Yummy Pinterest Treats & A Recipe For Marble Brownies

On Friday, I had a few girls over to our place for a little ‘fundraiser.’ A family in our church is trying to adopt 3 kids from Haiti and they are trying to raise the rest of the funds needed to complete the adoption. A lady I know from church sells Mary Kay and has decided to donate all the profits from some of her Mary Kay parties to this family to help with their adoption fees. Awesome, right?Photobucket

I loved the idea so I said I would love to host a little party at our place. She came over on Friday and showed us how to do a ‘smokey’ eye with eye shadow and taught us some other fun makeup tricks and tips.

{Here were our little stations}

I wanted to have some light refreshments for the party so I made these ‘Pinterest‘ inspired treats::

Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Baked Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls

Baked Spinach Dip Bread Bowls

{Picky Palate}

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

The mini deep dish pizzas were delicious and apparently are relatively healthy since the recipe calls for whole wheat tortillas.
I also made my favorite brownies that my mom made growing up:: Marble Brownies. They have a cream cheese layer and homemade icing and {in my opinion} are the best brownies! 
I thought I would share the recipe with you guys in case you wanted to see for yourself how yummy they are 🙂
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Marble Brownie Recipe
1 Family Size Brownie Mix {with chocolate syrup pouch}
2 3oz. blocks cream cheese 
5 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup sugar
5 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour (self-rising)
3/4 tsp. vanilla
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cream cheese mixture:: Add cream chesese & 5 Tbsp. butter and beat. Then add sugar & 2 eggs, flour, and vanilla then beat until smooth. Set aside.
3. Brownie batter:: Empty brownie mix & chocolate packet into medium sized bowl. Add 2 Tbsp. water & 3 eggs. Mix by hand about 50 strokes.
4. Pour half of the brownie batter into greased 13×9 in. pan. Then pour all the cream cheese mixture on top of the batter. Spoon the rest of the brownie batter here and there over cream cheese batter. Pull knife through batter to create a swirled appearance.
5. Bake for 35-40 min.
Frosting:: Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in 2 Tbsp. Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa until dissolved. Add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp. milk, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add more milk if necessary. *Pour over brownies immediately and spread. {The icing will start to harden quickly, so be sure to spread quickly}
Overall, Friday night was super fun and the fact that it was for a good cause made it even better!
Here’s a shot of our entire group.
Love these girls!
P.S. If you need any Mary Kay products, Heather Cartee is your woman! 🙂
Did you do anything fun this weekend?

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