I’m not one to go to a fancy bakery and buy macaroons BUT I do have a huge sweet tooth. I especially love ice cream. If you love ice cream and sweets, drop everything and run to Trader Joe’s. In the ice cream section, they have frozen macaroons that are DELICIOUS! They taste like a dollop of chocolate/vanilla ice cream surrounded by a thick, flavored waffle cone. One macaroon is the perfect little snack to satisfy your sweet tooth (plus it’s only 37 calories, but who’s counting?). The package says to let them thaw for 30 minutes (you could also microwave for a few seconds), but I think they taste just as good frozen!!
I love baking. For me, by spending time making something sugar-filled and delicious, I am showing my friends, family, and coworkers that they are special and that I care about them. It’s fun to bring treats for someone’s birthday or for a holiday so everyone can share. One night, I was planning to make brownies for a birthday when I realized that I didn’t have a brownie pan. Previously, I made them in a pie dish and sliced them up but that wasn’t as portable or sharable for a large group. All of a sudden, a brilliant idea struck me: what if I made brownies in a cupcake pan?! No cutting, no crumbs, no fighting over the corner piece because everyone gets some crust! The Brownie Bite was born! I love making sweets from scratch but I’ve never found a homemade brownie recipe that was better than a mix, so I always use mixes. To make these, I followed the box directions for the mix, put the batter in the cupcake pan, baked, and voila amazing Brownie Bites that were a HUGE hit!!
Do you have a good homemade brownie mix? Comment below!