Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dessert Options Should Involve Some Chocolate!

There was a plaque resting in the bookcase of a home we rented for a family vacation this summer. It really tickled me, and I took a photo so I would remember it. There was no picture on the plaque, just the words “Chocolate - it's not just for Breakfast anymore.”

Doesn't that just sum up a wonderful philosophy? 

I loved this saying so much I took this photo of it!

I was reminded of that plaque yesterday, as I prepared a dessert for a soccer team-dinner. What to make for 18 hungry, athletic high school boys and their coaches?  I wanted it to be something that could be easily grabbed and put on a plate; something the boys could take as many servings of as they wanted.

I settled on brownies. My "Canoe Trip Banana-Butterscotch Brownies” recipe (which I published earlier on this blog) makes a huge pan and is always a hit, so I decided to make those.  BUT - I feel like dessert should always include some chocolate! So I also made up two big pans of chocolate brownies.  I used a recipe I had never tried, and it turned out to be a really decadent dessert.

Good thing I did make the extra pans. Nearly all of both kinds of brownies were gobbled up - the few that were left may have just been because the boys were all too polite to take the last servings! 

If you are hosting a crowd, I would recommend making either - or both - of these recipes.

The chocolate brownies I made were Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownies, a recipe I found in the Hershey cookbook I purchased when I lived in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  The identical recipe is on the Hershey's Kitchen website, so you can find the full instructions here.


Canoe-Trip Banana Butterscotch Brownies and Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Brownies. 
GO TEAM! Good luck Boys!

Would you eat chocolate any time of day?


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10 comments :

  1. The brownies sound great and the plaque gives us valuable words to live by!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Yes - they are great words to live by! And I am glad I found your blog!

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  2. I pinned these for later on! Yum! I swear you must have a giant S under your shirt I don't know how you manage to get done all that you do in a days time. I started getting up at 4 am this morning and I loved it. 4 hours of complete silence! I've gotten all kinds of stuff finished up. Cleaned up my Google+ circles which is something I have been wanting to do. I was at my limit of accepting new people so I got rid of people I don't really interact with anymore. I cleaned out my emails, I''m on a roll and think I will continue with it. I will be in bed early tonight though for sure!

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    1. I am always impressed by how productive YOU are Rena!! I stay up late - but I am not getting up at 4 am!!

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  3. Yummy! These look absolutely delicious! I always say that if you put chocolate on a hubcap, I'd eat it. :)

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    1. Chocolate on a hubcap - now there is the title for a blog post :)

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  4. Chocolate is my favorite food group! I saw your brownies on Instagram yesterday - they look so good! Pinning to make soon.

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    1. My favorite food group also. I don't think these recipes will disappoint ...

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  5. They look great. I'm sure the boys appreciated them.

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    1. They were inhaled - hard to tell if they really even tasted them !

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