Can there be such a thing as a time of day where you are allergic to answering questions?
If so, I think I have that allergy.
Because, seriously. ALLTHEQUESTIONS.
I don’t even think my family realizes how many questions they ask. But I do. I do realize.
Five hundred and eleventy million.
So yes, the lunchbox is on the floor in the den (exactly, it makes NO sense for it to be there, I agree), I DID sign the homework sheet, we are having tacos for dinner Thursday and no, you probably don’t have any clean socks.
And…why…yes. The baby IS crying and she does smell like maybe she pooped.
I need a brownie. It’s the only cure for Question Allergies (That and wine, but we all know which is acceptable before 5).
These brownies are a version of my FAVORITE homemade brownie recipe. One bowl, people. It doesn’t get easier!!
These are crammed full of chocolate sandwich cookie chunks, cookies and cream candy bar chunks, and covered in a creamy cookies and cream frosting.
Eat them somewhere quiet. Preferably somewhere quiet with a door that locks. (and wine)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 12 oz (ish) jar hot fudge sauce
- 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, roughly chopped
- 6 (ish) oz Hershey Cookies and Cream bar, roughly chopped
- 2 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 tsp butter vanilla emulsion OR vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 10 chocolate sandwich cookies, finely crushed
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick spray ( I prefer to line mine with foil prior to spraying -- it makes the brownies easier to remove) and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the cocoa and melted butter. Stir in sugar until combined. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in vanilla. Fold in flour JUST until you no longer see flour streaks in the batter. Gently fold in hot fudge sauce (you may need to heat it just enough to spoon/pour out of jar), cookie pieces, and candy bar pieces.
- Spread batter in prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes OR until brownies look cakey on top and feel very dense -- a knife inserted in the center should come out with fudgy crumbs, but NOT raw batter. (oven times vary) Let brownies cool completely.
- Prepare frosting: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter and butter vanilla emulsion (or vanilla extract) on medium speed until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, a little at a time, until just combined. Add heavy cream and beat on high for about 1 minute, until fluffy and smooth. Fold in crushed cookies.
- Frost cooled brownies. For best results, cover and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
Butter Vanilla Emulsion can be found online at Amazon.com or with the cake decorating ingredients/tools in most stores like Walmart or Michaels.
Enjoy and have a fabulous Wednesday!!