Simple and Satisfying Brownies for One

Do you ever just want a warm fresh brownie-for-one? Usually about 10pm, while you’re watching your favourite show, curled up under a blanket — with or without a glass of red?

My daughter came up with this genius hack. Make a batch of rich, fudgy homemade brownie batter and keep it in the fridge (uncooked). When you are craving a warm home-baked brownie, scoop some into a mug and pop it in the microwave for about a minute. BOOM! Instant chocolatey goodness.

Here’s our favourite brownie recipe. It’s simple and satisfying. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can doctor it up with a handful of chocolate chips, nuts, or our fave — a few drops of Peppermint essential oil.

FUDGE BROWNIES

1/2 cup butter

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Optional add-ins:

1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips

4 drops pure Peppermint essential oil

 

In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs, sugar, and vanilla (and optional Peppermint essential oil). Using a wooden spoon, beat lightly until just combined. Stir in flour (and optional nuts or chocolate chips).

Store in a covered container in the fridge. When a craving strikes, scoop out about a 1/2 cup into a mug, and microwave for about a minute. ENJOY!

** added bonus: pure Peppermint essential oil soothes upset stomach, so if you eat too many brownies… you are covered!

 

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