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I am giving you this brownie recipe by popular demand! I developed it out of necessity and it has become my go to recipe for brownies, which is amazing because I have a recipe that I have used for years that I thought was the best of all. Let me explain!
In my church, I lead the children up to age 11 years old in music. Each year we are responsible for a program that teaches about all of the things the children have learned in their Sunday classes throughout the year. Music is a large part of this program and we work on about 9 (or so) songs throughout the year until the fall program. In order to motivate my kids to sing their very best, I have used a "Brownie Points" system for a couple of years. As the children improve as they learn each song, I award them brownie points. Then, at the end of the program, when they have sung their very best, I bring them brownies. (They always sing their very best.)
Here is a copy and paste printable of the brownie point stickers I have made to add interest to this process. I tell them in advance that we have a goal of 9 to 10 stickers per song in order to earn the brownies. I make a poster listing all of the songs and award stickers across as the year goes by.
At the end of Primary, after the program, I hand out the brownies. There are a few children who need to eat gluten free, so the first year I did this, I made both regular and gluten free brownies. The gluten free brownies were so popular and delicious, I only made those this year.
We do a lot of mustache themed activities in our singing time. It is just a gimmick to add a little fun to singing time. So, this year I cut the brownies into mustaches with a cookie cutter. The kids loved them. My husband loved eating all of the scraps!
I recently took a batch of these over to some friends, who incidentally must eat gluten free, here is what they told me about these brownies:
Now, fast forward to Christmas Treat Plates! This are going to be a hit on those I believe!
So, the moral of the story is, don't let the words "gluten free" scare you! These are some of the best brownies you will ever eat!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!