Cooking & Baking

Microwavable Brownies ~ Post-election Comfort Food

No matter who you voted for, I think we can all agree upon the collective relief this country feels now that every waking moment will no longer be filled with political ads.  ‘Romney hates babies!’ ‘Obama wants the terrorists to win!’  …. Really?  SOOOO Glad they’re over!

In honor of this end, I decided to share with you my experiment trying to make comfort food – microwave brownies with hot cocoa.  I learned afterwards that this apparently was not a new idea, and actually my process went very similar to the one Crafty Mom 101 took.  Let me show you.

mug brownie @ BandBBuildALife.comThis picture features the ingredients I used for my FIRST attempt of Mug Brownies which did not initially include butter.  Second attempt was much better, and also included:

  • 1 tbs butter
  • 3 packets of hot cocoa mix
  • 3 tbs flour (start with 2 and then tap in the third until you have the desired consistency – think pancake batter)
  • 1 large egg white (no yolk means less cholesterol, and makes for a better overall portion)
  • Optional chocolate syrup drizzle to garnish

Start by melting the butter, then whipping in the cocoa mix and egg.  A regular fork works great.  Then add in the flour til you get a pancake batter type consistency.

mug brownie @ BandBBuildALife.com   mug brownie @ BandBBuildALife.com

If you’d like, drizzle on juuust a touch of chocolate syrup on top and set the mug in the center of your microwave.  Set it for 1 minute for most standard sized mugs.  (I was worried this soup mug was too big and cooked it a little longer, which made for a more cake-like brownie than a gooey one.  So stick to the 1 minute mark for your first attempt.)

mug brownie @ BandBBuildALife.com

Ahhh yes, warm, chocolate aromas should now be coming from your microwave (to mask the stale popcorn butter smell) and you should have something like this.  Drizzle a little more chocolate syrup on top and dig in!

mug brownie @ BandBBuildALife.com

And in less than 5 minutes (including prep time and digging around in your pantry for flour) you have this tasty treat warm and ready to eat!  Not too shabby!

Have you found any creative ways to use hot cocoa packets?  We have a huge stock of them so any new ideas on how to use them (other than the obvious hot chocolate beverage) would be a great help!

~ Beth

Linking to: Sugar and Dots, JAQS Studio, Ginger Snap Crafts, Creations by Kara, Handy Man Crafty Woman, Seven Thirty Three,

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