Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Triple Delight Brownie Parfait

I am once again up way too early.   I have camp today, but I don't need to leave until about 8 and of course I woke up before 6...so, now I am sitting here wondering what to do with myself.  I've decided to put together a slow-cooker lasagna for tonight's dinner and possibly make mini cheesecakes to bring to camp tomorrow.  I really need to sleep more, but once I'm up, I'm up.  It's so frustrating! I don't know what I am going to do this weekend when it's my birthday and I'm exhausted by 9:30! I'm thinking that I'll have to somehow get myself to nap.  That, or drink crazy amounts of coffee...

The second dessert I am bringing you from The Dinner Party was probably my favorite.  It was absolutely insane and it combined some of my favorite things! This is Triple Delight Brownie Parfait! The players: brownie, Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling, Ganache, Crushed Pecans, and all topped off with whipped cream.  Chris came up with the Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling, and honestly, I would make that stuff and just eat it straight up with a spoon.  She usually puts it in phyllo shells or mini tarts.  We put it on top of a brownie!

Triple Delight Brownie Parfait


Triple Delight Brownie Parfait, Chocolate Truffles,
and a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcake

Ingredients:
Crumbled Brownie Pieces (I used my Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies)
Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Topping:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
8 oz prepared whipped topping
Ganache:
4 oz good bittersweet chocolate
4 oz good semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tbsp liquor
1/4 tsp vanilla
chopped pecans
Whipped Cream (we made our own by whipping cream with a little sugar)
Just before the whipped cream...mmm

Directions:
1. Make the brownies, let cool.
2. In a mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.  Beat in the powdered sugar and salt until well combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Finally, fold in the whipped topping.  Set in fridge until ready to use.
3. Make the ganache: place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl.  Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan and then immediately pour over the chocolate.  Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.  Whisk in the liquor and vanilla.  Set aside to cool.
4. Assemble the parfait: using 12 small glass bowls, place crumbled brownie pieces along the bottom of each dish.  Top with a few spoonfuls of the cream cheese topping and then drizzle with some ganache. Sprinkle chopped pecans on top and then top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Enjoy :)




13 comments:

  1. This is super! You have me drooling and I'm not really into desserts...

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    1. Ugh I'm way too into desserts and this was one of my favorites

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  2. Oh hello....brownie parfait...you look delicious! I would like to eat you please :P

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  3. oh man that is one beautiful dessert...i'm drooling over here!

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    1. I'm still drooling...ill have to make them again soon!

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  4. That sounds SO good right now!!!

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  5. that looks like something I will be digesting shortly. yum!

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  6. I'd give up anything for this yummy treats! You are torturing me...Now, I need to go and have a taste of these. Triple yum, indeed!
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  7. oh person that is a single stunning dessert...i'm drooling right here!
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