Monday, April 20, 2015

Kool-Aid Easy Mix Brownies #PourMoreFun

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Single Moms need easy. Single Moms need fast. Single Moms need to save money. Kool-Aid Easy Mix takes care of all three. All you do is Just Add Water. You can easily #PourMoreFun by the glass or the pitcher. For under $3 you can bring home a bottle of either Tropical Punch, Grape or Cherry flavors for the whole family to enjoy. 

As always, the boys and I were in our local Wal-Mart store to grab groceries. We came across a demo with free samples. (Who doesn't love FREE?) Drinking the Grape Kool-Aid Easy Mix reminded me of summers as a kid. After playing outside, we would run inside for a drink; my mom would always have a pitcher ready for us to drink. I walked down to the soft drink aisle and easily found all three flavors to take home. 

Since I have so much extra time on my hands, I decided to play with some recipes. My first attempt was Tropical Punch Fudge. I tweaked a recipe I found on the back of the Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme. Sadly, adding the extra liquid kept the fudge from setting so I will be updating this recipe. I wasn't going to include it but now we can all learn from my mistake. 

UPDATE: I can't do anything with the "fudge" so far. It is way too soft for truffles. I was going to stir in extra powdered sugar to thicken it up but I am out of powdered sugar. I used some as icing on my flat cookies and it makes them pretty. I currently have a pan in the freezer so maybe I can salvage some bark candy out of it.

My second recipe was for cookies. They weren't a fail but they were flat. Living at an elevation of 7000 tends to make it harder for me to bake. I wouldn't give up though and I used the rest of the mixture to make brownies! If you try it out, please comment and let me know what you think.

What is your favorite?