There are moments in your life when the entire world seems to be against you. Things get out of control and the only thing that helps you through your pain is chocolate. Chocolate never lets you down. It does not judge you. It smooths out kinks in your brain and helps you make sense of your own chaos. Chocolate is my friend. It is most calming to me in the form of cookies, cakes and baked goods. Last night I reached out to my friend chocolate and this is how he spoke to me.
Take one box mix of brownies and follow the directions as stated on the box. Then mix in one bag of mint chips (or as I prefer Andes Candies mint baking chunks). Bake as directed.
While your brownies are baking and filling your house with their intoxicating aroma, you can prepare your finishing touches.
My Secret Chocolate Frosting
1 stick of butter (softened)
1tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 C. powdered sugar (depending on the thickness you desire)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 T. milk
2-3 T. of cocoa powdered (the more the powder, the darker chocolate the taste)
Frost cooled brownies.
Pour yourself a big glass of icy cold milk. Grab a big piece of brownie (or sit down with the whole pan-- I won't tell). Then go to the couch, put your feet up and turn on your favorite show. Take a break, you really do deserve it.