I couldn’t even bring myself to type “recipe” in the title for this post. I promise you, this isn’t really a recipe.
It’s more a “Today Isn’t the Best Day and I Have No Motivation but I Really Want Chocolate” kind of post.
I should amend that… for me it was nearly all of last week that felt like that, not just a day. Nothing happened. Nothing was wrong with me or my family. Just one of those weeks where it felt like I couldn’t really ever find my rhythm. Lots of appointments, bad news coming in from the community, cold days where I couldn’t go for my walks, 2 children who have decided for the first time in their lives that they are going to bicker every day.
Seriously, what is up with that?? My kids are 11 and 13 and have always gotten along bizarrely well. Teachers have commented on it, friends have asked if it’s true even in private, family members have said it’s almost creepy how close they are. Now recently, they have decided to bicker. Lots of little comments and huffing and puffing. Trying to parent each other and correct each other. Enough to drive me bonkers!
Or want chocolate, apparently. But remember that no motivation part?? So I found a box mix in my pantry for brownies and had a bag of Andes Mint Baking Chips and I whipped some out.
These will be done baking and in your mouth before you can say, “That’s enough! Say you’re sorry and hug it out!”.
Fudgy Andes Mint Brownies
- I box mix Brownies
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 bag Andes Mint Baking Chips
Preheat oven to 350 for glass pans and 325 for dark or non-stick pans. Grease 13x9 pan.
In bowl, stir together brownie mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil. Mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in half the bag of Andes mint baking chips.
Spread into prepared pan and bake for about 22 minutes or until it tests done about 1" from the side. Let cool completely.
In small bowl, pour the remaining Andes mint baking chips and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave another 20 seconds or until completely melted. Spread melted chips onto cooled brownies. Let frosting set and then cut. I put my pan in the fridge to help it set faster!
Now go hide in your closet while you eat one! 😉