Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Get Creative with Brownies!

Do you like brownies? I like brownies! When made correctly, they are so moist, rich and chocolaty! Yum! I have experimented with some different ingredients to add to my brownies. I have taken a basic brownie and made it into a unique creation, time and time again. I am going to give you some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Add these ideas to your favorite brownie recipe. Sometimes, I like to use a bag or boxed brownie mix (but ssshhh...dont tell anyone).

Coffee Brownies:
Add 2-3 tablespoons of instant coffee to your brownie mix prior to baking.

Extra Chocolaty Brownies:
Add 6-12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips to your brownie mix prior to baking.

Fruity Brownies:
Add 3-4 tablespoons of strawberry or raspberry jam to your mix prior to baking.

Mint Brownies:
Add (to taste), Andes mints (chopped) to your brownie mix prior to baking and/or melt them on top after baking and before cooling.

Reeses Brownies:
Mix 3/4 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a bowl. Pour 1/2 of your brownie mix into your baking dish. Crumble peanut butter mixture over the brownie layer. Top with remaining brownie mix. It may not cover all of the peanut butter mixture, but that is OK!

Nutty Brownies:
Add chopped walnuts, peacans or your favorite nuts to your brownie mix prior to baking.

Marshmallow Brownies:
Add 1 cup of mini marshmallow to your brownie mix prior to baking. And/or cover brownies with mini marshmallows after brownies are baked, but before they cool. After the mini's melt a bit, spray a spatula with butter spray and spread mini's over the brownies. (Or you can leave them whole.)

Chippy Brownies:
Add 6-12 ounces of butterscotch, vanilla or cinnamon chips to your brownie mix prior to baking. You can use any kind of chip you like!

You can even mix and match add ins! Say you are craving a chocolaty, coffee brownie with nuts sprinked on top. Go for it and let me know how it turns out!


Queen B. said...

Wow.;..I'm in heaven. Looks great !

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onlinepastrychef said...

Hi, and welcome to Foodie Blogroll! Best of luck with your new business, as well. Looks like we're neighbors--I'm in Cary:)

Liliana said...

I just love the idea of coffee in my brownies - double dosage of caffeine. Great brownie ideas!

JoAnn said...

MMMMM brownies are my favorite and changing the flavors a bit just keeps me taking new bites! Eco-converts just love making our own valentines day treats and we couldn't do it without your great recipes! That said, do you have any homemade chocolates recipes?

Parker said...

Yum. Like the different variations. My fav is the reeses and coffee ones.

Shelly said...

Welcome to the foodie blog roll. LOVE brownies!

Jennifer said...

Fabulous ideas!!! :) :)

katkat'skitchen said...

A balanced diet is a brownie in each hand!Thank you for stopping by at my cheesecake blog at

What a way to enhance brownies, though in my book any brownie is a great brownie

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