The Best Brownies

Sweet Treats

I don’t know about you, but I am always a fan of brownies.  Especially these gooey, warm, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth brownies.  Now, *DISCLAIMER*, this recipe is not completely mine.  In fact none of it’s mine.  Not at all.  I have to give 100% credit to this recipe (as well as making them for this post LOL) to my little sister, Marissa!  She’s a baking genius, and I, sadly, am not.  Therefore she agreed to make these and attempt to give me some tips along the way.  She’s an angel.
Anyways! That has nothing to do with the fact that these are the most delicious brownies in the world and you need to go make them RIGHT MEOW.

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Ingredients:
2 cubes MELTED butter (you know a recipe is good when it starts with not one, but TWO cubes of butter.)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2-2/3 cup cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey you like your brownies. we used the full 2/3 cup and regret nothing).
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (or more! the more the better!)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenhiet and grease a glass 9×13 baking pan.  Set aside.
2. Combine the melted butter, oil, and sugar in a large bowl and beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add the vanilla to the mixture and mix well.
4. Put the eggs in a separate bowl and beat until frothy and lighter in color (about 1-2 minutes).
5. Add half of the beaten eggs to the butter/sugar mixture and beat until well combined and until the color of the mixture lightens slightly (about 1-2 minutes).
6. Repeat step five with the second half of the beaten eggs.
7. Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in separate bowl.
8. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
9. Stir in the chocolate chips.
10. Pour the mixture into greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.  When it is done check with a toothpick- it should come out clean!
11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired and ENJOY!!

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Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats

Sweet Treats

I haven’t posted for a few days, because I have been sick sick SICK. A little flu bug has been going around the last little while and I finally caught it. Thankfully I’ve got the nicest husband who takes the best care of me! Here’s a little sweet treat that I made a couple weeks ago but am just getting around to posting. It’s the Rice Krispie treat that we all know and love, with a yummy butterscotch and chocolatey twist!

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Ingredients:
3 Tbsp butter
10 oz marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions:
1. Over medium heat, melt butter and butterscotch chips in medium sauce pan. Stir in vanilla. Add marshmallows, stir in until melted.
2. Remove pan from heat, and immediately stir in Rice Krispie cereal. Mix thoroughly.
3. Spread mixture into greased 9x13in pan. Set aside.
4. Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in small pan over medium heat. Once melted, spread over top of butterscotch treats.
5. ENJOY!

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