I’m so excited to share a guest post from Lynn at The Actor’s Diet. I like to think of her as a celebrity blog friend:-) Lynn documents her daily eats and her life in LA so well that readers feel like they know her. Although she enjoys dessert, she doesn’t normally do a ton of baking. However, these brownies looked so interesting and delicious that I wanted her to share them with you.
Hello “Keep it Sweet” Readers! My name is Lynn Chen, and I’m an actress. My blog, “The Actor’s Diet,” follows my life in Hollywood, meal by meal. For years, I struggled with binge eating and anorexia, and took time off to come to terms with my body image and eating disorders. The blog has really helped me forge a new relationship with food that I never imagined was possible.
These days, I often get asked how I stay looking camera ready, and the truth is – I don’t diet. I don’t exercise. I don’t count calories. And I eat dessert, every single day. So of course, I love Lauren’s blog and her sweet creations.
Unfortunately, I’m not much of a baker. I don’t like measuring, mixing, waiting, or cleaning up. But recently I did come up with a recipe for Cajun Brownies with Potato Chips that I’m pretty proud of. It combines a lot of my favorite flavors – sweet, salty, and spicy – with a unique texture. You can read more about my thought process behind the creation on my blog, but here’s the recipe!
Cajun Brownies with Potato Chips
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup egg whites
- 1/2 cup white flour
- 1 cup Cajun-flavored Potato Chips, crushed
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- In a bowl, combine the cocoa powder, salt, and flour
- Melt the butter, and add it to the dry ingredients, along with the vanilla and egg whites; stir until combined (40-ish strokes, I’m only guessing, Alice!) then fold in the potato chips
- Pour into a greased 8×8 Pyrex and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges slightly moist (20 was all I needed)
(adapted from Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies)
This is a great guest post! Those brownies look delicious! Sweet and salty-yum!
No way! That sounds… crazy … but maybe really good!?
thanks for featuring me!!!
I can totally imagine these flavors working on that fantastic sweet & savory combination I love so much!
Such a great guest post and WOW what a recipe! I’m sure it tastes great! :)
Now that is an interesting recipe! I love brownies, and I like a twist! Great post!
I’m heading over to your blog to check it out…those sound crazy good! I LOVE the idea of the cajun potato chips in it!
Isn’t Lynn the sweetest?? I met her at last year’s foodbuzz fest–another reason you should definitely go :)
I’m a big fan of sweet + spicy! These look incredible!
how interesting! I love the spicy and sweet combo…I really think people would like this treat
I love the sweet + salty! My fav cookies are bacon chocolate chip or chocolate sea salt… maybe next time I’ll just crumble in some chips. :)
Yum, those cookies sound amazing.
These are my favorite cookies in the world:
I would never think to add potato chips to brownies, of all things! But the contrasts might be an interesting change up. Great guest post :)
The best of both worlds, yummy!
These look wonderfully crazy! What a fab idea and a great guest post :)
Wowzers!! What a brownie recipe! I never, ever thought of chips in brownie’s.
I will try making this recipe because of the chips.
I do like my sweet and salty combo’s. =)
Thank you for sharing! :-)
I adore this sweet & savory combo! Looks delicious!
This is such a cool recipe! Love it!
Oh, Lynn. These look so good I’m scared to make them. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have the same self-control you did to put off trying them. It’d be all over the second they got out of the oven.
Lauren, you did all of us a favor by finding this gem. Guest posts are sometimes tricky to find, but you did it right! :)
I was thinking the same thing! Thanks, Natalie.
Cajun potato chips in brownies? That is just so cuh-razy I think I’d love it. :)
I love your attitude!
But the brownies? A little avant garde, maybe? :P
Oh my gosh, Lauren and Lynn, I love this. I’ve never heard of brownies with potato chips. Intriguing to say the least! I also have never heard of Lynn’s blog but I am off to check it out!
great guest post!
this has got to be the most unique brownie recipe i have ever seen and to rest my curiosity, i have to give these a shot soon…hehe
great post! I will have to head over to the actors diet!
I love her blog- great post!
I would have never thought to put these flavors together! I bet it tasted great though! :)
Delicious guest post!! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe, and thanks for introducing me to The Actor’s Diet!
These look amazing! I love the sweet and salty combo. I think I’d eat the whole pan :)
Great guest post- this combines all my favorites, spicy, salty and sweet! = HEAVEN!
The brownies look great.
I cannot put into words just how much I love this recipe!!!
At first I thought “potato chips, what?”, but I get it, they look incredible!