Fudge Frosted Brownies

frosted brownies

Oh my!  Talk about indulgence!  I came across my friend Lizzy’s fudge frosted brownies on her blog, ThatSkinnyChickCanBake and I knew that I had to try that fudge frosting recipe.  It is *divine*!

I used boxed brownie mixes (2 of them) for the base.  I use brownie mixes whenever I’m going to add a topping to brownies; if I’m serving them ‘au naturale’ then I make brownies from scratch.

A couple of notes:

  • The best way to ensure fudgy brownies is to not overbake.  My rule of them is to start checking for doneness 7-10 minutes before the instructions on the box says they will take to bake.  When a toothpick comes out either clear or with a few crumbs sticking to it take them out of the oven.
  • Because I wanted thick brownies, I used 2 fudge brownie mixes.
  • And I added a 12 oz. packaged of dark chocolate chips to the batter.  I just had to……….

frosting recipes for brownies

Brownies In A Cone – Fun Dessert For Kids & Adults

baking in ice cream cones

Just in time for summer – a fun brownie recipe that is sure to delight ‘kids’ of all ages!  And if baking in ice cream cones sounds like fun – you can also make cupcakes in a cone!  This recipe and pic from Taste of Home magazine.

fun brownie recipes

 

 

Decadent Oreo Stuffed Brownies Topped with Chocolate Ganache

oreo-brownies

Oreos hold a very special place in my heart.  One of my nephews, especially fond of the chocolate oreo truffles that I make, asked that I make them for his Bar Mitzvah party.  Since then I always seek out recipes with oreos; they tend to be decadent and always delicious.

Last week it dawned on me how wonderful they would be ‘stuffed’ between two layers of fudge brownies.  But I didn’t stop there!  I topped them with a decadent layer of chocolate ganache (chocolate and heavy cream).

White Chocolate Frosted Red Velvet Brownies!

White Chocolate Frosting For Brownies

Today I’m sharing another fab recipe from my friend Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake Blog.  It’s delicious!!  I love that there are so many different forms of red velvet desserts.

Liz shares this advice for cutting the brownies:  To cut clean slices, chill your brownies, then use a hot knife to cut. I dip my knife into a glass of extremely hot water, dry it off, then cut. Bring back to room temperature to serve.

Fudge Brownie Cookies – FABULOUS!

 

how to make brownie cookies

I didn’t have high hopes when I first tried saw this chocolate brownie cookies recipe from Food & Wine magazine.  Mainly because when I think of brownies I think rich, fudgy and moist.  And I was concerned that a brown cookie just couldn’t pull that off.  Was I ever happy I was wrong.  These cookies are sensational!  I’m confident they will fast become a family favorite of yours!

Key to making these fab cookies is to form them when the dough is cold and pretty stiff.  If it isn’t – you’ll end up with cookies that spread and are super thin.

Chocolate Caramel Brownies!

how to make caramel brownies

Many thanks to my friends Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake for these fabulous photos and Danielle at Hugs and Cookies XOXO for the recipe – both are fabulous bakers and I am honored that they let me share their skills with you! Please check out their sites for more fabulous recipes!

Brownies from scratch are simple to make as shown in the recipe; but if you’d like to use a brownie mix instead feel free to.

Marshmallow Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispies on Top

peanut butter rice krispie brownies

That’s quite a mouthful of a name!  But darn if these aren’t great.  Everyone I’ve given a piece to has asked for the recipe.  And that’s a lot of people!

The recipe was based off of one published in Taste of Home magazine.  The only change I made was using a box brownie mix for the first layer instead of making one from scratch.  Doing that made this a very easy recipe.

The top layer is a combination of chocolate and peanut butter that has been melted and combined (that is one heck of a divine combination) to which rice krispies have been added.  If you aren’t a rice krispies fan you can easily leave them out.

Baked Brownies – Fudge Brownies from Scratch

baked brownies

When I say “Baked Brownies” I’m not really referring to the fact that these brownies are, indeed, baked.  I’m referring to the recipe from the Baked Cookbook that home bakers are talking about.  These decadent, fudge brownies from scratch are well worth your time to make – you might never buy another brownie mix!

A quick explanation of why these are *so* good: 1) The recipe calls for 11 ounces of dark chocolate; most fudge brownies only call for 8 ounces, 2) It also calls for cocoa powder (so it adds “oomph” to that chocolate flavor) and a little bit of espresso powder; the latter is known to deepen the natural flavor of chocolate without leaving a coffee taste, and 3) This recipe calls for 5 eggs; most only call for 2.  Egg yolks add incredible richness to baked goods.

 

Oreo Brownie Cupcakes – Amazingly Simple To Make!

Oreo Brownies

This recipe, and the beautiful photography,  comes from Camber over at Instructionables. That website is devoted to pictorials of DIY projects including recipes!  And the recipe itself?  *DELICIOUS*.  And  oh-so-easy to make!  Thanks Camber!  VERY important note: Use FOIL cupcake liners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Party Bites – Dessert Style!

Here at Diva Entertains, we are planning a series of “Party Bite” blog posts in upcoming weeks, and today is the first in that series… and it’s a Valentine  DESSERT “party bites” post!  So… the post is brought to you by chocolate, red velvet and truffles, with a few more yummy things thrown in just for fun!

And to save time, I’m just going to provide links and images, since the photos speak for themselves

Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls, from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  Totally easy – totally fun!  Drop them in some hot milk for a fabulous flavor explosion.  Or eat ’em straight up – either way these are winners!

From Smuckers, Strawberry Angel Cookies.  A very easy recipe that uses a angel food cake mix.  Although the recipe calls for sugar free preserves (which is great if your on a low sugar diet), I made them with the real deal!


From Peace of Cake, Red Velvet Cookies:  So simple (use a red red velvet cake mix)…so good!  Cream cheese is one of the 5 (yes, only 5!) ingredients so you know it is going to be good!

From Baking Bites, Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies.  Need we say more?

From The Curvy Carrot, Cherry Chocolate Kisses:

And last but not least, super, SUPER easy Heart Shaped Cupcakes.  (how to make the heart shape – use whatever cupcake recipe you’d like)