Brownie mixes can be bought fairly cheaply at grocery stores. I usually do keep a box or two on hand. But, this afternoon, I was feeling nostalgic as I tend to do on Sunday afternoons when I need to prepare for the upcoming work week and don't want to. So, I pulled out a recipe that I have used numerous times, and as I mixed the batter, I thought back to a time when two bald-headed baby boys ran around and screamed all day long. Oh, there's still screaming going on around here, but they both have hair now.
This recipe is from Gooseberry Patch's One-Pot Meals, copyright 2005.
1 c. sugar
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 c. margarine, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine sugar, flour, baking cocoa and baking powder; add margarine, vanilla and eggs. Spread in a greased 9"x9" baking pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into squares. Makes 1-1/2 to 2 dozen.
|The great thing about these brownies is that the ingredients are so common that I'm sure you probably have what it takes to make them in your pantry right now.|
|Tempting, I know. But much better when baked.|
|I think this is a little more than chips than required. I added a little flour to them and stirred them into the batter. The extra flour keeps the chips from sinking to the bottom of the batter as the brownies bake.|
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