Friday, March 7, 2014

Chocolate "Oops" Brownies

I don't know what I'd really call these?

I made these by accident.

Oh, I didn't make brownies by accident .  . .

I knew full well what I was doing.

Sort of!
But what I wanted didn't work,

so I scooped the messed up dough off the cookie sheet and started over.

Let me start from the beginning.

This was my week to feed the baseball team.

In my dream, there would be plenty of time for the boys to sit and enjoy a feast that is brought to them.

They'd chew with their mouths closed, say thank you and yes ma'am, and ask for seconds.

They'd offer to clean up and ask if there is anything else they could do to help.


There's no time for any of that!

Their lunch, dinner, heavy snack . . .whatever it's called

has to be quick!

They're throwing it down as they get dressed out and head to the field to take batting practice.

It needs to be something easy, quick, and little-to-no cleanup for them OR me!

After all, who needs or wants a mom in the locker room?

Yeah, me either!

As I was creating a menu that involved food that could go in ziplock bags or Glad press and seal, I thought of a dessert of brownie cookies.

That sounds interesting, huh?

I've never had one, but surely it couldn't be too hard.

My thought:  start with a brownie mix and go from there.

Add some of this, throw in some of that and scoop it out and bake and 10 minutes later I'd have a cookie that was the taste of a brownie,

with the texture of a cookie,

and it's could go into a ziplock bag!

I would have won!

But that's not what happened!

I add a little of this,

mixed in a little of that,

and scooped it onto the cookie sheet

and watched the dough not hold it's shape!

I could tell I wasn't going to be happy with this!

So I took my favorite spoon/spatula and scooped it all off of the baking sheet

and back into the bowl.

I added a bit more stuff and baked it in a 9 X 13 pan.

The brownies turned out great!

I cut them,

wrapped them in Glad press and seal,

and the boys were happy!

Chocolate "Oops" Brownies

1 box brownie mix, for a 9 X 13 pan
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup of oil
1 egg
1 cup (or more!) of chocolate chips (I probably added close to 2 cups)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9 X 13 pan with Pam.

Mix everything in a large bowl.  Stir until well mixed.

Pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25-40 minutes**, or until middle is done.

Cool and cut into serving pieces.

**Yeah, I know that's a big time difference!  The box says 25-30 minutes, but my brownies weren't done then -- it took about 10 extra minutes.  The center was soft, but set, when I removed it from the oven.  I let the brownies set overnight before cutting into serving pieces.

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