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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Better Late than Never - Daring Bakers Petit Fours

I kept telling myself that I will be on time, I will be on time.  Instead I am late :D.  This daring bakers challenge was hosted by Elissa and Jen.  Originally I was going to try both challenges but I ran out of time like always.  A normal occurrence for me and I have a confession.....I kinda cheated :D.  I bought ice cream.  I did make the base.  I did a basic brownie base and topped it with vanilla and coffee ice cream.  For the ice cream I used Haagen Dazs five ingredients.

Brownie base
(Adapted from Taste of Home)
5 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 can (8 ounces) baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
  1. Shift together all the dry ingredients.  You are able to prep this ahead of time and store it in an air tight container.
  2. Add the egg one at a time to the dry ingredients and than the remainder of the wet ingredients.
  3. Pour into a 8 inch greased pan.
  4. Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. 
  1. Let the ice cream soften slightly and spread over the brownies. 
  2. Let it freeze overnight.
  3. Remove from the pan and than slice into 1 inch cubes put back into the freezer to set.
  4. Make your favorite ganache recipe.  (I eye balled my recipe, 1/4 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of 1/2 and 1/2 and than 2 hand fulls of chocolate.)
  5. Take out the frozen cubes and dip. 
  6. Place back in the freezer to set and than serve. 

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



  1. That looks really good! I definitely want to try the recipe!

  2. Nice! I bet you have to work pretty fast to prevent the ice-cream melting when dipping in the ganache. Looks very pretty and is a good idea!

  3. I could probably eat a dozen of these! What a great challenge, and what a great result you had here!

  4. Still sounds yummy, good job :D

  5. Ooohh that looks so good, brownies with ice cream bites...

  6. Yum. What a great treat to share at a party. Those would be a real crowd pleaser.

  7. The Petit Fours look wonderful! I want some now-for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mmmmmm. Chocolate and vanilla. Looks perfect.

  9. Deeeelicious - a simple idea, magical results!

  10. boy oh boy..I think my hubby will go crazy on these!!!!!!! I mean..who doesn't love chocolate!!!!

  11. wow!! nomnoms to the 10th degree!

  12. Oh how heavenly. Chocolate and ice cream! So fun. I'll have to try these after making some cupcakes.

  13. Wow, those look so good, I have been making ice cream sandwiches all summer but that takes it to a whole new level, thanks for sharing!

  14. I want to live in your kitchen. :)

  15. OMG...using brownies as the base is incredible....your petit fours came out great!!!
    it looks like you certainly met this challenge!

  16. Sounds wonderful! The brownie base is making me drool!

  17. These petit fours look fabulous! Love the brownie base!

  18. Yummy! They remind me of choco mallows :) Great job!

  19. These chocolate bites are irresistible!

  20. Oooh...awesome little bites. Would be so hard to stop eating these I'm sure. Looks very delicious.....mmmm

  21. Late or not, they look delicious! Thanks for sharing this with me, especially so late when it's just going to go to my hips! :)

  22. Those look like they were probably better than the original. Nice work! Don't feel bad, I was even later, lol.

  23. Yumm, I have to try these. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to come back and see what else you will make!