Monday, October 15, 2007

Brownies Fit for Manic Monday

Ever notice how Mondays never seem to have enough hours? Between work, school, housework and homework, not to mention all the stuff we put off during the weekend, who has time to think about dessert? My mom always seems to have a box of the low-fat brownie mix hanging around, so if you're like me you'll take whatever you find in the cupboard with that mix and go hog-wild. If you've had a long day of following the rules, these are definitely the ones for you. Play and have fun!
Sweet, chewy, crunchy and full of nutty flavours, these are also great for taking to school or work because they have built-in portion control! Though I won't say these are GOOD for you, one of these cups of chocolate bliss will certainly not do you any harm! Come to think of it, they're saying that chocolate's good for you now, and nuts are a good source of nutrients as well, so that's a plus! Now I'm waiting for them to say that butterscotch and marshmallows will unlock the key to everlasting life!

An added plus to this recipe is that you can throw in pretty much anything. Got Halloween leftovers kicking around after the trick or treaters have gone their way? Throw 'em in! Have a great Monday, everyone!
Schizophrenic Brownie Cups
24 servings
1 box Betty Crocker low-fat brownie mix
½ cup water
½ cup crushed peanut butter cups
¼ cup chopped salted peanuts
½ cup butterscotch chips or toffee bits
½ cup miniature marshmallows
½ cup finely crushed chocolate cookies, divided

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fold all ingredients together, setting aside ½ of the cookie crumbs.
Grease bottoms of 24 regular (not jumbo) muffin cups with cooking spray.
Pour about one tablespoon of mix into each hole.
Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
Bake for 20 minutes.