Mint Chocolate Brownies

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This week I received an earnest email from a coworker, pleading for our Girl Scout cookie purchases to support his daughter’s first year as a Girl Scout. He spoke of how she’s so close to reaching her goal, and that my purchase will help boost her self-confidence and then, only then, can she succeed in life. Maybe I made that last part up, but if he brought her in to the office, I’ll bet she would have made a killing. Who can resist buying cookies from a little girl asking so sweetly? I certainly can’t, so I opted for a couple boxes of thin mints. I love that mint chocolate flavor, and when they’re frozen – yum.

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Matcha Brownie Bites

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I had the pleasure of attending not just one, but two wedding celebrations for our friends Natasha and Ka-Loon the past two weekends. The official ceremony and reception was held last weekend in Bluemont, Virginia, and last night they had their Chinese (Fukienese) reception in NY. This brownie was inspired by their DC wedding since [...]

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Marshmallow Brownies

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It was almost a year ago when I made marshmallow blondies. They were a hit at a friend’s birthday bbq, and I often think about making them again, but I never have butterscotch when I want to make them. This time when the blondies came to mind, instead of giving up due to no butterscotch, I decided to make a brownie version since I already had chocolate and marshmallows.

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Mexican Chocolate Brownie Bites

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Mexican hot chocolate is typically hot chocolate flavored with cinnamon. Sounds delicious, but why’s it coined Mexican? This is because the origins of chocolate is rooted in the Mayan and Aztec cultures. The Aztecs created xocoatl which was a bitter chocolate drink, flavored with vanilla and spices. Now this could turn into a history lesson, but since I was never a good history student, I will instead point you to Wikipedia for the quick read. But for those of you truly fascinated with chocolate and needing to learn its entire history, I’ll point you to The True History of Chocolate for a slightly longer read. So about the brownies. I went to a housewarming last weekend and when I was told there would be Cuban food, I ran through a list of ideas for a complimentary dessert and finally decided on these. I felt the cayenne/cinnamon flavor was just the right strength – enough to taste a different flavor, but not so much that it left a spicy taste in your mouth. Now, it’s based on my go-to dark chocolate cake recipe, but they looked like the Hostess Brownie Bites, and I had to call them just that.

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Peppermint Brownies

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My holiday baking has officially begun. Last year, everyone’s favorite were the chocolate peppermint cookies, and as much as I would love to make them again, I had to try something new: a peppermint brownie. I found out most my friends prefer brownies over cookies, so… I adapted. Also, I participated in Brooklyn Bride’s holiday card swap, and since this is a baking blog, I wanted to send out some of the goods with my cards. I really hope they’re not destroyed in the mail – sorry ladies if they are! I’m blaming it on the mailman.

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