Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love Triangle Brownies

I have to admit that I had trouble coming up with food that would fit this movie.  How do you make musical food?  Should I make New York food?  It felt like a cop out.  But thankfully I was craving brownies at the time, so I finally threw up my hands and decided I would look into making something chocolatey. 

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Anyway, I was sitting on couch, having procrastinated most of the day.  It was pouring outside, as it had been for most of the weekend.  The kind of rain that makes you never, EVER, want to leave your house.  I flicked casually through, looking for a recipe I could make out of ingredients I already had, that would fit my movie, and that wouldn’t require much effort.  And from mashing several recipes together, Love Triangle Brownies were born.

The Brownie Part

You’ll need:
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Butter and flour a small glass baking dish, preferably 8x 8 or 9x 9.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, sugars and vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Gradually add flour, cocoa, and salt and mix until combined
  5. Pour the brownie batter into the dish and set aside.

The Snickers Part

You’ll need:
1 bag of mini Snickers
  1. Unwrap a Snickers and slice them into around three pieces. Do this for about 5 snickers.
  2. Push the snickers slices down into the brownies, push them in until they are completely submerged.

The Peanut Butter Part

You’ll need:
2 tablespoons butter
8 tsps dark brown sugar
4 1/4 ounces smooth peanut butter
scant 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan (or use the microwave and a microwave-safe bowl).
  2. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter with the brown sugar, peanut butter, and confectioners' sugar. It is a little stiff, so use a mixer if you have one, or spend time kneading.

And To Bring Them Together…

Crumble the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownies, covering as much as you can, according to your preference.

Place the dish in the oven for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.  Let the brownies cool for 5-10 minutes. 

Slice and place on a plate or eat out of the dish, it’s up to you!

You know your brownies are a success when your roommate comes out of her room, looks at the plate, and says very clearly, “I hate you.”  These brownies have been steadily disappearing over the past week.  I also think they would have worked pretty well as brownie bites.  Anyone want to try and see?
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