We’re at it again… baking together. Only Bear wanted in on the action, and Bella had transformed into a butterfly this time, which by the way is what she wants to be when she grows up. Either a butterfly or a dolphin.
This post is much more about the children than the process, because, well, I just find them so stinkin’ cute!
I give you… a Butterfly and a Bear Baking Grasshopper Brownies:
Once the brownies were made and the beaters licked, these two delights sat for almost the full baking time watching it cook. They make me laugh so much.
Ahhhh, yes. We are enjoying each other. And summer.
1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, cut into pieces
6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extrac
1 pkg. mint Oreos
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 pan.
In a small bowl. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Whisk in the salt and set aside.
In a medium saucepan. Melt the butter and chopped chocolate until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the sugar and vanilla. Remove from heat. It will look ‘grainy’ because of the sugar but don’t worry. Whisk/stir in the eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition. You should now have a smooth, satin-like mixture. Add the flour/cocoa and stir until uniform. Stir in the about 2/3 of the crushed Oreos. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining cookies over the top. Bake for about 45 minutes. Enjoy!