Baking with Bella (Butterfly) and Bear

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.

Grasshopper Brownies

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
4 eggs

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!

9 responses to “Baking with Bella (Butterfly) and Bear”

  1. I love the picture of them watching the stove. How cute! Looks like a sweet afternoon.


  2. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS POST! They are so adorable hugging each other on the step stool!!!! I love how he looks like he’s having as much fun as she is baking!!! And what a yummy recipe.


  3. I think the picture of the two of them watching the brownies is sweeter than the recipe. So cute!


  4. How sweet of them on the step stool together:). Doesn’t that just make your heart happy?!


  5. So adorable! I wish I had done better at doing this type of thing when my 2 oldest ones were younger. I’m much better at it now… having them and help and do by themselves. Guess it’s better late than never. *sigh*

    What an incredible example and encouragement this is to me!


  6. You are so good!!! I have been like a lump this week. Well, I thought summer was supposed to be un-busy, but it doesn’t seem like that has worked out. At least not this week, anyway. Maybe next week…

    Those pictures are precious. Love Bella’s curls–awesome!


  7. Carol Crabtree Avatar
    Carol Crabtree

    Such cute pictures!


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    Tooooooo cute!!! Just so precious.



  9. Asher is standing here and he was looking at the pictures and said “those are our friends, Mama.”

    aaaah 🙂

    I would love it if we could eat… I mean, hang out with you guys!


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