I think this has happened to most parents. You are getting your child ready for school, and they announce that they are supposed to bring in a treat to share with the class…today!
After you finish screaming inside, you consider your (limited) options:
- rice crispy treats (or cornflake treats)
- buy some cookies/tangerines/grapes on your way to school
- puffed wheat squares
- run away from home
My go-to treat is butterscotch brownies. They take about 20 minutes from start to finish, and I always have the necessary ingredients to hand. I have made this so many times over the years, that I have committed it to memory.
Start by heating oven to 350F (175 C)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Then stir in:
one egg and beat well
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dates or chocolate chips
Spread in greased 8 x 8 cake pan and bake at 350F (175C) for 15-20 minutes. On days that you have more time, omit the dates or chocolate chips and frost with maple icing…delicious.