I’m not one of those crazies that claim they aren’t a fan of cheesecake. Who are they kidding?! Cheesecake is awesome! I get it…it can be really intense, and rich, and thick, and freaking amazing. But hey, if you can’t handle it go eat a salad. I will eat the heck out of this Oreo Brownie Swirl Cheesecake. If you are one of those unfortunate few that can’t take the heat that cheesecake has to offer, have no fear. This big ‘ole hunk of deliciousness is more brownie than cheesecake. It’s smack you in the face, grab a glass of milk kind of brownie dessert.
Raise your hand if your’e a lazy baker. Anyone? I can’t be the only one, right? It sounds silly but sometimes I feel mixing brownie batter can be a little too labor intensive. Even the one bowl kind without melting chocolate. After reading that back to myself, I just realized I’m a lame-o. It’s time to amp things up with these Miniature Banoffee Brownies. But not too much amping people. I’m lazy remember?
Will you look at that. That glistening chocolate ganache pouring down the sides of the best cake mix bars you will ever eat. Yes! These bars are from cake mix! Pecan pie is one my favorite desserts during the holidays. Notice that it’s usually gone before the pumpkin pie? At least when I’m invited to the party. Especially if it’s made with chocolate chips.
Three glorious layers come together for the ultimate cannoli experience. These super easy Chocolate Cannoli Bars are still decadent and plus they look super fancy. This is where you can go crazy with the pistachios. Pistachios = Fancy.
So I think I finally got the kiddos on a schedule. Oliver goes to summer camp every morning from 8 to about 1:30. Super amen to that! Then it’s just Jovi and me for what we call “mommy camp”, which is just Jovi watching people play with Play Doh on Youtube. Is that a thing? There are like hundreds of videos of people making cupcakes with Play Doh, and her little two year old brain is hooked. Then around 11 am I smell something funky, change that diaper and she’s down for a nap. Probably dreaming about Play Doh, I’m sure. So for about an hour and a half it really turns into mommy camp. I catch up on the blog, bake, and just soak in the sounds of nothing. I love it.
Deep dark chocolate brownies topped with rich fudge frosting and topped with crushed Daim chocolate candies. These Daim Crunch Fudge Brownies are the perfect combination of salty sweet toffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Have you ever had that moment when you can’t decide between a brownie with a crunchy edge or a soft chewy center? Well, now Ladies and Gents, you can have both. These brownies are so insanely fudgey it’s completely ridiculous, and the combination of those crunchy little Daim pieces take them over the edge. I have to warn you, Daim candy is a little difficult to find in the U.S. I’m in the United Arab Emirates so I can find it on every corner. If you aren’t in the UAE or Europe, you can find it in IKEA or most likely World Market. Otherwise, you can used some chocolate covered toffee that’s been crushed. You want the variation of big and small pieces to really make these brownies cruch.
I hate to start this post out with a rant, but I’m kind of grumpy. Everything I’ve put in my oven apparently is suicidal, it’s raining like freaking Vancouver, and I stepped on a Lego about five minutes ago. Seriously, the Lego peeps need to round down the edges of their treacherous little building blocks. I’m going to write a strongly worded letter after I furiously compose this post about these Red Velvet Oreo Brownies. I know everyone envisions their favorite red velvet desserts drenched in cream cheese frosting. Well, forget about that junk. I’m taking red velvet to the dark side.
Caramel Potato Chip Brownies with only six ingredients! Salted caramel drizzling down warm from the oven brownies and topped with crunchy, salty kettle cooked potato chips. Being bad never felt so good.
And…this just happened. I know what you’re thinking. Are the potato chips and that ungodly amount of thick, salted caramel necessary? Yes my friends. It’s totally necessary. So if you call yourself an American, it’s very necessary. A couple weeks ago I posted about this Skinny Deep Dish Cookie Pie. It was low-calorie, skinny, and it hit the spot. It also had an ingredient that terrified me, but then it blew my mind after that first bite. Now that February is coming, it’s time to roll out some crazy indulgent desserts. Like these trashy Caramel Potato Chip Brownies. You know you want it…
Gooey and super fudgey brownies baked with a ton of love and mini peppermint patties to give it that extra Christmas kick! Topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies, these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies are the perfect treat on a cozy winter night!
Well, my jeans a feeling a little tighter. That’s how I know Christmas is almost here. Only 17 more sleeps people! We’re over that Thanksgiving holiday hump and shopping plazas are getting crazy cramped. I’ts been getting harder to grocery shop at my beloved Target lately. I feel a little lazy though…I haven’t really started my Christmas shopping yet! Eeek! I’ve done a few purchases online here and there but I haven’t hit the stores and elbowed my way through those treacherous aisles. I’ll be honest…I’m not ready to battle with those crazy and desperate holiday shopping moms. I keep seeing that 1980’s footage of violent grown adults fighting each other for the last Cabbage Patch Doll. That being said, I better suit up and start before I become one of those crazy desperate moms!
By suiting up, I mean getting a huge helping of my new favorite brownie. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies. Who doesn’t love peppermint paired with dark chocolate. If you say no, leave the premises immediately. Or stay and check these out.
Dark chocolate brownies cut into little Jawas and filled with peppermint dark chocolate ganache. Don’t forget the cute candy eyes for these Peppermint Jawa Brownies! These are irresistibly adorable and easy!
Things just got real folks. Christmas is so close! Only 33 more sleeps until that glorious morning is here! Yes, I am using way to many exclamation points right now, but I’m super giddy. The season has definitely started, evident in the fact that it took me 15 minutes longer to find a parking spot at the mall, and peppermint is everywhere! I tried to hold on to the pumpkin and sweet potato for as long as I could, but I’m just gonna give in.
Lately my son has been asking me to make something Star Wars again. Oliver is smitten. The first words out of his little mouth every morning are “Pew Pew Pew”. You Star Wars geeks will know exactly what that is. So to appease him, and my Christmas craziness, I made these Peppermint Jawa Brownies. Jawas are kind of the Christmas elves of Star Wars, right? You might be thinking…Star Wars and Christmas? Eh. Well let me give you this link: Star Wars Holiday Special. It will explain everything. If you ever get a hold of the footage, you might feel a little uneasy. It’s that bad. So bad it’s good.