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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Best Brownines Ever

I have been reading a series of books by the author Joanne Fluke. She writes about a gal named Hannah who has a cookie shop. There is always a murder but it is a cozy kind of book as everything happens around cookies and coffee. The recipes are for lots of different kinds of cookies, pies and cakes. In one of the books, called A Cream Puff Murder, she had a recipe for brownies called Brownies Plus.
It was a library book so I didn't have it and I have been on Weight Watchers now for 8 weeks so I didn't even write any recipes down just in case I was having a weak day.

Friday we were having company and I thought it would be safe to make them as there were going to be lots of people here. Since I could only sort of remember the recipe this is what I did.

I bought a box of brownie mix. I followed the directions on the box. I put half of the mix in a 13 by 9 pan. Then on top of the brownies, I took two large Symphony candy bars and laid them across the brownie in the pan. Now I had only bought two and I remembered that I needed at least 4 to cover the whole pan. But thinking about this I took out a whole package of peanut butter chips and sprinkled them on the top of the candy bar. I then took the rest of the brownie mix and put it over the top of the candy bar and chips.

I had to bake it for 40 minutes because it was thicker.
I would like to make them again only use Nestle Crunch. Then as I thought about it I thought maybe a candy bar with caramel in it. Then I thought what if I used say mint chips the things I could think of are endless. You can't see so well in my pictures but it looks so cool to have brownies with a filling. 

Next time I would just use my own recipe for brownies. I was in a hurry so I bought the mix. I don't normally like mixes but with the additions of the candy bar and peanut butter chips, you couldn't taste that it was a mix.
They are very rich so I cut them in smaller pieces than I normally do, and being so rich tasting you only need a small taste. They are wonderful with coffee. Oh and yes, I did sample them. They are dangerous I admit.
I want to give credit to Joanne Fluke, it is her recipe. The book is called the Cream Puff Murder. I just finished the whole set of books. They are addictive, just like cookies. If you are on Weight Watchers I hope this doesn't make you stumble if you are not, then Happy Eating. :)

Thanks for stopping by,
~Kim~

16 comments:

  1. Mmm, I have a brownie mix in the pantry. Could be a dangerous combo....

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  2. I sampled those brownies and I could only eat one. They were so rich. And even the cat wanted them!

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  3. It's good thing I am not at your house or I would be in big trouble....Those brownies look and sound so good...I am proud of you for only tasting and not devoring.....

    I hope you have a wonderful week coming up....

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  4. My mother says when you have something sweet like your brownies, you need to cut the sweetness with ice cream. LOL!!! These sound and look amazing.

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  5. Oh-- oh- oh, Kim, you are tempting me beyond my strength and I'm tempted to try it. Sinful as they seem, they are worth a try. I'm not on a WWD but it's Lent after all. I'm resisting but I won't forget.
    Hugs, JB

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  6. Okay, you just started a major longing for brownies!!! They look great and I think I can almost smell them.

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  7. Just as I'm cutting back and increasing the activity I am tempted once again :-( I will just enjoy the looking.

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  8. They sound wonderful. Just having a small piece should be fine, just give away the rest! Florence

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  9. Oh WOW! Chocolate and peanut butter... I'm there! Another good candy to add might be Take 5. They are chocolate covered pretzels with peanut butter and caramel... yes... I did say that! lol! Thanks for the tip about the fabri sticky solve! I might give it a try on a small piece first. I had my eye on the Calendula Patterdrip too!!!! But, figured I should finish the Snow Days first... I'm already a whole year into it! lol!

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  10. Now that sounds good....and then I could add another hour to the elliptical! My DIL would love this recipe.

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  11. We're Weight Watcher twins, Kim. Kelli and I have been going about that same amount of time.
    I made ginger snaps with agave syrup and grape seed oil. They are like a muffin and I think there are way too many of them for us to eat. We need a goodie every now and then.
    Have a great day, friend!

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  12. Love that pop of pink! Your close up is wonderful! Thank you for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot.' I hope you'll come share again next week...

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  13. I've been on a brownie binge lately - I love Ghirardelli triple chocolate brownie mix! I wonder if this would work with Junior Mints...heaven!

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  14. My oh my those brownies look delicious. I bet one would use up all my Weight Watcher points!

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  15. Oh my oh my, those just might be the most delicious brownies ever. I wish I could have one right now!

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