I thought I would share the recipe I used for my Tupperware Party "Brownie Wise Brownies". I like recipes that call for things that I generally have on hand for impromptu dessert making, which happens quite a bit around my house. I don't ever have melting chocolate just hanging around because it seems to get nasty tasting and not melt properly over time. I do have a tub of cocoa powder that pretty must lasts indefinitely, in my opinion. Pfffttt to expiration dates! I also like that the butter is melted for this recipe which is an easy turn in the microwave rather than the more tedious time constraining softened butter route. I did a little bit of tweaking to the recipe but not too much. I don't care for vanilla extract and will always sub in almond or coconut. I also had a bit of crushed peanuts and a smidgen of shredded coconut laying around that I tossed in for funzies. The best part of this recipe is it is gooood!
Cocoa Powder Brownies
1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
1 tbsp oil
1 1/8 cup sugar
2 tsp extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
optional add ins: nuts, coconut, dried fruit
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and spray cooking spray in an 8x8 inch baking dish. In a bowl combine melted butter, oil, and sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add eggs and extract. Beat for 1 minute. Sift in flour, cocoa, and salt. Gently fold until just combined. Bake for 25 minutes. Be sure to not over-bake to maintain moist fudgy texture.
After baking if you have any brownies left that haven't been devoured, store them in your Tupperware!