Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blintz Brownies & Blue Ribbon WINNER



*****WINNER***** Blue Ribbon Recipe!
Hi Angie, We wanted to drop you a line to let you know that your Blintz Brownie Bites were a huge hit in the Just A Pinch Kitchen! The Crew has happily pinned a big Blue Ribbon on your recipe. We look forward to trying more of your dishes.
Congratulations!
-Just A Pinch Kitchen Crew

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Good Morning, ya'll & welcome to the PARTY!!!  
Ever wondered what the filling of a cheese blintz would taste like with a chewy chocolate-y brownie?  Well here ya go!!  Recently, while dining at my grandparents retirement home, we were served the BEST cheese blintzes we have ever put in our mouth, so I headed into the kitchen to try to recreate them.  I admit, I did not nail it on my first try, so I went for it again & this time, it was perfect.  And so I thought, what 2 flavor combos have I been trying to put together for years?  Well, cheese & chocolate of course!!!  So this dish was born.


1 box brownie mix, prepared according to package directions
1/2 cup cottage cheese (small curd), room temperature & strained
1/2 cup (4oz) cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt


In a small bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, cream cheese, honey, lemon zest, vanilla extract & season with salt.  Set aside.  Meanwhile, prepare your brownies according to the package directions.  Spray an 8x8 baking dish & preheat oven , according to what your brownies mix calls for.  Pour brownie batter into baking dish, then top with blintz mixture.  Take a spatula and gently swirl in the blintz mixture into the brownie mix.  Place in oven and bake according to box directions, however I had to add an addition 10 mins of cooking time to mine.  (instead of 45 mins, mine baked for 55 mins).  So, you may need to increase your baking time, as well.

Makes about 12 small brownies









10 comments:

  1. Great recipe! I never could guess what the secret ingredient was!

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  2. Holy Moley! That picture just grabbed me right in and I GOTTA make these soon. Thanks for hosting...I will link something up soon. LOVE this theme!

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  3. Just linked up my Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. Thanks for hosting! :)

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  4. Hi there!
    I am so glad I found your blog! I had a question though... I saw three different linky party titles on your blog recently... one was Summertime Family Favorites Party, another was Sweet Treats Party, and the last was Picnic and Finger Foods Party. Are these all constant? Or do they change every week? I like to make a list of all the linkies that I join in and I list them by day :) You can contact me at vickdn512@gmail.com, or comment on my blog http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com, thanks!

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  5. wow these look awesome. I came over from This Chick Cooks. I linked up cookies for this week's release of Harry Potter! Hope you'll come by and visit!

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  6. Just linked up my Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch Brownies. Thanks for the invite.

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  7. Angie your such a sweetie, thanks for adding my blog. I just added yours to mine as well : ) Again, sorry for adding a biscuit recipe to the sweets party today! lol Hope your readers will like the Cinnamon Roll Cake I added too! : )

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  8. Great recipe!! The brownies look amazing!

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  10. Oh yum! I am a new follower! I would love it if you would become my newest follower! I'm off to look around a little more!

    Have a great night!
    Kirsten

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