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Tasty Holiday Treat: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Bag
All Photos By Gail

With the Holiday season fast approaching, the time is now for guilty pleasures and dietary indulgences. Fans of this blog know well my love of the decadent sweet treat called Brownie Brittle — an oven-baked brownie-thin with a crisp cookie crunch. OMG, this stuff is delicious. In honor of what I like to call the Holidaze, Brownie Brittle reintroduces flavors that are available only during theses chilly months, and tarts-up their packaging with snow flakes and bows so that you can grab a few bags for last minute gift giving! Convenient!

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle Close Up
Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is Ready For its Close Up

With a narrow window of availability to purchase Brownie Brittle’s holiday varieties, I want to make sure you try what is not only my favorite flavor, but the favorite of Brownie Brittle originator herself, Shelia GSalted Carmel Brownie Brittle! The salted caramel chocolate treat remains very much on-trend, and Brownie Brittle leads the charge this Holiday season with its Brownie Brittle that is liberally studded with velvety Caramel Chips, and topped with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle — for added festiveness! Something I learned from watching too many baking shows is that adding salt to chocolate does not make the treat taste saltier. Rather, salt enhances the flavor of the chocolate, and makes it taste like the most delicious thing on earth.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle

Warning: Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle is highly addictive! I recommend that you take a few pieces out of the bag, put them on plate, and then take that to the TV room or wherever you are going to have your snack, leaving the sealed bag behind you in the kitchen. so that you don’t lose control. Shop for all varieties of Brownie Brittle at your local supermarket, or online at This Link!

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies!

Pink Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Find out how to make the cookies pictured above – so pink and delicious looking – at This Link, and then bring them to me!

Thanks to Jamie Moroni For The Tip!

Arancini Bros. Rice Balls: A Tasty Treat!


They’ve Got Balls (Photo By Geoffrey Dicker)

As Geoffrey and I left the Factory Fresh Gallery and set off to explore the neighborhood, I felt a bit peckish. We didn’t have to walk very far before we found a place to grab a snack just a few blocks up the road from the gallery, where we spotted Arancini Bros, a tiny storefront that sells Rice Balls exclusively. For just $3 each you can choose one of six varieties of Rice Balls including the Ragu (traditional meat and tomato sauce with peas inside a rice ball loaded with  mozzarella cheese), the white bean and escarole (a vegan choice), chicken with fontina cheese and even a sweet rice ball made from chocolate rice (flavored with Nutella) stuffed with peanut butter mousse. The selection of flavors offered varies depending on the day. I had the Ragu and it was absolutely delicious, crispy on the outside, warm and creamy on the inside. All in all it was a cheap and very satisfying snack! Arancini Bros is also connected to a bar called the Wreck Room which I understand is great space for drinks and shows! Check them both out when you find yourself in Bushwick!

Arancini Bros is located at 940 Flushing Ave, (between Evergreen Ave & Stanwix St) in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11206