I’m not a cook.
I try to cook.
Sometimes it turns out great and I’m pleasantly surprised.
Other times I get this weird looking mess that sometimes tastes good.
Pinterest has become my best friend in recent years, giving people like me hope. Sometimes they are a bust, but other times you’re left having something Instagram worthy.
I decided to start a new series on my blog called Pinterest in Real Life where I try something I find on Pinterest out in real life and see if it’s possible to make pizza in a crock pot.
I’m still a little hesitant on that one..
The other night I decided to make candy dipped brownies as my first Pinterest in Real Life experiment.
I love brownies.
It doesn’t matter what kind of brownies, I love them all. So let’s just say I was a little excited to try this one out.
For this recipe you’ll need..
2 sticks of butter
3 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP cocoa powder
1 1/3 cup all purpose
1 cup white chocolate chips
A lot of patience
Anything that sounds good to dip your brownies in.
First thing you want to do is preheat to 350 degrees.
While you wait, spray a 10×10 baking pan with cooking spray. Don’t forget this one, no one likes brownies stuck to the pan.
Also, don’t use anything bigger than a 10×10, a 9×9 would probably work but don’t try to be different. I thought a bigger pan would be fine but my brownies ended up being too thin.
In a microwave safe bowl melt together two sticks of butter (no one said it was going to be healthy) and 2 cups chocolate chips until they’re melted, mine took about 2 minutes in 30 second intervals.
Once you have you’re pretty little chocolate mixture mix in sugar and brown sugar.
After that pour in your vanilla.
Next step is to beat in five eggs, one at a time. I did two at a time and the last one standing got to be featured in my picture.
In a separate bowl mix together the salt, cocoa powder, and flour.
After that combine you’re chocolate delicious mixture with your dry ingredients.
Pour everything in your pan…a 10×10 not anything bigger.
Bake that bad boy for about 30 minutes or until you can place a toothpick in the middle of it and nothing sticks to it.
Thanks mom and dad for that tip.
While the brownies are baking get all of your toppings out and pour them in different bowls.
When finished baking, take your patience out of the fridge and use it.
If I would have waited overnight they might have actually looked like the Instagram picture.
Once they’re cool cut them into squares and cut those squares diagonally.
In two separate bowls melt together your left over chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, those are going to be what gets your candy to stick to the brownies.
Once your chocolate is melted, begin dipping the brownies in chocolate and on to the candy. Place them on parchment paper, which I just realized the recipe said, and let them sit at room temperature for an hour or so. I put them in the fridge to try and get solid and that worked just fine too.
This recipe was crazy, there was so much going on and my kitchen took a beating. Not to mention I had to clean baby bottles in the middle of this all and help my husband give a baby with a poopy diaper a bath.
These didn’t look exactly like the picture but I learned that if I was to do them again, I would add a little more patience to the mix.
I really enjoyed it though, it was fun making a recipe knowing that if I messed up it really didn’t matter, that it would make my post even more interesting. It was fun making something with absolutely no expectations knowing that at least I had brownies at the end of the day!
If you think of something that would be fun to test out from Pinterest, let me know. Or if you want to be a taste tester, I’d take those too!