Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Brownies

Cooking with Kids: Chocolate Brownies

Tammy Everts
Mar 2, 2009

We don't usually post recipes here at Ohdeedoh (we leave that to the good folks at our sister site, The Kitchn), but when Katie sent us these photos of her son whipping up a batch of brownies, we decided to make an exception because (a) March is Kitchens and Bathrooms Month here at Apartment Therapy, (b) chocolate and Mondays go together like peas and carrots, and (c) just look at that little guy! Keep reading for Katie's super-easy recipe...

Katie got the impulse to head to the kitchen for a little mom-and-kid baking action on one of those indoors days "that just seems to never end and when it does you just want some goey dessert to sink your teeth into while you relax." We admire her chutzpah in dealing with an energetic young 'un by giving him access to sugar and chocolate!

Here's her super-easy recipe for basic chocolate brownies:

* 3/4 c butter
* 1 1/2 c sugar
* 1/2 c cocoa powder
* 3 large eggs
* 1 c flour

Melt butter and sugar together in a saucepan, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder. Lightly beat eggs in a separate bowl. Stir eggs and flour into the butter mixture, mixing well, but not beating. Pour batter into a greased 8x8 pan and cook in a 350 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Hint: cutting brownies into squares is easier if you use a plastic knife. Store cooled brownies in an airtight container.

If you want to get a little fancy (and what preschooler doesn't?), Katie also recommends making your own vanilla caramel topping. For the recipe, plus lots of adorable photos, check out her blog goodLife {eats}.

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