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|MIX IT UP WITH JENNY- Super Treats for the Super Bowl|
|Written by Jenny Harper, Family Features|
|Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:04|
It's true - the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? Whether baking treats, making dinner or spending time with family and friends, the kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the NestlÈ Test Kitchens, you can bet I love to stir things up. This column lets me pass along to you some of my best recipes, tips and baking secrets.
While there's a time and a place for elegant desserts, a Super Bowl party isn't one of them. All the fun and action call for something easy for guests to handle and easy for hosts to make. So for this year's party, I'll be bringing some highly munch able bar cookies.
In looking through my recipe "playbook," I found so many good options that it was hard to narrow them down. But I finally made the call and want to share these championship recipes with you.
Fans of chocolate and marshmallows will cheer for these Rocky Road Squares. By substituting evaporated milk for water, you get a super-rich texture and very fudgy flavor. And by using melted chocolate morsels as well as whole ones, these Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies score big on the taste meter. You may want to make an extra batch, because they'll be scooped up in no time!
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Rocky Road Squares
Prep: 15 minutes
Baking: 20 minutes
Makes 2 dozen brownies
1 package (19.5 to 21 ounces) fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil, per package directions
2 large eggs, per package directions
1/2 cup Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 cup (6 ounces) Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
PREHEAT oven according to package directions. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
PREPARE brownie mix according to package directions, using vegetable oil and egg(s) and substituting evaporated milk for water. Spread into prepared baking pan.
BAKE according to package directions; do not over bake. Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 5 minutes or until morsels are shiny. Spread evenly. Top with marshmallows and walnuts.
BAKE for 3 to 5 minutes or just until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into squares using a knife dipped in hot water.
Easy Double Chocolate Chip Brownies
Prep: 10 minutes
Baking: 18 minutes
Makes 2 dozen bars
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease 13 x 9- inch baking pan.
MELT 1 cup morsels and butter in large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla extract and baking soda. Stir in remaining morsels and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan.
BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
Jenny Harper is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the NestlÈ Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.
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