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Fast Food

McDonald’s Brings Caramel Brownie McFlurry To Dessert Menu

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It’s been a minute since McDonald’s added something new to their McFlurry options. Don’t get me wrong, I could dive into a cup of Oreo McFlurry with a side of fries any day, but something new is always welcome. 

The fast-food chain has announced they’ll be offering a new Caramel Brownie McFlurry

Vanilla soft serve comes together with brownie pieces and caramel topping and is blended until the morsels engrain themselves into the silky smooth frozen cream. 

This product’s release marks the first time the Caramel Brownie McFlurry will be available in the US. It made its original debut in Canada back in 2017. 

McDonald’s customers can get their hands on the new McFlurry option starting May 3 at all participating McDonald’s locations nationwide. 

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Packaged Food

Oreo Is Launching A Triple-Flavored Creme Cookie Dubbed ‘BROOKIE-O’ Next Month

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As a kid, my friends and I would often buy different-flavored packs of Oreo cookies, untwist them and combine the different ends together to create an amalgam of sweet sensations on our tongues. 

Looks like Oreo finally realized the magic they had within themselves. 

Nabisco is launching a limited edition “Brookie-O” flavor in early January 2020. The new flavor combines the cremes of Brownie, Cookie Dough, and the classic Oreo creme into a triple-layered beast. 

You can now enjoy three different Oreo flavors in a single bite, without any extra twist work. 

Catch Brookie-O Oreo cookies debuting nationwide starting next month at participating snack aisles. They’ll be sold while supplies last. 

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Recipes

How To Make Sweet And Spicy Chocolate Covered Jalapenos

Many of us belong to a school of thought that firmly believe anything covered in chocolate will instantly be made better, whether it is candy, fruit, or in this case, jalapeño peppers.

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was tasked to create something with chocolate as the unifying connector.

Foodbeast’s Oscar, the man behind the infamous Elote Ramen, decided to make chocolate covered jalapeños topped with marzipan candy. The peppers checked off many tasting notes that we’d never have dreamed would come from two such contrasting foods.

Check out the video to see how he made these!

Rounding out this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge include Alyssa, Devin, Oscar, Costa, Peter, and Kimberly. Join us next time for another installment!

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Sweets

Snickers Is Launching A BROWNIE Bar Next Year

Snickers have taken on a brand new form and it’s going to bring delight to many brownie lovers.

The candy brand has announced a brand new Peanut Brownie Squares bar that’s — you guessed — all brownie.

This new addition to the Snickers family features two squares, coated in the Snickers chocolate, and accented with a layer of caramel and a chewy peanut-brownie filling.

While this new treat won’t hit the snack aisle until early 2021, Snickers is letting fans get an early taste of the brownie bar by going to SNICKERSBrownie.com and signing up for the countdown.

Once the countdown clock runs out of time on July 16, there will be a thousand boxes free to claim while supplies last.

Sounds like a pretty sweet sneak peek, especially for those who can’t wait until 2021.

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There’s A Dessert Fest In LA This Weekend And It’s A Sugar Filled Paradise

Got a sugar-thirsty sweet tooth? Don’t we all.

Time Out L.A. is taking advantage of those who are forever down for desserts with their Dessert Fest happening this Sunday, April 30. Attendees will have access to some of LA’s most tempting treats, all in one sitting.

The Time Out L.A. editors asked eight local restaurants and bakeries to serve up their most popular desserts for the event, and thus, Sunday they will be doing just that at Studio 11. The participating vendors include: Magnolia Bakery, Ococoa, Lady M Cake Boutique, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, SpireWorks, The Walrus and the Hedgehog, Wanderlust Creamery, and Pop Champagne Bar & Restaurant.

Magnolia Bakery

Kate Wertheimer, Editor at Time Out Los Angeles, says:

“At Time Out we’re dedicated to discovering the best of the city—whether that’s bars, theater, comedy, art or the very best dishes. L.A. has some great restaurants that are getting super creative with their desserts—whether baked, fried or frozen—so to celebrate our favorite sweet treats, we’re crowning L.A.’s very best. I promise that this will be every foodies’ perfect day filled with delicious, decadent goodness, and a few surprises, too.”

The Walrus and the Hedgehog

SpireWorks

Tickets are between $25-$35 and will get you tastings from each participating restaurant plus two complementary beers from Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

For more information and to book your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dessert-fest-presented-by-time-out-la-tickets-33349689820

Check out more of the goodies from the Fest below:

Magnolia Bakery

Ococoa

POP Champagne Bar

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Humor Video

EpicMealTime Makes Edible So Potent Their Video Got Demonetized

This is definitely one special brownie.

YouTube channel EpicMealTime uploaded a video of a pot brownie made with a potent strain of Golden Kush marijuana to celebrate 4/20. Golden Kush dials in at around 23% THC, and EpicMealTime utilized 4 ounces worth of it, making this a brownie that can send anyone to another dimension.

Between the actual amount of cannabis in the baked good to all of the joints getting rolled as a result of this being the channel’s first-ever 4/20 episode, some of the folks running YouTube ended up not being down with the video, and demonetized it soon after it went up on the site.

EpicMealTime responded by wearing the fact they got demonetized as a badge of honor.

What’s crazy is that EpicMealTime shelled out over a thousand bucks to make this weed-laced creation happen, and they’re not even gonna get paid for it.

Based on how they enjoyed it, however, I’m sure they don’t give a *Crow’s caw*.

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Get Baked With This Delicious Recipe For Cannabis-Infused Brownie A La Mode

While it’s impossible to figure out who originally came up with the genius invention of the “pot brownie,” it’s safe to say that the concept will live on for eternity. Even to this day, folks everywhere are still trying to perfect and recreate their own versions of the legendary recipe.

Now, thanks to the newly founded legalization of recreational use of MJ in states like Washington, Colorado, and most recently, California, the aspects of cooking with cannabis are becoming more widely accepted. And, with more acceptance, comes improved technique, efficiency, and more deliciousness.

Since 4/20, aka the biggest celebration of cannabis all year, is almost upon us, we picked up your fave low-cal, high protein ice cream, Halo Top, to make the day — and the pot brownie — even more delicious. See our recipe for “Pot Brownie a la Mode” below.

Remember, everyone’s cannabis tolerance varies. FOODBEAST recommends consuming medicated edibles with oversight and caution. You can always eat more — not less!

Pot Brownie A La Mode Checklist

You will need:

– crockpot

– baking sheet

– oven

– cheesecloth

– cannabis grinder

– baking pan

– About 16 hours of cooking time

Ingredients

7-14 grams of cannabis

½ pound clarified butter

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup flour

3 ½ cups sugar

8 whole eggs

For the pot brownie al a mode recipe you’ll need 7 – 14 grams of cannabis and a ½ pound of clarified butter, to make cannabutter. Grind up the cannabis — preferably on a baking sheet — then bake for 30 minutes at 240 degrees.

After your cannabis is done baking, transfer it into your crockpot. Next, take the ½ pound of clarified butter and mix into cannabis and mix thoroughly. Let mixture cook on low for 6-8 hours.

After your cannabutter is done cooking for 6-8 hours, strain the mixture using cheese cloth. Just be sure that there is no plant material left. Let chill overnight.

Next, it’s time to make our brownies. Combine one ½ cup cocoa powder, a ½ cup flour, 3 ½ cups sugar, and 8 whole eggs into a large mixing bowl and stir. This mixture should yield a thick chocolatey paste.

Add in the ½ pound of cannabutter and one ½ cup of melted butter. It’s also a good idea to coat your pan with a nice layer of cannabutter so the brownies do not stick. It’s best to use a 9” x 13” or 11” x 15” pan.

If you only have a small pan, try not filling it to the top — the brownies will come out undercooked. You can use a toothpick to check if brownies are done. If brownies stick to the toothpick, cook them longer.

Set oven to 300 degrees and bake for 40 minutes. After cooling, cut and serve with a scoop (or more) of Halo Top ice cream (we used Vanilla Bean!).

Created in partnership with Halo Top Creamery

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Fast Food Sweets

Dunkin’ Gets Romantic With New Heart-Shaped Donuts

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With only a couple days left until February, we’re all starting to feel the love. Dunkin’ Donuts found a way to turn that feeling into something a little more tangible and bite-sized by creating a line of heart-shaped donuts for Valentine’s Day.

The two new donuts are the Chocolate-covered Raspberry Heart Donut and the Brownie Batter Crumble Heart Donut.

Dunkin’s Raspberry Heart boasts a raspberry filling, is frosted with chocolate icing, and drizzled with strawberry-flavored icing. The Brownie Batter Crumble Heart oozes brownie batter-flavored buttercreme filling, is frosted with chocolate icing, and drizzled with strawberry-flavored icing.

A dozen of these might be just as romantic, if not more so, than ordering a box of chocolates. Heck, we’ll take a heart-shaped donut any time of year. Love does that to you.

The donuts will be available through the end of February at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations.