Saturday, July 04, 2009

I Thought It Would Be Easy-Peasy

I like simple. So when I got the most recent Betty Crocker e-mail and saw their Red, White and Blue Candy-Topped Brownies, I knew I'd found my Fourth of July dessert. It was cute, it was chocolate and it was easy.

Why is nothing ever easy?

How could they be hard, you ask?

Well, after looking at Walmart, Walgreens, and Rite Aid it became apparent that they had not made red, white, and blue m&ms this year. Yes, my "easy" recipe had me running in and out of stores to find the second of two little ingredients - and it was not to be found.

How does this always happen to me?
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Anonymous said...

How about next year, once the brownies are cool you use a layer of vanilla icing for your white, then you add red and blue M&M's. Yum!

And if the kids can get involved, I bet the look "funner" and taste "funner" too. :)

Isaac in Greenville, SC

Alicia said...

I actually went back for white icing and used red and bblue sugar and star sprinkles to make a flag design - great minds think alike! :^)