Baby Shower Treats

One of the moms in Basketball Girl’s class is expecting twins in a few weeks. Here’s what I made for the baby shower:

Oh, to be eating for three!

For those of you who would like a super-easy, always-a-winner potluck recipe, here’s my foolproof brownie recipe (adapted from the old Joy of Cooking recipe):

Best Brownies Ever

5 squares unsweetened baker’s chocolate

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350.  Melt the chocolate, butter, and salt together over low heat.  While the butter mixture is melting, beat the sugar, eggs, and vanilla together until creamy and smooth.  Add the flour and beat until just blended.  After the chocolate mixture is completely melted, cool for 5 minutes, then add to the sugar/flour mixture. Beat on low speed until the chocolate is well blended in.  Pour into a 13 x 9 pan or spoon into a greased mini-muffin pan.  Bake for 30 minutes at 350 (even if you’re making the muffins). The mini-muffin version is crustier and liked even by my husband, who isn’t a big brownie fan.

I love this recipe because it takes only about 10 minutes to assemble the ingredients, but tastes so much better than a brownie mix.

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