TWD: FRENCH CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
Di of Di's Kitchen Notebook chose this week's TWD recipe: French Chocolate Brownies. Last week was a very busy week for me and I knew if brioche was involved in this weeks recipe again, (sticky buns last Tuesday), then I was going to be in big trouble. Needless to say, I was very excited to see brownies as the next feature TWD recipe. I scanned this recipe quickly, making sure I had all the necessary ingredients and when I saw raisins I was intrigued but not sold. Don't get me wrong, I love raisins--especially when paired with chocolate, however, I had this vision of creating ice cream sandwiches with the next brownie recipe I made and I knew that raisins wouldn't fit into that so-called dream, especially if Butterfingers, Snickers, and Reese's were to be involved. Raisins would quickly turn that dream into a nightmare. With that said, I omitted the raisin and rum portion of the recipe.
I used different sized heart-shaped cookie cutters to create sandwiches and filled the insides with vanilla bean ice cream. I then chopped up Reese's, Butterfingers, and Snickers and rolled the perimeters creating the perfect little treat. They got a little sloppy because I think the brand of ice cream I used was especially soft; either that or my freezer isn't at optimum freezing levels! All in all, these were really good, however, next time I will definitely make the recipe as is, using the rum and raisins because it does sound very interesting and tasty!