Monday, September 10, 2018

Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae: Rock It Blog With Frends

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group  of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.


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This month's theme is Rock It.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:

Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com


This time of year my thoughts go to school. We had back-to-school traditions in our house. When it came to food, I made all of the boys' dinner favorites in the week leading up to the first day. Then, on the first day I always made treats for the hordes of kids who invariably ended up at our house. Over the years, there were many hits, I mean we are talking treats, but one overwhelming favorite. When it comes to being a rock star mom, this recipe truly Rocks It! 


Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert

Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae
Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert



Make the brownie bowl ahead of time, it takes a while to make so I often made it the day before, refrigerated it overnight then brought it to room temperature the next day. The bowl is not difficult, it just takes time. 

Let me tell you that whenever the boys saw (or smelled) the brownie bowl being made I'd always see their eyes widen. They knew what was coming the next afternoon. And they loved it.

First I made a half batch of brownies:

Brownies for a Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


While the brownies are cooling slightly, line a round 2 quart bowl with plastic wrap. Be sure it hangs over the edges, this will help remove the brownie bowl from the glass bowl for serving.


Preparing the bowl to mold the brownies for a Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


Then you get to play with the brownies. Yes, you'll get your hands dirty. While still warm, they are formed into a bowl, then put in the freezer to set for one hour up to overnight. 

Preparing the brownie bowl for a Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert



Use the plastic wrap to remove the brownie bowl from the glass bowl then gently peel off the plastic wrap.


Brownie bowl for the Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


I used some of our favorite toppings, but you can change this up any way you want. Use different ice cream flavors, add nuts or chocolate sprinkles, whatever works for your family.

Assemble in two layers, first the bottom:

Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


Top it off and serve it on a platter and hand out spoons, or let the kids break it up and put it into individual bowls. Whatever you do, with this recipe, you will rock it!

Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


Don't be surprised when in the first minute it looks something like this:


Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae is a sweet sharable treat for any group. Make the brownie bowl ahead, then fill, serve, and watch the fun. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dessert


As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares her recipe for Tropical Sangria.
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | Tropical Sangria recipe by Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Tamara shares How to Rock Life as a Part-Time Working Hockey Mom

Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | How to Rock Life as a Part-Time Working Hockey Mom by Tamara of Part-Time Working Hockey Mom | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Conquering the Cricut Explore Air 2.
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | Conquering the Cricut Explore Air 2 by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Rabia of The Lieber Family shares How to make a Chrome Book Sleeve.
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | How to make a Chrome Book Sleeve by Rabia of The Lieber Family | Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

Jules of The Bergham Chronicles shares Kindness Rocks!
Blog With Friends, a multi-blogger project based post incorporating a theme, Rock It | Kindness Rocks by Jules of The Bergham Chronicles| Featured on www.BakingInATornado.com

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Giant Brownie Bowl Party Sundae
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Ingredients:
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
3/4 stick margarine
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup flour

1 banana
6 ripe strawberries, hulled and striped
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 scoops chocolate ice cream
4 scoops strawberry ice cream
1/4 cup fudge sauce or chocolate syrup
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
whipped cream
colored sprinkles
cherry

Directions:
NOTE: The brownie bowl takes a while to prepare, you can make it a day in advance.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 X 8 baking pan.
*Melt together the unsweetened chocolate and margarine in the microwave. Stir until completely smooth. 
*Stir in the vanilla. Once incorporated, stir in the sugar, then the egg and last the flour.
*Spread into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes until still warm but not hot.
*Line a 2 quart bowl with plastic wrap large enough to hang over the sides. Using a spoon, mix the brownies to make them crumbs then, using your hands, spread into the bottom and up the side of the glass bowl to form a brownie bowl. Allow to cool completely at room temperature for 20 minutes, the freeze for at least one hour.
*Remove the brownie bowl from the freezer and use the plastic wrap to help you remove it from the glass bowl. Carefully peel off the plastic wrap and place the brownie bowl on a serving platter.
*Cut the banana in half (width), then in half lengthwise.
*Place 2 scoops of each ice cream flavor into the brownie bowl. Sprinkle with half of the strawberry slices. Gently press the banana slices into the ice cream along the edges to stick up over the bowl or just lay along the sides.
*Fill the bowl with the rest of the ice cream and strawberry slices. Drizzle with the chocolate, strawberry and caramel toppings, then the sprinkles. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.




10 comments:

  1. MMM MMM full of all my favorites that are now on the "no no list" but I know it was delicious. Way to "rock it".
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Thanks Dawn, you stick to that list and get healthy.

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  2. I'm not surprised the whole neighborhood^s kids ended up at your house! I mean, look at that! This is the land of milk and honey. Or brownies and ice cream. Never mind!

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    1. LOL yes, love seeing all the smiles on those faces.

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  3. Mmmm . . . I can see this will be a Tolley family favourite, too!

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    1. With all those grandkids you may need to make 2. Or 3!

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  4. Genius! Slap to head, why I diddn't think of that? I think brownies and ice cream is the perfect dessert. Truly my mouth was watering reading this. Glad you did not post this on Yom Kippur!

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  5. Oh, wow. Just wow. This is so perfect. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes. Love seeing how wide kids' eyes get when I bring it to the table.

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