Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Birthday Dessert

Yesterday was my hubby's birthday.  I usually like to make him something sweet for his special day and since cherries are his favorite, I try to use them as much as possible.

I pinned this on Pinterest the other day.


I just so happened to have a can of cherry pie filling around and this would be a perfect use for it.  He also loves brownies so these should be a big hit.

Hubby coaches my daughter's basketball team and we just so happened to have a game last night.  I thought it would be great to make several of the brownie bites and take them to the game to share with the team.

I started by making a double batch of brownies.  I just used the mix from a box.


I made a double batch so I could bake them in my 9 x 13 inch jelly roll pan instead of the smaller brownie pan.

I baked them at 350 for about 30 - 35 minutes.  They had to bake longer because they were so thick.  I also did the brownies using the cake-like recipe.  I really should have done the fudge-like recipe.  I don't think they would have been so thick but that's alright; live and learn, right?

After the brownies cooled a little bit, I used a scalloped cookie cutter and started cutting the bites.

This gives you an idea of how thick the brownies are.  See my cookie cutter in there.  That thing got pretty warm after a while.

I got all the pieces cut out and put them on the cooling rack to cool completely.

I was left with this...

The outside edges.  I put it on a cooling rack also.

That is until the kids got home...

After they all cooled, I put a cherry on top with a dollop of whipped topping.

I did one on a special plate just for the birthday boy.

Hubby also asked for homemade pizza for dinner.

We had fun in the kitchen making his birthday dinner together.

So much cheaper, tastier and better for us than takeout.

Happy Birthday Scott.  We love you and hope you had a fabulous day.

Oh, and on a side note:  The girls won their basketball game and now go on to play in the championship game on Thursday.  After the game I had all the girls sing Happy Birthday to coach.  His face was so red.  I shared the brownie bites with them and they all loved them.  Teenage girls can put away some food :)

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