Skillet Brownie for Two – a rich and fudgy brownie baked in a skillet, topped with ice cream and perfect for two!
If you follow very many food blogs, by now you know that Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More passed away last week in her sleep. She went to bed complaining of stomach pain. She had a massive heart attack during the night. So all women out there, do your research!! Women have much different symptoms of a heart attack than men. We don’t always get the chest pain or the left arm pain. So do your research and know the signs! Joan was 49 years old, and a single mom to 3 kids. She was an amazing person! So today, on National Chocolate Day it only seems appropriate to serve chocolate in Joan’s honor.
I had only met Joan in person one time, but we were friends online. We were going to meet next week at a conference, which will feel very empty without her. We had done hangouts online, so I knew her face and voice well. She was loud, outgoing, adventurous, fun, and always there when you needed help. She was the first one to come to my defense, share my stuff, and try to help when things when wrong. In this crazy blogging world, you can’t ask for anything better than for someone to always have your back! And a skillet brownie in her memory seems like a great way to celebrate her.
So today I am sharing a skillet brownie (because it was over a brownie that Joan and I bonded), and it meant for 2. Or if you are really hungry, just one. Skillet brownies are slightly crispy on the outside, and gooey in the center. Top with ice cream and all the toppings you want and enjoy when it is still warm! I mixed in mini Rolo’s with my brownie, so I had melty caramel throughout my skillet brownie. You can leave it out, or mix in your own favorite candy. Either way it will be delicious! Total comfort food! I know Joan would definitely share this with me!
- 4 Tbls butter , melted
- 6 Tbls sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 3 Tbls flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chopped candy (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine butter and sugar until well combined. Mix in cocoa powder, egg and vanilla. Dominica Add flour and salt and mix until well blended. Fold in candy if using.
- Pour batter into a 5 inch cast iron skillet (or a bread loaf pan).
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. The edges will start to pull away from the pan.
- Let cook for 5 minutes.
- Top with ice cream and sundae toppings if desired. Serve while warm.
Many bloggers are posting today in memory of Joan. Follow #chocolateforJoan for tons of other great chocolate treats!
Barbara Bakes – http://www.barbarabakes.com/chocolate-chocolate-and-more-recipe-roundup
It’s Yummi – http://www.itsyummi.com/pb-chocolate-no-bake-cookies/
The Bitter Side of Sweet – http://www.thebittersideofsweet.com/2015/10/28/chocolate-peanut-butter-fudge/
Rachel Cooks – http://www.rachelcooks.com/2015/10/23/pumpkin-bran-muffins/
The Cooking Actress – http://www.cookingactress.com/2015/10/the-baked-brownie.html
Beyond Frosting – http://beyondfrosting.com/2015/10/28/triple-chocolate-truffle-cookies/
Frugal Foodie Mama – http://www.thefrugalfoodiemama.com/2015/10/10-chocolate-recipes-perfect-for-fall.html
Texanerin Baking – http://www.texanerin.com/2015/10/the-ultimate-hot-chocolate.html
Shugary Sweets – http://www.shugarysweets.com/2015/10/copycat-hostess-cupcakes
Cravings of a Lunatic –http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2015/10/fried-dough-with-chocolate-sauce.html
Blahnik Baker – http://blahnikbaker.com/chocolate-cake-with-salted-caramel-frosting
Barefeet in the Kitchen – http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2015/10/lunch-lady-brownies-recipe.html
Lauren Kelly Nutrition – http://laurenkellynutrition.com/chocolate-mint-greek-yogurt-dip/
I Heart Naptime – http://www.iheartnaptime.net/german-chocolate-cake/
Foodie with Family – http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/chocolate-dipped-homemade-kahlua-marshmallows
The Gunny Sack – http://www.thegunnysack.com/chocolate-truffle-cupcakes/
All Day I Dream About Food – http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2015/10/low-carb-brownie-truffle-pie.html
Very Culinary – http://veryculinary.com/2015/10/28/german-chocolate-butterscotch-gooey-bars/
Taste and Tell – http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/milky-way-bar-cupcakes/
Life Made Sweeter – http://lifemadesweeter.com/2015/10/joans-lunch-lady-brownies/
Inside BruCrew Life – http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2015/10/cookies-and-cream-fudge-tart/
The Decorated Cookie – http://thedecoratedcookie.com/2015/10/chocolate-chocolate-and-more-recipe-roundup-for-joan/
In Katrina’s Kitchen – http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/chocolate-truffle-dip/
I will add more links as I see them, but this is just a few of the ones going up today.