It's Valentine's Day! Still looking for sweets for your sweet? These super easy frosted brownies are fun to make and more fun to eat.
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When a chocolate craving hits, almost nothing satisfies like a rich, gooey, decadent chocolate brownie. But that's just the beginning—you gave your brownies a twist with everything from espresso to Marcona almonds to a stuffing of Oreo cookies.
Despite their blended interiors, these cheesecake swirl brownies wind up being just as rich, if not richer, than an all-chocolate fudge brownie.
It feels like something I could have seen on Bill Nye the Science Guy: making brownies with nothing but some dry ingredients and a can of Coke. But it is possible, and the result is a dark, damp brownie with a fudgy yet springy crumb.
Whether you were a kid bringing in a sweet for a bakesale, or a college kid making a late-night study break, we've probably all had brownies made from a boxed mix. They're easy to make, most requiring just vegetable oil, eggs, and water, and typically take less than 30 minutes to bake. So when the moment comes that you too want a dump-and-bake treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, to which mix should you turn?
This Cara Cara orange marmalade is all about comfort. (Can marmalade be a comfort food? I sure think so!) Tangy chunks of peel, a whiff of honey, and a hint of spice from my secret ingredient, herbal tea, offset the sweet flesh of the oranges.
Simple but smart, these fudgy brownies from Back in the Day are coated with a decadent ganache infused with chicory coffee that takes them from clever to Creole.
With a chewy mint-chocolate brownie on the bottom and a disk of vanilla ice cream on top, if you like brownie sundaes, you're bound to love this pie. This is the perfect make-ahead dessert for the holidays; with the brownie and ice cream disks made in advance, all you'll need to do is combine them, top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes, and serve.
National Brownie Day is coming up on December 8th. Score major brownie points by baking up a batch of these decadent three layered peanut butter brownies.
What's better than peppermint bark? Peppermint bark folded into fudgy chocolate brownies. Happy holidays indeed.
If some is good, more is amazing. That's the guiding principle behind the mega-brownie that is the stunningly delicious and unbelievably rich result of combining brownies with the Canadian delight known as Nanaimo bars.
So we learned something this week: you guys love brownies. And from olive oil and sea salt to dulce de leche, you've found all sorts of ways to make them your own. Check out 15 gorgeous brownies in this week's slideshow.
There are a few kinds of brownies I'm fond of in this world. There's the grown-up brownie, powerful dark chocolate with complementary flavors like roasted nuts or espresso, light on the sugar, heavier on the salt. But then there are the childhood-reminiscent brownies: the kind I want to settle down with a huge plate of, sticky and fudgy and sweet. The kind where you break off just a corner and end up eating the whole tray, a bite at a time. Todd Kelly at Better Together Brownies outside Philly makes brownies in the latter camp.
When it comes to brownies, there's nothing wrong with the classic: chewy and fudgy, rich and intense. But sometimes you want to play a bit and serve your brownies spiced up with chiles or cooled off with mint, studded with dried fruit or salty pretzels and creamy caramel. (And sometimes you're Cakespy, and you want to fill your brownies with...other brownies.) Here are 11 brownie recipes to help inspire you.
Climbing the walls for a chocolate fix, I wanted to bake a no-holds-barred, fudgy, chocolaty brownie. I dragged out my battered binder overstuffed with recipes that I've collected over the past 15 years. My husband cringes every time I heave it onto the table to start a recipe search. The cover looks like it's been run over by a semi, and when you open it up, papers fly out, and the smell of old bakery fills the air.
Chocolate and peppermint are a classic holiday flavor combination, and what could be more indulgent than rich, fudgy brownies topped with a layer of white chocolate peppermint bark? But as festive as the Stonewall Kitchen Peppermint Bark Brownie Mix was, at $15.95 it also seemed exorbitantly expensive. Could it really be worth the cost?
Thomas Keller's recently developed gluten-free flour, Cup4Cup, is the key ingredient in his new Ad Hoc Gluten-Free Brownie Mix. At $18.95 a pop the mix is a serious splurge, but could it offer gluten-intolerant people everything they've been dreaming of—luscious chocolaty brownies with a perfect cakey, gooey consistency?
Have you ever heard of brookies? The irresistible love child of a brownie and a cookie, the best brookies have crisp edges, tender centers, and a deep, rich fudgy flavor. Achieving the perfect brookie consistency can be tricky. They have to strike the perfect balance between cakey and crunchy, while still retaining hints of gooey chocolate. Just how outrageous were the Barefoot Contessa's brookies?
Comprised of a boozy, creamy mint filling in a chocolate cookie pie crust, Grasshopper Pie is a deliciously refreshing summertime dessert. But when you swap out the chocolate cookie crust for a crumbled brownie crust, you've got something even more amazing. But when you swap out the chocolate cookie crust for a crumbled brownie crust, you've got something even more amazing.
Pies and tarts and crumbles are great, but if you're headed to the beach or the park or even just a huge cookout, you don't want to bring out plates and serving spoons; you want something that can be gobbled up straight from the platter. So we've rounded up some grabbable, snackable treats for your holiday picnic basket—no refrigeration or forks required. Enjoy!