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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mrs. Mom's Brownie Bombs

Since the boys named my kitchen Mrs. Mom's why not let them name my creations?  My eight year old said they were "da bomb" and "an explosion of flavor" so there ya go!

They are super easy and can be made with your favorite brownie mix or recipe.  Just make sure it is for a 13 X 9" pan size if it is from a mix.


Brownie layer
box mix for 13 X 9" recipe
1 tsp instant coffee granules

Cookie dough layer
1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup heavy cream (or milk)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Ganache topping
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

Prepare brownies according to your package instructions.  Make sure your box is for a 13 X 9" size.  You could also use your favorite homemade brownie recipe.  I used Duncan Hines and it called for 2 large eggs, 1/4 cup water, and 3/4 cup oil.  Mix 1 tsp instant coffee granules to warm water (amount instructed on your package) stir to dissolve then add oil and mix well.  Beat in eggs and then add contents of brownie mix and stir until well mixed.  Bake in 13 X 9" greased pan.  Follow baking instructions per box for the amount time needed.  Don't over bake, no one wants a dry brownie!  Let brownies cool.

For the cookie dough layer, mix softened butter, white, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and heavy cream (or milk).  Add remaining ingredients.  Feel free to lick the bowl...there's no raw eggs in this recipe!  Spoon the cookie dough over cooled brownies.  I found it was easiest to press into the brownies using my hands.  Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour.

Place heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup and microwave for one minute.  Add milk chocolate chips and stir until smooth.  If you need to microwave longer you can.  Just be careful because they melt easily and also burn easily.  Stir until smooth and then pour over cookie dough layer.  Tilt pan back and forth to cover.  Refrigerate, then scarf down :)