Who doesn’t love a good ole fashioned chocolate brownie, right? Hmmmm, they just seem to be perfect anytime, don’t they? This recipe is a fall back to my culinary school days and items in my pantry to create these “Pantry Brownies-4 ways. 4 fabulous ways!
Growing up, I still remember mom making us brownies and putting a few squares in my lunch box, best part about lunch hands down. Such a great memory. She would always dust them with powdered sugar and I loved the black and white contrast. Till this day, I still love to eat them that way.
However, my sweet tooth and imagination merged to try something different in the flavor department without having to bake separate batches of each of those flavors. Why not just put them all in one pan in a foursome; one pan, one bake!
First up, is my what I have on hand in my pantry. Gosh, so much to choose from. As a baker, I always try to keep a well stocked pantry so when inspiration and creativity hits, its my go-to place for multiple things in which to choose from. Of course, goodies I have in the freezer are equally great to have on hand for more inspiration and options.
I decide on the following for the pantry brownies- 4 ways:
- Peanut Butter: I’ve been so addicted to this lately
- Raspberry Jam: One of my favorites
- Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Cookies in the freezer
- Chocolate and White Chocolate chips, and mini pretzels
I guess you could say, half of these brownies are a take on peanut butter and jelly (one of my fav’s, never gets old).
Brownie recipes are fun to experiment with. I have tried many different recipes and they all produce pretty yummy results. For this pantry brownie recipe, I thought it would be fun to go back in time to my culinary school days and use the recipe they taught us in Baking class.
Still have memories making this one and how excited I was to venture into the baking part of the curriculum. I knew then where my heart was going to take me. All things sweet.
Also, the recipe comes from one of my favorite Chef Instructor’s recipe box.
Recipe is super simple to make and taste pretty close to anything you buy in a box at the grocery store. Give it a try and see what you think.
Additionally, I scaled the original recipe down to make an 8″ pan of these delights since it is just my husband and me that will be devouring them.
Not to mention, once baked, they can be sliced into 4’s, wrapped, and placed in the freezer to enjoy later. My friends laugh at me because I freeze just about everything. I simply tell them, the freezer is your friend 🙂
Love Brownies, here are a few more ideas: