White Chocolate Brownies + Blueberries

These were almost raspberry brownies but we made a split decision at the market.  I think any kind of berry would be great in these.  

White Chocolate Berry Brownies

1 stick unsalted butter

8oz white chocolate (I like chips)

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup ap flour

3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an eight inch square pan with foil or parchment paper and grease.  Set aside.

Place a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water.  Add butter and melt.  Add chocolate chips, and melt.  Remove from heat.  Mix in sugar and vanilla.  Beat in eggs.  Mix in salt and flour.  When well combined, fold in berries.  

Pour into prepared pan and bake until center of brownies are set and test clean, about 30 minutes.  

 

 

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Fruity, frozen and delightful.  I love a cold treat in the summer.  

The more ripe your strawberries are the less sugar you're going to need.   Things taste less sweet once frozen so take that into consideration.  

Also, the yogurt you choose will alter the taste of your popsicles.  I used fat free vanilla yogurt and did not add any sugar, because the yogurt is sweet I wanted to keep these in the snack territory instead of dessert.   If you use plain yogurt, you will want more sugar.  Full fat yogurt will result in a creamier, less icy popsicle but does have more fat.  

Makes about 10 popsicles, depending on mold sizes. 

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled

1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt

1 tablespoon sugar, optional

Blend strawberries, yogurt and sugar, if using.  Blend to your preferred consistency:  chunky, smooth... whatever.  Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks and freeze until completely frozen, about 4 hours.