Frugal Foodie Mama: Dr. Pepper Brownie Bowls {A Guest Recipe From Busy Mom's Helper + A $75 Amazon Giveaway!}

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dr. Pepper Brownie Bowls {A Guest Recipe From Busy Mom's Helper + A $75 Amazon Giveaway!}

'Olo' all you funtastic people! (can you tell I watched Megamind with the kids today?) I'm Danielle from over at Busy Mom's Helper, and I'm just tickled pink to be here today! I've been following Carrie's amazing blog and yummy recipes for quite awhile (non-creepily stalking, you could say) and can't tell you what a privileged it is to actually be guest posting here. Thanks so much, Carrie!!! (goes *woot woot* with hands in the air)
My site is mostly recipes, with some crafts and parenting somethings thrown in. One thing you'll quickly notice about me is I LOOOOOOVE desserts! Seriously, it's extreme. Besides being oh-so-wonderfully delicious, there are some majorly fun baking accessories for things like desserts - one of which I discovered a few weeks ago and fell in love with: Brownie Bowls!!! 
Can we say 'AWESOME'?! I loved the idea of these, the endless possibilities you could do in here. I just had to get some, and have had so much fun creating new bowl concoctions, that I want to give YOU some, too! Pay attention after the below recipe for how you can win some of these clever bowls PLUS an Amazon Gift card!!!
Now for a recipe demo of these fantastic things: Dr. Pepper Brownie Bowls! I love Dr. Pepper.....too much. I know it's not the healthiest habit by any means, and every few months I go on an 'I'm giving this up' kick. It never lasts - I think the longest is about two weeks! I have gotten better, though, and only drink about a can a day. I'm happy with that figure! Anywho...I started experimenting with putting Dr. Pepper into recipes, and it's definitely been fun! These Dr. Pepper Brownie Bowls are so gooey, yet chewy, and oh-my-goodness drool-worthy!
Ingredients 1 box Fudge Brownie mix 1 Egg 6 oz. Dr. Pepper (1/2 can) 1/2 tbsp. Maraschino Cherry juice 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients EXCEPT the brownie whisk together in a large bowl. Add the brownie mix and mix until batter is mostly smooth. Pour batter into brownie bowls, making sure to fill ONLY to the fill line (otherwise the bottoms aren't as smooth and even). Bake for 20-25 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the brownies to cool completely before removing from the bowls. Fill with frosting, cream, pudding, or whatever else you'd like! The frosting I chose this time was an in-the-works Dr. Pepper frosting that I'll share with you (just keep in mind it's 'in-the-works' still, so not perfect).

Frosting Ingredients 2 cups Powdered Sugar 1/4 cup Butter, softened 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice 1/2 tbsp. Maraschino Cherry juice 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg 1/4 tsp. Ginger 1/4 tsp. Apple juice 1/2 tbsp. Vanilla extract 8 oz. Dr. Pepper 1/2 cup Sugar
Frosting Directions In a medium saucepan, bring the Dr. Pepper and the sugar to a boil, stirring frequently so sugar dissolves. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Mix all of the remaining ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Just adding 1 tbsp. at a time, mix in some of the Dr. Pepper mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Go slowly; if you add too much your frosting will be too runny. I added only a few tablespoons of the mixture. If desired, drizzle some of the Dr. Pepper mixture over the top of your brownies. Enjoy!

Now for our amazing giveaway - TWO sets of Chicago Metallic Brownie Bowls (four bowls in total) PLUS a $75 Amazon Gift Card!!!

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