Hot Cocoa Brownies

This brownie makes you warm and cozy and gives you all the feels.

Standing in my kitchen gazing at my pantry with the hankering for a sweet treat. It dawned on me that a brownie would be a nice fix. I’d be willing to bet that most kitchens have everything you need to make this epic brownie. There was not a box harmed in the making of this recipe. The secret to this recipe was Nestle Hot Chocolate packets. The flavor of hot chocolate always brings back memories of treasured times.

Recipe for amazing brownies below.

  1. Flour – 1cup
  2. Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
  3. 1/2 t. Salt
  4. 1/4 t. Baking Powder
  5. 1/2 t. Cinnamon
  6. Hot Chocolate ( I used Nestle) 9 packets
  7. Butter – 1 stick
  8. Eggs – 3
  9. Vanilla- 1 T
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine melted butter, egg, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Mix remaining ingredients
  • Add dry ingredients slowly to wet ingredients
  • Mix only until combined
  • Pour into greased 8×8 pan
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes until a toothpick is out comes out clean.

What you top the brownie with is your choice. Ice cream or melted chocolate drizzled all over the brownie work spectacularly.

To finish my sweet treat I made a hot cocoa glaze.

Hot Cocoa Glaze

  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup milk
  • Hot Chocolate 4 packs ( I used Nestle)
  • Combine ingredients with a whisk
  • Top cooled brownie

You can now proceed with enjoying your delicious and super amazing brownie.

Chocolate Banana Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon roll is so rich get your ice cream ready
  • 2 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips ( to sprinkle with cinnamon sugar)
  • Melted butter to brush and allow cinnamon sugar to stick
  • Cinnamon sugar to sprinkle
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chip to melt
Dough can be made by hand or using mixer

Separate the dry from the wet. Cream butter with egg, add milk and banana until combined.

Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

Add the dry to the wet slowly and mix until it is combined and starts to pull away from the bowl. Note you may have to add up to a half cup of flour in small amounts to get the dough to where you need.

Allow your dough time to rest before rolling out
Roll into a rectangular shape, brush with butter and sprinkle with filling
Roll into a log and divide into individual rolls using a sharp knife.

Preheat oven to 350. Place cinnamon rolls in a greased cake pan or baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. While the cinnamon rolls are still warm add a glaze or fresh melted chocolate.

Enjoy at breakfast with your coffee or for dessert with some nice ice cream.

Super Good and Super Rich

Food Doesn’t Always Need to Be Fancy

Go ahead and devour it!

Do you really think every dish a chef prepares is ready for the “gram”?

The ice cream sundae I made is far from picture-perfect. Not because I don’t have the ability to make a “perfect sundae” but because life happens. There are many times where I just put things together because they taste good. Who cares that I’m missing the whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top. The hot fudge clumped up on me because midway through my concoction of deliciously fulfilling proportions my daughter needed her dad. Duty called and the fudge cooled down. I know I could have heated it up again but the taste was still there and that was my primary focus.

So what I’m saying here in the long and short of it is feel free to be imperfect from time to time. Spend a little less time on perfection and more time on enjoying your food!

This Cobbler Unlocks Dessert Heaven!

Warm Strawberry Peach Cobbler Ala Mode

Cobbler is probably one of my favorite dishes to prepare. The reason it is one of my favorite dishes to prepare is directly related to the emotion I see from the guest I prepare it for. The image of cobbler on a plate with ice cream is not particularly artistic but the emotional triggers it ignites are just as influential as any plate presentation I would put together. Cobbler probably rates as a “comfort dessert”. There are many variations and family recipes. The reason it is one of my favorite dishes to prepare is it immediately sends you to the land of happiness on your first taste. The reaction to my cobbler has been known to change the pulse of a room. Unaltered joy is the common look I see as people indulge on this wonderful dessert.

From the moment this cobbler starts baking in the oven it is already charming its way into your heart. You have your nose to thank.