Thursday, December 11, 2008

Brownies, Candy Canes and a Giveaway

BrowniesOne of my daughters had a bake sale at school today to raise money to adopt an endangered animal. I pulled out my trusty brownie recipe and popped a candy cane in each mini cupcake.
Today I'm going to hit a milestone: 100,000 visitors. If you happen to land on this page, and the StatCounter at the bottom of this page shows 100,000, please make sure to leave a comment, so that I can contact you to send you a little something as a thank you for being my 100,000th visitor!
Thanks for dropping by!

UPDATE:
This morning, Dan from Ohio sent me an email to say he was the 100,000th visitor. Thanks for contacting me, Dan! I will be sending along a little thank you to you in the New Year!
Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog and making this a great year for me!
Recipe

Makes 1 8x8 pan or 2 dozen minis

½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350˚F. Grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, and beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating until blended. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Fill a piping bag (or freezer bag), and fill the mini muffin cups. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Brownie Frosting
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk

Whisk all ingredients to spreading consistency.

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  • 38 comments:

    RecipeGirl said...

    These are darling! Hope the bake sale went well. And congrats on 100,000 visitors!

    karen said...

    hope the bake sale goes well! congrats to you on hitting your 100,000th visit. what a milestone!

    Tiff said...

    Looks like you went over the 100,000. Congratulations - it's a great accomplishment!

    Megan said...

    Bet these were the first things to sell out! They look so festive!
    Congrats on the milestone! It's a big one. :)

    Elle said...

    Yay, you did it--congrats on the 100,000th visitor! The brownies are adorable!

    Colleen said...

    Ahh I was too late at 100,047! But congrats - what a great milestone! Those brownies look great!

    HoneyB said...

    These are the absolute cutest! I bet they sold out FAST! Congrats on 100K visitors! WOW!

    The Food Librarian said...

    These are so cute! I'm sure you'll hit 1 million soon too! Everyone loves your blog.

    Wendy said...

    These are adorable. And I missed it by exactly 100. (I was 100,100) Congratulations!

    Karen said...

    Congrats on 100,000 visitors! I was #100,139. You have a great blog. The brownie bites with the candy canes make a wonderful bake sale item!

    Natashya said...

    100,000! That is out of this world!
    The brownies are adorable - my guys would love them, I will have to try them soon. Must put baby candy canes on the list...

    Penang Tua Pui said...

    Wow, your photo is nice and congrats to u hit 100K visitors! With this high visitors achievement and U should add in the foodbuzz to get more money for the donation as well.
    If u don't mind we can help u on that setup.

    Y said...

    Congrats on your milestone! Love your contribution to the bakesale.

    Pam said...

    Congratulations! What a great milestone! And your brownie cup cakes are adorable!

    LyB said...

    That is such a lovey idea for mini brownies, very festive. Congrats on your 100,000th visitor! :)

    Katie said...

    Wow, 100,000 visitors! Congrats!

    CookiePie said...

    So cute - I love the candy canes! And congrats on reaching 100,000!!

    Megan said...

    these are too cute-i love the photo! what a perfect bake sale treat :) and congrats on your blogging milestone!

    natalia said...

    Ciao Shari ! I have to try your recipe ! Mine is with chocolate too.
    The minis look so cute I would have bought the whole batch ! Complimenti !

    Cathy said...

    These could not be more adorable! How fun and festive for kids and grownups alike. And congrats on 100,000 visitors!

    EB said...

    Congrats congrats congrats!!!

    Lori said...

    How cute they are Shari.

    I can see why you have so many visitors. There are always so many beautiful pics nad food on your site!

    Hannah said...

    Mm, chocolate and peppermint again- I just can't get enough of this combo! Congrats on [over] 100,000 visitors! :)

    vibi said...

    Yay! Shari! Congrats!!!
    I'm visitor 101 273, does that count for anything??? LOL LOL ...kidding!

    I have to try those trusty brownies sometimes, for sure. Perhaps when the Holidays are over... and I'm over the cookies, and cakes, and pies, and fat, and turkey, and snacks, and... Okay, when I'm done digesting, lets just say!

    They're totaly quirky, with the canes sticking out!

    Vera said...

    I'm sure these were sold out fast! They look delicious, Shari!

    Allie said...

    The brownies looks yummy! I luv chocolate!

    Grace said...

    i like me some regular ol' brownies, but i love me some chocolate-frosted, candy-cane-adorned brownies from a master. :)

    Steph said...

    I like how you made them as minis.. no messy cutting there and they look cute! I especially like the brownie frosting, it looks fudgy.

    Ingrid said...

    Congrats on reaching 100,000!! It's not surprising you have a beautiful blog!
    ~ingrid

    Erind said...

    These look so cute!

    Syrie said...

    Gorgeous Shari! The candy canes are a lovely touch.

    EAT! said...

    I need more time to do all the holiday baking i have planned. We usually end up eating whatever i make before I get a chance to stash it in the freeezer for later. Love the mini brownies.

    Margaux said...

    Your site always has such beautiful pictures! Congrats on reaching 100 000 visitors!

    Half Baked said...

    Congrats on reaching 100,000! That's super! Love those brownie they're gorgeous!

    Manggy said...

    Congratulations on the 10^5! I looove me some brownies, but with frosting, it's an even more luscious treat!

    Jaime said...

    congrats on your big milestone!

    Alicia said...

    just made these! really yummy, better than two bite brownies! I iced mine and sprinkled crushed up candy canes on them. Thanks for the recipe!

    Foodista said...

    With just a few days before christmas, I was looking for something fancy to perk up my brownies...and I found yours! Thank you so much! Hope you could share this at Foodista: the cooking encyclopedia where everyone can edit.