Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Post #151: TWD Brownie Buttons

 
From Brownie Buttons



Jayma, thanks for choosing this really easy recipe for our TWD weekly challenge. I loved it because it was so easy and so versatile. This past Saturday, I had my circle of friends over for a small celebration for our summer birthdays. The party's theme was tapas, so I made these small dessert dainties for the occasion. I went crazy decorating them. The moist, firm brownie button was the perfect background for  creative toppings, especially since each button was individually wrapped. I used not only white chocolate, but went crazy with dark chocolate ganache, chocolate shavings, peanut butter frosting, toffee bits, and peanut butter chips. The platter looked like a dream. The batter was rich and robust with chocolate which came as no surprise, since the smell of the chocolate mixture as it heated on the stove was so decadent and dreamy! This is a great recipe.


From Brownie Buttons
 
Even though this recipe is easy to follow and make, I still went to my "test kitchen" and discovered that you could use regular brownie mix in a pinch. Add a diet soda to the brownie mix and you could save some calories and ingredients. Just fill your mini muffin cups and proceed with baking for 14-16 minutes.

I can hardly wait to try next week's Applesauce Spice Bars. Sounds like a good treat for the kids with school about to start and all!

Be sure to check out the other batches of buttons over at the TWD blogroll! Should be some great stuff over there!

19 comments:

myfamousrecipe said...

What a fabulous variety of toppings for these brownie buttons! Good thing you didn't invite me to the party -- I would have felt compelled to try every single one. ;-)

SiHaN said...

i would certainly go gaga over that platter. the toppings are just amazing!

Cathy said...

What a perfect dessert for a tapas party (my favorite kind of party!) You went all out decorating these, and they all look fabulous! I bet these were the hit of the party!

vibi said...

YUMMY! A super nice assortment of treats... almost as crazy as being in a candy store!

What a nice end to an even nicer meal...

pinkstripes said...

Ooh...I like the variations. Your buttons look cute.

Barbara Bakes said...

These look fabulous! I really need a mini muffin pan now!

Kayte said...

Brownie Tapas...love it! You did such a great job of decorating them and making them look so festive! Very nice!

Cheryl said...

Those look so yummy! Love it!

jillbert said...

Your platter of brownie buttons looks great. How perfect for a tapas dessert!

isabelle said...

They are so adorable!
Love all the toppings!

TeaLady said...

Great little brownies and love all the variations you had with the frosting - very creative.

lasinthekitchen said...

Wow, what a stunning collection of brownie buttons! Your friends must have loved them! They look beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

They look adorable : ) And how fun to have a birthday celebration with friends! I love that : )

Linda said...

I am keeping this idea...brownie tapas! How darn creative!!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these are too precious. I love the variety of toppings you chose. Such an adorable platter full of goodness!

Carol Peterman said...

That's a tasty looking collection of brownies! I have heard of the diet soda and cake mix/brownie mix, but never believed it actually works. Crazy.

Carol Peterman said...

That's a tasty looking collection of brownies! I have heard of the diet soda and cake mix/brownie mix, but never believed it actually works. Crazy.

Ingrid said...

Looks good! I like all your topping varieties but what really interests me is your test kitchen brownies. SO, tell me more? Love shortcuts.
~ingrid

Leslie said...

These are adorable! I love the variety of adornments but I think I'd want to try one of each!