Let’s face it. Not all of us are amazing, organized, Holiday baking geniuses.
Mr Triathlete asked me to go to a Christmas party with him, and immediately I knew I didn’t want to go empty handed. I didn’t feel like making something elaborate, and didn’t have the time to go to the store. We were going to leave the house in 2 hours. What to do when I didn’t have much butter to bake with in the house?!
I did have cocoa powder, and chocolate chips! So, I set out to make brownies. And no, I wasn’t taking any measures to make these healthy.
Last Minute Gooey Brownies:
1/2 C. all purpose flour
1/3 C. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 C. granulated sugar
1/4 C. butter
1/4 C. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 C. chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a square baking dish, or your favorite brownie pan with nonstick spa.
2. Mix the wet ingredients and sugar in one bowl. Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips (I also added peanut butter chips).
3. Pour in baking dish. Bake about 27 minutes.
4. Allow to cool at least one hour before cutting.
Now, you are not empty handed when setting off to your next party. And everyone loves brownies! How can anyone say they are a bad hostess gift?