Hope your afternoon was great. I chugged down two of these (Amazing Grass Berry SuperFood)—
And one of these (nonfat pumpkin spice latte)—-
And snacked on these—-
While I baked THESE!
These really aren’t good for you at all and I don’t even remember the last time I baked old fashioned brownies like this…. but heck, they are absolutely delicious! Perfect for tailgating, parties and picnics 🙂
Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies
1/2 cup flour
4 ounces unsweetened bakers chocolate
1.5 cups walnuts
2 cups sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
2 sticks butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325. Melt the chocolate and butter together on low heat. Remove from heat and add the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well to thoroughly combine (I use a whisk for this). Fold in the flour, salt, walnuts and chocolate chips gently. Don’t overmix. Spread batter into a prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes.
I’d be lying my pants off if I told you I didn’t a) lick the spoon or b) eat massive amounts of “crumbs”
Despite eating my body weight in brownie crumbs, I still enjoyed a delicious dinner over at the Created house with my bible study girls this evening. We had delicious chicken, salad and fruit that another girl from church had made and brought over for us—I was so thankful to be a part of it and share a meal and fellowship with these amazing women. It really made my entire day complete. And they LOVED the brownies!!! 🙂
Storming outside and I’m ready for my pajamas and bed! Waking up at 5:30 for the big 8 miler.….gahhh wish me luck and pray for my achy left shin! I have strict instructions for my dad to come hunt me down in the car if I don’t return within an hour and a half. Recap in the morning!
Cynthia (It All Changes)September 11, 2009 at 11:23 pm
Crumbs never count 🙂
For some reason I never thought to get a pumpkin spiced latte iced. I guess because up here it is cold when they come out so I don’t usually order cold coffee (I make it at home when I’m all warm and snuggly on the couch). But if we get a nice day I might have to give it a try.
I’m glad you have a plan for in case your shin bothers you. I would just end up crying on a curb somewhere if I was in pain.
SaraSeptember 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm
Never had the famed Pumpkin Spice latte, but it’s on my list. Wow, are those brownies decadent. 4 eggs, 2 sticks of butter, and lotsa sugar! Phew! Nothin’ like a good, old-fashioned gooey brownie, though — that salad and fresh fruit definitely balances it out. 😉 Please, do be careful about sneaking tastes with the raw eggs, though!
Madelin @ What is for breakfast?September 11, 2009 at 11:28 pm
Good luck for your run tomorrow!! Your brownie’s look awesome :). I am making profiteroles at the moment!
Adriane (Wholesome Foodie)September 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm
Good luck with your run tomorrow! I hope you shins hold out. I think all the brownie crumbs are going to help you go the extra distance!
Deva (Voracious Vorilee)September 11, 2009 at 11:49 pm
The pumpkin spice latte is amazing! I wonder how it would taste paired with one of your scrumptious looking brownies? I hope your run goes really well tomorrow – keeping my fingers crossed!
angieinatlantaSeptember 11, 2009 at 11:51 pm
Mmmm…pumpkin spice latte! I didn’t have my pumpkin spice americano this morning and it’s KILLING me!
Good luck on your long run tomorrow; I know you’re going to do GREAT!
Sounds like another great night with Created!
JuliaSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:01 am
Brownies tend to have the same effect on me…oops!
I think it is really amazing how you are working with these women. You never cease to amaze me with the things you do for other people!
Thanks for being such an inspiration!
PamSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:03 am
Goodluck on your 8 miler tomorrow. Ice that shin when you get done and elevate it!!! Perhaps while sipping a pumpkin spice latte??? 🙂 The perfect post run combo of protein, carb and some pep aka caffeine! 🙂
TeresaSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:05 am
GOOD LUCK on the run. YOU CAN DO IT!
Haha, I’ve given my mom similar instructions about hunting me down if I didn’t return from a run, but it was due to the freezing weather, not an injury.
LeleSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:06 am
Hah, I am the queen of crumb eating. I get all noble feeling and say I don’t want any of the baked good and then eat the equivalent of three in crumbs.
Jolene (everydayfoodie.ca)September 12, 2009 at 12:07 am
Those brownies look so moist and gooey! Yum! Best of luck on your run tomorrow! Hope your shin holds out for you!
SamanthaSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:19 am
Those brownies look heavenly!! I have no doubt your 8 miler in the mornng is going to be a piece of cake…err brownie? Haha…
CourtneySeptember 12, 2009 at 12:28 am
Brownie, brownie YUUMMM!
LeiannaSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:31 am
Thats some good rehydration drinks!
Love brownies and yours look amazing. Praying for your shin and a good run!
Madeline @ Greens and JeansSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:36 am
I just had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season! Of course, now that I’ve had a taste, I’m in trouble… I’ve got an 8 miler scheduled tomorrow too (I think my half is a couple weeks after yours). Good luck!
Morgan (lifeafterbagels)September 12, 2009 at 12:54 am
crumbs do not count my friend! . . . don’t worry 😀
JennaSeptember 12, 2009 at 1:02 am
my friend is absolutley addicted to the pumpkin spiced lattes!
i guess they are delish, but i have yet to try them!
good looking eats tonight.
BroccoliHutSeptember 12, 2009 at 1:03 am
You’ve convinced me that I need to hit up the S bux tomorrow!
Gab*September 12, 2009 at 1:12 am
Oh I love brownies but I rarely make them because they are so bad! But they’re popular in my house! In Australia they’re often served with coffee or as a dessert with vanilla ice cream and a chocolate sauce.
JuliaSeptember 12, 2009 at 4:38 am
Brownies are great…and it’s ‘healthy’ to eat them once in a while. Why? because they make you happy!
Enjoy your weekend:)
xxx Julia (Taste of Living)
RebeccaSeptember 12, 2009 at 7:43 am
I’ve never tried an iced pumpkin spice latte. Hmmm might have to now. I think it would take away from the Fallishness for me. I’ll experiment!
Your brownies look so good!
VictoriaSeptember 12, 2009 at 8:04 am
Wow, your brownies look delicious! I’ve never actually eaten brownies before…but I feel as though I’m missing out! xxx
JennaSeptember 12, 2009 at 8:53 am
those brownies sound awesome!! 🙂
LaurenSeptember 12, 2009 at 9:07 am
I made brownies yesterday too and I did the same thing you did.
Lots of spoon lickage and tons of crumb eating. That’s the best part…those gooey warm crumbs from the hot brownies. Oooo, it’s heavan and those intsy little crumbs don’t count at all. 😉
Glad you had a great day/night. GOod luck on the 8 miler!
ChutneySeptember 12, 2009 at 9:21 am
Good luck on your run, Jenna!
skinnyrunnerSeptember 12, 2009 at 9:33 am
i just made brownies the other night “for the husband’ and of course ending up eating way more of them than he did. have to stop baking “for him”…
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and HopeSeptember 12, 2009 at 9:42 am
What a fun evening! Those brownies look delicious. It’s always fun to splurge on a yummy dessert every once in a while. And I have to say, you totally made up for any “not-so-healthy” desserts with that great dinner. Sounds amazing!
LizzySeptember 12, 2009 at 11:38 am
MMM MMMM brownies! 🙂 nothing wrong with that right!
glad your church group went well!
AliSeptember 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm
ha everytime I make brownies I tell myself “okay, no eating the batter!”
and everytime.. FAIL