Monday, August 11, 2008

Not Your Normal Brownie & Awards!

The brownies look good, huh? I saw these on Jenny's blog and for sure knew I had to try them. First bite, I wasn't won over. But after I froze them to harden, they tasted better. At least my brothers like them. One of them was saying "I'll let you play my game on the X-Box if I can have one of your brownies now instead of waiting till they harden." Of course, he did get his brownie, barganing or not! I heard that my oldest brother was saying "these are terrible" but kept on eating them. I know they weren't that bad if he kept on eating them! (Awards are at the bottom of the page).
Crispy Caramel Brownie Treats

1 brownie mix of choice 9x13 size
¾ Cup caramel ice cream topping
3 Cups Mini Marshmallows
2 Tablespoons butter
3 ½ Cups rice crispy cereal
1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons coconut oil (you can also use heavy cream)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. As soon as they are done baking, remove from oven and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
2. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt marshmallows and butter until puffed up. Stir in cereal until well combined. Quickly place over brownies and gently spread evenly over top. Place chocolate chips into a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. Stir in coconut oil or heavy cream until shiny and smooth. Pour and drizzle over top of brownies. Let cool then cut into squares.
12 large brownies
L to R: Anna, Julie, Joss, and me. We took our friends to Knotts Berry Farm and had a blast. We rode this about 6 times - a great big free fall.
Proof that Lewis is getting so much bigger.

Now, for the awards! Barbara over at Barbara Bakes & Theresa over at Baking and Beyond gave me this award! Thanks Barbara and Theresa, I was pleasantly surprised. Do check out their blogs, I always enjoy seeing what they have made lately! I will be passing this on to:

  1. Jessica at Turkey Cookies. Jessica blogs right now about how she spends her summers - at the farmer's market, summer schooling, taking walks, and even about the food she makes! I enjoy reading her blog.
  2. Jaime at Good Eats N' Sweet Treats. Jaime is in the group Tuesdays With Dorie and makes delicious looking food. Her posts every Tuesday are always fun to read.
  3. Rebekah over at Don't Call Me Becky. Rebekah blogs about quilting, sewing, crafts, baking, & cooking. I always enjoy reading her posts.

    Stephanie at Fun Foods On A Budget gave me the Yum Yum award. I didn't even know Stephanie read my blog until she gave me this award! Thanks for the award and I am glad you like my blog. I am passing it on to:
  • Lucy at Sweets, Savories, Etc. Lucy blogs from NY and has fun posts.
  • Brooke at Dessert First. I found Brooke's blog thru another blogger and she has some great recipes there.
  • OhioMom at Cooking In Cleveland. Linda has a neat blog going from Ohio, if you need a zucchini recipe - check her blog out!

    Enjoy guys! And...GO TEAM USA!!!


Jade said...

oh my goodness those look amazing!! Congrats on your award! lol I just passed you the Kindred Spirit award you can get the details over at my blog=)


Jade said...

oh yeah and my blog is

Lucy said...

Boy ... Ooooh Boy!! those are decadent, & simply sinful !!

Thank you for the award :-)

Jaime said...

yum! i saw those on jenny's blog too and thought they looked delicious

thanks so much for the award! i have a few to catch up on so i will be sure to include yours as well :)

OhioMom said...

OMG I got a sugar rush just reading the ingredients in those decadent brownies ... yummy!

Lewis is soooo sweet, and yes he is getting to be a big boy.

Thanks for the award Priscilla :)

Aggie said...

Hi Priscilla! Just found your blog through Picky Palate...

Love your blog! : )

Your "brownies" look fantastic!

Jenny said...

Great job with the brownies Priscilla! They look perfect. Whack your older brother upside the head for me for saying they were horrible! He must be crazy!!

The supreme scream is my husband's all time favorite ride from Knotts. I can't handle it, but he tries to get me to go on every time!

Barbara Bakes said...

Congrats on the awards - you deserve them!

Brooke said...

Thanks, Priscilla's. You made my day. I enjoy visiting your blog because I can't wait to see what you are going to try next. Thanks for the award!

Sara said...

those brownies are making me hungry!

Neesie said...

Thanks so much for your well wishes. I am doing much better.
Welcome back home! You have been missed. :-)

Rebekah said...

yummy! you're killing me with all of these goodies!

thanks for the award!

~Priscilla~ said...

thanks so much everyone for the comments...

jenny - i *love* supreme scream and you really should try it!!

Margaret said...

Those brownies are teasing me as I look at the screen - I would love to bite into one of these. They look fabulous.

Oiyi said...

Those look so good!

Rosie said...

Hi Priscilla, those brownies look sensational!! Huge congrats on your awards :)

Rosie x