Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh So Good!

I recently started  a new venture and I am really excited about it! I became an Independent Pampered Chef consultant! I have long loved their products and It just seemed like the right time for me to join what I feel is a really great company. I like the fact that you can make this business what ever works best for YOU! I do love to cook, always have, but there are plenty of people who are attracted to this company not because they love cooking, but because of the business opportunity it present, the quality and innovative products, etc... It definitely has a broad range of appeal!

I've been trying out new recipes created by The Pampered Chef, and I have to say I am quite impressed! The one posted here is down right sinful! Give it a try!

The Pampered Chef ®
Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies
 1 pkg (12 oz)  semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided 
 1 pkg (18-21 oz)  brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies) 
 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided 
 1 cup salted mixed nuts, divided 
 5 rolls (1.7 oz each) milk chocolate-covered chewy caramels, divided (40 pieces total) 
Vanilla ice cream (optional) 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly brush Large Bar Pan with vegetable oil using Chef's Silicone Basting Brush. Chop 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate morsels using Food Chopper. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil, eggs and 1/4 cup of the brown sugar; mix well. Fold in chopped chocolate; pour batter into bar pan, spreading evenly using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.
  2. Chop nuts using Food Chopper. Combine half of the nuts and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar; sprinkle evenly over brownie batter. Bake 20-22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, using Utility Knife, cut 16 caramels into quarters. Place remaining 1/2 cup chocolate morsels in Prep Bowl; microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring after each 20-second interval. Spoon melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag; set aside.
  4. Remove bar pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Immediately press remaining 24 caramels evenly into brownie in four rows of six caramels each. Sprinkle quartered caramels and remaining nuts over brownies. Trim corner of chocolate-filled bag with Utility Knife; drizzle chocolate evenly over brownies. Cut into squares; serve warm using Mini-Serving Spatula. Serve with ice cream, if desired.
Yield: 24 servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 300, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 4.5 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 135 mg, Fiber 2 g

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