Slutty Brownies

Slutty Brownies are my number 1 favorite dessert to bake and eat. 

It contains my three of my favorite desserts; brownies, oreos, and chocolate chip cookies. It just does not get any better than that.

I bake these probably a little too frequently but, they are just so easy to make that it’s hard to stop myself! 

There are many ways to make slutty brownies, the recipe I use for guidance is from a blog called What’s Gaby Cooking. 

Unlike Gaby’s recipe I don’t make the brownie batter or chocolate chip cookie dough from scratch because I am far too lazy. I use Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Triple Fudge Brownie Mix and their Chocolate Chip cookie mix.

It doesn’t matter if you bake them from scratch or use different boxed mixes these brownies will taste amazing no matter what.

They are the perfect dessert to bring to any occasion or just a fun thing to do with your friends. 

Ingridients

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 1 box of chocolate chip cookie dough mix 
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • 1 package of Oreos (any flavor)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a 9X9in pan with tin foil so that the tin foil stick out off two of sides. Spray with PAM.
  • In a large mixing bowl create the brownie mix following the instructions of which ever mix you are using. Put bowl off to the side.

  • In another large bowl create your cookie dough mix also following the instructions of the particular mix you chose. 

  • Start placing the cookie dough on the bottom of the 9X9 pan. It helps if you start in the corners of the pan, then work the dough around the edges, and then fill in the middle. Use a spatula to help press down the dough so it is flat and spread evenly across the bottom of the pan. 
  • The next layer is the oreo layer. You want to fit as many oreos on top of the cookie dough layer that you can. What i do is make as many full rows of oreos that I can, then for the empty spaces left on the edge of the pan I cut oreos in half and place them in the empty spots. 
  • Lastly is the brownie layer. Take your brownie mix and starting at the top of the pan slowly pour the brownie mix over the oreo layer. Move slowly down while pouring to help make sure the mix is being dispersed evenly.
  • Put the brownies in the oven and let them bake for 30-35 minutes. Test them with a knife or fork to see if they are done. If the knife comes out with brownie mix on it put them in for another 5 minutes.
  • Let the brownies cool before serving them 

If the brownies come out a little undercooked it’s okay! They are almost even better a little undercooked. 

Enjoy!

Candy Corn and Pretzel Chocolate Bark

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Image From: Brown Eyed Baker

Fall is my favorite season. Being from Boston, there is nothing better than a brisk Fall day with an array of orange, red, and yellow leaves covering the trees and yards of houses. Fall also means Halloween is just around the corner, and Halloween means candy corn. Everywhere.

I found this recipe on one of the baking blogs I follow, Brown Eyed baker. 

This chocolate bark is the perfect festive desert to share with your friends or even give away to trik or treaters! It is also incredibly simple and quick to make. 

What makes this bark even better is that it is made with white chocolate, my favorite type of chocolate. 

For ingredients you will need:

  • 1 pound of white chocolate, finely chopped ( I used a package of white chocolate chips and chopped them up with a knife)
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1/2 cup of candy corn 
  • 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips ( I used semi sweet)

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it to the side
  2. If you have a double boiler use that to melt the chocolate. But, if you are like me and do not, a microwave is just as good. Using a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate in 10-20 second intervals. It is imperative that you stir the chocolate thoroughly after each interval. If you do not the chocolate will not melt smoothly and could burn. Heat and stir the chocolate until completely smooth. imageimage

  3. Pour the chocolate on the prepared sheet and using a spatula spread into a 9-10 in. square. If you want the bark to be thicker you can make the square smaller. 
  4. Scatter the candy corn, pretzels, and mini chocolate chips onto the chocolate and press down on them lightly. 
  5. Let cool for about 20 minutes. You can place sheet in the refrigerator to speed up the process if you want. Then break into pieces with a knife. 

Simple enough right?

Happy Halloween!

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Nutella Marshmallow Bars

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Nutella, marshmallows, and cake batter…there could not be a more perfect combination.

I made these for the first time last week and they were a huge hit on my floor! They only take 25 minutes to bake and barely 15 minutes to prepare. 

I found this incredible recipe from the baking blog, Inside BruCrew Life. 

You can never go wrong with Nutella. One of the greatest creations to come out of Europe besides us almost 6 thousand years ago. Combining Nutella and Marshmallow Cream just seems like a match made in heaven and sounds like an even better smore’s combination than marshmallow and chocolate. 

Birthday cake mix for some reason is one of my favorite ingridients to bake with. It not only tastes heavenly but it also makes what ever you’re baking colorful and pretty!

You will need:

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix (I used Pilsbury)
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of Nutella 
  • 1 cup of Marshmallow Cream (which can be found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores)
  • 9x13 glass pan 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix until completely combined the cake mix, melted butter, and milk. The dough is going to be sticky. To help make it easier to press half the dough on the bottom of the pan you can spray your hands with PAM or another nonstick spray. This will help keep the dough from sticking to you. image

  2. Spread the Nutella evenly over the dough. It helps to drop egg size amounts all over the dough then spread. image
  3. Spread the Marshmallow Cream, carefully, on top of the Nutella. Use the same spreading strategy used for the Nutella. Then using a knife lightly swirl them together.image

  4. Put the remaining dough on top of the Nutella Marshmallow Cream combination. A good way to do this is to crumble the dough over the top. image
  5. Lastly, bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool completely before cutting. image

You have now created an easy, delicious, and fun looking desert to impress your friends and family with! It is also a perfect desert to make for someones birthday. 

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About Me!

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Hi everyone! My name is Rory Quinn, I am a sophomore at Elon University, I am from Boston Massachusetts, and I love to bake!

Baking is one of the greatest hobbies, it’s fun, entertaining, and delicious! For me personally I bake when I want to relax. Most people like to kick back and watch TV but I have a hard time sitting still and I feel productive when I bake something. You feel accomplished, and proud of what you have created and then are able to share it with your friends or family, or keep it all to yourself!

My interest in baking started towards the end of my freshman year in college. I started following a couple of baking blogs like Sally’s Baking Addiction (http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/), and Crazy For Crust (http://www.crazyforcrust.com/). I loved browsing through these women’s creative and delicious looking recipes. 

When I wen’t home for summer vacation I finally started baking all the amazing recipes I had found. There would be nights I would come home from work and I would go straight to the kitchen and bake until 2 a.m. 

I now have my own kitchen in my dorm room and the ability to bake while I’m at school. I thought I would create a baking blog for college students with fairly easy, fun, and not too time consuming recipes! 

Our lives in college can become extremely hectic and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a break from all the serious stuff and just do something that is fun, creative, and stress free.

Rory Quinn