Every Friday, the customer care reps at The News-Gazette have a treat day - they make a schedule and take turns bringing in some sort of special, wonderful food.
(If you've ever called about your delivery or come in to place a garage sale classified, you've talked to the customer care reps.)
Some delicious dishes make their way to our workplace because of treat day, and last Friday's was so lovely to look at that I begged Shurrel Brantley to send me the recipe.
Shurrel adapted this recipe from a Pampered Chef recipe book.
Banana Split Brownies
1 21.5-ounce package brownie mix, plus ingredients to make brownies
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons sugar
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup nuts, copped
1/4 cup chocolate ice cream topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour mix into 9-inch-by-13 or an 11-inch-by-17-inch baking pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until brownie is set. Do not overbake. Cool completely.
In a separate bowl, mix cream cheese, pineapple and sugar until blended. Spread cream cheese mixture over brownie. Arrange sliced bananas and strawberries over cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with nutes. Drizzle chocolate topping over brownies. Refrigerate until serving.