Sunday, August 25, 2013

Butterfinger Brownies and Movie Night





Every  Summer, towards the end of the season, my friend April has a 'movie night' in her back yard.   I have blogged about them...previous movie nights here and here and in keeping with tradition, I will do so again.
But first, before I go there, I have to share these great brownies that I made to take to movie night.  
I found the recipe in a cookbook of mine,  The Recipe girl by Lori Lange.




Some of you might know her blog.  I really like this cookbook---it's full of recipes that you can imagine doing at home, not complicated and not with odd/hard-to-find  ingredients.  Just stuff you'd make for your family and friends.
The brownies were all gone by the time movie night was over.  Luckily I had snagged a few to take some pictures of.   Everyone loved them, but how could they not--they are choc full of Butterfinger candy bars.  One of my favorites.

I noticed, after looking at Lori's blog, that I chopped my candy bars finer than she did.  I am definitely making these again, but might not chop the candy so fine.  Other than that, these were pure heaven.


I am going to link this to Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads and of course to my own Cookbook Countdown.  This cookbook makes #60 in my countdown.




Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend.




I am also linking to  Cook-Your-Books, hosted by  Joyce at Kitchen Flavours.



Cook-Your-Books is all about cooking or baking from your many cookbooks or magazines that you have collected over the years. If you love collecting cookbooks, read them like novels and trying out new recipes, then this is the perfect place to share. It's time to get those books (or magazines) out of the shelves, and start using them.




Butterfinger brownies

Yield: 25 brownies
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Butterfinger lovers... I give you your favorite brownie recipe ever!

Ingredients:

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups light brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
16 (.65 ounce) Butterfinger candy bars, chopped (or just use 10.4 ounces total)

Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil; grease the foil.
2. Melt chocolate in glass bowl in the microwave- short bursts of 30 seconds; stir after each burst and remove from microwave when melted and smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk those in too. Stir in the melted chocolate. Stir in the flour. Stir in chopped butterfingers (reserving about 3/4 cup for the top).
4. Spread batter into prepared pan. Top with reserved butterfinger chunks.
5. Bake 25 to 35 minutes. Watch closely and remove from oven when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.
6. Refrigerate until brownies are well-chilled- if overnight, cover with plastic wrap. When ready to cut, remove from the refrigerator and turn onto a cutting board. Carefully peel off the foil and use another cutting board to flip the brownies back upright. Use a large, sharp knife to cut into squares.



And now some photos of MOVIE NIGHT!  It's fun, fun, fun.    We get to see friends we haven't seen in a while and visit and eat good food, drink good drinks and then we all get very, very sleepy while watching the movie.  Only because our tummys are full of good food and good drink.
Last year we got rained out, but this year the evening was perfect.      Just a few photos for my friends:




A boy after my own heart!  Can read a book anywhere.









5 comments:

Beth F said...

Look at all that yummy food! Love the photos and the idea of movie night. Fun!!!

Those bar cookies look awesome and thanks for the tip on both the blog and the cookbook. Both new to me.

Karen said...

Wow! There was no shortage of food at Movie Night, was there!? What movie did you watch?

Peaceful Reader said...

I'm curious about what movie was shown. It looks like a lot of fun with tons of yummy food. I love Butterfingers also and will save this recipe to make for book club or a potluck.

~~louise~~ said...

What a fun post, Debbie! And those brownies sound scrumptious! How can you go wrong with Butterfingers and more chocolate!

I LOVE the picture of the little boy reading! My granddaughter, who is 10, reads anywhere she possibly can. She has "taught" herself how to read in the car without getting car sick. Quite a feat! I know because I never could do it, lol...

Thank you so much for sharing...

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Debbie,
Your brownies looks great! It has been awhile since I last baked any brownies and so craving for one right now. That sounds like a wonderful book, one that I would love to own.
Movie night sounds fun! A wonderful get together with family and friends. Great company and delicious food!
It's nice to see you at CYB and thank you for linking! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!