Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chocolate Buttercream #Choctoberfest

This recipe had me licking my fingers all night long. I used this frosting for the Mississippi Mud brownies I made yesterday for #Choctoberfest.  There was some leftovers and my husband had the brilliant idea of topping some chocolate chip banana muffins. Instant cupcakes. It made me think that having frosting on hand at all times is a pretty good thing. 

Chocolate Buttercream

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: dessert chocolate
Ingredients (Frosting for 1 cake)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cook butter, milk and unsweetened cocoa over medium heat in a large saucepan, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until butter melts.

Remove from heat, and beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mississippi Mud Brownies #Choctoberfest

Happy Wednesday! I don't know about you but it seems to me like this week should be over already. Monday and Tuesday have been super busy with work. I missed my little one so much. It was nice to not have to run out the door this morning.  

This morning was also good because I have a pan of these Mississippi Mud Brownies. I made these up for #Chocotoberfest.  They are probably some of the most decadent brownies I have ever made. Super chocolatey, packed full of walnuts, topped with marshmallows and then covered with chocolate buttercream frosting. Oh my!

There are several ways to make Mississippi mud desserts but I am pretty sure brownies are the way to go.  Also, marshmallows. You can used whipped topping but for me nothing beats the stringy marshmallow gooeyness.

I hope you enjoy and be sure to check out all of the other #Chocotoberfest recipes below.

Mississippi Mud Brownies

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert chocolate marshmallow walnuts brownies
Ingredients (serves 16)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 (4-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, like Imperial Sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Your favorite Chocolate Frosting recipe
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.

Microwave chocolate and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. 

Whisk in sugar and eggs until well blended. Stir in flour. Spread batter into a greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle warm brownies with toasted pecans and marshmallows and bake for an additional 5 minutes until marshmallows are slightly baked and browned.

Prepare Chocolate Frosting. Pour over pecans and marshmallows; spread to edges. Let cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cut into squares.
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Monday, October 5, 2015



I am beyond excited today, because it is October 5.... and that means it is the first day of #Choctoberfest! :D #Choctoberfest is a virtual event put together by The PinterTest Kitchen. Bloggers from around the world will be posting their favorite chocolate recipes, and you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes. What's not to love? Here's what this event is all about! #Choctoberfest would not be possible without our sponsors, starting with our 2015 Gold Sponsor, Imperial Sugar. Imperial Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens since 1843. Their sugar products and sweeteners are made from non-GMO cane sugar and ensure consistently delicious results. We'll be using Imperial Sugar whenever we use sugar in our recipes this week, and can't wait to share the sweetness with you! You can find Imperial Sugar on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. Make sure you visit the recipes section of their website for some sweet inspiration, and you can also find coupons on their website if you want to try out Imperial Sugar yourself. Imperial Sugar and our other sponsors have banded together to contribute some awesome prizes for our #Choctoberfest giveaway! Entering is simple - just click below to follow us on Pinterest. Here's what you could win:
We also have a nonprofit sponsor this year - Rescue Chocolate! They make vegan chocolate treats and donate 100% of their proceeds to animal shelters. Enter now to win the #Choctoberfest prize. Hurry, because we're picking the winner on October 12 at 8:00 AM, so if you don't sign up before then, you'll miss your chance! a Rafflecopter giveaway A huge thank you to all of the other blogs participating in #Choctoberfest 2015. Check out their blogs throughout the week for chocolate recipes you won't be able to resist: The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin' MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmAloha FlavorAmy's Cooking AdventuresAngels HomesteadBalancing MotherhoodBless this MessBusy-at-HomeChocolate SlopesCoconut & LimeColie's KitchenCookaholic WifeCooking In StilettosCooking With LibbyCookistryCopyKat RecipesCravings of a LunaticCrumbs in my MustachioCulinary CoutureCupcakes Take The CakeDeliciously SavvyEat It & Say YumFairyburgerFamished Fish, Finicky SharkFarm Fresh FeastsFood Hunter's Guide to CuisineFull Belly SistersGet Off The Couch and CookGrumpy's HoneybunchHey What's for Dinner Mom?Honey and BirchI Can Cook ThatJane's Adventures in DinnerJessie WeaverLife on Food Life, Love, and Good FoodMajorly DeliciousMoore or Less Cooking Food BlogMother Would KnowOr Whatever You DoPoet in the PantryRecipes Food and CookingRhubarb and HoneySassy Southern YankeeSavory TartSeduction in The KitchenSerena LissySumptuous SpoonfulsTake Two TapasThat Skinny Chick Can BakeThatsSoYummyThe Chonchudo FilesThe Crumby CupcakeThe Dinner-MomThe Saucy SouthernerThe Spiced LifeThe Spiffy CookieThe Two Bite ClubThe Weekday GourmetVintage KittyWendy PolisiWhat A Girl EatsWhitBit's Indian KitchenWit Wisdom & FoodZesty South Indian Kitchen

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