Baking: Gooey Brownies and Chocolatey Treats 

Hello again,

Today I did a little baking with my siblings. We planned to originally just bake brownies, but walked past some Rice Krispies in Aldi and decided we’d have time to make some Rice Krispie nests too.

These treats are ideal for eating as snacks or desserts, which is very appropriate for Christmas time.

Rice Krispie Nests

Ingredients:

  • Rice Krispies
  • Lots of milk chocolate
  • Nuts (optional)
  • Marshmallows  (optional)

I love making these because they’re so simple and quick to prepare. All we did was melt the the chocolate in the microwave, gradually mix the Rice Krispies with the melted chocolate and add the nuts and marshmallows. Afterwards, we had had some chocolate pieces left over so we cut them into smaller pieces and used them as decorations for the tops of the nests.



This was the first time we have added any optional ingredients to the nests. The chopped nuts and marshmallows made them much tastier. It reminded me a little of the tast of rocky road.

Brownies

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Chocolate – I usually use milk and dark
  • Plain flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Eggs
  • Caster sugar
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

I don’t want to give the the exact quantities because everyone makes brownies differently. I usually try a different recipe each time but recently I haven’t been using scales. It’s pretty easy to work out how much of each ingredient needs to go into the mixture.

I always bake brownies so they’re gooey and soft in the middle. They’re also really tasty when they’re warm so I usually try them when they’ve recently been taken out of the oven.

Sometimes, I make a topping using melted chocolate and cream cheese. This can be put in a pot to dip the brownies in or you can pour it on top of the brownies whine they’ve just been taken out of the oven and are still in the tin.

I tend to use a deeper tin to bake the brownies in so they dont go hard all the way through. Using a thinner tin does this.

Today’s batch of brownies has been really popular. We made them a couple of hours ago and they’re nearly all gone.

Thank you for reading!

Let me know if you have any baking suggestions for us…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

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