So what do the three B's stand for you ask? Banana. Black. Beans. Yes...there are bananas and black beans in this brownie recipe and I know that seems oddly strange, but I promise you cannot taste the beans at all! They just give the color and texture! There is a slight banana taste there, so if you don't like bananas, this might not be your favorite.
I got this recipe from Ciarra, a great blogger with an Instagram account that will make you drool. The original recipe can be found here.
All I really did to modify this was adding Nuts N' More powdered protein and omitting the cookie dough layer. (Unfortunately I didn't have some of those ingredients).
Macros for 1 brownie: 110 calories, 22C .5F 5P
Alright, this is a winner right here. I know it looks like a banana filled with poop, but it tastes AH-MAZING (and isn't poop!) When I was a Girl Scout, one of our favorite bonfire treats were banana boats. After awhile, we got over the whole "let's roast marshmallows and stick it between some chocolate and crackers". So my mom did some research and found these bad boys. This is a different type of banana boat those, its healthier and filled with protein! And I promise you, it will satisfy any chocolate lover's sweet tooth.
What you need:
What to do:
Caution: This is messy, eat in a bowl! And prepare to lick all fingers!
Leave the title to your own guesses...but I couldn't bear to change the name. This was a college favorite of mine! I personally have never made it, I have helped, but all of the credit goes to my good friend, Tiffany. We were roommates for about a year, and she loves to cook and bake just as much as I do. So when I found this recipe on Pinterest and emailed it to her right away...she said "let's make it!" and how could I not agree? It's time consuming, that's for sure, but I promise you it is worth EVERY bite. This is by far my favorite. The first time she made it, her and I just sat there eating straight from the bowl. It is so addicting. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! The second time she made it, I had a little bit too much wine and knocked half my glass all over it...but trust me, that didn't stop us from eating it. Within 2 days this whole tub is gone, just between the two of us! Not only do I miss her, but I miss this dessert...and her MAKING it! :)
What you need:
Chocolate Pudding (2 large boxes)
Cool Whip (large container)
Heath Candy Bars (4 regular sized bars)
1. Prepare brownies according to directions on box. Any box or recipe will work, I usually bake mine in a 11″x 17″ jelly roll pan so that they bake nice and thin and get even a little crispy. For this recipe you want them fully cooked, or even slightly over-baked. Once you layer all the other ingredients it will get mushy fast if your brownies are already soft and gooey.
2. Once the brownies are baked and cooled, cut up into small, bite-sized pieces.
3. Prepare (instant) chocolate pudding according to directions. There should be two (large) boxes of pudding in the photo. If you want to fill a trifle dish you’ll need two (large) boxes.
4. Crush the Heath candy bars into small, bite-sized pieces.
5. Now you’re ready to layer…
Spoon about a third of your pudding into a trifle dish.
Add a layer of brownie pieces.
Sprinkle around some of the crushed Heath.
Drizzle on some caramel sauce.
Top with about half of the cool whip.
Keep in the refrigerator until just ready to serve. This should not be assembled more than about an hour or two before it will be served, or the brownies and candy will get too soft, and it will just be one big bowl of mush (still yummy, but not quite as nice to eat).
When I first saw this recipe I was hooked..I mean come on, look at that picture!! Well...don't let the picture fool you...yes they still tasted good, but by no means did they look that pretty. Ask my mom. She helped me. It was a tedious preparation, mainly the "forming the cream cheese and Oreo crumbs together" part...and my fingers and hands looked so gross after! Anyways...my mom and I have always battled with melting chocolate, but we finally got it down. Although our Oreo balls were covered in chocolate..they just didn't look as pretty as the picture (do they ever?) But they were still very good and perfect size to just pop in your mouth!
If you can make these and get a picture like this one, I will switch out this picture and use yours! Good luck!
Makes approximately 4 dozen truffles
1. Set aside 5 Oreos and throw the rest in a food processor until they are finely crumbled
2. Thoroughly mix cookie crumbs with cream cheese.
3. Form crumb-and-cream-cheese mixture into balls, approximately 1-inch across each (but don't worry too much about being exact here. They will come out delicious no matter the size!) and place onto a cookie sheet that has previously been lined with wax paper.
4. For best results, pop the formed mixture into the fridge for at least 15 minutes to chill while you complete the next step. If you really don't have the time, the truffles will still taste delicious (so don't worry!), but they will be more difficult to handle and some of the coating with mix with the filling.
5. Melt the chocolate. (I don't recommend microwave. Use a double broiler if you can. Or do what my mom and I do--we boil hot water on the stove and put a glass bowl on top of the pot and throw the chocolate chunks into the bowl and it melts!)
6. Remove pot from heat.
7. Coat previously formed balls with chocolate and return to the lined cookie sheet.
8. Throw the remaining 5 cookies into the food processor.
9. Sprinkle some of those crumbs on top of the (still wet) truffles. (I didn't do this part because my chocolate was already dry)
10. Refrigerate for one hour.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards...
Desserts and I are like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, bacon and eggs....we just go so well together. And if you know, you know my "go-to" night time dessert is ice-cream. If you know me well enough, you know that I have specific brands and specific flavors within those brands that are my favorite.