Small Batch Brownies


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup M&M candies


  1. Preheat the oven to 325, and line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cocoa powder.
  3. Microwave for 30 seconds on HIGH.
  4. Stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds on HIGH.
  5. Stir the mixture very well, and then add the salt and vanilla. Stir for 1 minute to cool the mixture.
  6. Next, add in the egg, and stir until its incorporated.
  7. Finally, add the flour, and stir for 50 strokes!
  8. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle the M&Ms on top.
  9. Bake for 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with fudge crumbs clinging to it. The surface of the brownies is shiny when done and starting to crack.
  10. Let cool completely in the pan, and then lift out using the parchment paper.
  11. Slice in half and serve.


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