Saturday, June 23, 2012

Samoa Brownies

What do we think about these?

I know.

Samoa Brownies
(adapted from Six Sisters Stuff)


  • 1 brownie mix box + ingredients (water, oil, eggs)
  • 1 bag of caramels
  • 1/2 -> 3/4 ->an entire bag of baking coconut (depending on what you like!) 
  • pinch of salts
  • 4 tablespoons of milk (note, I used vanilla almond milk. definitely adds some dimension, but regular milk is fine)
  • 1/2 bag of Chocolate chips! 
  • Prepare the brownies & let cool.
    • *for your sanity, line your baking pan with parchment paper or foil with the extra hanging over the pan. now you can lift out the brownies with no stickyness!
  • Cover a cookie sheet with some parchment paper or foil and spread the coconut out in a thin layer. Toast for 3-5 minutes. 
    • *Keep an eye on it! Burns easily! Stir after every 30-45 seconds.
  • Put the caramels, milk and salt into a microwave safe dish. Heat for 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring till it is smooth and creamy.
    • *I used individually wrapped caramels, but I'm sure caramel topping for ice cream would do the trick also. 
  • Add the coconut to the caramel sauce and spread over the cooled brownies evenly. 
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a ziplock bag. Snip a corner and pipe/drizzle onto the brownies.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour - but the longer, the better!
  • Peel off of the parchment paper/foil and cut into squares. 
  • Take out of the fridge about 15-20 minutes before serving so they can soften a little bit - but not too long otherwise they get too soft and gooey. 

Bridal Showering

Back in March, one of my "sisters" (/long time family friend/family!) got married! I couldn't do as much for her as I wanted to, so instead I thought I'd make her a little cake for her shower.

First, her shower was SUPER cool! We took a cooking class at Bristol Farms Manhattan Beach where we made an entire 3 course meal - then got to enjoy it. Definitely a great idea.

Decided to make a little 6" cake and some cupcakes. Made up my own theme.


Oh, hello! I have been SO neglectful of this little blog. I've been busy the last few months!

Why? I graduated from law school! 

I'm studying for the California Bar exam right now, but I promise to revive this little guy after this is over! 

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