Helloooooo my fellow foodies and chocolate lovers! Thank you all so much for all of your emails and for all of your great feedback on my recipes! I love and appreciate all of your responses! I have received many emails expressing much love for the Chocolate Fudge Muffins. I decided that since so many of you have really enjoyed this recipe, I would give you another fun way to make something else with it. This one looks fancy and impressive and makes you feel like you are having something very indulgent and special!
Did any of you see our fellow vegan Chef Chloe Coscerelli kick some butt on Cupcake Wars on the Food Network a few weeks ago? Well, if you didn't see it, she most certainly did! She beat out her non-vegan cupcake baking competitor, and it was really cool to see a vegan win something on Food Network! So I have to say GOOD JOB to her. Speaking of Chloe, I was browsing her blog the other day and I found the most genius idea! She used coconut milk, chilled it, and used it to make perfect whipped cream! This is honestly brilliant if you ask me. I can't figure out why I didn't ever think of this myself! Since I loved the idea so much, I had to make something with it immediately. Of course when I want something sweet, my thoughts usually turn straight to my Chocolate Fudge Muffins. I added some walnuts, and made them "brownie style", then sprinkled the top with extra nuts and chocolate chips, and topped it off with the amazing vanilla coconut whip. It was a chocolate lovers dream...
Even though I love to cook and create things myself, I am also so inspired by all of my fellow food bloggers who have really awesome ideas and blogs to share, and I love to try your recipes too! So thank you for the whipped cream idea Chloe! I will be using this recipe again and again and again! I think it has endless possibilities and was so delicious! And thanks to the rest of you for all of your great ideas as well! Happy Cooking (and brownie eating!)!
Chocolate Nutty Brownies with Vanilla Coconut Whip
Follow the recipe for Chocolate Fudge Muffins, adding in about 1/4-1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts, but I looooove hazelnuts and think they would have been so good too!)
Place the batter in an oiled 8x8 inch square Pyrex dish. Bake the brownies at 375 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, Take the brownies out 5 minutes before they are finished, and sprinkle a few Tbsp. each of chopped nuts and chocolate chips on top, then place back in to bake for 5 more minutes. This makes the brownies pretty! Set aside to cool.
Vanilla and Coconut Cream Whip topping:
1 can or regular full fat coconut milk
about 1/3 cup powdered sugar (to taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chill the can of coconut milk for several hours. After chilling, scrape the "cream" from the top of the can. Beat or mix adding in the powdered sugar and the vanilla until it is sweetened to your liking.
Place a square of brownie on a plate, top with a nice healthy dollop of the coconut whip. Add some fresh berries on the side if you have them!!!
Delicious and incredibly simple!