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5 Chocolate-Packed Twists On The Classic Brownie Recipe

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December is usually the month when we let go of our diets and just try to deal with crazy preparations for the holidays by indulging in our favorite treats. Is there anything more comforting than a brownie? How about you browse through these twists on classic brownie recipes and let us know if anything tops them? 

Anyone who knows me has the good sense to keep the plate of brownies away from me. I spent a long time building an ironclad reputation as someone who is quite capable of wolfing down the whole batch. That’s why I only get a small fraction of them whenever there’s a family gathering. Oh well, guess I’m going to have to make my own brownies and eat them all myself, right?

But if you frequently eat brownies, then maybe you want to try to mix it up a little, by experimenting with all of the possible forms and deconstructions of the classic brownie. And we’re here to help you with that, to up the ‘yum factor’ to 11! Meanwhile, if you want to perfect your baking brownie technique, check out these common mistakes you might be making.

5 brownie recipes with a twist!

1. Snickers brownies

Brownies are some of our favorite desserts, whether it’s a classic recipe or a recipe with a twist. Using a Snickers bar here may not actually be a twist, but it still is a genius idea. Snickers brings here a nice flavor and crunch, and we now think it’s a perfect brownie ingredient. Serve it with vanilla custard on top for an unforgettable experience.

2. Gooey chewy brownies

We’re big fans of brownies, but let’s face it. Nobody likes them dry, with that cake-like consistency. That is why we took things in the opposite direction for this, and we’ve made these gooey and chewy brownies. They’re filled with a deliciously sticky toffee sauce which may make them seem like they’re undercooked but have no worries. It’s delicious!

3. Peanut butter mug brownies

Yes, you can now make a fancy and absolutely delicious dessert in the microwave! Just follow our steps, and you’ll fall in love with this 10-minute mug brownie recipe. As usual, peanut butter tends to make everything that much better!

4. Oreo Brownies

These Oreo brownies are a good choice when you’re in the mood for a delicious weekend treat, but don’t have too much time on your hands. How do you make them? Just follow the steps in the video below!

5. Vegan Brownies

It may be hard to hold a raw-vegan diet, especially when you’re in the mood for a delicious dessert. Luckily, this dessert is so good, you’ll even forget it’s so healthy. With no sugar added, no baking skills required but flavored with lots of almonds, dates, and cashews, this brownie may become an all-time favorite!

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Article by Ruxandra Grecu from So Delicious. View the original article here.

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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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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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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.

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Poop Emoji Churros Just Became A Sh*tty Reality

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In what might be the shittiest dessert creation we’ve ever seen, Nick from The Naughty Churro created a new Poop Emoji Churro Sundae he appropriately named The Number Two.

You may remember a few weeks ago he created these beautiful Cotton Candy Churro ice cream sandwiches topped with edible glitter and butterflies. In a complete 180, the churro innovator created a poop churro brownie based on the popular emoji.

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Every time I tried to make a chocolate churro, people said “it looks like shit”. So, I rolled with it.

The dessert is made with a chocolate churro base and coated in cocoa sugar. It’s served on top of a scoop of ice cream topped with chocolate syrup and crushed Oreos. The eyes and mouth on the brownie, used to emote the pile of poo, is made with a fondant and an edible black marker. Nick conceptualized ridiculous idea with his wife, Carmen.

We thought that poop is really hot right now.

You can find The Number Two at the Naughty Churro stand in 626 Night Market from August 5-7.

Photo: The Naughty Churro

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How To Turn Your Cake Into Cones In 3 Different Ways

Our buddy Josh Elkin recently dropped by the Foodbeast Kitchen with an idea for a sweet cake recipe. He wanted to turn our three favorite kinds of cakes into hand-held cones.

The three flavors he used were Funfetti, Red Velvet and Brownie. All you need are a box of each respective mix (which you’ll be able to find at any grocery store), eggs, oil, milk, frosting, some ice cream and a few snow cone cups.

Whisk together your cake mix, eggs, oil and water until it’s smooth. Then pour them into the snow cone cups and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once the cones are done baking, throw the frosting into a plastic bag for piping. Carefully cut a small hole in the center of your cake cones and start piping the frosting inside until it reaches out the top. For the brownie, you’ll want to use ice cream.

You bet we came out of this shoot with sticky fingers.

Check out our video with Josh for the play by play.

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Planters Releases Dessert Peanuts Including BANANA SUNDAE

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Planters Peanuts has launched a line of peanuts based on some of America’s most popular desserts. The four flavors are Turtle Sundae, Banana Sundae, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie.

Y’know, in case we wanted to deviate from salty peanuts.

The Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Mix is made with peanut butter candy covered peanuts, cocoa peanuts, milk chocolate covered brownie flavor bits, peanuts and peanut butter candy pieces

The Turtle Sundae Mix features Chocolate candy covered caramel bits, vanilla yogurt covered peanuts, pecans, salted caramel flavored peanuts and chocolate candy covered peanuts

The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix has Oatmeal flavored covered raisins, yogurt and graham covered raisins, cinnamon-toasted almonds, pecans and raisins

Finally, the Banana Sundae Mix boasts honey-roasted peanuts, chocolate candy covered peanuts, vanilla yogurt covered peanuts, strawberry flavored yogurt covered peanuts and banana chips.

Imagine throwing all of them into one communal bowl. Now that’s a party.

Those with a nutty sweet tooth can find 6-oz bags of Planters’ dessert or in a 3 oz for limited flavors.