Brownie Pops on a Menu Monday

Domestic, Kids

Today I’m linking up with Organizing Junkie, Life as a Lofthouse, KDBuggie Boutique

Moving over 2200 miles and not bringing everything with us put a few kinks in our kitchen at first. Hello no fridge for a few days and only a small fraction of my kitchen gear. Today marks two weeks in our new place and I am happy to report that I spent this weekend running errands and baking up a storm – I am even happier to report that I can even get back into Menu Mondays because I can finally reliably plan what I’m cooking at night. Although to be honest, there are more rando ‘wanna go out for dinner’ nights because there are just so many rad places to go! This, however, is what I’m planning on for now…I’m including desserts this week because I almost always plan and make those too!

This Week’s Menu (April 23 – 29)

Monday – date night – sitter deals with the kids’ dinner

Tuesday – BBQ Pork Chops with Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes and corn for the fam, Peas and Thank You’s Crack Wrap for me and Chocolate Oatmeal Tart for dessert

Wednesday -Scratch Chicken Fingers and French Fries for the fam, Peas and Thank You’s Tofu Nuggets for me and Brownie Pops for dessert

Thursday – Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice for the fam, Falafels with Rice for me and Baked Nutmeg Donuts for dessert

Friday – Tacos for the fam, Vegan Nachos for me and Lime Jello with Whipped Cream for dessert

Saturday – Breakfast for dinner for all of us and Peas and Thank You’s Sugar Cookies for dessert

Sunday – Homemade Pizza and Calzones and Peas and Thank You’s Peanut Butter Blondies for dessert

These treats are Wednesday’s dessert this week and so simple I don’t even want to call this a recipe! You just make your favorite brownies and once they’re cool, cut out cute shapes with cookie cutters and ‘glue’ them to pretzel sticks with melted chocolate. Adorable, right?! If you’re super lazy really pressed for time, you can even use a brownie mix. Yes, I’m judging you (that can’t be a huge surprise).

I’m almost positive I’ve posted this recipe for brownies before but I’ll post it again because I know it by heart and it’s such a great brownie recipe you should know it by heart too and I swear it only takes like maybe two whole minutes longer than a mix. True story. It’s easy for a weekday dessert for the kids too!

Brownie Pops

Cocoa Brownies:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Brownie Pops:

brownie shapes
pretzel sticks
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
Preheat your oven to 350, and melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it’s melted, remove from heat and stir in the sugar till it’s melted and the eggs until they’re combined. Then add the vanilla.
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
In a smaller bowl, sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Then dump that into the pot with the melted butter mixture.
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
Stir, stir, stir!!
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
Pour the batter in a greased brownie pan and bake for about 25 minutes. Then attack with your cookie cutters.
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops
Now melt some chocolate chips and dip the pretzel sticks in the melted chocolate and then poke inot each brownie shape. Voila!
Brownie Pops
Brownie Pops

1 Comment

  1. nichole  •  May 2, 2012 @12:14 am

    Cute! Mmm…brownies. 🙂

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