Grasshopper Brownie Bites

This is a new twist on a recipe I posted before. We normally make these as squares, but this year I wanted to try something new, so I baked the brownies in a mini cupcake pan, piped the mint frosting, and drizzled the chocolate over the top. My family may disown me, but I think I like this version even more than the original.
This was one of two desserts I made to take to Mike’s family Christmas in San Luis Obispo. The other was funfetti cookies.

We opened our Christmas presents before we left for SLO, and my aunt and uncle gave me the Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook!

I want to try almost everything in the book, but the first recipe I attempted was the confetti cookies, which involved making cake crumbs.

These are definitely not instant gratification cookies, but they are totally worth the time investment. Christina Tosi is a GENIUS and I can’t wait to try more of her recipes.

We got up early this morning and were on the road by 6:15 for the drive from the Bay Area to San Luis Obispo. We didn’t hit any traffic, and Ellie did great in the car (until the last 20 minutes). We immediately went for a walk around town.

SOooo many memories from this place! I can’t believe I lived here for 7 years.

Mike was really excited to see a bear that blows bubbles. Apparently it was a big deal when he was little.

We only moved away less than 18 months ago, but a lot has changed. A lot of the buildings look different because of earthquake retrofits, and there are a bunch of new restaurants and other businesses.

It was a great afternoon with my two favorite people.

After our walk, I went to the track at Cal Poly and did 8 x 400, and was SUPER happy with my times. I ran the first one on 91 seconds and thought that there was no way I could do it 7 more times, but I ended up doing them all between 87 and 91! I am reeeeally hoping for a new 5K PR in 2012, and am prepared to work really hard for it!



3 Responses to “Grasshopper Brownie Bites”

  1. 1 Kate December 24, 2011 at 2:59 am

    This is the first year we haven’t done SLO at holiday time, but I swear there was something different about it every year when we were there.

  2. 2 Culinary Collage December 27, 2011 at 6:59 am

    These are adorable little bites!

  3. 3 Krysten December 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

    That bear IS a big deal! Looks like you guys had fun. Are you going to post the recipe for the cookies? They sound interesting.

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