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“Mini chef in the kitchen” 4 – delicious brownies with M&M

M&M browniesThis simple and quick recipe is packed with chocolate flavor just as your kid loves it! It’s a basic recipe every mom should share with her mini chefs!

M&M brownies nadyYou will need:

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • M&M for sprinkling on top

Mix all dry ingredients; flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Let your mini chef sift the cocoa powder.

sifting cocoa

In a separate bowl mix eggs, vanilla and oil then add them to the dry ingredients.

mixing the batterMy son loves mixing! It is the best part for him, but don’t over mix, just the time to let all ingredients combined.

whisking the batterYou can’t imagine how beneficial this exercise is, especially on the cognitive and motor skills. Click benefits of cooking with your kids to learn more about it.

Back to our delicious brownies, pour the batter in a greased baking dish (8×12”) and sprinkle the top with M&Ms.

sprinkle M&MPreheat oven (200°C) and bake for 20-25 mins or until skewer comes out clean.

M&M basic browniesYou can add more M&Ms after baking, some might drown in! My mini chef suggestion!. Wait until is set to room temperature and cut. Get ready, by this time you will be asked thousand of times if it’s ready to be cut!

M&M brownies piecesM&M brownies nady2As i always say, the best part is when your kids taste the reward of their efforts. Now it’s time to pack some for the teacher in the nursery, friends and uncle to taste Nady’s chef d’oeuvre. He loves to share being proud of what he did!

M&M brownies - little chefI can assume it’s one of the best brownies i tasted. Crispy edges with chewy inside. Can’t get enough of it. It’s going to be the brownies recipe from now on!

M&M brownies biteTry it also with ice cream or chocolate sauce! Enjoy your time with your kids and have loads of educational fun !

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fondue chocolate: 2 ingredients and less than 2 minutes

fondue chocolate

Fondue was always presented in a special pot where we dip long stemmed forks of fruits, marshmallows, cake or bread. I want to tell you, you don’t need these exact utensils anymore. Fondue is now simpler than you think.

Whip up this exceptional treat in less than 2 minutes! In any heatproof bowl put 200g of dark chocolate (must first be chopped into small pieces so that it will melt evenly) with 250 ml of cream and heat it for 1.5 mns in microwave. Stir the mix until the glossy dark brown chocolate appears. Add 1 tsp of rum (optional) and it’s ready to dip in any fruit of your choice, cake or brownies and even marshmallows. Use the small size skewers instead of the forks.

For instance, i used strawberries, brownies and marshmallows.

fondue chocolate

chocolate fondue

Who can resist this luscious chocolate fondue! You don’t need a special occasion to serve it. Indulge yourself and your loved ones in this heavenly treat.

chocolate fondue

There are various possibilities of food to dip in; strawberry, banana, pineapple, melon, cake, brownies, cookies, marshmallows… and some people like to dip in salty crackers or pretzels. Bottom line, chocolate goes with everything!

chocolate fondue

15 minutes nutellissimo brownies!

nutella banana brownies


This easy and fast recipe will make you stand up on your feet now and go to the kitchen to prepare these inviting nutella banana brownies. Am sure you will find the ingredients home:

  • nutella jar (350g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 tbsp flour
  • 2 medium bananas

For the ganache:

  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 200g heavy cream

Mix nutella, eggs and flour and bake in a greased pan for 10 minutes, in the middle rack (180ºC). I used a square pan (18x18cm)

Let it cool before laying the banana slices on top and cover it with the chocolate ganache.

nutella banana brownies

How we make chocolate ganache:

Put 200g of dark chocolate into a large heatproof bowl (must first be chopped into small pieces so that it will melt evenly). Bring 250 ml of cream just to a boil over medium-high heat or put for 3 mns in microwave; pour over chocolate. Let stand 10 minutes.

Stir the mixture very gently, incorporating the cream steadily, without overworking. The mixture should begin to appear glossy.

Let it cool for 20 mns in the fridge before using it.

nutella banana brownies

For a beautiful presentation, decorate the top with edible flowers. I am taking advantage of being in lebanon where i find flowers at my ease.

nutella banana brownies

Personally i find banana pairing beautifully with nutella, but if you are not fond of banana you can replace it with strawberry or pineapple. It tastes also wonderful

nutella banana brownies

These beautiful red flowers created an attractive contrast! Fruits and flowers work like magic. The more colors you have on your plate, the more inviting your dish can be. It’s not a secret that we eat with our eyes first!

nutella banana brownies

Brownies are best served with a perfect round ice cream scoop as Salma, my sister in law says! She is right 🙂

nutella banana brownies


Yesterday, I baked this beautiful cake at my in laws, they are chocolate lovers, and here is the proof!

nutella banana brownies

Am sure this cake will not live longer than couple of hours if you are nutella lovers. Sahtein 🙂