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Chicago Metallic Bakeware

July 06, 2011 13:09 ET

Chicago Metallic™ Celebrates Kids, Summer and Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale

Save 33% Through August at ChicagoMetallicBakeware.com

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Summertime is here, which means no school, outdoor activities, and all around fun! This summer, Chicago Metallic, the official bakeware of Share our Strength's Great American Bake Sale, encourages kids to do all of this while rallying behind a great cause. Now Chicago Metallic is offering 33% off your entire order through August to help you with all of your bake sale needs -- go to Chicago Metallic Bakeware and enter the code ENDHUNGER at checkout.

What is the Great American Bake Sale?
Since 2003, more than 1.7 million people have participated in the Great American Bake Sale, organizing community-based bake sales and raising millions to feed America's children who struggle with hunger.

How Kids Can Help:
What better way is there to keep kids busy this summer than to get them involved in philanthropic endeavors? Planning a sale, making flyers, organizing help, baking treats -- the process will teach kids leadership skills in a fun and entertaining way while at the same time helping those in need.

Kids and their families can register to host a bake sale through Share our Strength's Great American Bake Sale website. Make sure to sign up with "Chicago Metallic" as the Team Group. Tips for hosting a successful bake sale can be found here on Chicago Metallic's site.

Hunger in America:
With nearly one of four children across the United States going hungry during some part of the year, these local bake sales have both a national and local impact. Fourteen million children in America live in poverty and nearly half of American children will receive SNAP (food stamp) benefits at some point in their life.*

Summer Recipe Suggestions:
We all know children's imaginations can run rampant and Chicago Metallic helps tap into that creativity with the wide array of fun bakeware. Some favorite items to bake with in the summer include the quiche pan, the mini cheesecake pan, and the new perfect portion petite dessert pan. Either opt for the traditional sweet treat type sale or go for something with a little more originality. Cheesy Quesadillas can be cut and served quite easily, as can Sweet or Savory Baked Bars and Quiche. The possibilities are endless. As long as they see their idea through and recognize the work they need to do to make it all happen -- with help of course -- kids can have a ball. Here is a great recipe to get your creative baking juices flowing:

Oreo Brownie Bars by My Baking Addiction
Yield | 12 bars

Ingredients
For the Brownies
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
¾ cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
12 Oreos; chopped

For the Frosting
½ cup unsalted butter; room temperature
2 cups confectioners' sugar
¼ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
8 Oreos; chopped

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted
3. Whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add flour and stir until just combined. Fold in 12 chopped Oreo cookies
4. Spoon batter equally amongst the wells of the Chicago Metallic Dessert Bar Pan. Smooth the tops with a small spoon
5. Bake for 20 minutes; do not over bake
6. Remove to cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan. Once brownies are cool, prepare the frosting

Prepare the Frosting
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter until fluffy. Slowly add in confectioners' sugar and continue mixing until well blended.
2. Add salt, vanilla and milk. Blend on low speed until moistened. If frosting is too stiff, slowly add in more milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy; about 2 minutes.
3. Spread or pipe frosting on to the bars and top with chopped Oreo cookies.

Store Oreo Brownie Bars in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Remove to room temperature 1 hour before serving.

School's out, summer's here and it's time for kids to turn on the oven, stir up the batter and bake a difference to end childhood hunger.

*Source: Share our Strength, http://www.strength.org/childhood_hunger

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