Friday, April 22, 2011

M&M Brownies

Candy in brownies? Why not!
It's been a week. You know those weeks? Yes, one of those. And now finally it's the long weekend and the boy and I have some time to decompress and reconnect. We spent today lounging around, doing some grocery shopping, and decorating Easter eggs. Holidays are infinitely more fun with a little one around, and his excitement is a bit contagious.

One of our favourite things to do together is bake. He's quickly caught on that it's a way we can spend time together, and if he asks late enough in the evening, he might just get to stay up a little past bedtime to taste one of the cookies or cakes we've made, curled up on the couch with a cold glass of milk and some cuddles.

The other night we whipped up these brownies, having impulse bought some M&M baking chips in the afternoon. I don't remember whose idea it was to add candy to the brownies, but I'd like to blame it on the 4-year-old.
(Okay, it was me).
M&M Brownies

Mix in a bowl:
1-1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Melt 1 cup butter in a saucepan (on low heat).
Remove from heat.  Stir in 1 cup cocoa.
Blend in 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs and 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture.
Add 1 1/2 cups mini M&M baking chips.

Pour batter into greased 13x9x2 inch pan.  Bake 350 deg. F. 25 - 30 minutes.
Do not overbake. Do not overeat.

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