug and kiss the ones you love today. Tell them you love them. That is about the extent of my Valentine’s Day celebration. I made my husband and son each a cute little card, but that is about it. I am out of Valentine’s Day themed treats Here they are again in case you missed. them.
Cupcakes for Two
Red Velvet Muffins
BUT I did bring Nutella! If there are any guys out there, make these for your wife/girlfriend and you will be in like Flynn. Trust me. Brownies. Not Flowers. I have yet to meet a female who doesn’t love the stuff! And girls, just make these for yourself. In my experience, there is a slim chance hubby will be in the kitchen baking me brownies. I may be a little biased, being that I am obsessed with Nutella (there was this, this, this, and this, and these, don’t forget this, and oh yeah this. Oh, and I made my own) but these brownies were some of the best ever. They were super fudgy with lots of Nutella flavor. They did not look pretty at all (altitude thing again), my 6 year old even told me I couldn’t put them on the blog. But in the end he decided they tasted good enough, it didn’t matter what they looked like.
Pinterest is going to be the downfall of my diet! That an my 6 year old having a day off from school. Who can say no when your little boy asks if you will make him treats? I know I can’t! You want candy? No! You want Mommies homemade treats? Anytime! So, the other day he didn’t have school, and we were spending the day together. The afternoon rolls around and he asks if I can bake something. He isn’t sure what he wants, just that is has to be chocolate (boy after my heart).
I turned on the computer so we could browse through Pinterest for an idea. I had pinned something called Peanut Butter Cup Brownies, they immediately caught his attention. Unfortunately when I clicked on it, it only took me to the picture, not the recipe! I need to check my links before I repin! So I had to improvise. They look almost like the picture, and they are very tasty, so I will consider it a win.