More Decadent Cajun Desserts

In addition to the menu on my two previous posts, I will be serving the following desserts, for Super Bowl Sunday. They are all very easy to make,  divinely delicious, and will have your guests begging for more!  They would also be perfect for Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras parties, or just anytime you're in the mood for something totally decadent. And all worth the calories, cher! Enjoy!

Bourbon Brownies w/ Praline Icing

1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbs.'s water
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
1 tsp.vanilla extract
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 to 3  tbs.'s bourbon

In large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, and water. Cook, over medium heat, until just boiling. Add chocolate chips, and stir until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Stir in the eggs, bourbon, and vanilla, and beat lightly. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and pecans and mix well. Spread the batter into prepared 8x8 baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and cool in the pan. Top with Praline Icing, (recipe below), if desired. Sinfully delicious!

Praline Icing
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans

In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil. Boil for one minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and almond extract until smooth. Add pecans and continue to stir for about 3 minutes or until the mixture begins to thicken. Pour onto cooled brownies. Makes 1 1/2 cups. 

Luscious Lemon Margarita Bars

2 cups plus 4 tbs.'s flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 sticks butter, softened, and cut into chunks

4 large eggs
1 (10 oz.) can frozen margarita mix, thawed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
Juice of one small lemon
2 tsp.'s tequilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking pan with butter or Baker's Joy.

In  large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour and confectioner's sugar. Add the butter, and stir until mixture is crumbly. Press the mixture into bottom of prepared  9x13 pan. Bake 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool completely.

In large bowl, combine remaining 4 tbs.'s flour, eggs, margarita mix, water, sugar, and lemon juice. Whisk together and mix well. Pour over the cooled crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until top is set. Cool on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Icing
1 stick butter
2  cups, (more if needed) powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. lemon zest, minced
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream the butter and the cream cheese together for about 3 minutes . Stir in vanilla,  lemon juice, and zest. Add the powdered sugar, gradually until desired consistency is reached. Spread evenly on cooled bars and chill until ready to serve. Out of this world!

And here are a few more delights on my dessert table. Click on recipe title to view recipe.

Vanilla Bread Pudding w/ Praline Rum Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

All are a delightful finish to any buffet! Bon appetit! Wishing you all a Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

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