TWD #32: Brownie Buttons

Brownie Buttons 2

I’ve made today’s TWD recipe, chosen by Jayma of “Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen,” three times in the last week or so.     My kids have benefited from my disorganized photography lack of skills.    

The first batch I made strictly following the recipe.  I didn’t include the optional zest and did have a slight issue with them sticking to the mini-muffin pan.  This batch was eaten before it managed to get photographed. 

The second batch I added the orange zest (yum), and doubled the recipe but made the buttons a bit bigger, filling 24 mini-muffin cups (the doubled recipe should have yielded 32).  This time I sprayed the pan with cooking spray and floured it.  No sticking and the orange zest addition was delicious.   They weren’t super orange-y; it just added an undertone that was great.  This batch I managed to photograph BUT the photos were “lost”  (ie:  accidentally deleted by my husband.)

Batch three, I baked at 9:30 last night.  In my stifling hot kitchen.  No air!   When I unwrapped the chocolate it was bendy and the white chocolate was the texture of softened butter.   I did the initial steps for this batch in the microwave.  (See above: super hot kitchen!)  I melted the chocolate with the butter and brown sugar on medium heat in 30 second increments; it was ready in about a minute and a half.   Lacking an orange, I left out the zest.  But, again, I doubled the recipe, greased and floured the pan, and made 24 mini-muffins.   I let this batch cool and then refrigerated them overnight.    I think they were “fudgier” than previous batches, possibly due to the chilling time.  

This morning, at 7 am,  while watching “*Reefer Madness,”  I dipped the brownie buttons in white chocolate and added sprinkles.   AND took photos:

 Brownie Buttons Dipping 1

 Brownie Buttons dipping 2

 

This batch Brownie Buttons 1 is headed to the grade school secretary’s office.  Nothing like buttering up the staff before the school year begins.

*I had to watch “Reefer Madness” after seeing the satellite guide description “Smoking marijuana leads to wild piano playing, hysteria and death.”

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12 Responses to “TWD #32: Brownie Buttons”

  1. Spike Says:

    reefer madness sounds right up my ally. I’m sure all versions of the buttons were wonderful but glad you got pics of the ones with sprinkles!

  2. Beth Says:

    Those look so cute! I love sprinkles!

  3. Wendy Says:

    Wow! 3 times! Your buttons look cute. I’m glad they were a success.

  4. Kyooty Says:

    those look yummy!

  5. Jen @ MaplenCornbread Says:

    Now that is button love, 3 times!! Yours look so cute!!

  6. fit chick Says:

    I agree, the orange flavor was perfect; will make again but fill the cups more. I didn’t post about them, I got lazy, LOL.

  7. Katrina Says:

    You go, making them three times. Everything is better with sprinkles. 😉

  8. Mary Says:

    Jennifer, they look great and I WILL make them. In busy hectic day, I not only did not get them done, I missed Big E’s school registration!

  9. uclala Says:

    That’s a lot of brownie buttons in one week! Your 3rd batch looks just super! I love how you swirled them in the white chocolate – one of them looks like a star was drawn on it! The sprinkles make them so fun and festive! I loved the orange zest addition too!

  10. Ms. PH Says:

    I had the same problem with doubling the recipe!! They were sooooooo good though, weren’t they? I wouldn’t let Cory touch them until I had taken a picture.

    Sprinkles are so cute – I will have to try that next time.

  11. Sara Says:

    Reefer madness might but the most unintentionally funny movie ever made. How ridiculous is that?

    I love sprinkles on the buttons. Yum!

  12. Michele Says:

    Your brownie buttons are adorable!

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