Thursday, May 21, 2009

Brownie cookie bars

When I first got this recipe it was I cut everything in half and it worked out wonderfully! We haven't decided yet if they are a brownie or a cookie??? BUT we do know they are delicious! So, here's the recipe cut in half...

Brownie Cookie Bars
2 cubes butter (softened)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. soda

Mix in mixer until creamy
1 1/2 cups flour (don't pack it in)
3 Tbs. Cocoa
1 1/2 cups (more) flour
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups mini m&m's (we tried white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips...YUMM! I would say you could put whatever chips in this you like)
Bake in 9x13 pan @ 350 for 20-24 min.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brownie Samoas

{recipe & pic from} Real Mom Kitchen
Brownie Samoas
1 brownie mix
3 1/2 cups shredded coconut, toasted
(2) 14 oz. package of caramels, unwrapped
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. milk
3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
Prepare brownie mix according to box directions ( I made min according to the directions for cake like brownies. I also lined my pan with aluminum foil to easily remove the brownies from the pan for cutting.). Cool. Place the caramels, salt, and milk in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 3-5 minutes. Stop occasionally to stir. Cook until all caramels are melted and smooth. Add coconut and mix together. Spread over cooled brownies. Refrigerate 4-5 hours or overnight. Remove at least 1 hour from the fridge before cutting. Cut into bars and drizzle with melted semi-sweet chocolate.