Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The only good thing about today is being able to eat chocolate. I think that is a good excuse, no? Now these brownies I’m about to share with you are definitely a good excuse to enjoy on Valentine’s Day. They are really, really, really decadent. Just a little square and you will be in heaven! I made these for my friends’ but they’re also be great to share with someone special in your life or just a valentine you may have on your mind.

I’m going solo this year with the exception of drinking a bottle of wine and enjoying some decadent dark chocolates. Actually.. I may go out and have a pizookie instead! If someone can’t take care of me, I need to know how to take care of myself. Right? Right!

These brownies are super easy to make. I used a fudgy boxed brownie as the base, melted some chocolate with butter and topped with chopped snickers. I pretty much followed the recipe exactly except swapping out vegetable oil for coconut oil. The coconut oil sealed the deal. The brownie base was super fudgy and very moist. The recipe is from the cookbook The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book and many sites post previews of some of the recipes featured in the cookbook.

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The only weary thing I have about the cookbook is using boxed cake and brownie mixes. Which I believe I’ve mentioned before. The ingredients listed are so scary but you know what… they make good desserts. I could easily make the brownies by scratch but why? These took minutes to put together and they were enjoyed by everyone. At least with a box mix you really can’t screw it up!

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Snickery Supreme Brownies
Adapted from
The Ultimate Shortcut Cookie Book

Ingredients:
1 (19.5oz) package fudgy brownie mix
1/2 cup melted extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 regular sized snicker bars, coarsely chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, Position rack in the lower third of the oven. Spray the bottom only of an 8x8in square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray for foil-line pan.

Combine the brownie mix, oil, water and eggs in a medium mixing bowl with a wooden spoon until just blended and all dry ingredients are moistened. Spread batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 40-44 minutes or until toothpick inserted in 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean (do not over bake). Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Combine chocolate chips and butter in a medium saucepan; stir over low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour and spread over brownies and immediately sprinkle with chopped snickers. Gently press chopped snickers into chocolate layer. Cool. Cut into squares. Makes 9 large or 16 small brownies.

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I recommend cooling the brownie base completely before adding the melted chocolate and snickers on top. This definitely takes a few hours and lots of patience to not dig in right away. ;) 16 small brownies are the perfect serving, trust me!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Fallon’s Cucina! 

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1 comment:

Robin Sue said...

Hi Fallon!! You had me at chocolate, coconut oil and snickers. This looks to die for. Have a very Happy Day today!!