i literally can NOT even.
you don’t understand.
do you know what the most popular recipe on this blog is?
and you know I can’t leave well enough alone, soooo I decided to take it down a different route. a chocolate route. let’s be real, do you ever make brownies and not lick the bowl?
if so, how are we friends?
i can’t EVER not lick the bowl. it’s a terrible curse.
But also like not a terrible curse? a pretty awesome curse? is it even a curse at all at that point?
whatever, i made brownie batter shots! um… with actual alcohol infused brownie “batter” … i’m dying.
they’re smooth and chocolatey and then BOOM there are chunks of chewy/gooey brownie and you’re in heaven. before you know it you’re eating the entire bowl and not regretting a. single. moment. !!!!!
not regretting a second. oh geeze… you’re licking the spoon clean.
i’m not judging. i’m jealous.
what even IS alcohol infused brownie batter. WHAT IS IT?! IIIIII dreamed it up and still don’t understand it. it’s every hope and wish you’ve ever had for the world. yepppp!
i’m so ridiculously trashy it hurts.
FYI: these were taste tested by MULTIPLE friends. Frankie is obsessed with them. I’ve already had requests for the recipe. and well… i’m dreaming up the next occassion that warrants making them.
does any day that ends in ‘day’ count?
who’s down for a power hour?
- 1 box chocolate instant pudding mix
- ¾ cup of chilled milk
- ¾ + ¼ cup of chocolate vodka, divided (I used pinnacle - chocolate whipped)
- 4 oz whipped topping (1/2 container of Cool Whip)
- 1 box brownie mix + ingredients listed on back of box
- Mix together the pudding mix and milk until it is at the soft set stage where it will take on a gel-like consistency. Add in the ¾ cup vodka and mix well. Fold in the whipped topping until the mixture is smooth and uniform. Mix in ¼ cup of the boxed brownie mix.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to thicken.
- Take the remaining brownie mix and follow the directions on the back of the box to bake. Because I took out some of the brownie mix, I reduced the water from ⅓ cup to ¼ cup (my mix called for ⅓ cup oil and one egg, I left those the same and only reduced the water amount). Bake as instructed - the brownies are going to come out flatter than normal - don't worry this is okay, they still taste the same. Allow the brownies to cool for 10 minutes.
- After the brownies are cooled, take half of the pan and put in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix for a minute to break up the brownies and then add ¼ cup of the chocolate vodka. Mix until it turns into a thick batter-like consistency.
- I folded pieces of the alcoholic batter into the pudding mixture before spooning them into individual shots. I reserved about half the alcoholic batter to put on top of the shots when serving, you can do that or mix in the whole batch of alcoholic batter from the start. I found that it helped to break the alcoholic batter into little pieces when mixing, if you try and mix it all together the batter just stays in one lump.
- If desired, decorate the shots with a little extra cool whip, a piece of the alcoholic batter, and a drizzle of chocolate sauce before serving!
Make it? Lemme see it! Hashtag it: #thepikeplacekitchen