There was a plaque resting in the bookcase of a home we rented for a family vacation this summer. It really tickled me, and I took a photo so I would remember it. There was no picture on the plaque, just the words “Chocolate - it's not just for Breakfast anymore.”
Doesn't that just sum up a wonderful philosophy?
|I loved this saying so much I took this photo of it!|
I was reminded of that plaque yesterday, as I prepared a dessert for a soccer team-dinner. What to make for 18 hungry, athletic high school boys and their coaches? I wanted it to be something that could be easily grabbed and put on a plate; something the boys could take as many servings of as they wanted.
I settled on brownies. My "Canoe Trip Banana-Butterscotch Brownies” recipe (which I published earlier on this blog) makes a huge pan and is always a hit, so I decided to make those. BUT - I feel like dessert should always include some chocolate! So I also made up two big pans of chocolate brownies. I used a recipe I had never tried, and it turned out to be a really decadent dessert.
Good thing I did make the extra pans. Nearly all of both kinds of brownies were gobbled up - the few that were left may have just been because the boys were all too polite to take the last servings!
If you are hosting a crowd, I would recommend making either - or both - of these recipes.
The chocolate brownies I made were Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownies, a recipe I found in the Hershey cookbook I purchased when I lived in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The identical recipe is on the Hershey's Kitchen website, so you can find the full instructions here.
|Canoe-Trip Banana Butterscotch Brownies and Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Brownies.|
GO TEAM! Good luck Boys!
Would you eat chocolate any time of day?
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