Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Perfect After-School Snack

Well, we're nearing the end of August and what does that mean? You guessed it- School starts! Many children and adults around this area started school this week, but not me! My first day of school is not until next week so I still have one more week of freedom! Anyways, back to school. What's the best part about going back to school? Besides freshly sharpened pencils, brand new crayons, new clothes, and seeing old friends again... the best part about going back to school is having a delicious after-school snack! Right?

Look out because I have the perfect after-school snack for you right here. Simply Fudgy brownies. YUM. Enjoy one of these bad boys with a tall glass of milk and you are set! Josh sure gobbled these up this week and quite possibly drank an entire gallon of milk with them all. Talk about strong bones for that boy! I almost didn't get a picture of these brownies because I walked into the kitchen just as Josh was about to eat the last one! He agreed to let me take a picture if I would do it quickly... he really wanted to eat that brownie! Ha ha He also thought that the picture would look better if his zoo cup that he got for his birthday several years was in it filled with milk. Let's say it definitely adds character. :)

Simply Fudgy Brownies

Taste of Home "Cookies" Cookbook

1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a small bowl, combine oil and cocoa until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and cocoa mixture. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture just until moistened. Stir in the walnuts.

Pour into greased 8-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy! Happy Back-to-School!!!!