Monday, November 1, 2010

The one where I steal her idea...

... and I should have stolen her picture! (My problem is not that I don't make tons of beautiful desserts, I'm just a lousy photographer!) Last Monday, Carissa posted her 'Death by Chocolate' as part of her miscellany- a gorgeous brownie topped with chocolate icing. Divine! Her post said that they only eat dessert once a week, which is a rule I think we all know I don't abide by. Anyway, we had friends coming for dinner and needed a quick and simple dessert that was also kid-friendly. I whipped up a batch of brownies, per the 'cake-like brownie' instructions, popped them into my mini muffin tins to bake and made up some chocolate icing while they were in the oven. The icing recipe was straight from the Nestle Cocoa can and mixed up easy-breezy. Aren't they cute?!
I do make brownies pretty regularly, but the frosting was the perfect touch to change it up a bit. Do you have a go-to dessert you make when expecting company? What do you do to keep it from becoming mundane?


  1. oh my gosh Mandy these might just kill me! I have to make them! I just don't know if I will be able to eat only one!

  2. Oh my goodness. I will have to make these. Maybe once I help my kids eat all the candy they got trick-or-treating. May take a while! I am drooling at my computer over the sight of them.

  3. I definitely have eaten more than one, but in mini form they don't count for much, right?! =)


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