Happy Halloween!

Here are some ideas for baking up something scary good for Halloween!

Candy Corn Cupcakes  Triple Layer Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Orange Hug Cookies  S'more Cereal Bars

Pumpkin Coffee Cake  Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread  Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes 1

Halloween Candied Gorp  Peanut Butter Brownie Pie

Pumpkin Milk Chocolate Blondies  Halloween Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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Ultimate Turtle Brownies

Not your everyday brownies…but should be!

Ultimate Turtle Brownies

1 (15.25 oz) box chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup each white chips, milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
32 Kraft caramels, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13″x9″ baking pan with nonstick spray. Combine cake mix, oil, and eggs. Mix in all the chips. Press half of the mixture into bottom of prepared baking pan (will be a thin layer). Bake 10 minutes.

While baking, in medium saucepan, combine butter, sweetened condensed milk, and caramels. Heat over medium-low heat until melted and smooth (stir constantly). Pour over partially baked brownies in baking pan. Top with remaining brownie mixture, sprinkle over caramel mixture with your fingers (a bit messy) to make an even layer. Brownie mixture will not totally cover the caramel mixture, pat down a bit, it will spread and bake up nicely. Return to oven and bake 25-30 minutes. Remove, cool 20 minutes and run knife around edges. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Recipe found at allfood.recipes.

One Year Ago: Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles

Two Years Ago: Dark Chocolate Snack Cake Dark Chocolate Snack Cake 2

Three Years Ago: Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Four Years Ago: Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies Date Nut Pinwheel Cookies

Brownies Supreme

In my mind and taste buds, these are Brownies Supreme. A mixture of dark chocolate, chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. What is your idea of a supreme brownie?

Brownies Supreme

Brownies:
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1½ cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13″x9″ baking pan with foil (leaving overhang on each end) and lightly spray with non stick spray. In large bowl, stirring by hand, mix melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add flour, cocoa, dark cocoa, and salt; mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Toward the end of brownie baking time, start preparing frosting.

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

In saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, evaporated milk, and sugar to boil. Boil for about 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, coconut, and nuts. Pour and spread over cake as it comes from the oven. Cool completely, remove from pan to cutting board using foil overhang. Carefully peel foil away from sides and bottom of brownies and cut into squares.

One Year Ago: Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies Peanut Butter Oatmeal M&M Cookies

Two Years Ago: Rocky Road Rice Krispie Treats Rocky Road Rice Krispies Treats

Three Years Ago: Peach Cobbler Cupcakes Peach Cobbler Cupcakes 1

Four Years Ago: Brownie Cookies w/Toffee Brownie Cookies with Toffee & Toasted Walnuts

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

It’s time for brownies! Brownies make me happy! This recipe is from texanerin.com.

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie Layer:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup + 2 Tbl sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbl milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Strawberry Cheesecake Layer:
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1½ tsp vanilla
1/2 cup strawberry jam

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 8″x8″ pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. For the brownie layer, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In anotherl bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, egg, and vanilla. Add to the dry and mix just until combined. Do not over mix. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. For the strawberry cheesecake layer, beat together cream cheese, yogurt, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Pour gently over the brownie layer and spread evenly. Drop clumps of strawberry jam on top and pull a knife through each clump to gently swirl. Bake 20 minutes, turn oven temperature down to 325° and continue baking 20 minutes more. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting. Store covered in the refrigerator.

One Year Ago: Pineapple Streusel Muffins Pineapple Streusel Muffins

Two Years Ago: Lemon Truffle Pie Lemon Truffle Pie

Three Years Ago: Homemade Granola Homemade Granola

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Crazy for Coconut!

I love coconut, how about you? Here are some ideas for your coconut cravings…

Toasted Coconut Cream Pies   Coconut Macaroons   Toasted Coconut Banana Bread

Coconut Pecan Cinnamon Chip Oatmeal Cookies   Orange Coconut Pecan Cake   Coconut Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownies   Coconut Pecan Oatmeal Bread   Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Coconut Almond Chex Mix  Black Bottom Coconut Macadamia Bars  Pecan & Coconut Cream Popcorn  Double Coconut Cream Pie

Chocolate Coconut Crunch Cookies   Raspberry Coconut Muffins   Pineapple Coconut Coffee Cake

Coconut Bundt Cake   Coconut Spice Bars   Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Bread with Coconut   Chocolate Chip Coconut Date Nut Bars   Coconut Bites

Chewy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies   Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars   Oatmeal Cake with Chocolate Coconut Pecan Frosting

Coconut Toffee Ricotta Cheese Cake   Pineapple Coconut Muffins with Almond Crunch   Coconut Vanilla Oatmeal Cookies

One Year Ago: Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes

Two Years Ago: White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia

Three Years Ago: Parmesan Herb Rolls Parmesan Herb Rolls

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Biscoff Brownies with Biscoff Cookie Spread Frosting

For all those who love Brownies and Biscoff Cookies & Biscoff Cookie Spread, why not? I think it is a winning combination!

Biscoff Brownies

Biscoff Brownies:
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups sugar
1 Tbl vanilla
4 eggs
1½ cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 (8.8 oz) pkg Biscoff Cookies, finely crushed (I used 26 and ate the rest)

Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray 13″x9″ baking pan with non-stick spray. In large bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, and vanilla.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after addition.  In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, dark cocoa, and salt.  Stir dry ingredients into butter/egg mixture, mixing just until well combined. Spread half brownie batter (about 2 cups) in prepared pan.  Spoon Biscoff Cookie crumbs evenly across top of batter. Drop remaining brownie batter in small clumps evenly around on top of crumbs.  Using one finger, gently pull across the top of the clumps of batter, gently drawing them together to spread solidly over the crumbs (it takes a few minutes and some patience but it works). Bake 30-35 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.

Biscoff Spread Frosting:
1/2 cup creamy Biscoff Cookies Spread
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
4 Tbl milk

Whip Biscoff Spread and butter together with electric mixer until light and creamy. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time alternating with milk 1 Tbl at a time, whipping until creamy consistency. Frost completely cooled brownies.

One Year Ago: Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Two Years Ago: Outback Steakhouse Bread Outback Steakhouse Bushman Bread

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Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chips

I needed a cookie to take and share. Who can resist a tender brownie cookie with peanut butter chips? I know I can’t.

Brownie Cookies with Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chips

2/3 cup butter, softened
1½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1½ tsp vanilla
1½ cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375°. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mix just until combined. Stir in peanut butter and chocolate chips. Scoop and drop onto sprayed or silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes, do not over bake. Cool a few minutes on cookie sheet, remove to cooling rack. Original recipe found at hersheys.com.

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Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

We are back from vacation, we had an amazing time with our kids and family in Sun Valley ID. Sometimes I wish time could stand still. Now my honey and I return to our empty nest and back to “real life”. I am missing my kids already, I need chocolate! A quick chocolate fix is a brownie. How do you describe the “best” brownie? Everyone has their own interpretation I am sure. If you do a search for brownies here at CCP, you will find many recipes with lots of additions, toppings or frostings. Here is a recipe for a good old traditional brownie, not dry and too cakey or mushy and gooey. It is what I think is a super good brownie, moist, fudgy with smooth, creamy pockets of chocolate from the chocolate chips. I am hoping a bite or two (interpretation – brownie or two) will send the blues away…in reality, I will just have to walk a few more miles tonight! Love and enjoy your family, it is the true happiness in life!   (And have a brownie!)

Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies

1 cup butter, melted
3 cups sugar
1 Tbl vanilla
4 eggs
1½ cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray 13″x9″ baking pan with non stick spray. In large bowl, stirring by hand, mix melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add flour, cocoa, dark cocoa, and salt; mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely for easiest and cleanest cutting.

One Year Ago: Snickerdoodle Muffins Snickerdoodle Muffins

Two Years Ago: Banana Cream Bundt Cake Banana Cream Bundt Cake

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Triple Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie

Because I am a self proclaimed chocoholic, this recipe I have made up to share with you should not be too surprising. Pie with a chocolate pastry crust, little brownie chunks folded into chocolate cream filling. It will surely fix a chocolate craving. I hope you try it!

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie

Triple Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie 1  Triple Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie 2

Brownie Chunks:
1/2 cup butter, softened almost melted
1½ cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°. By hand, mix butter and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, and salt; mix well. Spread in sprayed 9″x9″ pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and cut into small chunks.

Chocolate Pastry Crust:
3/4 cup + 1 Tbl flour
1 Tbl unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbl sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
2-3 Tbl ice water

Stir together flour, cocoa, sugar, and salt.  Cut in shortening.  Add 1 Tbl of water at a time, mixing with fork until dough holds together (I just needed 2 Tbl).  Make into a disc (handle as little as possible), wrap in plastic, and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour.  Preheat oven to 425°.  Roll out dough to about 12″ diameter circle, line 9″ deep dish pie plate, crimp edge, and prick bottom and sides with fork.  Gently line with sheet of foil, pour in pie weights (or beans) to keep crust from shrinking.  Bake at 425° for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, gently pull out foil with weights, reduce heat to 350°, put back in oven and bake 10 minutes more.  Cool while making filling.

Chocolate Cream Filling:
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1 cup  semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbl butter
1 tsp vanilla

Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in heavy saucepan, whisk until combined.  In small bowl whisk together milk and egg yolks.  Add milk mixture to saucepan slowly, whisking until mixture is smooth.  Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture starts to bubble and thicken, about 6-8 minutes.  Turn heat down to simmer and cook, whisking constantly, another minute more until thick.  Remove from heat, stir in chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla.  Beat several times while cooling to just warm. Fold brownie chunks into chocolate filling (reserve some little brownie chunks for garnish if desired). Pour into crust, cover with plastic wrap or wax paper.  Chill until cold and set throughout, at least 4 hours (I usually chill overnight). Serve with whipped cream and garnish with reserved brownie chunks.

One Year Ago Today: Soft Brown Sugar Cookies w/Browned Butter Frosting Brown Sugar Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting

Two Years Ago Today: Almond Poppyseed Bread w/Almond Glaze Almond Poppyseed Bread with Almond Glaze

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