FailWin: Mini Mac And Cheese Pies

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Original Inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/97953360618229108/
via: http://www.thecurvycarrot.com/2011/08/18/mini-mac-and-cheese-pies-and-a-virtual-baby-shower/

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What I Did: It was a Friday, and I was really excited to make mini mac and cheese cups as a pick-me-up for my coworker. I followed the directions perfectly, but with a few substitutions. Instead of using all the raw ingredients listed for the macaroni’s sauce, I used a jarred cheese sauce and added butter, and garlic. And instead of the Ritz cracker crust, I processed pretzels into the same grainy texture as described. The cups looked amazing while in the muffin tin, but totally failed once pulled out of it. They simply did not stay together. However they still tasted great! I just ate them alone in my kitchen, since their face was not meant for the outside world.

My Result:

Pinterest Fail Mini Mac And Cheese Pies result

Next Time I Will: leave such a dish to the professionals.

Pinterest Fail Mini Mac And Cheese Pies storyboard

7 COMMENTS ON THIS FAIL:

  1. Renee

    You can’t say you followed the directions perfectly if you didn’t use the ingredients the recipe called for.

    • AIP

      They always do this. I think it’s more to convince themselves rather than us.

      • El

        I followed the directions except when I didn’t, omg what went wrong??

        Drives me crazy.

  2. LWTX

    ” I followed the directions perfectly, but with a few substitutions. Instead of using all the raw ingredients listed for the macaroni’s sauce, I used a jarred cheese sauce and added butter, and garlic. And instead of the Ritz cracker crust, I processed pretzels into the same grainy texture as described.”
    ???????????????????????????????? How does that even make sense?

    • J

      You can’t sub pretzels for Ritz crackers in the crust and expect the same results. Ritz crackers have more oil and are not as dense. For some reason, Ritz crackers form a pretty decent, crispy crust when you add butter and heat, which is why they work so nicely for topping casseroles. Pretzels are not Ritz crackers.

  3. Jessica

    Butter & garlic with jarred cheese sauce! What process was used to get the pretzels into this for “texture”, jarred sauce has a lot of salt, with pretzels smooshed in as well, the salt content must have been crazy! I hope you had water nearby!

  4. CDC

    Recipes have ingredient lists for a reason. You cant not follow the directions and expect good results.

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