Wednesdays are always super busy, so I knew today’s recipe had to be quick; or in this case, “Quik”.
I’d been meaning to try this recipe for the past 3 months. That is, since the day I bought loads of Nesquik to make this cake. It’s been languishing in the pantry, getting used here and there for milkshakes and whatnot, but I wanted to try it in brownies because I’m always running out of unsweetened cocoa powder and figured if it worked, it would be a good alternative.
I didn’t want a full 13×9 inch pan of brownies, so below is how I made them in an 8 inch pan. Someone told me that melted or dissolved sugar creates the shiny top, so to get that, I combined the sugar with the butter while the butter was hot, then microwaved it a bit more so the sugar would melt. Don’t know if it was terribly necessary.
The brownies turned out great! They’re on the sweet side, but still very good and sturdy enough to wrap and send in a lunchbox. These are great for kids, but adults will probably like them too. I’m sort of an adult and I did.
Brownies Made With Nesquik
2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cups NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Powder
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. and line an 8 inch metal pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a medium size (3 quart is good) microwave safe mixing bowl, melt butter for 1 minute on high. Quickly stir in sugar and water, then microwave mixture for 30 seconds to help melt sugar. Stir and let stand for about 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla and egg and stir until mixed. Stir in Nesquik, then add flour mixture and stir just until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips. Rap pan on counter to bring air bubbles to top.
Bake for 18 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Chill for an hour or so, then lift from pan and slice into 12 brownies.
Makes 12 brownies