Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brrrr-ownies and Their Cousins, Skor-ies

I have to admit that when Karen of Welcome to Our Crazy Blessed Life picked these for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie, I had no idea what to expect. Were they made with ice cream? Were they plunged in the freezer when they first came out of the oven? Was Dorie cold when she named them?

None of the above. These brownies contain York Peppermint Patties, and their cool flavor is the chill the name implies. I bought a bag of the small patties and made a double recipe in a 9x13 pan. I followed the instructions carefully and this is what I got:


Craters. My brrrr-ownies had craters. Or more accurately, they looked like gophers attacked them from underneath due to the stickage on the buttered heavy duty foil. I advised my Twitter buddies to butter their foil to the extreme and they decided to go with parchment instead, which was a smart solution. They were delicious and addictively chewy, but I wanted to go in another direction with them.

On the next version I made of these, I replaced the York Peppermint Patties with chopped Skor bars and declared them Skor-ies. M. says I should patent them but I explained that I don't own the rights to the Skor name, and these are Dorie Greenspan's brownies, not my creation.


The Skor-ies turned out fantastic...they were chewy like the brrrr-ownies and had hidden pockets of chewy toffee. We liked them a lot, better than the brrr-ownies. Lining the pan with parchment solved the sticking problem and made it much easier to enjoy every last bit of this delicious treat.

Thanks, Karen for a great pick. If you'd like the recipe, Karen has it for you here. And it's her 1,000th post, so please stop by and congratulate her on an amazing accomplishment!

21 comments:

Peggy the Baker said...

On the rare occasion when Dorie's recipe doesn't come out perfectly, it really is worth a second try. I love the idea of Skories. Mmmm toffee!

I used York pieces and the Brownies turned into Blu-ies!

Karen said...

mmmm I love skor bars and think they sound fantastic! :) gophers attacking your brr-ownies made me laugh! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Peggy said...

Leslie you are so cute. Craters. I'm sure they are very delicious as is everything you make. We are always so hard on ourselves though, aren't we? I think your brownies look just delicious. I love ooey gooey brownies!!

Tia said...

you did skories, i did SMORIES, lol :) looks great!

Kayte said...

Fun baking these with you all, and thanks for patience while I had to re-buy the peppermints b/c the guys were a little too zealous in eating them! Thanks for the tip on the parchment also as that worked wonderfully well, no sticking at all here. Love the Skories...so clever you are. They all look great, craters just give it that rugged John Wayne look.

Lauryn said...

Mmmmm, Skories!!!!!! Those sounds phenomenal!! YUM! I must give those a try!!!

Marthe said...

Craters seemed to be a huge problem with several bakers... I didn't have that problem: just didn't like the flavour, but that's what you get when you don't like mint!

Mary said...

Mmm, Skor-ies! I thought about that but wasn't sure if they would stay hard or soften up. Now I know, so I can make more of these. I used peanut butter cups this time around and that worked really well.

Hanaâ said...

PS: did you make this week's SMS biscotti?

Hanaâ said...

Your Skor-ies look chocolatey and delicious! Great sub. I wonder if this recipe would work with chopped up Riesen (you know, those chocolate covered choc caramel candies) :o)

Clivia said...

Skors - what a great save. though I think your cratered ones are kind of cute. More spaces for icing, if you're inclined.

Julie said...

Those look so good! Yummy substitution. Maybe the craters were meant for ice cream?

Susan said...

Great variation! I am thinking Milky Ways or maybe Snicker bars. :)

Nicole said...

Hidden pockets of toffee sound so good. I didn't have craters with mine; it seems like people used the same ingredients and got very different results this week.

margot said...

Ooh, look at the double chocolatey goodness! I used to add cut-up Skor bars to CCC dough and everyone LOVED those cookies.

Mags said...

Skor-ies....love the name!

And I'd so rather have brownies with Skor bars than peppermint patties in the first place. Great job!

rebecca said...

I love brownies with toffee bits! Yours look delicious.

Pamela said...

Hmmmm...now I'm wanting to make your version of this recipe. Love Skor bars! Great job.

TeaLady said...

O what a great name. These would be so much better than the peppermint. Have to find some skores and make this version.

jillbert said...

I wish I would have used parchment. I liked the mint version, but your Skor version sounds really delicious! I know that would be a hit in my house.

Katrina said...

Ha! I had craters, too! Even posted a picture of the moon to compare! LOVE toffee, that sounds de-lish!