I love April Fool’s Day…I think it is fun to attempt a little joke now and then. My mom reminded me today of an April Fool’s joke I pulled in high-school. I had one of my teachers fill out a suspension form for me…(I was about as straight laced as they come in high school, but my parents still had to stop for a second..) Good times…Nowadays, I just like doing silly little things with my kids. Last year, I asked my daughter if she wanted a brownie. She very excitedly said yes. I went to the kitchen, and carried to her on a napkin, a brown e.
She thought that was hilarious, so she did the same thing to her dad when he got home from work. Tonight, I have a fabulous recipe for actual brownies for you. Seriously…these brownies are awesome..I was skeptical to try homemade brownies…I thought they would require a lot of fancy ingredients, take too much time, and not compare to good ol’ Betty Crocker in a box. Then, my daughter chose to make Fudge Brownies from the Alpha Bakery cookbook. WOW! The recipe makes soft, chewy, gooey brownies…very hard to resist!
You will need:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. sugar
2/3 c. flour
1 t vanilla
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
Optional: 1/2 cup additional chocolate chips and/or 1/2 cup nuts (I think nuts are the devil, so I don’t put them in anything!)
First, melt your margarine and 6 oz. chocolate chips in a large saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly until melted. (Frankly, I could stop this recipe now, and go have myself a spoon!)
Now is the time for you to add your optional ingredients. I added the chocolate chips. They gave my brownies a nice gooey surprise! Loved the warm bits of melty chocolate! Pour the batter into a greased 8×8 pan, and put into a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. As the brownies were baking, I wandered into the kitchen, and found my daughter doing this….
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