This past weekend we celebrated a special birthday. Rob turned 48!!! I made him this yummy chocolate layer cake (it had raspberry jam in the middle: ). He loved it.
If you're looking for the recipe I will direct you to the cake mix isle at the grocery store. It's a Pillsbury box mix and it was delicious! Frosting came out of a can too. I just added some sprinkles and viola!
No shame here : )
My husband is a no frills guy. He's about as down to Earth as they come. He loves dinners at home, getting a small regular coffee in the morning (no flavored stuff for him!), and working out in the garage. Our lives revolve around the simple things.
And I love that ♥
Make a wish! ♥
My point is that wonderful things can come out of a box mix.
Not everything has to be a full sha-bang from scratch all the time.
Here is one of my favorite brownie recipes using a box mix and chocolate mint candies.
I always make these in February.
Originally posted January 24, 2018
I love decorating for Valentines Day! ♥
All the pink and red hearts look so pretty against the January snow. The colors instantly brighten my days (which lately have been cold and dreary...)
I made this little set up on my coffee table today. What do you think? I'm smiling, how about you?
And speaking of Valentine's Day, we are only a few weeks away! I was trying to think of some special treats to bake and I remembered these brownies I made for Christmas .
Chocolate + mint = perfection! ♥
All you need is a brownie mix and a package of Andes chocolates.
Bake your brownies as you normally would.
*side note, my friend Billie Jo taught me to always add an extra egg to brownie mix to make them more cake-like. I always do this and they come out great every time! Less gooey and more delicious!
While they are baking, unwrap the chocolates because you will need them as soon as the brownies are done.
When done, remove the brownies from the oven and immediately cover them with the chocolates (in a single layer). Within a few seconds the chocolate will begin to melt.
With a spatula, smear the melted minty chocolate over the brownies Willy Wonka style, so it's nice and smooth ♥
Set aside to cool completely. I put mine in the fridge so it would set faster ♥
Once completely cooled and the chocolate is hardened, use a serrated knife to cut the brownies.
What you are left with is a delicious chocolate brownie with a thick layer of chocolate mint on top!
Definitely Valentines day appropriate! ♥♥
Make them for your loved ones and Enjoy!
Have a great day friends! We are half way to Friday! I hope these brownies last till then.
( probably not : )
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