Kitchen Concoctions: Time To Announce Some Winners

Monday, December 21, 2009

Time To Announce Some Winners

The winners for the Fiber One Give-away are:

Becky said...
I try to stay active... and eat right, that's about it!
December 16, 2009 8:43 AM

r.hunsaker said...
Given my current pregnant state, I go for walks. It's about all I can do. And now that it's starting to cool off it is much more feasible. Anthony and I usually go to the park across the street- two laps equals a mile.
December 18, 2009 8:58 PM

Monica H said...
How do I stay fit during the holidays? ha ha!

I do 1 lb. butter curls, and lift my kitchen aid. I wrap presents while stand not sitting and stretch high as I place the ornament son the tree.

Man, I'm lame-o!

BTW, I'm gla you posted the butt shot. too funny!
December 20, 2009 2:01 PM

Not as many people entered the giveaways as I thought would. But the good thing is since there were only three people that entered this giveaway that meant all three of you lucked out since Fiber One is giving away Three gift packs all of you all winners!!!!

The Pillsbury winner is (generated by

srichards said...
For some reason, my comments never save on your sight...I think some is trying to sabotage my winning! I want to make the Christmas tree.

December 18, 2009 11:45 AM

So I am not sure if I used that site correctly or not but I used it as best as I could and it picked response #2 (if I used it right).

And the Pillsbury appetizer that I am going to recreate with my own personal twist (based on the most votes) is: The Crescent Holiday Tree.

So stay tuned for my posting of that recipe tomorrow.

All winners please email me as soon as possible at with your full names and mailing addresses.

Don't forget that I am still hosting the giveaway for the Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Cooking 3 cookbook. You may enter until Wednesday December 23, at 10 pm.

Now on to today's recipe. These brownies came from the Betty Crocker adapted from Betty Crocker: Christmas Cookie Dec/Jan 2009-2010 Magazine. And let me tell you they are divine. With the brownie base, coconut almond filling and melted chocolate topping they remind me of an Almond Joy but better. They are so rich that you really only need a small bar (just a few bites). I made the mistake of cutting these brownies into huge bars and it was way to much of a good thing!

Almond Macaroon Brownie Bars
adapted from Betty Crocker: Christmas Cookie Magazine/Book

1 box Betty Crocker Original Supreme Brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
1/4 cup water
1/3 up vegetable oil
3 eggs

3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (I added this)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated)

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Mix together all brownie ingredients making sure there are no lumps. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from edge comes of pan comes out clean.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix filling ingredients. Carefully spoon and spread filling evenly over brownies. Bake for 10-12 minutes longer (filling will only slightly brown). Cool completely for 1 hour.

In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon oil on High for 30-40 seconds , stirring every 10 seconds, until chips are melted. Spoon into a resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag and cut small tip from corner of bag. Drizzle chocolate over filling. For bars, cut 8 rows by 6 rows.

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