Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dark Chocolate Microwave Mug Brownies

With two small children running around my home, there aren't too many "lazy" days this summer. But the other night, my husband and I were curled up watching bad reality tv, and all I wanted was a quick sweet fix. I found something that was not only quick, but did not even require turning on the oven! (we also didn't have 2 dozen brownies to attack, which is another plus)

I adapted the recipe to include dark cocoa and the white chocolate chips that have been sitting in my fridge since my last project... which was a great choice. I can't wait to make these again, although I'm a bit worried that now brownies are just 5 minutes away. :)

Grab a spoon, I give you... Microwave Mug Brownies!

Dark Chocolate Microwave Mug Brownies
(Makes 2 mugs full of chocolatey deliciousness)

4 tbsp unsalted butter
4 tbsp water
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 dashes salt
8 tbsp granulated sugar
4 tbsp Hershey's Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder
8 tbsp all-purpose flour
A few handfuls of chocolate chips - mine were white chocolate

Add 2 tbsp of butter to each mug and melt in the microwave... zapping each about 15-20 seconds. Next add to each 2 tbsp water, 1/4 tsp vanilla, dash of salt, 4 tbsp sugar, and 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Whisk with a fork, making sure it is blended well. Next, add 4 tbsp flour to each and whisk again, taking care of any remaining clumps. Top with a healthy handful of chocolate chips, and microwave for 60-90 seconds each. I did exactly 60 seconds in my microwave, and they were perfect -- just cakey enough, but still gooey. If you like your brownies on the very cakey side, I would imagine 90 seconds would suit you better.

Enjoy responsibly. :)

source: adapted from member Where's the Beef

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