I’m so happy to visit with you here on Foodie Friday at Fleece Fun. Thanks Angel for having me here! Today I’m sharing the ‘Buried Treasure Brownies’ recipe. They were a childhood favorite of mine and in fact I once won a grade school cake contest with these little jewels. These are both decadent and fun. At Baking Outside the Box we have our own special recipes for dessert mixes not available anywhere else. There are lots of free sample recipes to get you started Baking Outside the Box. For this project I suggest using the Brownie Bliss Mix-up from the BOTB Mix method. Note: You can try using a purchased mix for this technique; just make sure it has a thick batter.
Buried Treasure Brownies
- Batter Ingredients
- 2 1/2 cups Brownie Bliss Mix-up
- 1/2 cups Butter , softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp . vanilla (opt.)
- 2 T . water
- 1 small container Mini Oreos
- 1 tube of Mini M&Ms
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup butterscotch chips
- Please note the above fillings are what I used , but please yourself here. Chocolate-covered mints, Rollos, peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, toffee chips are all possibilities.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all the batter ingredients together.
- Set batter aside allow to rest 5 minutes
- Prepare pan. Using a muffin pan (or squares pan as pictured) line with cupcake liners. Spritz with vegetable oil spray. (cupcake liners are easily pressed into service as square liners.)
- Divide dough in half and divide each half evenly into 12 balls (24 total).
- Press 12 of the balls into the bottom of cupcake liners.
- Sprinkle with fillings, about 1 T. total. (Okay maybe a little more, but you want the dough tops to cover your fillings without spilling out over the tops of the muffin cups.)
- Stretch and press remaining balls of brownie dough to fit over fillings and place on top. Fillings should not show.
- Place in oven for 14-16 minutes. Allow to cool.
Party Fun: These would be fun as a take home favor at a birthday party. Do a ‘make your own brownie bar’. When guests first arrive, have the dough and fillings waiting. Allow the guests to assemble their own individual brownie. (Be certain to write down who’s brownie is where on a sheet of paper and mark one end of the pan with foil so there are no mix-ups!) Bake them immediately and allow them to cool during the party. Send them home in a little treat box, as pictured. Come visit me! The template for the treat box is available at BakingOutsidetheBox.com