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Recipe Time! Chipotle Brownies

As some of you may know, I’m on a continuing quest to find ways to use up leftover chipotle peppers (the canned ones in adobo sauce).  Even after using them in the original dish I needed them for, making chipotle butter, and chipotle ranch, I still had some left.  It was time to expand my thinking.  Since the combination of chocolate and spicy is a popular thing now, I turned my mind to dessert. Now, I may have mentioned before (though I’m too lazy to actually go back and check) that I’m not the biggest fan of brownies.  I know, I know…I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  But in this case brownies seemed like the perfect subject to turn to for my chipotle experiments.  Actually considering I’m kind of a weenie when it comes to spicy it’s somewhat surprising that I’m the one who came up with these brownies.  And that I actually like them!  But the chipotle adds a nice subtle, smoky kick without setting your mouth on fire.  So I guess the point you should take away from this is that if someone who isn’t a huge fan of brownies or spicy likes these brownies they must be really good. DSCF6338 Read the rest of this entry

We Can Do it Better: Brownie Brittle

Okay guys, admit it, you knew this was coming, right?  As soon as I said in my review of Brownie Brittle that it’s good, but expensive, you knew we’d be figuring out how to make our own.  In reality we’ve been planning this even before I wrote the review article.  What really pushed us over the edge into finally making it was when got our hands on the salted caramel flavor Brownie Brittle and were incredibly underwhelmed.  We knew we could do it better, and now you can too!

The basic idea was just to make a brownie batter and instead of baking it in a pan, spreading it really thin on a baking sheet.   In order to do this you need to have a baking sheet that has a rim, like this:

The rim will make sure your batter doesn't go all over the place and burn in the bottom of your oven.

The rim will make sure your batter doesn’t go all over the place and burn in the bottom of your oven.

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The Snack Report: Brownie Brittle

After a month of eating Christmas cookies, I’m sure everyone is tired of them by now.  No?  Yeah, I’m not really either…but it’s still nice to have some variety in your sweet snacks, right?  So what should you turn to for cookie respite?  How about some Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle?  The snack up for review today falls into the, “why didn’t I ever think of that?” category.  Brownie Brittle is so simple, but so tasty.  It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like – super flat, crisp brownie broken up into pieces like brittle.  It also has chocolate chips in it.


Apologies in advance – all the pictures are yoinked from the web, I forgot to take pictures myself before finishing them.

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