Today’s treat has much in common with Snoopy.
It’s of an easy-going nature.
It appeals to everyone. Except jerks.
There’s no fuss to it (i.e., it’s a lazy day kinda thing)
It has a long shelf life. Though not as long as Snoopy…
If you’re in the mood, you can add a little Red Baron to it.
It kinda makes you wanna dance.
Half-Assed Brownie Truffles
Basically, I had a gallon-sized bag in the freezer, stuffed to the Ziploc with some plain brownies. Typical of me. And I’m of the waste-not-want-not attitude. You could also call it the I-don’t-want-to-make-yet-ANOTHER-dessert-from-scratch attitude.
So I let them thaw. Then I squished them. I squished them good.
Then I poured in a miniature bottle of Frangelico– aka, hazelnut liqueur. Of course, my brownies are dense and fudgey enough on their own, and do not require extra moisture to make them wont to being rolled into rich little orbs. But I gotta doctor them somehow, right?
Should you find yourself with a tray of brownies and need something to do (or if you’re into that whole cake pop craze), other fantastical mix-ins for these simple treats would include, but not be limited to: extra melted chocolate (dark, milk or white); Nutella; almond, hazelnut or peanut butter; fruit preserves or jam; orange, lemon, or lime zest; apple or pumpkin butter; a few dashes of chili powder and/or cinnamon; a shot (or two or three) of espresso; a bit of strong brewed hibiscus, rooibos, or black tea (Earl Grey, Assam, chai, vanilla, etc.); and of course, various spirits– Kahlua, Irish cream, amaretto, chocolate liqueur, brandy, bourbon, rum…
What doesn’t go with chocolate?
After you’ve rolled the “truffles”, dip them in cocoa powder, confectioner’s sugar, ground nuts, sprinkles, or melted chocolate. If you dip them in chocolate, place them on wax paper until they cool.
Bring them to a party, enjoy while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, or just eat and dance.