And yesterday, I made some brownies. And they were really awesome. Life changing, if you want to know the truth.
I know what you’re thinking, because I’m totally there with you. “When aren’t brownies life changing??”
And you’re right, you know? That’s why we get along so well.
But these brownies…they were a little different. I melted the chocolate and butter…beat the eggs and sugar….mixed everything together…added my chopped Reese’s Cups…..
Oh yeah, that. I added Reese’s Cups. No big deal, just pairing two of the worlds most awesome treats EVER. Who cares.
Anyways, I took them out of the oven..inhaled their chocolatey scent….cut one….bit in….and that’s when it happened. I realized something.
And I immediately sat down and wrote a letter. Allow me to read it to you.
To The Person That Coined The Phrase “Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels”:
Let me start off by saying that I am feeling seriously betrayed right now. Like, even worse than when Milli Vanilli got caught lip syncing and worse than when Kelly and Dylan on 90210 cheated while Brenda was in Paris. Even though, if we are being honest here, Kelly was a way better match for him.
I cannot tell you how many times I have repeated your saying to myself in times of junk food weakness. How many times it has given me strength when I’ve been temped by donuts with sprinkles and the like. Only to find out that it’s lies. ALL LIES!!!!
For I have found that there IS something that tastes as good as skinny feels. BETTER, even. And it’s called Superfudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Cups.
So, remember this day you Saying Maker person. For it is the day that you have been exposed for the fraud that you are. Why don’t you do me a favor and go find the people who invented “That’s the way the cookie crumbles” and “”You either love me, or you hate me..there is no in between”. The three of you and your crappy saying inventions really deserve each other.
Good day to you sir…or madam. I have brownies to eat.
Now all I have to do is find out the person responsible for this stupid saying so I can send them this letter. I’ve got it narrowed down to Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser, or Donald Trump. I realize the Donald isn’t a weight loss guru, but I just like to blame him for all the jerky things of the world. So, my gut is telling me go with Donald. Jillian might beat me up, and I don’t bake well with a black eye.
From: Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
20 miniature Reese’s Cups, halved
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and lightly flour a 13×9 inch baking pan.
Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Let cool in the pan to room temperature. If you’re in a hurry, you can quickly cool it in the refrigerator, but be sure it doesn’t get solid again.
Beat the eggs and salt in a mixing bowl until very fluffy. Gradually beat in the sugar and vanilla. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the flour and fold until just blended. (It is important to fold in the chocolate and flour gently to keep the batter as fluffy as possible.) Arrange the peanut butter cups evenly on top of the batter. Lightly press the cups into the batter.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let allow completely before cutting.
Bake these brownies….you deserve them!!