I’m sure I don’t have to justify anything to you guys (you always have my back, and for that I am forever thankful) but sometimes, you just need some freakin’ chocolate.
Does ‘Hell on Earth’ get mail delivered to your workplace? Need some chocolate.
Are school midterms, essays, exams and homework making you feel like you’re drowning in wide-ruled binder paper? Getting high off the smell of highlighters? Need some chocolate.
Does the thought of driving behind this crypt-keeper-old lady in the rain on a one-lane road at 20mph AT BEST on your way home from a busy day make you slightly homicidal? Need some chocolate.
Or does spending a buttload of money on mint-colored jeans because you think they’re kinda trendy and cute and personally, you are delighted by the idea of your legs looking like Easter eggs make you kinda nauseous (at worst; at best, spring-y)? Need some chocolate–but not too much, the jeans are tiiight as it is. Too much chocolate is the culprit, ironically. And Cotton Candy Bars. Dammit.
Realizing you need to start a bikini diet tomorrow so your boyfriend/husband/friends can think they’re somehow related to a Victoria’s Secret model? Need more chocolate.
You catch my drift. It’s a chocolate day, people. Get ovah it and your bikini diets and NEVER mention the word ‘stairmaster’ on this blog EVER. Get out your fudgiest, gooiest brownie mix and bake these before I get all snappy.
And throw some extra marshmallows, Whoppers and icing on there. Climb in your comfiest these-have-never-been-to-yoga-yoga-pants, turn on the juiciest Real Housewives episode and crack a beer or a glass of pinot. Today is all our fat day.
1 box fudge brownie mix, plus ingredients on back of box
1 9″ prepared chocolate cookie pie crust
2 pkts Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Chocolate Marshmallow flavor
1 can vanilla icing (can substitute chocolate–hello, cravings)
1. Preheat oven according to your brownie mix’s directions and prepare the brownie mix according to said directions. Stir in one packet of the Chocolate Marshmallow flavor mix into the batter.
2. Pour about 3/4s batter into the prepared cookie pie crust (save the remaining batter for smaller brownies or what-have-you). Place the pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet to catch any drippings, then bake the pie for approx. 30-35 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs or mostly clean. Cool completely.
3. Stir the remaining chocolate marshmallow packet into the can of icing and combine. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled brownie pie (I used an open star tip) in clockwise circles… or spread it on, if you’re so inclined. Top each little star with a miniature marshmallow, then a Whopper, alternating candies and mallows for a cool pattern if you’re feeling particularly fancy.
4. Consume pie immediately and destroy the evidence. Should there be leftovers, cover them tightly and store in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before eating. This will keep about 1 day.
I’m sooooo your best friend.
And FYI, none of my yoga pants have been to a yoga class. I just like buying them because when I wear them to Walmart to grocery shop, I look fit and toned and serious like I’m a sexy babe yoga instructor when I really just wear them because I can clean my house in them easily and because they don’t restrict my eating abilities like jeans do.
Yup. You and me are BFFs.
Have a great day!!