Maple Butter Blondie

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I feel obligated to point out that I am not one of those people who take stunning shots of food! You might have noticed! Maybe it’s just that the food I make, while delicious, was never meant to be photographed…… This is Tony’s all time favorite dessert from Applebee’s, so I knew I’d have to try this recipe!
This delicious recipe came from Get Off Your Butt and Bake.
To make your brownie batter you need:
•1/2 tsp baking powder
•1/8 tsp baking soda
•1/8 tsp salt
•1 cup flour (she said sifted, which I didn’t do)

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Combine these for ingredients first.

•1/3 cup butter, melted
•1 cup packed brown sugar
•1 egg
•1 tbsp vanilla. extract

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•1/2 cup white chocolate chips
•1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Once your butter is completely melted, stir in your brown sugar until it’s well combined. Add your egg and vanilla extract, stir again. Add your flour mixture slowly. Once it is a super thick batter, add your white chocolate chips.

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There was not a lot of batter once it was all said and done, hardly enough to layer the bottom of my 9×9 baking dish.

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The batter tasted good, so onward we go!
Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.

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*A tip from my mistake* The center may seem a little squishy, but do not continue baking or your brownie will be very tough to chew!

On to the sauce part!
•3/4 cup maple syrup (she said to use real maple syrup, but I used the Great Value stuff and it was delicious)
•1/2 cup butter
•3/4 cup brown sugar
•1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Great the maple syrup and add your butter. One butter is melted, add in the brown sugar and stir until it’s all dissolved. Add the walnuts last.

Put your brownie on a plate, scoop some ice cream, drizzle the sauce over the top and enjoy!
As stated, my brownies were a little tough to chew. Round two with this batch led me to crumbling up my brownie, adding a few scoops of ice cream and then sauce.

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It was delicious as well!

Bake on my friends, name on!

Oreo (Milkshake) Smoothie

Oreo (Milkshake) Smoothie

After reading this original pin, I realized 2 things. First, I would never make this the way it was originally intended because I don’t do yogurt. Second, I completely blew away the point of this, which was a weight watcher recipe….. Yeah, that’s a my bad!
Recipe is 1/2 cup milk, 4 oreos, 2 cups frozen yogurt. The original pinner said she doubled it and used one of those nifty handheld mixers you can stick directly in your cup.
I on the other hand used ice cream instead of yogurt (don’t ask why because I don’t know, but I have a deep seated aversion to yogurt) and I tripled it to share with my kids. Keeping the oreos away from them for a few days was a very complicated process too! I also threw everything in my blender because I don’t have a nifty handheld blender.
This was a huge, if messy, success! I don’t know if my blender is just getting old, or if I just put too much ice cream in, but the blender was struggling to churn it up.
The kids made an absolute mess of themselves, but they devoured it. I scarfed mine down as well, almost to the point of brain freeze. I was also excited, as I always am, when I have a chance to use my pretty cups and spoons!
Original Pin is http://refreshrestyle.com/2013/01/oreo-smoothie/
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