Classic Homemade Brownies The Kids Can Make

These classic homemade brownies are the perfect dessert to let the kids help make! They’ll love mixing, cracking eggs, and baking from scratch. 

One thing I absolutely love doing with the kids is watching them learn how to bake. And my 6-year-old just graduated from baking brownies from a mix to baking from scratch. Her suggestion! 

After talking about how easy it was to make homemade brownies with my husband, she asked me if I could help her make them. So we got all of the ingredients out and started baking. 

What I love about this recipe is its simplicity. 

The fudgy goodness is absolutely perfect and the brownies pair so well with a glass of cold milk. Sure you can dress them up or add in some fun flavors, but these can stand on their own.

You can also add some espresso to enhance the chocolate flavor. We just didn’t have some on hand right now so we went without.  [Read more…]

10 Red Velvet Desserts With A Twist

10 Red Velvet Desserts with a twist - if you're as obsessed about red velvet as I am, you have to give these a try!

Are you as obsessed with everything red velvet as I am? Well you are in for a treat! I am loving red velvet desserts lately and decided to take a look around to find a few I could enjoy with the family. And these desserts? OMG! From cookies to ice cream (no machine needed!) to amazing milkshakes, this list has you covered! I suggest going down from 1 to 10 and trying everything. But that may take you a few weeks to complete. Just don’t blame me for the weight gain. I kid!

10 Red Velvet Desserts With A Twist

  1. Red Velvet Cake Heart Bites
  2. Red Velvet Whoopie Pie Recipe
  3. Sweet Cream Red Velvet Ice Cream (No Machine Needed)
  4. Red Velvet Cake For Two
  5. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
  6. Red Velvet Trifle
  7. Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownie Recipe
  8. Red Velvet Cake Milkshakes
  9. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  10. Red Velvet Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Desserts with a twist

Are you a big Red Velvet fan?

Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

I don’t know what it is about having a baby that makes me crave sweets but one of my biggest hurdles while nursing is saying no to too many sweets. However I still allow myself some decadent indulgence from time to time. As long as I make it from scratch.

Sure it sounds like more work, but I promise you, making these brownies from scratch is so worth it! Get ready to enjoy a small square of these brownies and be satisfied for the whole week.

Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies - delicious and decadent

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Copy Cat Cosmic Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Sticks Butter softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 teas. Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 8 oz . Semisweet Chocolate
  • ¼ - ½ Cup Mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together the Butter, Sugar and Brown sugar.
  3. Add in the Eggs, ¼ Cup Heavy cream and Vanilla, stir until combined.
  4. Add in the Cocoa powder and stir until combined.
  5. Add the flour 1/3 at a time stirring between each addition.
  6. Put the batter in an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan lined with lightly greased parchment paper and bake at 350˚
  7. until a tooth pick comes out clean, 45-55 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  8. In a microwaveable bowl combine the Chocolate and ½ Cup Heavy cream. Microwave on high for 30
  9. second intervals stirring after each until the Chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour over the brownie in
  10. the pan and smooth to the edges.
  11. Sprinkle with M&Ms and refrigerate until set.
  12. Remove from the pan and cut into desired sizes.
  13. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What’s your favorite add-in to a brownie recipe?

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars with Brownie Crust

No bake peanut butter cheesecake bars with brownie crust

So you remember the cinnamon brownies I posted about yesterday? Well… I just couldn’t wait to share with you what I made with them! Because who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate and cheesecake together?! Ok… maybe quite a few people. But if you DO love this combo then you have to try these!!

While these do require two steps AND waiting for the cheesecake topping to set in the fridge a few hours they are totally worth it. You could even bake the brownies the night before, then mix up the cheesecake in the morning, put them in the fridge and enjoy them for dessert that night.

Don’t like peanut butter? Just skip it for a classic cheesecake or add some berries for an equally tasty treat. I originally was going to cut out cute strawberry hearts and put them on top (sans peanut butter) but the peanut butter was calling out to me. I’m so bad!

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Cinnamon Brownies

Cinnamon Brownies

One thing I absolutely love about making brownies from scratch is the amount of variation you can do and still have something turn out amazing! I’ve been on a cinnamon kick lately. With the delicious taste of it in my morning latte I wanted something I could enjoy in the  afternoons as well.

My absolute FAVORITE brownie recipe comes from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking from My Home to Yours. Her classic brownie recipe is simply amazing. Ooey, gooey, thick and chocolatey. It’s perfect. So I’ve always used her approach to brownies when I make mine.

Cinnamon Brownies

If you love brownies you’re going to love this cinnamon brownies recipe. I’ve made them in a bigger pan for a more narrow brownie because I’ll be using some of them as the crust to my no-bake peanut butter cheesecake. If you want a thicker, more traditional brownie feel free to use an 8×8 pan.

And the cheesecake I’m making? Just wait! They’re going to be an out of this world dessert for Valentines Day you won’t want to miss. But you’re going to have to wait until next week for that recipe!

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Smores Brownies Recipe

Did you know it’s National S’mores Day? No, seriously! It is.

And you know any dessert that has it’s own day needs to be celebrated. The right way. With lots and lots of dessert!

Hershey’s chocolate, Jet Puffed marshmallows and yummy Honey Maid graham crackers are the perfect way to satisfy any sweet tooth. But I was sick of the same old s’more recipe. I wanted something different!

So I gathered my s’mores ingredients and took them to the next level. And the end product… well, it was totally worth it.



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