Saturday, September 17, 2011

Recipe: Bribery Brownies

Bribery via food is not frowned upon.   Most people actually welcome it.   Accepting the use of a condo in Breckenridge during ski season?  Could be an ethical conundrum that involves your HR office.   Cookies on a stick?  Fair game.   These are an adaptation of Bribe The Teacher Brownies on A Spicy Perspective.    I don't have any teachers currently, so I will have to bribe someone else.    Suggestions?

1 box brownie mix (family size for 9x13 pan and the eggs, oil and water required per box instructions)
1 12oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 (14oz) cans of Nestle La Lechera (or any canned dulce de leche), I used the fat free version
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Prepare brownies per package instructions, adding all the chocolate chips (saving 1/2 cup for the topping).   I lined the baking pan with foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray.    Here in Colorado, I also follow the high altitude instructions (more flour, less oil).

Toss remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips, almonds and coconut in a small bowl.

Once brownies are baked per package instructions, remove from the oven and change the temperature to 400.  Pour dulce de leche ('s shorter to type) over the brownies.    I used fat free when I made these and it was runnier than standard ddl so it was easy to pour.   Next time I will try the regular kind to see how it plays out (I imagine thicker and more caramely).    Sprinkle the topping (chips, almonds, coconut) over the top of the ddl.   Move your oven rack to the top slot and put the brownies back in for 5-8 minutes to toast the tips of the coconut and to help set the ddl.   Let brownies cool completely.   I stored them in the fridge overnight before slicing them up.   

Deliciously sweet and sticky.  I took them to a casual dinner party last night and got two thumbs up.  

Provide to person in need of bribing with a fork and a tall glass of milk.

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