Fairytale Brownies in Bite-Sized Morsels -- a Dream Come True

We know there are those of you out there who strongly believe that pie is the next big thing, and we see the signs, sure, but we're also betting on the brownie.

On a recent trip to ABC Baking in Phoenix, we couldn't help but notice the prominent display of brownie-making and decorating supplies, and did you know Wilton has its own Brownie Fun! book?

Hmmmm. And what about that brownie-cutting pan on late night TV? 

Locally we're still seeing a lot of love for the cupcake, but we forgot all about Sprinkles earlier this week, when a big box of Fairytale Brownies landed at New Times.

Now, this is a band of bakers with some history. The company started in the Valley in 1992, using a 50-year-old recipe someone's grandma graciously offered up (or perhaps not -- we don't know that part of the story) and Fairytale Brownies has been around ever since. You can find the brownies in some specialty shops, or order them online.

We groaned when we saw that box. So much for New Year's resolutions. But the FB folks (hmm, that could get confusing) graciously accomodated us with a box of individually wrapped, bite-sized morsels -- just 100 calories for an "original" brownie, rather than double that for one of their traditional-sized treats.

And they taste just as good as we remember. Perhaps a trend is reborn.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.