So I've been M.I.A. lately, mostly because I've been busy getting out of MIA...moving. Ah moving. The excitement of an adventure and a move to the next big thing, and the sadness of leaving behind good friends and good times. Mostly I'm excited, though moving can be a bit tiring. Which is one reason why this week's recipe chosen by Jayma of Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen was perfect. It was easy, miniature, and yummy. I thought the brownies were a bit dry but Mom and Sister loved them. I skipped the orange zest (for lack thereof) and am thinking it might have helped after reading Jayma's blog. I also skipped the white chocolate topping (for the same reason as the orange zest) and replaced is with a German chocolate-esque caramel coconut glaze. Some of the brownies got crowned with an almond, and after trying both, they all got stuck with one. These little addictive brownies were too poppable to stay around long. Thankfully, I only made half a recipe that gave me 12 little brownie buttons.
Oh, and I love the name Brownie Buttons. I think Dorie must have fun with the names sometimes.
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup sweetened coconut
Heat butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla over medium-low heat until boiling. Stir frequently and boil rapidly. The color will appear lighter. Add the coconut and continue to boil until it returns to a rapid, frothy boil. Continue to boil until it thickens slightly. Spread over cooled brownie buttons. The topping with hardened slightly after cooling, but will remain gooey.