• Brownie Pizza

    This essay/recipe are courtesy of my friend Caycee Peters, all credit goes to her for this delicious concoction.

    How to Take the Ordinary Out of Brownies
    When people think of brownies, they think of just plain ole fudge brownies and their ideas of livening it up are still pretty basic and ordinary.  Honestly, how much more tasteful can walnuts and chocolate chips get?  Eventually, that gets boring too.
    Today, I’m going to tell you how to make a “Bomb Ass Brownie Pizza” to liven up those taste buds of yours and make your brownies the talk of the town.  Don’t be alarmed, Marijuana will not be an ingredient; unless of course that’s what you want, but let’s face the facts here people, that gets boring after awhile too,  It’s so boring it puts you to sleep.  Baht ump bum! tuush!
    First you will need a 15″ pizza pan, preferably a deep one, about a half an inch deep should be sufficed.  Two 20 ounce boxes of brownie mix, yes, brownie mix, I’m too lazy to make it from scratch, if you’ve got the time, have at it; as for me, I’ve got a party to go to.  (This would be a good time to turn on your stereo, baking shouldn’t take place without the sounds of some great tunes playing in the back ground.)
    Okay, now we’re getting down to business, you’ll need the following ingredients:
    1-8oz package of cream cheese, softened
    1-8oz can of crushed pineapple, drained, reserve the juice, you might need it later.
    2 Tablespoons of sugar
    2 bananas, sliced and tossed in lemon juice (to prevent browning)
    1 cup fresh strawberries
    1 cup fresh kiwi, peeled and sliced
    1/3 cup maraschino cherries, sliced in halves
    1 cup chopped nuts
    1-8oz package of shredded coconut
    Hershey’s chocolate syrup-YUM!
    Once you have all the ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Bust out the brownie mix and follow the directions on the box, combine the two boxes together, it’ll save you time.  (Wink)  Once you’ve mixed that together, grease the pizza PAN with PAM.  Pour the brownie mix into the pizza pan and put it in the oven for about 35-45 minutes, refer to the brownie box for cooking times in thickness.   I don’t remember the exact time off hand, I’m the voyeur type, (I like to watch) and then make an assessment with my fork as to when I think it’s done.
    While that’s baking, you’ll want to prepare the “Sauce”.  You’ll beat the cream cheese with the crushed pineapple and two tablespoons of sugar, until it’s white and yellow specked (blended).  During this time, you can use the reserved pineapple juice to soften the spread for consistency.  However, I don’t think you’ll need to use all of the remaining pineapple juice; you can just drink it, if you don’t want to waste it.  (Better yet, mix the juice with some rum and OJ and you’ve got yourself a “Square cow”!)  Anyway, where was I?  Oh yeah, set the spread aside, check the brownie to see if  it’s done, take it out and let it cool for about 20 minutes.
    Now for the fruit!  Cutting it is pretty self explanatory, just watch your fingers!  With regards to cutting the strawberries, if you want to dazzle the eyes of your friends, cut them in pointed triangular shapes.
    Once the brownie’s been cooled, you’ll take the cream cheese spread, “Sauce” and spread it all over the top of the brownie, as if you were saucing up a pizza.  When you’re done with that, outline the brownie pizza with the strawberries, from the outer side going inwards with the pointed part of the slice facing outward.  Ya dig?  Then you want to scatter the rest of the fruit anywhere on top of the brownie, as if you were making an actual meat pizza.  When you’re done with that, sprinkle the chopped nuts and the shredded coconut all over the top, like you would with shredded cheese.  Last but not least, you’ll drizzle that yummy chocolate syrup all over the place (on the brownie, and not the kitchen or your person) and VOIA LA!  You’ve got yourself a “Bomb Ass Brownie Pizza”!  Not only is it a party to your taste buds, but it’s tantalizing to the eyes, it screams FIESTA!

    Brownie Pizza

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