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November 16, 2011

Dark Chocolate- Toffee Brownie Shooters

Yes, the title is correct. How many yummy words can be in just one recipe?! One of my favorite food blogs, Midland Morsels, posted these yesterday, and I can hardly wait to serve them for the holidays, maybe paired with a gingerbread martini? 

As told by Michelle, "My two favorite desserts on earth are brownies (from a box, please---I know I'm weird---I prefer boxed brownies) and chocolate mousse.  What happens when you put the two together?  Answer: You create my own personal version of chocolate paradise.  This is good.  Dangerously good--as in its dangerous if you eat my portion!  It takes a little time to assemble because there are a few steps but its really quite easy.  Its really, really worth the effort. I didn't have enough shot glasses so I served them in small glasses.  Do what works!"

Dark Chocolate-Toffee Brownie Shooters
source: Southern Living Christmas Cookbook

  • 1 (18 oz) package triple chocolate brownie mix (or your fave brand)
  • 3 TBL Kahlua (optional)
  • 3 (3.5 oz) dark chocolate bars with toffee bits, chopped (they recommended Ghirardelli)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 6 TBL caramel topping
  • 1 (7 oz) can of instant non-dairy whipped topping 
  • mint garnish if desired


Bake Brownies according to package directions, using fudgy brownies directions.  Poke holes in baked brownies and pour Kahlua over the top if using.  Allow to cool completely in pan.

Microwave chocolate and 1/4 cup whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl on HIGH for 1-1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring after 1 minute. Let stand 45 minutes or until cool (mine cooled after 30 minutes).

Beat remaining whipped cream at a high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the chocolate mixture.Crumble brownies into bite-sized pieces.  Layer brownies, caramel, and chocolate mousse into your cup.  Top with a shot of whipped topping. Garnish with mint, if desired. Makes about 36 (2 oz) shooters.

Go here to read more wonderful recipes by the girls at Midland Morsels! On a separate, but equally chocolatey note, go to your local Target and buy the Peppermint Junior Mints! I tried them for the first time last night, and I"m hooked! My new Christmas candy favorite!
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1 comment:

Camo and Pearls said...

Thanks for the shout out! They were really good!