The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Marbled brownies

One of my favorites. I just made them a couple days ago. I only made a half batch of this recipe because there are only two of us eating. It didn’t hurt the taste at all. They were delicious!

What you’ll need:

For base brownies:

1 c. softened butter
1 ½ c sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 ½ c flour
4 – 6 Tbl cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

For marble:

5 Tbl softened butter
1/3 c sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbl flour
¾ tsp vanilla
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

For brownie mixture cream butter with sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Stir until combined. Spread cocoa batter into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Cream together marble ingredients and drop by tablespoonfuls across the top of the cocoa mixture. Using a butter knife, “draw” lines up and down and across the brownies. This makes the marble pattern. Bake @ 350 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares.

Cost:
butter – $1.75/pound
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
vanilla – $2.25
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
cocoa – $1.69
baking powder – $2.38
cream cheese – $2.06
Total – $4.16

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January 15, 2009 Posted by | -brownies, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Monster chocolate brownies

Thick and chocolatey yummy

What you’ll need:

¾ cup butter, melted
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
3 eggs
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 16 brownies.

Cost:
butter – $1.75/pound
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
vanilla – $2.25
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
cocoa – $1.69
baking powder – $2.38
Total – $2.46

January 12, 2009 Posted by | -brownies, -chocolate, -kids favorites, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jazzed up supermarket brownies

So good!

What you’ll need:

Pre-made brownies (usually in the deli department)
1 can cream cheese frosting

Spread the frosting on the brownies and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. So simple but you wouldn’t believe how good they taste! You’ll want to eat the whole pan..

Cost:
pre-made brownies – $2.00
cream cheese frosting – $1.29
Total – $3.29

December 7, 2008 Posted by | -brownies, -sauces/toppings/marinades/dressings, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , | Leave a comment