Candy in brownies? Why not!
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.