A pan of these Homemade Chocolate Chip Brownies will satisfy any chocolate craving you may encounter.
I have a slight problem when I bake. Have you noticed that I don’t do plain baked treats?
I like to embellish my goodies with loads of extra candy and chocolate. I mean have you seen this peanut butter brownie dessert? Layers of brownie, pudding, candy, and peanuts. It makes my sweet tooth so happy!
Every so often my family asks for “plain” brownies or just chocolate chip cookies. That is so hard for me to do! I do want to make them things that they ask for (no matter how boring I think it may be), so I have to hold back from unloading my baking cabinet into those plain treats.
Let me tell you…that’s hard! My mind goes a million miles a minute when it comes to thinking up new and exciting treats to bake up. Things like these caramel marshmallow M&M brownies just make me so happy!
Now most of you also know that I am a baking mix kind of a baker. I enjoy taking pre-packaged mixes and using baking magic to transform them into homemade with flair. It’s kind of my specialty.
I also love boxed brownie mixes. There is something about them that I have not tasted in a homemade brownie before. Until now…
Recently, I have started buying old church cookbooks from Goodwill. They are full of great ideas when you get in a baking slump…not that that happens to me much. My list of ideas is so long, I may never bake through it. But I was flipping through one of the books the other night, and I came across a recipe for homemade brownies.
Our youngest has been asking for plain brownies for a few days, so I decided to throw in the towel and try brownies from scratch.
I went ahead and followed the directions exactly, so I could see if I liked it, or if it needed tweaked. They tasted great, but they were not that rich dark chocolate color I was looking for. The second batch I used dark cocoa powder in place of the baking chocolate squares, and there it was! That dark fudge texture and color I had in my mind.
Now I tried my hardest to just make them plain. I figured what kid doesn’t like chocolate chips. And powdered sugar is surely plain enough.
Oh no, I heard about it from my kids. They still want the plain brownies. I guess chocolate chips and powdered sugar are not plain enough…according to my crazy mind, they were!
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