Those brownies sound great, Em! I've got a recipe for truffle brownies that I've perfected over the years. I'm going to try and bring a batch out to Broomfield, if I can figure out how to fly with them.
This time of year, I'm making lots of treats for gift giving. This favorite recipe goes back to my grandmother; I can't count the number of pounds of these I've made and given away over the years. They're always a big hit, and the house smells incredible while they're baking!
GRANDMA B'S SPICED PECANS
1 pound good quality pecan halves
1 egg white
1 Tbl water
1/4 tsp salt (not coarse grained)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup sugar
Mix together sugar and spices in small bowl. Mix egg white and water in large bowl until foamy. Add nuts to egg white mixture and stir until nuts are coated. Add sugar mixture and stir until nuts are well coated. Spread out in single layer on well greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper on cookie sheet, then cool on parchment as well). Bake at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes, until nuts start to crisp (be careful they don't burn, though!). Remove from pan and cool completely before storing in air tight container.
Merry Christmas, one and all!!