Tuesday, April 30

Chewy Milk Dud Brownies


 According to Alexa.com the majority of my followers are female between the ages of 25-34. If that is correct we are all about the same age yes? I'm a child of the 90's. Actually born in the 80's but my youth was in the 90's. So most of you will know what I am talking about in my rambles here today.

I am stuck on a 90's kick. 90's tv, movies,  music, 90's all day all the time.  I love it all. Lets start with music.... there was some seriously good music to come out of the 90's and some seriously bad. My favorite? Sublime. I can thank my husband and my childhood best friend for that. It's my summer time sound track. Then there are others like The Smashing Pumpkins. I bet you would never pin this wholesome stay at home mom of 3 as an alternative music fan would you? It's true. As a young teenager I was a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan... locked in my room covered in band and movie posters blasting The World is a Vampire. Complete with my baggy camo cargo pants (yes camo and cargo... FTW)  an over sized men's L Smashing Pumpkins tee that most definitely went down to my knees, combat boots and thick black eye liner.  I was so cool....


On the flip side of the coin... when I wasn't stuck in my wannabe dark days I was in  mini skirts, baby doll dresses with uglier than sin metallic blue Zodiac platform SNEAKERS ( that I just about killed for),  bopping around to the Spice Girls, TLC, and that horrible Barbie song.... I loved that song.

There was one faze in 1999ish that I'm not completely embarrassed to admit I went through. The music was good, to this day some of my favorites. The angry girl band rockers.... Songs like "I'm a Bitch" by Meridith Brooks were my anthem! Seriously I was a bitch...aren't all girls at that age? " Just when you think you've got me figured out, the seasons already changin" Yeah that about sums me up, or so I thought.


The TV in the 90's was just about as good and bad as the music. I'm currently on a Dawson's Creek kick. Netflix has all the seasons....You can thank me later because I know some of you will join me in my Joey, Dawson and Pacey marathon this week! Pacey was the cute one... don't you agree? And come one... Joey is just annoying. Oh and guess what Hulu has.... Daria!

90's movies. Titanic. I <3 Leo. Enough said.

That was the time frame in my "dating" life, that we went on group dates without a chaperone to the movies. A little hand holding might have happened... perhaps a hug. Total G rated. If you were lucky enough to be on a group date with the boy you were "going out with" he might pay for your ticket, popcorn... and if you were really lucky Milk Duds.

Milk duds were the way to my heart at 13 just as they are now. My favorite movie candy of all time. I almost never get to have them except for the occasions we go to a movie. I broke my movie only rule recently and purchased a box for brownie making. I won't lie to you all... I ate most of them before I got to the brownies.

I highly recommend you make these brownies and start a Dawson's Creek Marathon. It's fun.  These brownies are thin and chewy, when eaten hot they are gooey and fudgy. Totally messy with all the melted caramel milk duds. When cooled they are nice and chewy. I love them both ways. But if I had to choose... hot and messy!




Chewy Milk Dud Brownies

Ingredients:

5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk duds chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray the bottom of a square 8x8 dish with non cooking spray.

In a medium bowl using a rubber spatula mix together melted butter, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and your egg.

Once it is incorporated fold in flour cocoa powder and milk duds.

Spread batter in the bottom of your prepared dish and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes. The longer you bake the chewier they become. If you like your brownies a little more fudgy do not bake as long.

Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting if you want perfect pretty squares. OR be like me. Dig in when they are hot and messy!

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48 comments:

  1. This is a really great, really fun post! Thanks for sharing. The brownies look amazing. I will be most definitely be trying them.

    Diane B.

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  2. Ohh so excited about caramel week! These look great with the addition of milk duds.

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    1. So much caramel goodness going on this week!

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  3. These brownies look amazing and the addition of milk duds is fantastic! Love hot and gooey brownies too. Yum!!

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    1. Hot and gooey are the way to go my friend ;)

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  4. I'm still trying to picture you in combat boots & thick black eyeliner. Until then, your ooey gooey brownies are a great reflection of your former Dawson's Creek loving bada$$ self, Carrie. Caramel Week rocks and so does your retro 90's flashback. PS - Pacey would have loved these. :)

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    1. There was also a point where I had orange hair and an eyebrow ring. What a sight....

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    2. You know the Theme Weavers are going to need photographic evidence. Right? :D

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    3. HA! I think there is actually a photo of the eye brow ring floating around on my blog somewhere. I'd have to ask my mom if she has any pics of the orange hair. It was horrid.

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  5. I was not a Milk Duds fan; I didn't like the feel of them getting stuck in my teeth (the multiple years of braces scared me away from that for a looooong time), but these look amazing. I love brownies, and the addition of these goodies - well, wow. Yum. Hopefully I can give them a try in the fall when the temperatures make me want to use my oven again. :)

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    1. Milk duds were a girl in braces worst nightmare! I remember my mom yelling at me for eating them because I had a filling she said it would pull out.

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  6. Ah, the 90s. Friends, 90210, flannel shirts, and Alanis Morisette. Those were the days! I love these brownies! (AND Titanic, OMG.)

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    1. Seriously. Best shows ever! I had Alanis on cassette and cd! My kids don't know what a cassette is................

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  7. These look just amazing!!
    I loved the 90s as a teen... Glitter eye shadow AND flannel?? Nothing better than glam-grunge.

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    1. OH my goodness. Blue glitter. I wore tons of it I looked like Mimi from Drew Carey. Scented body glitter too..... so trashy.

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  8. I must say that Dawson's Creek was definitely my obsession when I was younger. That and Ally McBeal =)

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    1. I never watched Ally McBeal that often just remember the tabloid photos of how skinny she was.

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  9. Ohhh the 90's. Soemtimes I totally love/miss those days. And Milk Duds were and still are the ISH!! These things are killer!

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  10. I was totally glam-grunge in the 90's. Flannel shirts with mini skirts,fishnets, and my beloved black patent leather combat boots. I miss those boots...

    Milk Duds are one of my all-time favorite candies, mostly because I can justify eating the entire box at the movies. I admire your restraint in having any left to put in your brownies.

    Yay for #CaramelWeek!

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    1. I was actually thinking of getting a pair of Dr. Martins soon... I miss my old boots.

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  11. I only eat Milk Duds when we go to the movies too! And I totally miss the 90's. Bring back Nirvana, please?!

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    1. It's a good thing we don't go to the movies often because I freaking love Milk Duds.

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  12. These brownies look perfectly rich and fudgy! It has been so long since I've had Milk Duds!

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  13. I love milk duds, Carrie! I always used to eat them at the movie theaters! I haven't had them in years. They would be so perfect in brownies and I can only imagine how chewy these are!

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  14. SO funny! I can relate to it all...loved the Smashing Pumpkins - I even trekked out to see them at Lollapallooza with the Beastie Boys and Green Day...ahhhh those were good times! And the earring thing...yep me too...belly button, ears...total hippie chick over here. My how things have changed! hahaha!
    BTW, these brownies look to die for. Yum.

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    1. Oh you are so lucky! By the time I was old enough to attend a concert with out parents tagging along they broke up! I also had my belly pierced too. That one was short lived because I got it caught on my shirt too often almost ripping it out. Ouch.

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  15. Milk Dudgs = my guilty pleasure. Clearly, these would double my pleasure! OMG!!!

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  16. Carrie, you are officially the queen of making lives better through brownies. These will be a delight to action and share with The Masses! Love love love to celebrate Caramel Week with you! Lots of love from Minnesota!

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    1. Thanks Kat! Brownies def make the world a tad sweater ;)

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  17. DANG these brownies are killing me! Hells yeah to hot 'n messy, although I'd ever turn my nose up to a cooled chewy brownie either. I always knew you had an inner bad ass, Carrie! I was a teenager through the 90s and those were some good times. I think we all went through crazy phases in our teens. For a long time, I was a super depressed, mega angsty, dark, bitchy lil chica. I wore black all the time, listened to depressing music like Sarah McLachlan, Duran Duran (especially Come Undone) and the Cranberries, and wrote bitter morbid poetry. Remember floral sun dresses, crochet vests, body suits, wide leg jeans, grungy plaid shirts, giant platforms...man those were some ugly years, lol. I loved this post, Carrie - it's so much fun walking down memory lane and picturing you as that teenaged girl.

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    1. Body suites were the WORST! Only infants should wear shirts that button on the crotch. I went to Lilith Fair in 99.... so I was so on the same wave length haha. There was a time when my dad outlawed the Cranberries because I played Dreams on repeat to fall asleep to every single night.... for an entire summer.

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  18. Yum, these brownies look so gooey and delicious!

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  19. Dawson's creek is the best! Although I always wanted Joey to end up with Dawson.

    Now these brownies - YES! I could sure use them right now at 2 in the morning!

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  20. Apparently we were reliving our youth this past week ;)

    I'm a bitch, I'm a lover... HA! Forgot all about that one. Thanks for the reminder!

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  21. Love these! I baked Raisinets into bars today; I love your Milk Duds idea. Classic movie theater candy to me :) And only 1 egg - wow, have never seen a fullsize pan with just 1 egg. Clearly the recipe is a keeper b/c of how fudgy!!! they are. Pinned!

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    1. Thanks! It's basically a half batch recipe. I wanted thin chewy brownies so it's a smaller batch and I baked them in an 8x8 pan. When they cool they aren't as fudgy more chewy.

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  22. Oh these look SO good! That texture just captures me…I need to make them soon. (my family thanks you. )
    I just think you should have called them Rolo brownies…haha. :)
    ALOHA!

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  23. Oh my goodness, I can totally relate ;) These brownies look amazing!!

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  24. Your brownies look divine! You've made me all nostalgic for the 90s now! I recently re-watched Dawson's Creek too - Pacey was definitely the cute one!

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  25. Milk dubs are totally the way to my heart too! oh and oh course The Smashing Pumpkins, they are a double bonus!

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  26. Milk Duds are timeless...really. I'm like a thousand years older than you and they were MY favorite movie candy too! In fact, I had to click over when I saw these on Facebook just now because they just take me back. Love them...and adding them to these brownies is genius!

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