Thankful Thursday & My experiment with Chocolate

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus"  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)

5 Things I'm thankful for this week:
  1. That The Builder is finally feeling better!  I pray that anyone else with sick kiddos right now will see their children getting better soon.
  2. That, as of right now, I still have electricity.  I pray that everyone who lost their's gets it back soon.
  3. That I have a warm place to live when the storms come.  I pray that God will bless the homeless people and please keep them safe.
  4. I'm thankful for chocolate.  I know I'm spoiled when it comes to food.  I pray that anyone without food will be blessed and not go hungry.
  5. I'm thankful that The Builder will probably be back in school today and I can get back to some "normal" kind of schedule. 
I have been blessed and I will be thankful!

Now, onto the Chocolate Experiment

I was blog-hopping and saw someone's cupcakes, which inspired me to want to make cupcakes.  Then, I thought, "No, maybe brownies".  I looked up a recipe for brownies that called for unsweetened baker's chocolate.  I did not have any unsweetened baker's chocolate, but I did have a big ol' Hershey's candy bar.  So, I tried to come up with my own recipe.  Here's what I ended up using:

4.4 oz. Bar Hershey's Milk Chocolate
3/4 c. butter
6 Regular Sized Marshmallows
3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 package instant pudding mix

I didn't add any extra sugar.  If you like sweeter stuff, I would suggest adding sugar, as it wasn't that sweet once baked. (The batter was sweet; it lost it's "sweetness" when it was baked)  We still loved them though.

Break up chocolate and cut butter into pieces
Put into microwave safe bowl
microwave for 45 seconds

Stir!  Add Marshmallows. Heat in microwave for another 45 seconds.
Stir.  Once it's completely melted together and blended, add the eggs and mix.
In another bowl, mix together flour and pudding mix. 

Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until batter is smooth. 
Spray mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.(I was afraid of the marshmallows!)
Fill mini-muffin pan.  Bake at 350 for 9 minutes.  Do not overcook!  A cake tester/toothpick should come out clean. 

This actually ended up like a cross between brownies and cupcakes.  But remember, do not overcook! 

There is no nutritional values given for this because I don't want to know.  But, at least the marshmallows were fat free! 😜😜

Are there any other "experimenters" out there?  What was your best experiment?

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