While I was visiting my mother-in-law, a couple of weeks ago, we were bonding over a Paula Deen show. Little did I know, but she was a closet Paula fan. While we snickered at the copious amounts of oil and butter in everything, we were both drooling over the brownies she made.
The brownies were simple to make and looked delicious – that is until…she dumped a bowl of freshly whipped cream onto one of the unsuspecting brownies then sprinkled it with enough powdered sugar that it looked like the bathroom counter at Lindsay Lohan’s house.
We both thought these brownies would be delicious enough all on their own.
I decided that these were the perfect food to squash my sweet cravings. I changed an ingredient to fit my craving (I know, you’re surprised to hear that). When you see this recipe, you will laugh at how simple it is, and beat yourself up for not thinking of it yourself (I sure did). After I had my pieces, I cut up the rest and sent them into work with Craig. I. can. not. have. a. pan. of. these. around. I got an e-mail from him that was a forward of several e-mails that he received from his co-workers. He’s now the most popular guy at the office, and I only have two of them that have found themselves a home on each of my thighs. (That’s better than a whole pan – right?)
Want to make your guy fall head over heels for your cooking, and you too? Make him this recipe. Trust me, you can do this one and he will think you are the world’s best baker. This is also a great recipe to make and take to parties or the office. This one truly impresses.
My version of Paula Deen’s recipe (okay, I changed only changed 1 ingredient)
Serves 9 – 18
- 3 – 4 3.25 – 6 Ounce Candy Bars (I used Reese Peanut Butter Bars)
- 1 19.8 Ounce Box Brownie Mix (I used dark chocolate)
Prepare the brownie mix according to package directions. I followed the recipe to make the fudge brownies – for a rich consistency.
Line an 8″x8″ or 13″ x 9″ pan with foil so that it comes up the sides and end of pan.
Pour in half of the brownie batter into lined pan and smooth batter. Place the unwrapped candy bars, side by side, on top of batter. If using an 8″x8″ pan, you may have to trim the candy bars to fit. Make sure brownie surface is covered with the candy bars.
Pour remaining half of the brownie batter on top of the candy bars.
Bake brownies according to the instructions on the package. Let cool for at least 30 minutes. Lift brownies from pan, using the foil, then cut into squares.