Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mounds Brownie Cupcakes Inspired by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

 I saw the most amazing sounding recipe recently on the blog Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. If you haven’t visited her, GO but don’t do it on an empty stomach or a full bladder! She’ll have some tantalizing recipes and she’s funny as heck.
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The recipe was for Almond Joy Brownie Bites. For me the only thing better than chocolate, or chocolate and peanut butter, is chocolate with coconut! So these went immediately onto my Recipes To Try board on Pinterest.  If you haven’t used Pinterest  you should. That’s a whole ‘nother post.

I ended up modifying the original recipe because *gasp* , I didn’t have any melting chocolate. No chocolate chips. Nada. How that happened I don’t know but I think it has something to do with peanut butter cups.

Improvisation time. Started out with a box of brownie mix which I made according to directions and spooned into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
Brownie Batter
I mixed 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and enough flaked coconut together to be able to form truffle sized balls. I put one of each of those in each cupcake
Mounds Brownie Cupcake
and then covered with the remaining batter
Brownie Cupcake Covered
Baked @ 350 for 27 minutes ( because that’s what I usually bake regular brownies at when I use a mix) and let cool. Normally I would have made a ganache topping but didn’t have any cream and did I mention I was out of chocolate chips because of peanut butter cups? That’s what the emergency can of frosting in the pantry is for. I melted about 1/2 can of frosting in the microwave and then spooned over each cupcake
Frosted Brownie Cupcake
Frosted Brownie Cupcake Side
And here’s the ooey gooey inside:
Mounds Brownie Cupcake Center
And as soon as I re-stock my chocolate chips, I’ll try the original recipe!

6 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Yum! I too love anything with coconut in it! These sound great! I love the reading the Cookbook Queen too:-)

Chocolate Drool and Kisses said...

Looks and sounds very yummy! I can't wait to try this...but maybe after all the Easter treats are gone :)
Crystal

Netty said...

Oh go away you little Chocolate Temptress..........its not fair my friend.......sigh sigh, Annette x

Sara Pierce said...

oh my delicious

Christine said...

Nice improv! Wow--that truly impressed me that you just whipped them up. Seriously...wow...wow. They look amazingly delicious.Wow....................wow.

Terrell said...

Oh GOSH!! My 2 favs...chocolate and coconut! I've gotta make these..and possibly eat them all myself but shhhh.. ;)
Terrell