Monday, May 24, 2010

Caffeinated Triple Bypass Brownies




Are you tired of those skinny thighs? Are your arteries so perfectly clean you feel fantastic? Have you missed caffeine? Is your diabetes so well controlled you feel like you’re on top of the world?


Well if so, do I ever have a recipe to fix that! This triple layer heart attack diabetic coma brownie is everything you need to reach a sugar buzz so high you’ll shoot off the earth like a rocket. Spacecraft? Who needs ‘em!


Caffeinated Triple Bypass Brownies

1 box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix or Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix

1 ½ teaspoons very finely ground caramel flavored coffee

1 (11 ounce) bag Kraft Caramel Bits, or about ¾ of a bag of Kraft Caramels, unwrapped

¼ cup half & half

12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

1 cup mini pretzels, slightly broken

1 cup salted peanuts (lightly salted if you have them), roughly chopped


1. Line an 8”x 8” or 9”x 9” pan with foil all the way to the top and brush with oil. Make the brownies according to package directions adding the ground coffee to the batter. Cool completely.


2. Melt the caramels with the half and half in a large bowl in the microwave on high heat. Stir every thirty seconds until melted. Pour over cooled brownies. Let cool until set.


3. Melt the chocolate and shortening in a large bowl in the microwave on high heat. Stir every thirty seconds until melted. Mix in the pretzels and peanuts. Spread over brownies. Cool and serve.


Notes: Brownies can be sliced and stored in the freezer.


Recipe created by Laura Flowers with inspiration from a lost Associated Press story. Picture by Laura Flowers.




45 comments:

Susi said...

Who needs a diet when you can have these unbelievable looking brownies? I will have to bookmark them for a future baking endeavor.

Cristie said...

What a brownie! Love the pretzel and nuts, great crunch, every dessert should have a crunch. Delicious!

Pink Little Cake said...

I am having a diabetic coma just looking at the picture!! OMG they look delicious, I think I am going to make them as my birthday cake. These brownies will be in my future shop one day, with your permision of course, and giving you total credit.

notyet100 said...

slurp this looks delicious,..

MaryMoh said...

I do need this every now and then :D Looks irresisitibly good.

Betty said...

oh these look fantastic...! thanks for sharing xx

Lidysan y Marcos - Los Mol said...

fantastic¡¡¡ ummmm
Kiss

Memória said...

Your intro of rhetorical questions was hilarious!!! LOL!!

I used to be crazy about the Ghiradelli brownie mix before I learned how to bake. I bet these brownies are outrageously good!

Federica said...

wow Laura che delizia!!! baci!

Grapefruit said...

groan. . my un-skinny thighs are in agony over the thought of these brownies.
your photos are irresistible. sigh.

Mr. P said...

Like all your brownies, these look amazing.

I just made Martha's ginger ones, but had I seen this literally 45 minutes ago, I would have gone for the triple bypass!

Steve said...

Laura,
You're evil, but that's good. Let's all double up on the Lipitor and dive right in. These will be on our table this holiday weekend.
Steve
http://www.myfavoriteflavours.com

Julia said...

My arteries were just trying to tell me how they would appreciate a little more work to do, so I should load up on stuff like this. RIGHT. But who cares what they say, these look GOOD, moderation, right?!

Chef E said...

Gee gads, just send the ambulance now! I will eat three on the way...

Chef Dennis said...

OMG.....those brownies are to die for......so sweet and gooey...now I am so craving a brownie!!!!!!!
thanks for sharing!

ButterYum said...

Caffeinated Triple Bypass Brownieitis... yep, that's what I have. It's a recently diagnosed condition, and the only cure is a batch of these beauties. Don't you feel bad for me?

:)
ButterYum

Cupcake Activist said...

I already know I love them because I love Ghiradelli brownies. I will only allow myself to eat them after racing my half-ironman next month!

Momgateway said...

...it's so irresistible...my niece will love this...

Dawn said...

OH MY GOD. I have a pot luck coming up. I might have to make these.

Joy said...

That looks really good. It would be a dish that I would hesitate to give my daughter but hoard just for me.

Monet said...

Adding peanuts and pretzels to brownies??? Brilliant. My husband and I can't wait to give these a try.

Joanne said...

Ha! Yes these are exactly what I think I need. My arteries feel a bit too clean after the steak I just made :P

These look delicious.

ms stephanie said...

Just looking at makes me hunrgy!! Love the texture up on top, like rocky road!

Love Ms Stef...

Carol said...

Oh my gosh, Laura-those look over the top decadently delicious! I can't wait to try them.

Veronica said...

LOL--they should serve these at the Heart Attack Grill where Double, Triple & Quadruple Bypass Burgers are served! It will fit right in! Sounds so yummy, girl.

Amanda said...

LMAO! Well they sure look fantastic to me!

Natalie said...

Holy heck these look amazing! I am in need of a calorie coma and these bars look like the right thing to make me feel full and stuffed. I can't wait to try!

Cyndy said...

OMG, Made & LOVED the Oreo Shake it Up Brownies. This time you've taken us to a whole new level of decadence. I love the way your mind works, your wit always leaves me smiling!

Sue Sparks said...

Whoa, Laura! Rich, sweet and gooey, just the way I like it! :)

Jeannie said...

Really scrumptious looking! I am so drooling!

Cherine said...

These look absolutely delicious!

lostpastremembered said...

I agree...pure evil... how could you add caramel??? gorgeous photo too... must have@

Heather said...

My god, woman. These are literally everything I want in a dessert. It's like a Take 5 Bar brownie!!

Lo said...

My favorite birthday card has the message "Skinny Girls Suck" on the front and "Eat more cake." on the inside... maybe they should change that to brownies!

These look fabulous... and that caramel dripping down the side has me absolutely drooling.

Kelsey said...

These look incredible! Congrats on making Foodbuzz Top 9!

sensiblecooking said...

Wow you are right those are killer brownies. But I don't mind as long as i have heart attack eating them. Great post.

Victoria K. said...

Holy moly, this looks amazing! Eating those would be worth the heart problems that follow, haha :)

Stacey Hurley-Rider said...

WOW - one piece is my total caloric intake for a day, maybe two, but oh so worth it! hehe

Joudie's Mood Food said...

These are very aptly named. I fear that i will maybe have one of those thins happen to me just looking at this. But you live once right....? Very delicious pictures.....

Katrina said...

Oh my gosh, great title and too funny! Those really look dangerous!

Lauren said...

I think I started drooling the minute I saw your picture. Thanks for sharing! These look amazing!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Yum... These are my kind of brownies... Love this recipe!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

YOU crack me up! "Are you tired of those skinny thighs?"...oh, by all means! ;)

I've seen your famous brownies all over the web last week...they seem to be a HIT! Gorgeous pictures as usual!

ajcabuang04 said...

These look so decadent!! YUM!!!
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Girl Foodie said...

These look fantastic and I LOVE the recipe intro, so so funny!

I'm really glad I found your blog.

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