Baking with Ro: Instagram Brownies

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

 
Hello Everybody!
I'm back with another attempt at a Nerdy Nummies recipe and today it's in honor of my favorite social media platform, Instagram! The lovely Rosanna Pansino gives you the recipe and instructions over on her YouTube channel. I'm a bit obsessed with her Nerdy Nummies series and cookbook, her creations are genius. I promise you that these brownies are super easy to both bake and decorate, as well as tasting amazing.


I doubled this recipe to make sure there were enough to decorate and for my family to enjoy some too. Like most of Ro's recipes, you simply whisk your dry ingredients, add in the wet, and mix until combined. So easy! I love a good one-bowl recipe.


Ro recommends baking these for 20-25 minutes, but mine were ready by about 15 so remember to check on these a bit earlier just in case. How good does that batter look? The best thing about baking is licking the bowl!

 
I didn't have a square cookie cutter, so I just used a sharp knife to cut a square using an Oreo as my guide for how big it needed to be. I had to use a lot of self-restraint to not eat the rest of the brownies while I decorated...

To decorate the brownies you will need: 
Oreos 
Peanut butter or chocolate icing
A piping bag
Rainbow candy  



I found it easier to prep the Oreos first before icing the brownies. Twist the Oreos to separate the two halves and scrap off the icing in the middle. These are going to be your lenses so prep as many as you will need. 

For the corner square, I took a sharp knife and cut a couple of the halved Oreos into small squares.

For the base color Ro uses peanut butter, but Kiwi brands tend to make it very thick so I opted for making a simple chocolate American butter cream icing instead. It's a great creamy mix that is perfect for this project and is a good alternative if you aren't a peanut butter fan. Whichever you choose to go with pop it into an icing bag and cut off a corner.



Place one of the square Oreos at the top corner of the brownie to use as your icing guideline. Pipe a square of your icing (or PB) leaving a strip at the top.



Using a mini spatula (a butter knife or spoon will do fine if you don't have one) flatten down the icing until it is smooth all over. Don't worry if it's not perfect, mine certainly wasn't!

Carefully place an Oreo half in the center of the icing and put the rainbow candy in the top left-hand corner. And you're done!






My brownies came out a bit darker than Ro's, but I don't think the color matters too much. These were really fun and so simple to make. If you want to show off your baking skills to your friends these would definitely do the trick! They're seriously delicious too.

What do you think? I'm kind of in love with them.
Let me know if you've done any baking recently!
Steph x.


21 comments :

  1. These brownies look so cool! I don't think colour matters as long as they taste good!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Thanks so much Ela! And they do seriously taste good. You can't go wrong with anything that involves chocolate, right? : )
      Steph x.

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  2. I love these they're so cool! Perfect for an Instagram addict like me haha x

    Georgina | Rent or Chanel?

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    1. Thanks! Haha I'm so addicted too, glad you like them : )
      Steph x.

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  3. Oh wow, they look amazing and delicious too! I'm addicted to Instagram, these are great and so creative!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. Thanks! I can't take any of the credit, but when I saw Ro post it on her channel I had to make them! Haha I'm glad I'm not the only Instagram addict :p
      Steph x.

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    1. Thanks! They were so fun to make : )
      Steph x.

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  5. AMAZING! I love how they turned out and I bet they taste delicious as well :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thanks! They really do, thankfully my brother and Dad ate most of them so I wasn't tempted to!
      Steph x.

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  6. These are so cute! I really want to try making these xx

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    1. You should! They're super easy : )
      Steph x.

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  7. OMG that's such a brilliant idea! They look so cute (and I'm getting hungry now...) x

    - Anne | annesmiles

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    1. Thanks! (even though I can't take the credit haha) sorry for making you hungry!
      Steph x.

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  8. These are so awesome, I'm definitely going to give them a go - brownies are my favourite dessert! :) xx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Awesome! They're so easy. Same : ) Brownies with vanilla ice cream is one of my favorite desserts ever!
      Steph x.

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  9. These are so cute! :)

    Julia
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/philly-with-a-fjallraven-philly-photography-14621583

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  10. Oh my gooood how cute are these! These would such a fun idea for a friend's birthday who is abit of an insta addict! :) Xx


    Tarnya / www.sweetallure.co.uk

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    1. They would! And who doesn't love brownies : )
      Steph x.

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