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Friday, July 4

Brownies With Flair!

Happy Fourth of July!! I had hoped to have this recipe up for you all a little earlier... but, life happened, as it tends to do.  So, It's here now, and (I think) a great thing to bring to your Barbeque or Celebration!! I was trying to come up with something rather easy, but more special than just another brownie.  Hence, I now have "Brownies with Flair" to take and share with my friends and family with all it's Yumminess for the Summer celebrations going on!! I know the kids will absolutely love it! (If the adults don't eat it first...hehe)

Can anyone tell me, when  Chocolate with some more chocolate, marshmallows, nuts, topped with some more "pretty"chocolate is not a hit?! Well, at least in my family, the answer would be never! 


The very best part of this, is how easy and quick it is to make! You probably even have most of these ingredients in your cupboard, already. I love that! If not, easy enough to pick up & fairly inexpensive. I used store brand mini marshmallows, the brownies, well I like Pillsbury! :) The chocolate chips semi-sweet and milk are a great price here @ Trader Joe's and the walnuts were again another store brand. Not too tough, eh?


So, here we go. First, and this is a tricky one, prepare and bake your brownies, according to the directions  on the box. I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and substituted applesauce for the oil, but that's pretty much it.  
Then it looks something like this ( I used a 9x13" pan).



 Have your chocolate chips and marshmallows ready, because you are going to need to work quickly once it's baking.  About 3 minutes before it's done, pull your pan out of the oven and scatter 2/3 of a a bag of mini marshmallows over the top, then sprinkle with 1/3 cup each of milk chocolate and semi sweet chips and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. You'll  want to do this rather rapidly so you don't loose the internal temperature of your brownies.  Once you have all that evenly scattered over your brownies, pop it back in the oven for 2 mins. max! You don't really want to toast your marshmallows or you will get the crystallized sugar texture, so you're just really melting them. really, and that happens in under 2 minutes!  Pull them out and let them cool for about 5-10 minutes. Now you're ready for the fun part! 

This is what it look like at this point! Very hard not to just grab a knife and dig in right now!! But, I'm an adult and I can show some restraint.. (So, I just lick my fingers, where the marshmallow and melted chocolate, accidently got smeared. ;)


Melt about 1/4-1/3 cup of your leftover chocolate chips. Either kind is fine, I used the semi-sweet here.( You can use your microwave here, just be careful not to overcook) Now, when you have them melted add 1/2 teaspoon of canola or other rather tasteless oil to your  chocolate. I know it sounds kinda gross, but you will really never taste it and it makes the next step so much easier to work with and gives you such a better appearance. Now, with a good fork, take your  bowl of melted chocolate and drizzle your chocolate back and forth over the top of your Brownies. Have fun with it and choose a direction or pattern you want your drizzle to go, until you have used up your melted chocolate. (Just one last note, I usually do this with my pan over a washable surface on a wire rack, for easy cleanup). 

Then, lucky you! You end up with something that looks like this! It wows your family and really is very easy to do!!  Are you spending the day with your Family? I hope so. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July with people you love!


I am blessed with family close by, and some more that will be down for a visit. My house just happens to be 1/3 of mile away from where they put off our towns fireworks display and my large front covered porch is the best seat in town!! I think, at last count there will  be 8 or 9 of us out there! So, these goodies will come in very handy and I am certain not a crumb will go to waste!


I truly hope you will give this recipe a try, you will be completely surprised at how easy it really is!  Many Blessing to you and yours for a happy and safe Holiday!!
~Theresa

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14 comments:

  1. YUM! Those look so delicious! It was a brownie day! LOL!

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    1. Yes! My dear friend it definitely is!! Popping over to check out your recipe.. Thanks so much for the comment, Heather!

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  2. Oh those look amazing! I'm definitely pinning this recipe. Stopping by from the Friday Favorite linkup :)

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    1. So glad you like them, Hilary! Thanks so much!! :)

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  3. My 4 year old just shouted at the screen! This looks so yummy! It looks so rich and moist. I must try this. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Lol. I love it! Well, I hope you don't disappoint him :) They are yummy!!

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  4. OMG! That looks so yummy! I've got to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing Theresa!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Rose! They couldn't be easier, Enjoy! I hope you do make them! Let me know what you think... :)

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  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  6. I will feature these tomorrow at the Home Sweet Home party!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry! You have no idea how much that means to me!! I'll be linking up with you again, then! Thanks again!
      ~Theresa

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  7. Thanks for linking up last week to Friday Favorites! Hope to see you this week too. Ok yes, yes, yes! Like please come to my house and make this. I will fly you out :)

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  8. Mmmm, yummy for my tummy! Oh, I will have to try this recipe. In fact, it seems I've made something very similar to this years ago and was just thinking about it recently. I always think of goodies when I'm dieting. How come that is, I wonder? lol Looks good and I can't wait to make my own. ;) Have a funtastic week!

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