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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


We've been pretty busy doing birthday activities for my youngest son.  I took a half day off work to meet him after school.  He really likes to cook, so I thought we would make a special treat together.

I had just read about a really yummy looking recipe on Sweet Magnolia Way for peanut butter crunchy fudge brownies.  I felt inspired by this recipe, but I have a hard time not improvising when I cook.  I decided to let my kids pick out their favorite candy to melt onto the brownies.

Problem:  When we got to the store, my kids could not make up their minds. 

So we got them all.  Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, marshmallows, toffee, butterscotch chips, caramel, white chocolate, and a few different candy bars.

When we got home, I made the brownies in cupcake tins so that the kids could put different toppings on each one.  They had a great time. 
We couldn't decided whether to call these things cupcakes or brownies.  My older son suggested brown-akes, but no one really liked that name.  Then he suggested cuppies, which everyone liked.

As you can see, a few had disappeared before I managed to take pictures :)

How about you?  Do you like to follow a recipe when you cook, or do you like to improvise?  Do recipes ever inspire you?


  1. Those look soooo good! My sweet tooth is hurting just looking at them. I would have suggested cuppies as well :)

  2. They look so yummy and fun to make! I cannot bake for the life of me. I'm not sure what goes wrong, I promise I follow the recipe!

  3. Oh goodness those look soooo goood! I was hungry earlier and after this post I'm like super hungry now lol

  4. I LOVE seeing all the variations and combinations. They ALL look delicious, but I love how you let them explore and experiment with the choices.

  5. Thanks everyone! I just showed this post to my kids, and they are really excited to read your comments :)


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