Chocolate Crack-Ups with Juicy Pear & Garden Greens
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 pouches Baby Gourmet Juicy Pear & Garden Greens baby food
½ cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
Using an electric mixer, combine sugar, cocoa powder, Baby Gourmet, oil and vanilla until well blended.
In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add flour mixture to cocoa mixture in 3 parts, mixing each addition well for a soft, wet batter.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. It must be well chilled to roll, so don’t skip this step.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop spoonfuls of dough and roll between your hands to make 1 ½ inch ball formations. Roll them in icing sugar until well coated (the more sugar the better the final effect!). Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes but be sure to check at 8. They should be puffed and set to create a soft, brownie like texture.
Cool completely on rack, store in airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze.
Makes 4 dozen.
Tip: This recipe is great to do with your kids! They love rolling the balls and covering with sugar!
*Recipe and image courtesy of Jennifer Broe, founder of Baby Gourmet.*