You know that feeling, when you’re being pretty lazy after dinner and all you want is something sweet, but you do not have anything already made, and chocolate chips just won’t do? You’re not alone.
I have two solutions for this: it is called, a cookie in a mug OR a brownie in a cast iron skillet. Here is the recipe for the brownie. This dessert is so simple to throw together and will satisfy that sweet tooth.
This came about after James and I enjoyed a delicious dinner and we were sitting on the couch craving dessert. The problem was, we did not have any brown sugar in the house so I did not want to make a chocolate chip cookie without brown sugar. So what else could I make? A BROWNIE! And bake it in the mini cast iron skillet that we have had for months but have only used once before.
Done and Done. Challenge accepted.
And it was a beautiful outcome. Do yourself a favor and top this beauty with ice cream after it bakes, you won’t regret it.
– 3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
– 2 ounces dark chocolate (chopped)
– 1 cup sugar
– ¼ cup flour
– ⅛ cup cocoa powder
– Pinch of salt
– 1 egg
– ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 tablespoons pecans (chopped)
– 3 caramel chew candies (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate until melted and smooth, add the sugar and stir. Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, egg, and vanilla and stir. Now stir in the pecans.
Pour the mixture into a 3.4 inch cast iron skillet.
Place the caramels strategically in the batter.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Top with vanilla ice cream right away and eat!