Slutty Brownie in a Mug

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Okay, not the classiest name for a dessert.  But seriously guys, this is important.  A slutty brownie.  In a mug.  Just for you.  Everyone knows the wonders of slutty brownies, right?  (If you’re saying “no”…imagine brownies, on top of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, on top of Oreos, on top of a chocolate chip cookie base.  Mmm.)

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Usually it’s in a full pan… also usually made with a prepackaged tube of cookie dough and a box of brownie mix.  And anyone who knows me knows that there are few things I avoid more actively than boxed mixes.  So this baby’s from scratch!  It’s hard to divide prepackaged things into individual servings, anyway (gotcha there, commercial food industry).

Sometimes, you just need to dive into something chocolate-peanut butter-oreo-y as a complete abandon of anything healthy for a day…but you don’t want to make a full pan of slutty brownies if that’s all you need, because then it will surely be for more than one day..!  Unless you have a party where you can share your whole pan of slutty brownies, making them is a delicate and dangerous endeavor. Problem, solved!  One single serving of this decadent dessert that, sure, you may feel bad about if you’re reeeeally on a diet, but at least there won’t be more lying around when you’re done!

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It’s certainly a little more work than your average “mug brownie” recipe, and not an exact stand-in for a full from-scratch slutty brownie, but it comes together marvelously quickly and is still from scratch and delicious!

Please notice that my Oreo has orange creme…Happy Halloween!  Maybe this should be your excuse to buy some half-priced Halloween candy on November 1st, huh? Teehee.

Also, take care not to overbake this!!! There is no egg, so food safety is not an issue…Plus, a) everybody likes a gooey brownie and b) nobody likes a burnt Reese’s! Yuck.

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See how it still shines even though it’s warmed through? Don’t be worried if yours doesn’t look “dry” like a normal baked brownie.

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Slutty Brownie in a Mug

Ingredients:

2 T. Butter, divided

2 T. + 2 t. Granulated Sugar, divided

1 t. Brown Sugar

A few drops of Vanilla Extract

2 pinches of Salt

1 T. Cocoa Powder

2 t. Water

4 T. Flour, divided

2 heaping t. Chocolate Chips, divided (preferably mini chocolate chips)

1 Oreo

1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

Method:

Using microwave-safe equipment, melt 1 T. butter in each a small bowl and a mug.

To the mug, add 2 t. granulated sugar, 1 t. brown sugar, a few drops of vanilla, and a pinch of salt, then stir with a fork.  Add 2 T. flour, stirring to combine, and one heaping teaspoon of chocolate chips.  This is the cookie base.

In the bowl, add 2 T. granulated sugar, a few drops of vanilla, a pinch of salt, and stir with a fork (use the same fork, I don’t care).  Add 1 T. cocoa powder and 2 t. water, stirring to combine again before incorporating 2 T. flour.  Add the remaining heaping teaspoon of chocolate chips.  This is now the brownie batter.

Make sure that the cookie base covers the bottom of the mug evenly (it will be thin), then microwave it on high for 20-30 seconds or until the cookie looks mostly dry and set.  Squish the Oreo on top of the cookie base, followed by the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, and finally the brownie batter, again making sure that the batter covers everything evenly.

Microwave once more on high for about 30 seconds or until the brownie has bubbled up around the edges but is still gooey.  Place in freezer for 5 minutes to stop the slutty brownie from overbaking (and to cool it to a palatable temperature).

Enjoy with a huge glass o’ milk!

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Note: This recipe has been updated since first posted.  The amount of water in the brownie batter has decreased to make a more pleasing final texture.  I hope you enjoy it all the more!

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