What is Happiness?
Happiness does not depend on having more things, getting your own way or doing what you think it should. Happiness comes from knowing that while we cant make an unhappy person happy, we are constantly and inevitably affecting other peoples wellbeing. All our encounters with others lift their spirits or lower them. Taking this power seriously is a crucial way of growing into our highest potential. We need to shift our thinking from 'What will make me happy?' to 'How can I most positively affect the world around me?'. Being a source of happiness, support, interest, comfort and wellbeing for others will transform our own lives.

I love brownies, smooth, creamy, rich, sensational!!

Outrageous Oreo Crunch Brownies
This recipe makes one 9x13 pan.

(1 cup) butter
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate chips
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 eggs
1 1/2 tblsps instant coffee granules
1 tblsp pure vanilla essence
1 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tblsp baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
2 cups chopped Oreo cookies (25 cookies)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 9"x13" baking pan.
In a heatproof medium bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, heat butter, chocolate chips and unsweetened chocolate until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Blend chocolate mixture into egg mixture; cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, sift together 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture. In a small bowl, stir Oreos and remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Add Oreo mixture to chocolate mixture. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula.
Bake 35 minutes on a tray in the middle of the oven or until a toothpick inserted 3 inches from center comes out clean; do not overbake. Allow to cool. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped, until cold; cut into squares.


Carol said...

Ok, this recipe is not funny. I wrote it down and have to make them. Than eat them. Smile