Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Butterfinger Brownie Milkshake

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Today, I'm sharing a little somethin' sweet to brighten your day and help you make it through the rest of your evening :). 

 Now I love a fancy dessert as much as the next girl, alright, probably even more if it involves chocolate, but these days I'm all about finding ways to make things simpler (due to having a tiny baby that needs my constant attention). Gone are the days I'd spend hours creating delicious individual desserts. Yup, those days are well past me! And now that summer break is coming to an end, we've all been trying to savor up the last of our school-less freedom. I've been all about getting in & out of the kitchen, adding a few things to my trusted brownie mix
 to create a delightful & more importantly quick dessert.
I whipped up these beauties a couple nights ago, using our favorite Nestle Toll House Brownies Baking Mix, after a day at the pool. It was a blissful day already but these definitely helped make that day a little more memorable in everyone's minds! The brownies were incredibly decadent, fudgy and came with just the right amount of Butterfinger bits to keep you going back for more.
These are exactly what one needs at the end of a long and stressful day {or week}, am I right?! Just be sure to pour yourself a giant glass of milk, because these brownies are rich and will definitely make you thirsty. 
Speaking of drinks... If you're looking for a little extra wow factor, or just want a little extra decadence in your life, then you'll definitely want to try my little twist on the classic boxed brownies mix. I made it using Nestle'® Toll House® baking mixes, because It's what we have stocked in our pantry { and I may be a little obsessed with their new mixes~so so good!}.
 As convenient as these are to have on hand, the thing the makes them shine in my mind {aside from their phenomenal taste of course} is how versatile they are. They make it so easy to get creative in the kitchen, even when you don't have much time. By simply adding a few extra things to these mixes you can completely create a different dessert. Like this Butterfinger brownie milkshake!
 As good as the brownies turned out, the shake turned out 10x better!
Here's all you really need: Ice cream, Brownies, butterfingers bits and milk {optional}.
This shake can be made in minutes and is the perfect for any menu. It's a great way to use up any of your leftover brownies too {I happen to think the brownies taste even better the next day in this shake}. Wether you are looking for a new brownie recipe to try or just want to wow your loved ones with a yummy dessert, this recipe is a keeper and one you can easily customize with nuts, coconut or your favorite mini-size chocolate bars. 
So next time you find yourself shopping at Meijer, don't forget to stop by the baking aisle and pick up a box or two of these premium Nestle Toll House baking mixes!

This chocolate brownie milkshake with bits of butterfingers is the perfect treat for any hot summer day!

yield: SERVES 1 prep time: 20 MINUTES total time: 25 MINUTES

3 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 brownie {from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix}
1/3 cup milk, optional
1 T Butterfingers 
1/4 extra brownie piece to garnish, optional

1. Mix & bake brownies per the instructions, then set aside to let cool.
2. Then using an Immersion blender combine the ice cream, brownie, milk and                     butterfingers. Blend until you have a thick yet smooth texture.
3. Pour into glass and garnish with a little extra brownie pieces and butterfingers.
4. Serve immediately.

Oh and if you're looking for a little extra inspiration, be sure to visit Nestle's for more fun ways to get creative with your baking mixes!

Happy baking!