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Liza
08-13-2009, 02:02 PM
I hope posting this here will get some responses. We are on a major mission to put on some pounds. Rachel needs to gain some weight. Today we are going to make some brownies but I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on boosting them up a little. I know sometimes with a cake mix they say to lessen the calories or fat or something, add apple sauce in place of the oil (to be honest I never listen to those less fat, less calorie ideas so they go in one ear and out the other).

Since baking is so precise, does anyone know if or what you can substitute for the water in the brownie mix or if you can add something to it before baking? Just a thought before baking later on today.

Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 02:02 PM
I hope posting this here will get some responses. We are on a major mission to put on some pounds. Rachel needs to gain some weight. Today we are going to make some brownies but I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on boosting them up a little. I know sometimes with a cake mix they say to lessen the calories or fat or something, add apple sauce in place of the oil (to be honest I never listen to those less fat, less calorie ideas so they go in one ear and out the other).

Since baking is so precise, does anyone know if or what you can substitute for the water in the brownie mix or if you can add something to it before baking? Just a thought before baking later on today.

Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 02:02 PM
I hope posting this here will get some responses. We are on a major mission to put on some pounds. Rachel needs to gain some weight. Today we are going to make some brownies but I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on boosting them up a little. I know sometimes with a cake mix they say to lessen the calories or fat or something, add apple sauce in place of the oil (to be honest I never listen to those less fat, less calorie ideas so they go in one ear and out the other).

Since baking is so precise, does anyone know if or what you can substitute for the water in the brownie mix or if you can add something to it before baking? Just a thought before baking later on today.

Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 02:02 PM
I hope posting this here will get some responses. We are on a major mission to put on some pounds. Rachel needs to gain some weight. Today we are going to make some brownies but I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on boosting them up a little. I know sometimes with a cake mix they say to lessen the calories or fat or something, add apple sauce in place of the oil (to be honest I never listen to those less fat, less calorie ideas so they go in one ear and out the other).

Since baking is so precise, does anyone know if or what you can substitute for the water in the brownie mix or if you can add something to it before baking? Just a thought before baking later on today.

Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 02:02 PM
I hope posting this here will get some responses. We are on a major mission to put on some pounds. Rachel needs to gain some weight. Today we are going to make some brownies but I am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on boosting them up a little. I know sometimes with a cake mix they say to lessen the calories or fat or something, add apple sauce in place of the oil (to be honest I never listen to those less fat, less calorie ideas so they go in one ear and out the other).
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<br />Since baking is so precise, does anyone know if or what you can substitute for the water in the brownie mix or if you can add something to it before baking? Just a thought before baking later on today.
<br />
<br />Thanks!

Ratatosk
08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
The brownies I always make -- hershey's syrup ones already have a lot of calories -- can of hersheys syrup, eggs, butter... One thing you could probably add if you're using a mix is sprinkle chocolate chips in the batter. I know a cousin makes browies in which she puts symphony candy bars on top of the batter, then covers it with the rest of the batter. bakes it and frosts.

Ratatosk
08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
The brownies I always make -- hershey's syrup ones already have a lot of calories -- can of hersheys syrup, eggs, butter... One thing you could probably add if you're using a mix is sprinkle chocolate chips in the batter. I know a cousin makes browies in which she puts symphony candy bars on top of the batter, then covers it with the rest of the batter. bakes it and frosts.

Ratatosk
08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
The brownies I always make -- hershey's syrup ones already have a lot of calories -- can of hersheys syrup, eggs, butter... One thing you could probably add if you're using a mix is sprinkle chocolate chips in the batter. I know a cousin makes browies in which she puts symphony candy bars on top of the batter, then covers it with the rest of the batter. bakes it and frosts.

Ratatosk
08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
The brownies I always make -- hershey's syrup ones already have a lot of calories -- can of hersheys syrup, eggs, butter... One thing you could probably add if you're using a mix is sprinkle chocolate chips in the batter. I know a cousin makes browies in which she puts symphony candy bars on top of the batter, then covers it with the rest of the batter. bakes it and frosts.

Ratatosk
08-13-2009, 04:43 PM
The brownies I always make -- hershey's syrup ones already have a lot of calories -- can of hersheys syrup, eggs, butter... One thing you could probably add if you're using a mix is sprinkle chocolate chips in the batter. I know a cousin makes browies in which she puts symphony candy bars on top of the batter, then covers it with the rest of the batter. bakes it and frosts.

Liza
08-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Great idea on the chocolate bar on top! Believe it or not Rachel actually doesn't really like chocolate, but she will eat brownies. She loves the hershey's white chocolate bar though, I will ask her if she'd like to try that melted on top. Tonight I'm trying alfredo sauce from scratch with the brownies for desert. Only for her though, we'd weigh a ton with what I'm trying the calories I"m trying to pile in. Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Great idea on the chocolate bar on top! Believe it or not Rachel actually doesn't really like chocolate, but she will eat brownies. She loves the hershey's white chocolate bar though, I will ask her if she'd like to try that melted on top. Tonight I'm trying alfredo sauce from scratch with the brownies for desert. Only for her though, we'd weigh a ton with what I'm trying the calories I"m trying to pile in. Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Great idea on the chocolate bar on top! Believe it or not Rachel actually doesn't really like chocolate, but she will eat brownies. She loves the hershey's white chocolate bar though, I will ask her if she'd like to try that melted on top. Tonight I'm trying alfredo sauce from scratch with the brownies for desert. Only for her though, we'd weigh a ton with what I'm trying the calories I"m trying to pile in. Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Great idea on the chocolate bar on top! Believe it or not Rachel actually doesn't really like chocolate, but she will eat brownies. She loves the hershey's white chocolate bar though, I will ask her if she'd like to try that melted on top. Tonight I'm trying alfredo sauce from scratch with the brownies for desert. Only for her though, we'd weigh a ton with what I'm trying the calories I"m trying to pile in. Thanks!

Liza
08-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Great idea on the chocolate bar on top! Believe it or not Rachel actually doesn't really like chocolate, but she will eat brownies. She loves the hershey's white chocolate bar though, I will ask her if she'd like to try that melted on top. Tonight I'm trying alfredo sauce from scratch with the brownies for desert. Only for her though, we'd weigh a ton with what I'm trying the calories I"m trying to pile in. Thanks!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I've been making lemon bars for ds lately. Real easy recipe -- 1 can of lemon pie filling, 4 eggs, 1 lemon cake mix. Mix together. Bake in 9 x 13 pan for about 30-35 minutes at 350. Frost with cream cheese frosting or regular powdered sugar frosting to which I've added lemon or lime juice.

A lady I work with gave me this recipe after DS ate about 3 of them at a fundraiser and she actually uses a jelly roll pan, but DS prefers bigger cakier bars. He's hit or miss with brownies, but does tend to like things that are more tart.

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I've been making lemon bars for ds lately. Real easy recipe -- 1 can of lemon pie filling, 4 eggs, 1 lemon cake mix. Mix together. Bake in 9 x 13 pan for about 30-35 minutes at 350. Frost with cream cheese frosting or regular powdered sugar frosting to which I've added lemon or lime juice.

A lady I work with gave me this recipe after DS ate about 3 of them at a fundraiser and she actually uses a jelly roll pan, but DS prefers bigger cakier bars. He's hit or miss with brownies, but does tend to like things that are more tart.

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I've been making lemon bars for ds lately. Real easy recipe -- 1 can of lemon pie filling, 4 eggs, 1 lemon cake mix. Mix together. Bake in 9 x 13 pan for about 30-35 minutes at 350. Frost with cream cheese frosting or regular powdered sugar frosting to which I've added lemon or lime juice.

A lady I work with gave me this recipe after DS ate about 3 of them at a fundraiser and she actually uses a jelly roll pan, but DS prefers bigger cakier bars. He's hit or miss with brownies, but does tend to like things that are more tart.

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I've been making lemon bars for ds lately. Real easy recipe -- 1 can of lemon pie filling, 4 eggs, 1 lemon cake mix. Mix together. Bake in 9 x 13 pan for about 30-35 minutes at 350. Frost with cream cheese frosting or regular powdered sugar frosting to which I've added lemon or lime juice.

A lady I work with gave me this recipe after DS ate about 3 of them at a fundraiser and she actually uses a jelly roll pan, but DS prefers bigger cakier bars. He's hit or miss with brownies, but does tend to like things that are more tart.

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:31 AM
I've been making lemon bars for ds lately. Real easy recipe -- 1 can of lemon pie filling, 4 eggs, 1 lemon cake mix. Mix together. Bake in 9 x 13 pan for about 30-35 minutes at 350. Frost with cream cheese frosting or regular powdered sugar frosting to which I've added lemon or lime juice.
<br />
<br />A lady I work with gave me this recipe after DS ate about 3 of them at a fundraiser and she actually uses a jelly roll pan, but DS prefers bigger cakier bars. He's hit or miss with brownies, but does tend to like things that are more tart.

izemmom
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Emily doesn't really like chocolate either, but, she DID eat two turtle brownies recently. Caramel and pecans had been added to the mix. I don't have the recipe handy, but, if you google german chocolate caramel brownies, I'll bet you'll find a GREAT recipe that starts with a cake mix and has condensed milk, caramel, tons of butter and nuts. PM me if you don't find it, I'll track it down.

Good luck on the quest! I'm back to sneaking in butter and cream, but the little twerp detects it every time and won't eat!

izemmom
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Emily doesn't really like chocolate either, but, she DID eat two turtle brownies recently. Caramel and pecans had been added to the mix. I don't have the recipe handy, but, if you google german chocolate caramel brownies, I'll bet you'll find a GREAT recipe that starts with a cake mix and has condensed milk, caramel, tons of butter and nuts. PM me if you don't find it, I'll track it down.

Good luck on the quest! I'm back to sneaking in butter and cream, but the little twerp detects it every time and won't eat!

izemmom
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Emily doesn't really like chocolate either, but, she DID eat two turtle brownies recently. Caramel and pecans had been added to the mix. I don't have the recipe handy, but, if you google german chocolate caramel brownies, I'll bet you'll find a GREAT recipe that starts with a cake mix and has condensed milk, caramel, tons of butter and nuts. PM me if you don't find it, I'll track it down.

Good luck on the quest! I'm back to sneaking in butter and cream, but the little twerp detects it every time and won't eat!

izemmom
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Emily doesn't really like chocolate either, but, she DID eat two turtle brownies recently. Caramel and pecans had been added to the mix. I don't have the recipe handy, but, if you google german chocolate caramel brownies, I'll bet you'll find a GREAT recipe that starts with a cake mix and has condensed milk, caramel, tons of butter and nuts. PM me if you don't find it, I'll track it down.

Good luck on the quest! I'm back to sneaking in butter and cream, but the little twerp detects it every time and won't eat!

izemmom
08-14-2009, 02:48 AM
Emily doesn't really like chocolate either, but, she DID eat two turtle brownies recently. Caramel and pecans had been added to the mix. I don't have the recipe handy, but, if you google german chocolate caramel brownies, I'll bet you'll find a GREAT recipe that starts with a cake mix and has condensed milk, caramel, tons of butter and nuts. PM me if you don't find it, I'll track it down.
<br />
<br />Good luck on the quest! I'm back to sneaking in butter and cream, but the little twerp detects it every time and won't eat!

JazzysMom
08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make a WHITE chocolate brownie?

I am not big on sweets or chocolate in general. Chocolate candy must be cold/refridgerated for me to eat it.

Just curious.....I would think white chocolate would be easier to sneak the lighter colored additions like milk, cream or whatever.

Of course I guess that is doing it from scratch. Box mixes I wouldnt know how to add that stuff.

Well now that I didnt offer a darn thing to this thread....good luck LOL!

JazzysMom
08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make a WHITE chocolate brownie?

I am not big on sweets or chocolate in general. Chocolate candy must be cold/refridgerated for me to eat it.

Just curious.....I would think white chocolate would be easier to sneak the lighter colored additions like milk, cream or whatever.

Of course I guess that is doing it from scratch. Box mixes I wouldnt know how to add that stuff.

Well now that I didnt offer a darn thing to this thread....good luck LOL!

JazzysMom
08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make a WHITE chocolate brownie?

I am not big on sweets or chocolate in general. Chocolate candy must be cold/refridgerated for me to eat it.

Just curious.....I would think white chocolate would be easier to sneak the lighter colored additions like milk, cream or whatever.

Of course I guess that is doing it from scratch. Box mixes I wouldnt know how to add that stuff.

Well now that I didnt offer a darn thing to this thread....good luck LOL!

JazzysMom
08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make a WHITE chocolate brownie?

I am not big on sweets or chocolate in general. Chocolate candy must be cold/refridgerated for me to eat it.

Just curious.....I would think white chocolate would be easier to sneak the lighter colored additions like milk, cream or whatever.

Of course I guess that is doing it from scratch. Box mixes I wouldnt know how to add that stuff.

Well now that I didnt offer a darn thing to this thread....good luck LOL!

JazzysMom
08-14-2009, 10:34 AM
Anyone ever make a WHITE chocolate brownie?
<br />
<br />I am not big on sweets or chocolate in general. Chocolate candy must be cold/refridgerated for me to eat it.
<br />
<br />Just curious.....I would think white chocolate would be easier to sneak the lighter colored additions like milk, cream or whatever.
<br />
<br />Of course I guess that is doing it from scratch. Box mixes I wouldnt know how to add that stuff.
<br />
<br />Well now that I didnt offer a darn thing to this thread....good luck LOL!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
At xmas last year I was THRILLED to see DS walking around with a HUGE brownie sized piece of my homemade fudge. He thought it was a brownie and ate the whole darned thing. 'Course as usual, I made more for him and he didn't touch it and as usual -- piggy ME did!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
At xmas last year I was THRILLED to see DS walking around with a HUGE brownie sized piece of my homemade fudge. He thought it was a brownie and ate the whole darned thing. 'Course as usual, I made more for him and he didn't touch it and as usual -- piggy ME did!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
At xmas last year I was THRILLED to see DS walking around with a HUGE brownie sized piece of my homemade fudge. He thought it was a brownie and ate the whole darned thing. 'Course as usual, I made more for him and he didn't touch it and as usual -- piggy ME did!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
At xmas last year I was THRILLED to see DS walking around with a HUGE brownie sized piece of my homemade fudge. He thought it was a brownie and ate the whole darned thing. 'Course as usual, I made more for him and he didn't touch it and as usual -- piggy ME did!

Ratatosk
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
At xmas last year I was THRILLED to see DS walking around with a HUGE brownie sized piece of my homemade fudge. He thought it was a brownie and ate the whole darned thing. 'Course as usual, I made more for him and he didn't touch it and as usual -- piggy ME did!

Liza
08-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks! I made the brownies just as the package directed. She just wanted them regular ole brownies. If only I could have snuck in the extra without altering the taste. But she's eating both the chocolage pudding and the brownies. That's about all the chocolate she'll eat other than white chocolate. I think that many CF'ers aren't big on sweets or "junk" food for that matter. Those of them that benefit from eating at Micky D's and Taco Bell aren't all that into it. In talking with other moms when my girls were younger most of them had the same "problem". We never ate at Micky D's or other fast food places because our girls didn't like it. Once in a blue moonn would they eat a chicken nugget or cheese burger from any fast food place. Treats galore and they'd eat a couple of cookies that first day but that's it. And I know it wasn't my baking <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> cause it didn't matter who made it. With the exception of rice crispy treats, they scarf them up always. But only regular ole rice crispy treats, no chips or chocolate or peanut butter or anything, just marshmallow. Halloween candy lasted until Easter when I threw it out. Easter candy until fall when I threw it out. It just doesn't get any easier to cram in those calories when they are older.
Thanks again for your ideas. I'm scanning the high calorie recipe sites for alternate ideas on how to boost everything I can. Now just to keep me from blowing up like a balloon after loosing almost 20 lbs since Anna was listed for TX in 07.

Liza
08-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks! I made the brownies just as the package directed. She just wanted them regular ole brownies. If only I could have snuck in the extra without altering the taste. But she's eating both the chocolage pudding and the brownies. That's about all the chocolate she'll eat other than white chocolate. I think that many CF'ers aren't big on sweets or "junk" food for that matter. Those of them that benefit from eating at Micky D's and Taco Bell aren't all that into it. In talking with other moms when my girls were younger most of them had the same "problem". We never ate at Micky D's or other fast food places because our girls didn't like it. Once in a blue moonn would they eat a chicken nugget or cheese burger from any fast food place. Treats galore and they'd eat a couple of cookies that first day but that's it. And I know it wasn't my baking <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> cause it didn't matter who made it. With the exception of rice crispy treats, they scarf them up always. But only regular ole rice crispy treats, no chips or chocolate or peanut butter or anything, just marshmallow. Halloween candy lasted until Easter when I threw it out. Easter candy until fall when I threw it out. It just doesn't get any easier to cram in those calories when they are older.
Thanks again for your ideas. I'm scanning the high calorie recipe sites for alternate ideas on how to boost everything I can. Now just to keep me from blowing up like a balloon after loosing almost 20 lbs since Anna was listed for TX in 07.

Liza
08-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks! I made the brownies just as the package directed. She just wanted them regular ole brownies. If only I could have snuck in the extra without altering the taste. But she's eating both the chocolage pudding and the brownies. That's about all the chocolate she'll eat other than white chocolate. I think that many CF'ers aren't big on sweets or "junk" food for that matter. Those of them that benefit from eating at Micky D's and Taco Bell aren't all that into it. In talking with other moms when my girls were younger most of them had the same "problem". We never ate at Micky D's or other fast food places because our girls didn't like it. Once in a blue moonn would they eat a chicken nugget or cheese burger from any fast food place. Treats galore and they'd eat a couple of cookies that first day but that's it. And I know it wasn't my baking <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> cause it didn't matter who made it. With the exception of rice crispy treats, they scarf them up always. But only regular ole rice crispy treats, no chips or chocolate or peanut butter or anything, just marshmallow. Halloween candy lasted until Easter when I threw it out. Easter candy until fall when I threw it out. It just doesn't get any easier to cram in those calories when they are older.
Thanks again for your ideas. I'm scanning the high calorie recipe sites for alternate ideas on how to boost everything I can. Now just to keep me from blowing up like a balloon after loosing almost 20 lbs since Anna was listed for TX in 07.

Liza
08-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks! I made the brownies just as the package directed. She just wanted them regular ole brownies. If only I could have snuck in the extra without altering the taste. But she's eating both the chocolage pudding and the brownies. That's about all the chocolate she'll eat other than white chocolate. I think that many CF'ers aren't big on sweets or "junk" food for that matter. Those of them that benefit from eating at Micky D's and Taco Bell aren't all that into it. In talking with other moms when my girls were younger most of them had the same "problem". We never ate at Micky D's or other fast food places because our girls didn't like it. Once in a blue moonn would they eat a chicken nugget or cheese burger from any fast food place. Treats galore and they'd eat a couple of cookies that first day but that's it. And I know it wasn't my baking <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> cause it didn't matter who made it. With the exception of rice crispy treats, they scarf them up always. But only regular ole rice crispy treats, no chips or chocolate or peanut butter or anything, just marshmallow. Halloween candy lasted until Easter when I threw it out. Easter candy until fall when I threw it out. It just doesn't get any easier to cram in those calories when they are older.
Thanks again for your ideas. I'm scanning the high calorie recipe sites for alternate ideas on how to boost everything I can. Now just to keep me from blowing up like a balloon after loosing almost 20 lbs since Anna was listed for TX in 07.

Liza
08-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks! I made the brownies just as the package directed. She just wanted them regular ole brownies. If only I could have snuck in the extra without altering the taste. But she's eating both the chocolage pudding and the brownies. That's about all the chocolate she'll eat other than white chocolate. I think that many CF'ers aren't big on sweets or "junk" food for that matter. Those of them that benefit from eating at Micky D's and Taco Bell aren't all that into it. In talking with other moms when my girls were younger most of them had the same "problem". We never ate at Micky D's or other fast food places because our girls didn't like it. Once in a blue moonn would they eat a chicken nugget or cheese burger from any fast food place. Treats galore and they'd eat a couple of cookies that first day but that's it. And I know it wasn't my baking <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0"> cause it didn't matter who made it. With the exception of rice crispy treats, they scarf them up always. But only regular ole rice crispy treats, no chips or chocolate or peanut butter or anything, just marshmallow. Halloween candy lasted until Easter when I threw it out. Easter candy until fall when I threw it out. It just doesn't get any easier to cram in those calories when they are older.
<br />Thanks again for your ideas. I'm scanning the high calorie recipe sites for alternate ideas on how to boost everything I can. Now just to keep me from blowing up like a balloon after loosing almost 20 lbs since Anna was listed for TX in 07.

Mom2Max
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I know that I'm late on this thread, but was thinking that using apple juice in place of the water would add a little more calories and not alter the taste. Also, what about throwing in some carnation instant breakfast into it? Not a calorie issue, but my kids aren't thrilled with veggies so I sometimes use a blender to puree frozen mixed vegetables & have "hidden" them in pancakes, spaghetti sauce, cakes, etc., usually without detection.

Mom2Max
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I know that I'm late on this thread, but was thinking that using apple juice in place of the water would add a little more calories and not alter the taste. Also, what about throwing in some carnation instant breakfast into it? Not a calorie issue, but my kids aren't thrilled with veggies so I sometimes use a blender to puree frozen mixed vegetables & have "hidden" them in pancakes, spaghetti sauce, cakes, etc., usually without detection.

Mom2Max
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I know that I'm late on this thread, but was thinking that using apple juice in place of the water would add a little more calories and not alter the taste. Also, what about throwing in some carnation instant breakfast into it? Not a calorie issue, but my kids aren't thrilled with veggies so I sometimes use a blender to puree frozen mixed vegetables & have "hidden" them in pancakes, spaghetti sauce, cakes, etc., usually without detection.

Mom2Max
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I know that I'm late on this thread, but was thinking that using apple juice in place of the water would add a little more calories and not alter the taste. Also, what about throwing in some carnation instant breakfast into it? Not a calorie issue, but my kids aren't thrilled with veggies so I sometimes use a blender to puree frozen mixed vegetables & have "hidden" them in pancakes, spaghetti sauce, cakes, etc., usually without detection.

Mom2Max
08-19-2009, 05:56 PM
I know that I'm late on this thread, but was thinking that using apple juice in place of the water would add a little more calories and not alter the taste. Also, what about throwing in some carnation instant breakfast into it? Not a calorie issue, but my kids aren't thrilled with veggies so I sometimes use a blender to puree frozen mixed vegetables & have "hidden" them in pancakes, spaghetti sauce, cakes, etc., usually without detection.