Ready, Set, Sweet!

Whistles are blowing, marching bands are  marching, and crowds are cheering. Are you ready for some football! You most likely won’t find us watching the game play for play, but grazing the tailgate spread instead, especially if Brownie Bugles Bites are on hand. Think puppy chow meets white trash smothered in gooey goodness. It’s definitely a game changer! 


Brownie Bugle Bites

Ingredients

4 cups Brugles

1 (5.3 ounce) package Rolos, unwrapped

1 cup Heath Butter Brickle Bits 

2 tablespoons butter

1 dark chocolate brownie mix , plus ingredients on the back of the box 

1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions
Put Bugles into a large plastic bag. Set aside.

Melt Rolos in a heat safe bowl over a pot of hot simmering water. When they are almost all the way melted, stir in butter until combined.

Pour the melted chocolate/caramel mixture into the bag of Bugles. Gently move it around with both of your hands.

With only half of the Bugles covered, open the plastic bag, and sprinkle in 1 1/2 cups dry brownie mix and Heath. Continue moving it around in the bag gently.

Make the other half of the brownies mix with 1.5 eggs, 1/3 cup oil, 2.5 tbs of water. Melt 1 cup dark chocolate chips.

Pour the bugle mixture into a bowl and cover with the made brownie mix.  Place on a parchment lined large baking sheet and pour melted chocolate on top and gently stir. Allow to cool. 

*recipe inspired by Simply Gloria

We’re Here for the Sweets!

Hooray!!! Our local football team, The Kansas City Chiefs, have made it to the playoffs and it’s the first time since 1994. A watch party is now on Saturday’s agenda. And what goes perfectly with football? Wings, nachos, pizza? Nope, not at our house. Not on a Saturday. We’re channeling our inner Girl Scout and baking Samoa Brownies. We love anything made with chocolate and caramel. Throw on some toasted coconut and we have just what we need to cheer on our team…or more accurately have our hubbies tell us the score while we lick the bowl! 

Samoa Brownies

  
Ingredients

1 brownie mix

3½ cups shredded coconut, toasted

1 package of Caramel Kisses, unwrapped

½ tsp. salt

4 tbsp. almond milk

3 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Instructions

Prepare brownie mix according to box directions and cool.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place coconut on baking pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir coconut and cook for another 2-3 minutes until toasted. Watch closely so it doesn’t burn.

In a large, microwaveable bowl, add unwrapped caramels, salt, and milk and cook on high for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally (about every 45-60 seconds). Cook until all caramels are melted and smooth.

Add coconut and mix together. Spread over cooled brownies.

*recipe adapted from Six Sister’s Stuff

Borrowed Sweets

Ever heard the phrase, “Too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all,”? Well take applies to our sweet cheat this Saturday….sort of. After trick or treating last night we have mounds and mounds of candy. If your kids are like ours’ they prefer the super sweet fruity types of candy. We, on the other hand, LOVE the chocolate. Good thing they won’t notice us “borrowing” their chocolatey goodies to make Candy Bar Brownies. Brownies mix+ candy bars + Saturday + sisters = the best post Halloween treat ever!

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Candy Bar Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1  box of brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • Halloween candy

Directions

Make brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Once cooled put your “borrowed” Halloween candy on top of the brownies and enjoy with your little ghosts and goblins!