Showing posts with label brownies/bars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label brownies/bars. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dream Bars

My mom makes these bars often when she has to take a treat somewhere and people love them. They may not look that great but they are delicious. They have a shortbread crust, a filling that's kind of like a pecan pie, and then a cream cheese frosting layers the top. It surprises me that I like these so much because I don't really care for nuts. 
Dream Bars
by Chelsey W.

Crust:
2 c flour
1 c real butter, no substitutes (room temp)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c corn starch

Stir ingredients together with a fork or pastry blender until combined and then press dough into a greased 12x17x1 baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Middle Layer:
4 eggs
2 c brown sugar
4 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1 c pecans (chips)
1 c coconut

Beat eggs and add brown sugar then stir in the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Pour mixture evenly over crust after it comes out of the oven. Bake again at 350 degrees for another 20 minutes. Let it cool completely after baking. This layer is a little soft.

Frosting:
1/2 c butter or margarine, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 c powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth with a mixer. Add vanilla. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Spread over cooled bars. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Peanut Butter Brownie Sundae



One of my favorite treats is warm brownies with ice cream. MMM! I recently saw a post on Real Mom Kitchen where she added miniature Reeses peanut butter cups to a Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix. I took her idea and added vanilla ice cream to the top of the warm brownies and I was in heaven. If you like chocolate, peanut butter, and ice cream you will love this!

Recipe:
Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix
ingredients listed on box
bag of miniature Reeses peanut butter cups
vanilla ice cream

Make the brownie mix according to package directions. Slice peanut butter cups into fourths and mix half of them in brownie batter. Then sprinkle other half on the top of brownies once they are in the pan. Bake according to package directions. Add scoops of ice cream to the top of warm brownies and enjoy.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quick Brownies




These are the brownies that I made often as a teen because they are an easy no fail recipe. They are thick and I like the texture of them. The frosting in the picture is a recipe I decided to try off of the back of the Hershey's cocoa container. It was basically the same recipe that I usually use for chocolate frosting but it had double the amount of cocoa in them than what I usually use. I didn't like the frosting it was way to rich and I couldn't taste the brownie. So below I'm posting my regular recipe for chocolate frosting that I like better.

Recipe:
4 eggs
2 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla * Use Mexican vanilla if you can, it is great in these
1 c margarine
6 Tbsp cocoa
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder

Combine first five ingredients with a mixer and then add last two. Mix until smooth and then bake in a greased 9x13 cake pan for 25-30 min. @350 degrees. Cool then frost with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting
Recipe:
1/2 c margarine or butter, softened
1/3 c cocoa
3 c powdered sugar
1/4 c milk
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whip until creamy.

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