Gourmet brownies with pumpkin for fans of fall

Growing up in the dry desert climate of metro Phoenix, I had little exposure to changing leaves. In fact, my understanding of fall color was pretty much limited to exterior shots of college football stadiums in the Midwest.

Well, late last month I ventured into the forests of northern Arizona to do a little leaf peeping. I loved what I found. Reds. Oranges. Golds. Ah yes. Fall was in the air!

If you’re as excited about fall as I was in that moment, then Fairytale Brownies has you covered with gourmet brownies with a fall theme.

We offer more than two dozen configurations of our gourmet brownies with fall-themed bands. Wrapped in a festive Happy Thanksgiving or golden fall gift band, these Belgian chocolate brownies are a great way to warm your loved one’s hearts and souls on cool autumn evenings.

Plus, for a limited time, we’re offering our seasonal Pumpkin Spice Brownie. Our newest creation combines sweet pumpkin puree with cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger to create the...

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Sweet Treats Are a Must at Every Wedding Reception

There's something about a wedding. Whether an extravagant affair or a simple civil ceremony, the romance of it all warms my heart.

gourmet browniesAlthough the celebration after the vows also can be extravagant or simple, one fact remains:. Something sweet ALWAYS is served. Cake, cupcakes, pie, candy, cookies, fudge brownies - as the official dessert or a gift favor takeaway, a sweet treat is required.

A good friend of mine in the Midwest was married this past summer.

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Although I couldn't make it to her bridal shower, I sent her a gift and some fudge brownies with her engagement photo on it to use as a keepsake box.

After receiving the gift, she remembered that our bite-sized Magic Morsels are wrapped in purple foil - the color of her bridesmaids' dresses! The Morsels would be a perfect fit as table favors for her reception.

She ordered them in bulk in a variety of flavors.

The Magic Morsels gourmet brownies were such a hit, that several people approached the mother of the bride with news that they spotted...

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Is the Dunkin’ Buddy the best cookie gift ever?

It’s rare, but it happens. Some transcendent innovations are just destined to change life as we know it. The wheel. The cotton gin. Sliced bread. You get it.

And, now, we can add the Dunkin’ Buddy to that short list … at least among those who believe that the best cookies are dunked cookies.

Gizmodo summed it up perfectly: “The Dunkin' Buddy is a simple tool that lets you completely submerge a couple of cookies in milk, without soaking your fingers. Using a magnet, it connects a cookie-holding tray to a handle on the outside of the glass, so your hands stay dry while you dunk.”

Brilliant!

According to their website, the Dunkin’ Buddy team is still working out the logistics of manufacturing for their patent-pending innovation. That’s too bad, because we think it’d be the perfect holiday pairing with cookie gifts from Fairytale Brownies.

In fact, with Cyber Monday upon us, we could see folks pairing the Dunkin’ Buddy with cookie gifts in Christmas bands or Holiday bands this year.

So, here’s a...

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Send A Brownie Birthday Surprise When You Can't Be There to Celebrate

ship browniesWhen my children were young, people used to tell me to enjoy every minute with them - even the "stressful" ones - because they would grow up too quickly. I couldn't imagine my three little boys ever growing up. I figured I would be forever stepping on stray Lego pieces, and finding rubber balls and Matchbox cars stuffed in the oddest places.

But time does go by, and children do grow up. My "baby" is turning 21 next week! 

Although we won't be together to celebrate this year, I will ship brownies to him so that he can celebrate with friends at school. Fairytale's Birthday Surprise is a fun little party in a box - and I can choose his favorite flavors (Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Caramel, Original, Cream Cheese).

Maybe I'll send a few toy cars as well to remind him of the "old" days.

 

 

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Enjoy Arizona Weather, Shopping, Fudge Brownies at Local Fall Festival

If you're looking for a way to spend time in the beautiful outdoors this weekend, Local First Arizona's 10th Annual Certified Local Fall Festival is the event you'll want to attend at Portland Parkway in Phoenix.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, more than 100 vendors will sell handmade gifts and products you won't be able to find anywhere else. Local restaurants and food trucks will sample and sell their delicious products.

Look for the Duck & Decanter booth and you will find Fairytale Brownies fudge brownie samples. The Duck sells our fudge brownies in case anyone has a craving...

Local First will be giving away gift bags to the first 500 festival attendees, and there will be plenty of raffle and silent auction prizes throughout the day. Two Fall Pumpkin Spice Combos will be given away at the festival.

There will be live music, a wine and beer garden, and fun activities for the kids. The event truly is a family affair.

 

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Send brownies as a branded office food gift

office food giftOn a recent visit to a client’s office, I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of snacks and sweets lying around. The kitchen was fully stocked with every munchies imaginable – from oatmeal to potato chips. And there was chocolate everywhere!

I must admit though. It wasn’t the best chocolate. I’m talking about those Halloween candy mixes. Meh.

I know exactly how I’ll thank that chocolate-loving client for their business moving forward. I’ll send brownie gift baskets with my logo on them! The next time you’re in the market for office food gifts, turn to Fairytale Brownies for a range of memorable options.

If your budget is limited, you can send a Custom Gift Favor for as little as $13.95. Small in size, but bountiful in taste, these brownie gift baskets delight your clients while building your brand.

If you really want to blow away your client, a Custom Gift Tower is the way to go. Our Majestic Tower is a soaring five-box tower with three sizes of brownies, classic Fairytale Cookies and buttery...

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Get crafty with Halloween themed fudgy chocolate brownies!

Halloween is my favorite holiday to get crafty. Something about creating fun and spooky decorations, costumes, and food! It is the season of tricks and treats and I found some really fun ways to get creative with those treats!

Leave the candy for the kids and create some fun, but most important, delicious sweets!  With so many ideas out there, I am going to focus on getting Halloween creative with brownies! For all of these you can bake your own, but if you want something that is guaranteed to bewitch your guests order fudgy chocolate brownies from Fairytale Brownies. I recommend purchasing your favorite flavor in bulk.

Now down to the fun part: getting creative with decorating these fudgy brownies. Check out this pin from craftymorning.com: 13 Brownie Halloween Ideas. I love the idea of using frosted pretzels to make skeleton bodies, and the Monster Face Brownies is a great craft to do with the kids!  

You can also try making Fairytale Brownies Spooky Halloween Brownies. Get creative...

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Banned from Elyria’s cookie craze? Order cookies by mail from us

chocolate cookies by mailOhio’s Elyria City School District recently found itself in hot water with the federal government. The district’s popular pink cookies – loaded with butter, sugar, vegetable shortening, and sour cream – were deemed unhealthy by new federal guidelines for school cafeterias.

As a result, Elyria’s best cookie was banned from the district’s 16 schools. And, as is so often the case, demand only grew once the cookies were banned. It didn’t hurt that national media outlets, including Fox News and newspapers nationwide, ran with the story.

According to the Chronicle-Telegram of Lorain County, Ohio, the school district received over 100 calls and emails from across North America requesting the pink cookies by mail.

If you can’t get a hold of Elyria’s banned pink cookies, we’ve got you covered. With Fairytale Brownies, you can order cookies by mail in a variety of flavors.

Double Chocolate is one of our best cookie flavors. They certainly go over well in the Phoenix home of Fairytale Brownies regular...

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Give out Belgian Chocolate Brownies for Sweetest Day.

I was born in California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, so when someone mentioned Sweetest Day to me I asked, “What is that?” I never celebrated it growing up, but my Midwestern boyfriend knows all about it. Turns out, it is a holiday mainly celebrated in the Midwest and Northeastern United States. Wait! Another holiday focused around sweets? I can get behind that! (Any excuse to eat Belgian Chocolate Brownies!)  I decided to do a little research on the history of this day.

Herbert Birch Kingston, a candy maker and philanthropist started Sweetest Day to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and other underprivileged children. Some of the biggest movie stars of the day, including Theda Bara and Ann Pennington, distributed the candy. Kingston wanted to show that these children had not been forgotten.

Today, it is celebrated among family and friends. So, I have to ask. Is this like another Valentine’s Day? Apparently hearts, reds and pinks are still related to this day, and Hallmark has...

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Pumpkin Dip is especially tasty with Fairytale Brownies, Cookies, Bars

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I've been gathering recipes for a variety of dessert dips and recently made this WHIPPED PUMPKIN DIP to serve with our Fairytale Brownies, Cookies and Bars at next week's After Hours Open House.

It's extremely easy to make, and quite tasty. I brought a batch of dip with a variety of gourmet brownies cut into smaller pieces to a party. During the evening, I noticed someone dipping raw vegetables into the pumpkin mixture. She said she was just using the carrot sticks as a serving utensil to eat the dip by itself.

If you like pumpkin and whipped cream, you might do the same thing.

WHIPPED PUMPKIN DIP

Found on Pinterest from Angela G., via The Mighty Mrs.
1 (8 oz.) container of whipped topping

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin

1 (1.34 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding

A pinch cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice (I used pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to taste)

Mix together pumpkin, vanilla pudding (just the powder) and spices. Fold in whipped cream.

Serve with gourmet brownies, cookies and bars cut into...

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