Tuesday, May 17, 2011
If this dessert from How Sweet It Is doesn't knock your socks off, then I truly don't know what will. Let's see: brownies covered in cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh strawberries, bananas, toasted coconut, Snickers pieces, and then drizzled with caramel. Are you drooling yet?
I brought this amazing concoction to one of my school's end of the year meeting as a dish to pass because I have been wanting to make it for a while but needed an occasion to make it for. Also because I didn't want to die from sugar overload.
This dessert is extremely decadent. Make them for a large crowd, as they are just begging to be shared...and photographed for that matter. I really could not stop taking pictures of these beauties.
From How Sweet It Is
1 box brownie mix
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup coconut
Caramel sauce for drizzling
12 fun sized candy bars, chopped (Snickers is the best)
2 cups cream cheese frosting
Prepare brownie mix according to directions. Spread batter on a round pizza pan or on a long baking sheet with edges. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the brownie is baked through. Meanwhile, toast the coconut in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Toss frequently until browned.
Let the brownie cool completely (you can stick it in the refrigerator to speed things up). Spread cream cheese frosting on brownies in a thin layer.
Add toppings and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Make sure to serve within 24 hours or the bananas will start to brown.