Thursday, September 6, 2012

Graham Cracker Crusted Red Velvet Brownies with Buttercream

Since I'm neglecting my kitchen I figured why not break it back in with lots of red food dye!! Welcome back kitchen, now I’ll probably not see you again for a month or two…unless I’m mixing up bottles for the wee one.

Speaking of “mixing” it up, I have some great ideas for you to “mix” it up in your house and make things so much more fun…just in case you’re deep in the throes of kid kingdom like me and need to entertain yourself.

Idea number one is meant to relieve your anger without your child even knowing it, my suggestion is Simon Says. Simon Says you say??? How does this relieve my anger or anxiety? Well you just haven’t introduced a hose into the situation. That’s right - I would like to add that your child gets pelted with the hose water every time they don’t listen for Simon.

The little munchkins have NO idea..he…I have only tried this 2,432 1 time.

Idea number 2...

Have a baby that needs a new FUN activity?
Does your child seem bored or are you bored?

Well might I introduce the game called “make really farking loud noises and see if your baby laughs or makes sad face”. How can something so wrong be so right, love you Desmond.

Please do not call CPS on me, for heaven sakes look at the brownies I’ve made them! SUPER MOMMMMMMMY!

Delightfully borrowed from, modified a lil - SugarCrafter

Makes an 8×8″ pan.

Graham crust:

• 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
• 6 Tbsp unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine melted butter and graham crumbs, then press into a greased 8×8″ pan.


• 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
• 2 Tbsp red food coloring
• 2/3 cups chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to create a paste. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, then add remaining teaspoon of vanilla. With the mixer on medium speed, add in cocoa powder mixture. Beat until batter is completely red.  Add flour and salt, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Gently spread batter on top of graham cracker crumbs. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until brownies are done.

Vanilla Butter cream:

• 1 cup butter, softened
• 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
• 1 tsp milk
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

In your mixer, mix it. Done. Oh wait, spread on top of cooled brownies. more..