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Sweet Potato Brownies! Recipe Review!

Yummy…. I love finding recipes on Pinterest! I pinned a recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies a while ago and made them for the first time last week. We were having a graduation celebration for a bunch of our church youth. It was a great time and a bit emotional for some…. (me). We had a tea and dessert theme so I brought brownies!

REVIEW:

  • Is it easy to make/prepare? Pretty simple, a few extra steps than normal.
  • How long does it take? A bit long – I had to boil the sweet potatoes then puree them and it took a bit longer to cook in my oven that stated on recipe.
  • Is it Kid friendly?Are brownies EVER NOT??
  • Are the ingredients easy to find? I didnt have some items in my cupboard – but I substituted and it was fine. It was very forgiving that way!
  • How does it Taste? AMAZING! Can’t wait to do it again! This is my new brownie recipe! No need for icing!

Here is the original recipe – I made some changes (because of what I had on hand) and I really didnt measure so this proves that this is a very forgiving recipe!!

Photo and recipe courstesy of: http://thecopycatcook.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/sweet-potato-brownies/

Gooey Sweet Potato Brownies
From Making Love in the Kitchen

3 ounces (or about one bar) unsweetened chocolate (*I uses semi sweet chocolate chips*)
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ cup sweet potato puree
3 tbsp raw honey
½ cup coconut sugar (*I used brown sugar*)
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup apple sauce (*I only had a berry/apple sauce – so I used that!*)
¼ cup water
¾ cup brown rice flour (*I used regular brown flour*)
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8×8-inch square pan with coconut oil and powder with flour.

Melt the chocolate and coconut oil over low heat.

Combine sweet potato, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa powder, vanilla and applesauce in the food processor. Add the chocolate/oil mix and combine until smooth – it should be creamy, not too dry. Mix in the flour, baking powder and sea salt and process again. Add water if needed for desired consistency.

Pour batter into the pan, smooth it out with a spatula and bake it for 35 – 40 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure they are cooked through; they should be firm when you press down.

Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.

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Chocolate Easter Eggs!

HAPPY EASTER!

My daughter and I decided to try and make out own Chocolate Easter Eggs!! We found a great recipe at http://www.divinedinnerparty.com/chocolate-easter-eggs.html 

First thing we did was gather our ingredients and get everything set up

 1/2 Cup soften butter

1 Tsp vanilla

1 (8oz) brick of cream cheese

2 Lbs of powder sugar

Add ins of choice (see note below)

3-5 Cups of dipping chocolate

*Add in ideas (quantities are per 1/4 recipe)

1 Cup peanut butter, coconuts, mini choc chips, chopped choc bars etc..

1 Tsp of rum, vanilla, maple extracts, or espresso powder

The first thing that we did was use the electric mixer to combine the butter, vanilla and cream cheese. Then we added the powdered sugar and mixed it with a spoon to make dough. I added it in parts because there is SO much!

Next we divided it into 4 equal parts and added in our flavour add ins. We chose peanut butter, pecan, willowcrips and left one plain. Then we refridgerated it for about 30 to 60 minutes so they were slightly firm. Next we shaped the dough to make eggs, the recipe says that it makes approx 4 dozen BUT I think that we made our eggs a lot smaller because we come out with 11 dozen eggs!!! Once all the eggs were formed we put them on wax paper and back into the fridge for an hour or two.

When the eggs were set we melted the dipping chocolate in a double boiler and dipped the eggs into the chocolate. This is were it got tricky! I found that the longer the eggs were out of the fridge the softer they got and they were very hard to dip with out falling apart! So keep most in the fridge and take them out as you go! It is best to use a couple of forks so you can drip off the excess chocolate. This job is best when only an adult is doing it. We placed the eggs on wax paper again and let them harden. We didn’t decorate our eggs BUT if you do you must put them back into the fridge for about 30-60 minutes before you decorate. IMPORTANT: Eggs must be kept in the fridge until they are ready to be eaten!!

So we ended up with over 130 eggs (would be more but we ate some as we were going!) and I figured they cost about $0.14 each, which all depends on what you put inside them! I would do this again for sure! They are sooooo good but VERY rich! The recipe also said you could do this for valentines, christmas and more, just change the shape!