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Recipe 12 – Chocolate Covered Fruit

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I didn’t really use a recipe for this, but I did get the idea to cover them in nuts from =]

First I microwaved a big bag of semi-sweet morsels for about 4 minutes in a bowl, then stirred it up.

I poked each fruit with a toothpick, dipped it in the chocolate, sprinkled nuts if desired, and then set it on wax paper to harden.

The fruit hardens much faster (and better) if put somewhere cold, like a refrigerator. Or, since it is the arctic outside, I put one tray in the car. ahaha.

You guys seemed to love these, I guess they were a hit! =]

Recipe 6 – Halloween Brownies

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Clearly, I am waaay behind with this (my scanner has been giving me muchos problemas, but I have it fixed now and can add the recipe I used!), but here is the recipe I used for those brownies I brought to class. =D You guys can review – I thought they were pretty tasty, but I guess when cooking it is really the masses that count!

I got my recipe from a betty crocker magazine and obviously I changed it somewhat, but what else is new? =]

First, I mixed the brownie batter just like the box said to, also adding white chocolate chips in the batter (the recipe called for peanuts but I don’t like them and didn’t know about allergies in the class, so I went with more chocolate instead). I then baked it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Then, once the brownies were just about done, I pulled them out and dumped a buttload of mini marshamallows on top – you literally couldn’t see brownie underneath them. =] I put it back in the oven for about five minutes, pulled it back out once they had puffed up a lot, and then stuck candy corns everywhere in the mallows.

There were a few things I did differently from the recipe – 1) I didn’t use peanuts, as already stated. 2) I didn’t microwave frosting and tint it green with food coloring, then drizzle it over the marshmallow. This part was not of my choosing. Are you ready for an amazing fact that broke my heart? THEY DON’T SELL LIQUID FOOD COLORING ANYMORE. Anywhere. I looked at several different stores – nothing. All they have is this dumb ‘gel coloring’ that I wasn’t sure would work/taste good, so I had to forgo this step in the directions. =[ 3) I used candy corn instead of candy pumpkins. Because, well, I wanted to. haha.

Anyway, judging by how few of these I had left, I am assuming they were a hit. I certainly liked them. =]

Also, I didn’t get a good picture of them finished, so the caption pictures is just the one from the magazine.