Fast forward to about a week ago. My mother volunteered me to make and bring Mini Brownie Bites to the family Christmas Eve shindig on the flip side of that I was working my tail off to get my Christmas present to myself here on time before Christmas Eve!
So what was the mystery gift? Oh just a Canon T3..you know not like I have not been eyeing it on Amazon for a whole year and annoying everyone with my camera envy talk or anything. I finally got it people! I finally got it! This camera is life changing and amazing! Just see the awesome depth of focus in my gift tag photo!
Anyhow not to put you in snooze mode with my big news let's get on with a blog post about food, shall we? About those Brownie Bites. I found some little cupcake\muffin pan liners in a holly design in the back of my closet so I decided to use them. Then got down to biznaz...
They were not anything spectacular. I made them from a box. The only "fancy" thing I did to them was put red and green M&M's in them because they were for the family Christmas Eve dinner. You can see I am not perfect when adding batter to a pan. LOL!
I baked according to what box said. Well wait no.. I take that back.. it said bake for 40 minutes. But these thing were so small 40 minutes would have disintegrated them. So i reduced it to 35 minutes and watched carefully and when I saw with my own eyes they were done I took them out even if the time was not up!
As tiny as they were, they packed a big mouthful of yummyness! All you need is a box of Brownie mix, M&M's and pan liners and bake according to box but do remember to watch them they can burn quickly! Simple as that!
Now.. while those were baking I whipped up a small batch of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bark. I was feeling housewifey-ish at that moment and I am not even married, below is the result of that feeling.
The top photos is before it set. How do I get it to set? I put it in the freezer till it's nice and hard! It happens pretty fast! The next photos are after it set.
Yumm! Just look at the texture!!
I went a bit wild and added Marshmallows, broken up Graham Crackers and drizzles of more Chocolate plus nuts for crunch. To me it was like a S'mores Chocolate Bark and that is what I am calling it!
I used a total of 2 and half cups of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 1/2 cup of nuts, 6 Marshmallows cut up and broken up Graham Crackers.. I did not measure how much I used I just put them on. This is tweakable since I did a small batch. The more Chips you got melted the bigger the batch and so on! Don't forget to break them up or cut them after they are all done!
Wa-La! This post is now done! Stay tuned for more posts coming!