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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Chocolate Walnut Brownies

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I'd probably never turn down a chance to make brownies.  No matter how many recipes I've tried, I'm always willing to try a new one.  Even the not-so-great recipes seem to disappear quickly in this house.  So this week's SMS recipe of choice, Chocolate Walnut Brownies, was warmly welcomed.  Thanks for picking it, Tiffany!

Recently I received a kitchen item in the mail from CSN stores, so that is why I decided to make these brownies in cupcake form (more on that product review soon).  The full recipe yielded 16 cupcakes filled about half way, and baked for about 30 minutes.  

The brownies turned out great, but baking them in the cupcake liners made them a little bit crisper around the edges than if they were sliced from a 9 x 9 square pan.  Someone who loves the brownie edge pieces would love these.  But they were still fudgey and soft in the center, and sturdy enough to stand on their own without falling apart (a problem with very soft brownies).  We did have a tiny bit of a sticking-to-the-paper problem when trying to remove them from the liners... but this got much easier the day after these were baked.

I asked the fiance (97 days until our big day!) how these ranked compared to other brownies we've made, and he said, "Well these are different.  They have nuts.  But brownies with nuts are good.  They were good, I could eat a whole bunch of them."  (He may sound distracted because he gave his review racing a car around Rome on Playstation).  

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Thanks for hosting, TIffany!  Head on over to Tiffany's blog, A Spoonful & A Heap, to see the recipe for these brownies.  And check out the SMS website for the list of this week's participants.

18 comments:

Jennifer Lynn Jordan said...

Tell Dan not to eat brownies and drive! Very irresponsible.

Sweet and Savory said...

Your brownies look so special in their cupcake shape. It is amazing, how a little change, makes such a difference.

Gloria said...

Cupcake brownies! Great idea. They look amazing. Glad to hear they were a hit with your fiance.

Your photos are beautiful!

rebecca said...

They look great. Looking forward to your post about the cupcake tin/liners.

Candy Girl said...

Great idea to bake them as individually brownies - they look great!

Katiecakes said...

They're so sweet in those little liners.

Katie xox

Lucie said...

Individual brownies are the cutest thing ever! Makes you want to have a party just so you can hand out mini brownies to everyone :)

Julie said...

I love these in the cupcake liners! Beautiful!!

Shandy said...

When hubby is playing a video game or watching TV, I always warn him that I want him to try something ~ a few seconds ahead of time. He has learned to put whatever on pause because I have gotten perturbed over this in the past and decided to not make dinner that night =).

Your brownie cupcakes look delicious and I love the idea! Perfect for packing lunches and easy sharing!

Mrs. G said...

I think using the cupcake liners keeps from having to cut the brownies into the perfect shape. I'm glad you liked them.

Tessa said...

Glad to hear they were enjoyed! I made mine into mini-cupcake form because I needed a pan smaller than a 9x9. Your pictures of them with the liners are beautiful!

Eliana said...

They look so cute baked as cupcakes. I love them.

Tiff said...

Haha! Love your fiance's take on the brownies! I also really like the idea of having them in the cupcake liners, portion control is always a good thing :)

miss said...

How cute - and yes...I love the brownie edges...def making these! Thanks for sharing as always....also - your blk bottom brownies look like they are to die for! Lots and lots of brownies in my near future...
Sarah at http://blog.candiquik.com

Ingrid said...

LOL, sounds like me trying to talk to the Twins when they are in the middle of playing XBox Live.
~ingrid

sendfood said...

These brownies are so cute, and your pictures are lovely!

Nina said...

yay! These look amazing. Love the pictures!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous pics!! Brownies are always popular here too, even when the recipe isn't the greatest. My husband is happy to do the tough job of eating them :)

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