How many times have you needed to whip up a homemade treat for the kids to take to a school ‘party’? And before you say – “but it’s not ‘healthy'” – I will remind you that it is a TREAT.
Bad mothers believe in treats. Not everyday – but just sometimes. We are making memories people! So make some memories and get the kids to help on this one.
Melt –> Mix –> Pour –> Bake
This recipe is super easy as it is all made in the saucepan you melt the chocolate and butter in. If you have younger children you can help with the chocolate melting then pour it all into a bowl so they can add the rest.
You can also use any combination of GOOD QUALITY COOKING CHOCOLATE – all dark, dark + milk, or all white. I find children prefer the dark + milk or white (well, who doesn’t like white chocolate?)
- 150g butter, chopped
- 300g good quality chocolate, broken into pieces
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup (100g) plain flour
- 3/4 cup(140g) choc chips (the little ones, any kind of chocolate)
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) runny cream
- Preheat the oven to 180 C.
- Line a rectangular slice tray with 2 layers of baking paper, making sure the paper extends above the sides about 5cm
- Put the butter and chocolate (NOT the choc chips) into a saucepan
- Put the saucepan on a low heat and melt the butter and chocolate, mixing with a wooden spoon so it doesn’t stick
- Take off the heat, and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
- Stir in the sugar and vanilla
- Then add eggs, one at a time, mixing each in before you add the next one
- Stir in the flour, and then the cream
- Add the choc chips last
- Pour mixture into the pan and bake for 40 minutes
Allow to cool in the pan before dusting with icing sugar and cutting into small squares.
TIP: We cut the baked edges off, and chop them up into small chunks. These then go into a freezer bag and into the freezer to add to icecream for the occasional after dinner treat.