Today is the last day of school. In celebration, Ai Ai made these little brownie bites for the teachers. Aren’t they pretty? That’s right – she was raised by Baker Smurf, too. And Mommy didn’t raise no fool. It also helps that Ai Ai hangs out with people like Miz A, who hosted a bunch of us a few weeks ago and made lunch such a beautiful affair. I told her that just looking at her pretty water glasses (elegant etched glass, I think) and her teacup assortment ministered to my heart since I had just given away all mine. The dessert options on the sideboard included a lovely platter of these brownie bars. For ease of packing, Ai Ai did a brownie bite version in her mini muffin-tin.
Ai Ai also made a version for the kids’ soccer coaches. The wife of one of the coaches sent Boo Boo a hysterically funny text the next day: I don’t know whether to love you or hate you for these brownies.
School’s Out Brownies – this isn’t really a recipe – they’re guidelines. Don’t worry, you’ll figure it out.
- Make brownie bites – pour the batter into a lined mini muffin tin. This helps with portion control and packing – great for gifting teachers and other educators who are inundated with sweet treats.
This is easy as 1-2-3. Or at least Boo Boo made it look that way. I did quality control, which was really easy.
- After taking the pan out of the oven, let it cool enough for you to put some mini marshmallows on top of each one. Pop the pan in the oven again for another couple of minutes so they melt. You’re not browning them – they’ll be covered in other things anyway, and you don’t want them to puff up.
- Sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans
- Drizzle with chocolate frosting. Here’s a recipe.
The apple does not fall far from the tree. This is what happened when I graduated from Vision Therapy: