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I am over the moon and super excited that baking season has finally arrived. -And especially more so since it’s the holiday season. I just can’t carve my way out of the kitchen. It’s all about baking for me. My husband and kids think mom now lives in the kitchen because of these last two months of the year. It’s all about baked desserts that will warm the hearts of your loved ones.
I love to bake holiday homemade goodies then gift them to our friends, neighbors, mailman to even our landscaping guys who keeps are grass looking great all year round. You see, even although it’s a small token of appreciation, baked desserts is a thoughtful way to show how much you appreciate them throughout the year.
One thing is for sure, it feels so awesome to treat others during the holiday season. Especially when I get my family involved in baking for others. It’s so much fun!
Do you know what the best part of baking for others is? You don’t need to spend a ridiculous amount of hours doing it. Just like the other day when I was talking to my daughter about making whoopie pies for a friend of mine who is having pre-holiday blues and missing her recently deployed husband. She said to me, “mom, why don’t you make brownie whoopie pies like you did before” they’re so much fun! Even although I made them in the past, I still remember how yummy they were. So it was a yes right away!
So with not much time to waste, I headed over to my local Walmart to pick up a few boxes of Pillsbury™ Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix from in the baking aisle. While I was picking those up, I was also thinking about what type of filling to put in the brownie whoopie pies . Usually, when I make whoopie pies, I use melted marshmallows but this time around, I wanted to add something different. So that is when I decided to also pick up Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting while I was there.
That is when my daughter said to me, mom do you know what would also make your friend smile? I say no, what? She said, M&M’S® Brand Minis Milk Chocolate Baking Bits because baking and eating M&M’S® are so much fun together. Oh, I couldn’t agree more. I love M&M’S® they’re my favorite chocolate candy by far.
Before checking out at Walmart, I decided to look to see if there were any ibotta rebates available. -And behold, there was. I was so excited to learn that I could earn cash back when purchasing Pillsbury™ Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, and M&M’S® Brand Minis Milk Chocolate Baking Bits. I totally scored and it was a win-win for me.
When I returned home with my daughter, I decided to start baking right away. In the back of my mind, I knew how much these brownie whoopie pies would cheer up my friend so I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them. -Plus, it’s like getting two sweet treat gifts in one. For me, I have the pleasure in baking and giving these yummy treats to her.
Baking these brownie whoopie pies are super easy. In fact, since the brownies are made from Pillsbury™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix you just saved tons of time right there. Depending on the size of your baking pan, these delicious fudge brownies will be baked within 30 minutes or less.
For this recipe, you will need a few things. First, you will need a round drinking glass or circle shaped cookie cutter and here is why. Once your brownies have cooled and ready for the filling, press down the bottom of your drinking glass on the brownies. Honestly, your circular brownies come out looking so perfect when you use this trick. Once you have removed your brownies from the baking pan it’s time to start filling the pies with Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting.
With using a large spoon, add your vanilla flavored frosting (white) in a piping bag. Begin, by adding the frosting around the edges of your brownie until you get to the center. Take another brownie and place it on top of your frosting.
Even although I added M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Baking Bits to the brownie mixture, I also decided to sprinkle red and green sugar crystals to my brownie whoopie pies. So good! You know that I had to try one. hahaha
Woo hoo, these brownie whoopie pies had me saying Mmm, Mmm good!
You know, it doesn’t take much effort to surprise a friend with a tasty holiday gift treat. Trust me, you will feel so good after you’ve done it. It’s one of the sweetest things that you can do to show a little appreciation or “I’m thinking of you” during the holiday season.
So tell me, what is that one recipe that helps bring the fun back into holiday baking?
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