Monday, May 23, 2011

Crack Brownies: Until There's a Cure.

Yikes, this past weekend was busy. In fact, I couldn’t seem to stop yawning at work today. Fortunately, I also found it difficult to stop smiling.

This past weekend was the MKEfoodies Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale. And it was a success! Thanks to the generosity of 45+ bakers and awesome volunteers, and the phenomenal donations from area businesses for our silent auction, we were able to raise over $2100 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

All day long on Saturday I found myself increasingly amazed by how many people had given of their time & talents to make our event happen. There is no way that Peef and I could have pulled this thing off on our own. And there were so many kind-hearted folks from Milwaukee who helped out. Check out this slideshow for an event recap-in-pictures!

We wish that every single one of you could have been there -- to eat sweet treats with us and celebrate the victories that science is making in the area of pediatric cancer research. But, since you couldn't, we decided to bring a small piece of the event to you. Our contribution to the event was a double batch of these amazing [better than] “Crack Brownies”.
Photo Credit: Jessica Merchant of
Imagine a pan of rich fudgey brownies, sprinkled with peanuts and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups, and then topped with a layer of peanut butter fudge rice krispie treats… yeah, they’re seriously addicting. Until there's a cure for pediatric cancer, I'm glad there are goodies like this to support the cause!

Would you like to make a difference? Consider making a donation to Cookies for Kids' Cancer!

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  1. Lori: You're the one who deserves thanks for all the preparation you put into the event. It was great fun to contribute, both as a baker and volunteer, and you can count me in next time as well! BTW, I bought one of your brownies, and they are indeed better than crack. So crazy delicious, in fact, that I'm nursing it through the week this week, and I will harm my husband if he tries to lay his grubby little hands on it. I get pretty territorial about my desserts! ;)

  2. You're the bee's knees, you are. $2100 is outstanding! Cookies for Kids Cancer must be eternally grateful...for the support...and the amazing brownie recipe :D

  3. These were delicious Lori as I bought one during my first round. We split it in half last night for dessert!

  4. I was so bummed that by the time I was filling up my own brown bag these were GONE! I think I may have even gasped when I realized it. We'll just have to have another bake sale so I can buy some. :)

  5. We just did the Share Our Strength bake sale, its so great to bake for a cause!

  6. I love love love cooking for a cause, running for a cause...especially if that cause is cancer research/cancer victims! These look amazing!

  7. I am ridiculously behind in checking this out... those brownies: geez. I'd never make them, or I'd eat them all. For real. I feel so bad I wasn't able to go and buy some, but I'm so happy that the event went well!

  8. the brownies look amazing. all I'd need is a cold glass of milk. And such a great cause!!!


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