Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Guilty Pleasure

The Guilty Pleasure Snack Game seems to be over at Tip Junkie, but I thought I'd share my own dessert that brings me guilty pleasure! I don't eat it very often, actually, I can't remember the last time I did eat one, but when I do get to ...whoa. I'm in heaven.

I first got the idea for a Cookie Monster from Cheddars restaurant. They served a fresh hot chocolate chip cookie in a skillet with vanilla ice cream on top smothered in homemade hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream and a cherry. The cookie is huge! I love that it's right out of the oven all warm and gooey. I haven't been to Cheddars in years, and I think the one in GR burned down, so I started to make my own at home. I make it super indulgent by using chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla. If I'm really feeling naughty, I add M&M's. They are my weakness.

I always made mine by just placing a warm chocolate chip cookie in a bowl and adding the rest of the ingredients, but look what I found!
A Skookie! Now I can make my cookies in a skillet just like the one at the restaurant. This one can be found at Amazon. or at The Lakeside Collection. You can get it with brownie mix (wouldn't that be yummy!) or cookie mix. Of course, just using Toll House cookie dough would be perfect. Mmm.

Another indulgence that I like (also not had in years) is brownie pizza.
Brownie baked in a pizza pan with vanilla frosting spread on top. Toppings include sliced strawberries and Hershey syrup or hot fudge drizzled all over. You can also add bananas. Mmmm.

Ok, now that I'm drooling all over my keyboard, I'll go eat my Vitatop since I can't really afford to indulge in my guilty pleasures any time soon. I already had a Volcano at Whippy Dip this past week. Ouch.

Do you have a guilty pleasure to share? I think some of you do! Brownies with caramel ring a bell? Mmm. Do share!

Leanne Sig.

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Nikki said...

Dude I am SO hungry now!!! Man oh man how I would love to eat these!

Megan said...

Sadly, when it comes to food, everything is a guilty pleasure for this chunky monkey.

Kara DeWildt said...

That brownie pizza looks awesome! But I think that I'd have to say my guilty pleasures would have to be chicken enchiladas with green sauce and keylime cheesecake. I know it sounds simple but it is so good! Oh and I can't forget Strawberry Shortcake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Yummmm!

Niki said...

OOOOh, I am all over that brownie pizza! How come you've never made any for me? lol

Leanne said...

Because I've only made it occassionally! It's a gulity pleasure, so it's a rarely made thing. If I made it too often, it would spoil the indulgence factor! haha.

I'll make it for the family reunion if I remember to ok? lol