This may not look like much...
but it is the best brownie batter (or any kind of batter) you will ever taste.
My mom, my sisters and I use to make this as an after school treat - it was a favorite. But we'd always double the recipe. That way we could eat half the batter, and still bake a pan of brownies with what was left. My mom always said the batter was better than the brownies.
Noah shares my love of batter (Alex shares my love of anything junk food). Whenever he helps in the kitchen he wants to try the batter - even if it's pancakes or bread or some kind of batter that really isn't meant to be eaten and just doesn't taste good.
Last week I realized I'd never made these brownies with the kids before, so I made sure to pick up the ingredients when we did the grocery shopping. So Noah has been asking me all week, "When can we make the brownies with chocolate chips and marshmallows in them?" Yesterday was that day.
The kids pull their chairs up to the counter (love that we have the counter space to do that now) and start helping me dump ingredients in. After each ingredient we add Noah asks, "Is it batter yet?"
Finally, the batter was ready to be eaten.
I think the kids enjoyed it as much as I always do. Don't you?
(love their faces in these pictures)
I guess that batter loving thing is hereditary.
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips
Melt butterscotch chips and butter. Cool. Add dry ingredients, egg, and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows until just combined. Spread in greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Don't overbake. Center will be jiggly, then firm as it cools.
Don't forget to double the recipe - one bite of this batter is never enough : )