I realize I kind of missed the boat on the Harry Potter treats. But Halloween is all about witches and wizards, so I thought it was time to bring it back! That, and I have a 7 year old who is completely obsessed. He has read 5 of the books so far, and is just waiting until we let him start book 6. He will sit and read them for hours, he loves them so much. I am sure you can guess what he is being for Halloween
So, I thought it would be fun to make him some Butterbeer this Halloween. There are so many recipes out there, and it was way easier to make then I ever thought it would be. I made the whipped topping from scratch, but if you were in a hurry, you could flavor some cool whip, and I am sure it would still be great! In a matter of minutes you can be transported to The Three Broomsticks.
My 7 year absolutely loved this. He was so excited that we made it. Even I enjoyed my glass. I hope you make this for all of your witches and wizards for Halloween.
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.
Last night we went to my son’s first grade musical, Dinostars. He played a Pterodactyl, and had a speaking part. He did a great job! All the kids did a great job, they were all so cute dressed up like dinosaurs, singing their songs. Amazing how grown up he is getting. He turns 7 next month. While he was at school yesterday, I went out and bought him a new pair of shoes. They were the same size as mine! Seriously?! My 6 year old has the same size feet as me? I am really not sure how I feel about this.
Despite how big he is getting, I can still win him over with treats . Hopefully that will never change. He was a big fan of these bars. He doesn’t always like white chocolate, but he did in here! I had seen these White Chocolate M&M’s all over the place, I just had pick up a bag, and try them myself. My husband loves butterscotch, so I thought I would mix the two together. He loved these Blondies I made, but I wanted the butterscotch flavor to go all throughout, instead of just chips. So I melted the chips down, and stirred it into the batter. Brilliant! I am seeing this technique working out well with other recipes too.
What a beautiful weekend it was here. Sunny and in the 50′s, can’t ask for anything better in January. On Saturday we went to Denver to look at appliances. I think we found what we would like to put in our house. We also took our 6 year old, football obsessed son to see Mile High Stadium. We went on a tour and got to see the whole thing. He was in heaven. I was surprised to see how much of a business tickets, and suites, and the clubs are for the teams. I just never realized how much money is involved in a game!
Unfortunately, these yummy bars were gone, so we didn’t have them to come home too. I had Butterscotch chips to use, so I thought I would use my go to Blondie base, and change it up with different chips. I had no idea how much my husband liked Butterscotch. You would think after 10 1/2 years a good wife would know these things; but I didn’t. I knew if he got a dipped cone at DQ it would be Butterscotch, but that was it. This was one of the few desserts he could not stay away from. I am super excited to have this new flavor to explore!