I got the recipe from the Betty Crocker website. First thing I thought was OOOH that looks so good. Second thing, why did they use peanuts instead of walnuts?
Therefor, I waited until I could get to the store and buy walnuts before I made them.
Let me say this: I am not a wimp when it comes to rich foods. I love ‘em. A little too much, perhaps. But this right here…it’s borderline death. Mostly because of the 4 cups of powdered sugar used just for the filling. Really good, but really, really sweet and rich.
It was like someone took the best parts of a maple bar and shoveled it onto a brownie. Maybe with a backhoe or something.
Here’s what I ended up with:
Verdict: good stuff, but if I were to make them again, I’d make some modifications.
I’d decrease the amount of filling. There has got to be a better way than using 4 cups of sugar to make it thick, I just have to figure it out.
I’d probably make it in a 9×9 pan or a regular brownie pan, instead of the 9×13 it calls for. Even with a reduced amount of filling, I think it sort of overwhelms the chocolaty happiness of the brownies.
I’d stick with walnuts. Save the peanuts for…dunno, squirrels or something.
But overall, not a bad brownie.