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Pampered Chef: Warm Nutty Carmel Brownies

  1. jj16

    jj16 Member Gold Member

    Hi all. Hoping to get some clarification. Toward the end of the Warm Nutty Carmel Brownie recipe after you take it out and put it on the cooling rack. Do you seriously just smush the carmels into the brownies or do you just let them melt on top? I'm a little confused. I'd love to try it but would like to have some clarification first.

    I was also wondering how you handle food allergies, etc. I'm new but with this recipe it would be a concern of mine of what if one of the hosts guests were allergic to nuts.

    Mar 16, 2009
  2. flemings99

    flemings99 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Just press them into the brownies & then follow the rest of the recipe. They are soooo yummy!! Fantastic show recipe too.
    Mar 16, 2009
  3. PamperChefCarol

    PamperChefCarol Veteran Member

    I actually put them on top, then pop it back in the oven for a few minutes to make sure they get all warm and gooey.
  4. pcjenn

    pcjenn Member Gold Member

    Love this recipe for shows. Since the brownie dough is soft from being warm, gently press the candy into the dough. It is still hot, so it will melt the candy. When I do this at a show, I make sure to ask about peanut allergies. I did have a show with a guest who was allergic. Luckily I was able to cut out the nuts on half on the brownies and she ate the ends.
    Mar 17, 2009
  5. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

    Follow the recipe - 24 of the candies get pressed (whole) into the warm brownie. The other 16 are cut up and sprinkled on top.
    Mar 17, 2009
  6. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

    I press them into the brownie too - it's so easy and produces a WOW. Then when you sprinkle the cut up candies and more chocolate people are besides themselves and can't wait to have some.

    You can crush pretzels to subsititue for nuts if someone has allergies. My husband can't eat nuts or have something that has any nuts near it. I've made it both ways and they are both yummy (I prefer the nuts version but I love my hubby so at home the pretzels are it).
    Mar 17, 2009
  7. jj16

    jj16 Member Gold Member

    Thanks everyone for the clarification and for the suggestions if someone is allergic to nuts. This site has been great.
    Mar 17, 2009
  8. pckellyd

    pckellyd Member Gold Member

    As far as nut allergies, some people can be so allergic to nuts that they can't be near anything that was made around nuts. This is something you should ask your hostess to verify.

    There is a child at DH's school that is so VERY allergic to nuts that if the teacher eats a peanutbutter sandwich and comes near his papers without washing her hand he could have a reaction.
    Mar 17, 2009
  9. JaimeAnnR

    JaimeAnnR Member

    yup, just sink the the rolos right into the brownies! it is so amazing! people who didn't see you make it will be asking what you put in it to make them so yummy! (i made them right before my kick-off so the place smelled like brownies when they walked in)

    and on the allergies thread...check the brownie mix to make sure it is nut-free too, and the chocolate chips. check labels! those allergies are tricky!
    Mar 17, 2009
  10. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    I'm not allergic but don't like nuts with chocolate so I substitute pretzels. You get the crunchy and salty taste.
    Mar 18, 2009
  11. KellyCooks

    KellyCooks Novice Member Gold Member

    I made these brownies at a party last month and forgot to clarify for the host that the recipe calls for Rolos. I showed up at the party and she had purchased Kraft caramels, there wasn't a chocolate chip to be found in the house, and then no one wanted nuts. I told her no problem. I asked if anyone had mini Snickers or mini Peanut Butter Cups (it's a two-family house). She produced a bag of the peanut butter cups, and I used those in place of the Rolos. They were delicious and everyone loved them. :)
    Mar 18, 2009
  12. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

    I had that happen with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Torte. Since PC cannot name specific products (like Rolos or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups) the host wasn't for sure what to get and didn't tell me she didn't know what it meant. She ended up purchasing something similar to what you said.
    Mar 18, 2009
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