Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm just plain mean, naughty, evil, of the debil, you can slam, me, I can take it!

Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses! Yes, just the saying that is evil! But, Hershey's ACTUALLY did it! They are of the debil!

I picked up several bags today, with the thought of letting Mr. D take some to work, but he may not get them! He can have the Candy Corn Kisses(bleck), but the Pumpkin Spice are MINE! He keeps Kisses on his desk at work. If he makes a kid cry, he makes it up to them with a "Kiss". Chocolate makes everything better, especially the girls.

Now, the really devilish part: Pumpkin Spice Kiss Brownies Can you believe that?!!!! I'll be lazy and just add some vanilla and the pumpkin spice to a box mix, I'm pretty sure it won't be awful.

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Chocolate Brownies

(adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 92-93)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces, at room temperature
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
45 Hershey’s Pumpkin Pie Spice Kisses, unwrapped

Getting ready: Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil, butter the foil and place the pan on a baking sheet.

Whisk the flour, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon together.

Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate melts. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and add the butter, stirring until it melts. It’s important that the chocolate and butter not get very hot. However, if the butter is not melting, you can put the bowl back over the still-hot water for a minute. If you’ve got a couple of little bits of unmelted butter, leave them-it’s better to have a few bits than to overheat the whole.

Working with a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed and pour in the chocolate-butter mixture, mixing only until it is incorporated-you’ll have a thick, creamy batter. Add the dry ingredients and mix at low speed for about 30 seconds-the dry ingredients won’t be completely incorporated. Then finish folding in the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula. Fold in the raisins, along with any liquid remaining in the pan. Scrape the batter into the pan.

Place the unwrapped kisses in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, and then drop by spoonfuls into the brownie batter. Using a knife, swirl the batter to create a marbled effect.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the top is dry and crackled and a thin knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

Carefully lift the brownies out of the pan, using the foil edges as handles, and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 16 squares, each roughly 2 inches on a side, taking care not to cut through the foil.

1 comment:

Kari said...

YUM, Jenne! You're tempting me here - only problem is, I would have to run to the store tonight because tomorrow's Sunday and I just don't feel like going out!

And that sunset below is GORGEOUS!!! And those balloons, what a fun wife you are to Todd! :)