Saturday, August 6, 2011


Hello blog friends. I wish I could be posting more than I am at the moment, but my life has been really busy and kinda stressful as of late. And when I'm stressed, I like to bake, but I haven't had much time, so I just get more stressed cause I don't have a form of release! I'm the kind of person whose stress manifests itself in physical ways. So right now, I'm breaking out, have developed a wicked headache, and woke up to the realization that I have a sty. Lovely. 

Things slowed down a  bit today, so after taking an unintentional nap in the middle of the day, I woke up feeling somewhat refreshed and set out to whip up an old favorite - brownie bites. Using only one bowl and a spoon, this recipe is quick, simple and incredibly delicious.

I am completely serious here. I'm baffled by how good these are. It's been years since I last made them, and definitely have developed a more sophisticated palate, but these taste just as great as I remember.

Well. I can barely keep my head up right now, so sleep is probably a good option. Good night world, and may your days be stress free!

Brownie Bites
makes 24 mini brownies
from The Pampered Chef Kids in the Kitchen cookbook


1/2 cup stick butter or margarine
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces

Heat oven to 325 F. Place paper liners in cups of mini muffin pan.

Melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring constantly (or microwave it!). Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.

Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour and 1/4 cup of the candies and mix well.

Fill muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining candies over batter.

Bake 12-13 minutes (don't overbake!). Remove pan to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes and remove brownies from pan.


  1. I'm so glad I stumbled across your site! It's nice to find a fellow college student who enjoys relieving stress by baking :) My mom bought me the pampered chef kids cookbook when I was little, and I remember wanting to make this recipe. Your photos make me want to pull that book out again!

  2. Aw, thank you! If you still have the book, pull it out sometime, there are some surprisingly good things in there.


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