Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chocolate Blender Brownies & Blendtec Blender Giveaway

Rich, chewy, chocolatey, homemade 7 ingredient fudge brownies easily prepared in your blender. 
The other day we wanted a sweet little something after dinner. Nothing to complicated just a little chocolate treat to cure our sweet craving. Brownies immediately came to mind, but I didn't have a mix on hand. What I did have was a easy brownie recipe and all the ingredients to make it. So brownies it was!

These weren't just any brownies, but Chocolate Blender Brownies that I made in my new Blendtec Blender. Yes you heard right brownies made in a blender. Who would have guessed you could make brownie batter in a blender. When I think of blenders frozen drinks, milkshakes and smoothies come to mind, not cake batters, cheesecakes and frosting.  

I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed testing out my new blender. You see I have only owned a few blenders in my lifetime and they weren't anything special.

The winner of the Blendtec Blender is

Terri Piles
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Me and blenders, well we never seem to really get along. Either I burn up the motor or loose the pieces to it, so I never buy anything too expensive. I mean aren't all blenders pretty much the same? Well I can honestly say the answer to that question is no thanks to the nice folks at Blendtec.

I'm so thankful that Blendtec gave me the opportunity to review their Blendtec Total Blender Classic Wildside. I wasn't really familiar with Blendtec blenders, so I was anxious to get started. 

To start I have to say that my favorite feature on this new blender is that it's an all-in-one appliance. It makes smoothies, fresh juice, ice cream, milkshakes, cappuccinos, margaritas, soups, sauces, bread dough, dressings, salsas, and more! It's hard to believe, but this blender replaces up to 9 other appliances. It's powerful, fast and easy to use.

Included with my new Blender was a 200 page "Fresh Blends" Cookbook. I was quite impressed with everything you could make in this new blender, quick breads, soups, marinades, ice cream, pizza dough and dressings.  

Also included is this cool Twister Jar used for, nut butters, hummus, baby food, thick milk shakes and sauces. I haven't had a chance to try out the twister jar yet, but I will soon.

Blendtec included a separate cook book filled with recipes exclusively used in the twister jar. I spotted a recipe for Fruit & Nut Energy Bars I can't wait to try.

The brownies were easier than ever to make. Just add the ingredients, select the batter cycle and the blender does all the rest. The wildside blender has Smart-Touch Technology with a LCD information window that lights up. I was a little nervous at first when I heard the blender rev up and down, because I wasn't quite sure what was going on. 

No worries though! I found out it just means when a cycle button is pushed, the blender automatically speeds up and slows down, then shuts off when the cycle is complete. My favorite part was the digital countdown on each of the cycle selections. The brownie batter was smooth, creamy and perfect. 


Not only have we made brownies, but a few smoothies as well. Our top two favorite smoothies are Strawberry Banana Smoothies & Green Monster Smoothies. Before this powerful blender came into my life I thought my smoothies were pretty tasty. Well, now my smoothies are over the top. 

I love how this blender blends everything together even fibrous veggies. Now I can leave the stems on my strawberries and the seeds in my favorite fruits for extra nutrition. I left the stems on the strawberries and you couldn't even tell in the end. 

With this new bad boy I will be able to get so many different fruits and veggies past my picky kids.  If it wasn't for this video I would of never know that I could add the green tops of veggies and seeds from fruits. Plus I know I'm forgetting some other great features of this beautiful blender.


 



Chocolate Blender Brownies

Ingredients: 
3/4 - cup melted butter
2/3 - cup semi sweet chocolate chips
3 - large eggs
1/2 - cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 - cups granulated sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
7/8 - cup all purpose or white whole wheat flour ( I used white whole wheat)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add butter and chocolate chips to blender jar.

Secure lid and select "batters" Add eggs, cocoa, sugar and vanilla to jar and secure lid. Press pulse 3-5 time.

Add flour and secure lid. Press pulse 3-5 times and use a spatula to scrape the batter down the sides of the jar.

Pour into a greased 9 x 9 or 11 x 7 inch pan and sprinkle on some additional chocolate chips.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Recipe serves: 15



I’m beyond excited that Blendtec has graciously offered to give one Mommy's Kitchen reader a Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar valued at $454.95!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS FROM 2012 AND IS NOW CLOSED




How to Enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know what you would use your Blendtec Blender for?

Extra Entries
2. Become a Fan of Blendtec on Facebook.
3. Follow Blendtec on Twitter.
4. Become a Fan of Mommy's Kitchen on Facebook
(Leave a separate comment for each entry)


Giveaway Rules:
This giveaway begins today 9/27/12 to 10/5/12. Comments will close at 11:59 CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Winner will be notified through email.

Please make sure you leave a valid email address so I can contact you in the event that you are the winner. Winner will receive (1) factory refurbished Blendtec Total Blender Wildside in your choice of black, white or red.

Winner will have 48 hours to reply to the winning email or a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Blendtec.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a Refurbished Blendtec Blender to test and review. Blentec also provided a second blender to use in a reader giveaway. The opinions stated above are entirely my own. No other compensation was received. 


629 comments:

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Serena said... #

I liked you on fb. I also have your recipes on ziplist.
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Serena said... #

I think, actually, I know, I would have to fight my husband for my time using a blendtec. He's been hooked on wanting one since a demo @ Costco's. :)

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I liked Blendtec.

Serena said... #

I didn't do the twitter one since I only warble. (I don't do twitter) :)

Anonymous said... #

I am dying to throw whole frozen strawberries in a blender where a dreamy smoothie will ensue. I can't do that with the blender I have now. It's disheartening :)

Celina said... #

I liked you on FB

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Celina said... #

Following all three but forgot my email on one of them....ahhh! This would make great smoothies!
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Jen J said... #

I think I'm in love with this machine!! There's nothing it can't do!! I renecently had gastric sleeve surgery & I totally would make my protein drinks with it & be able to add veggies, fruits & maybe even nuts to it! I can think of lots of yummy things to make in it, soups, batters, fresh juices, smoothies, slushies, milkshakes, hummus, pesto, titziki, different types of salsas, baby foods, soft foods for elder adults etc the list is endless!!!

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Jen J. said... #

I liked your website on Facebook

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I also liked blentec's page on Facebook :)

Anonymous said... #

Would love to win a blender that works!

Terri S. said... #

I'm tired of blenders that cannot make a perfect smoothie or milkshake....maybe I am too fussy! I need one that can!

Sherri said... #

I would try out this brownie recipe!

Betsy Serna said... #

I would use it a lot, to make our smoothies.

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LIKE their FB page

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LIKE your FB page

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I liked Blendtec on FB
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I already "like" you on FB
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Janiemae said... #

All the ways to use it has been used up! So DITTO!
Would love to own one of these.

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I would use it for smoothies, and to try and shred chicken
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Susan Stahley said... #

I have never used a Blendtec before, so right now I am not sure what all I could use it for. I have heard you can make wonderful soups with a Blendtec blender and if that is true, I would probably use it to make my soups since winter is coming up fast!

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Susan Stahley said... #

I like Blendtec on Facebook

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I follow Blendtec on Twitter @rsmstahley

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ikkinlala said... #

I'd use it to make smoothies - I could add so many more things than I can with a regular blender.

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