Red Velvet Brownies – YES PLEASE!

Thank you Emily for this awesome recipe that I can’t WAIT to try (or better yet, you should bake them again and bring them next time you stop by ;)) Check out her ringing endorsement of these Red Velvet Brownies:

It was super easy to do and I definitely mis-read the portion about adding the wet ingredients in the special order but it turned out fine. I had to pry the cap off my red food coloring, which stained my fingers for a bit. But they got rave reviews and I left them with my brother cause otherwise I would have plowed through the entire pan when I got home!

You had me a “super easy”!

Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

Red Velvet Layer:
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Cream Cheese Layer:
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking pan, and set aside.

Brownie layer: Add melted butter to a large bowl and add the sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar, in that order, mixing between additions. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and stir it into the cocoa mix. Fold in the flour until lightly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, saving 1/4 cup of the batter for the top.

Cream cheese layer: Blend together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter in the pan. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese layer. Using a skewer or the tip of a knife, drag the tip through the cream cheese mixture to create a swirl pattern. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely before cutting.


Homemade Twix Bars

Could this look any more amazing? Thanks NYCathy for sharing this amazing recipe for Homemade Twix Bars from a very cute blog called Not Without Salt.

While the recipe is far too complex for me, I know an awesome chef who might want to try to make these for her next soiree :::cough:: ::cough:: ::Pam101:: ::cough:: ::cough::.

Just make sure my invitation doesn’t get lost in the mail 😉