Holy Desserts

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For Pirtlefest 2015 I made 11 pans of desserts.

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It took me from 9pm on Thursday night to 4pm Friday afternoon to get them done, but I got them done.  And boy were they yummy!

I will share the links with you for three of the recipes:

  1. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake
  2. Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
  3. Caramel Mallow Brownies
    • I altered my original recipe by melting the caramel bits with a little milk, poured it over the brownie base and then added the mallow and frosting.  It was the BEST idea I have had yet!

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I LOVE to bake, as long as it isn’t cookies.  Those little bastards take forever.   But, after almost 24 hours of baking, my Kitchen Aid Mixer was happy to see me go.

For now. 🙂

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Cheers!

 

Brownie Bites with Mint Buttercream Frosting

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I made a couple batches of these little beauties to take into work tomorrow.   I cheated and used a boxed brownie mix, but the frosting was all made from scratch, so hopefully I redeemed myself.

Enjoy!

Step 1:  Make your brownie batter whether using a box, or from scratch.   Using a mini ice cream scoop, fill mini muffin tins about 1/2-3/4 of the way full.

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Step 2: Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Do NOT over-bake.  Crunchy brownie bites aren’t that appealing.  Remove from pan and with your thumb create a small indentation to fill with frosting later.

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Step 3:  Make the frosting.  Hands down the best part if you ask me!   🙂  I have this handy tool from Pampered Chef to assist in the frosting business.  Helps me look like I know what I’m doing!  Fancy!

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Step 4:  Start filling those babies up!

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Step 5:  Sprinkle with a few Andes Mints and you’re good to go!   Bite sized, minty fun.  Just don’t eat too many.  Defeats the purpose of portion control.

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Brownie Bites and Mint Buttercream Frosting