Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 12 Minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12 Servings
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips
3 tablespoons 2% reduced-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
4 tablespoons flaked sweetened coconut or coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
Powdered sugar (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350Âº.
2. Line a 12-cup minimuffin pan with paper liners. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently until melted. Remove from heat; stir in milk and vanilla.
3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; stir into chocolate. Combine sugar and egg in a bowl and stir into chocolate mixture. Spoon batter into muffin cups.
4. Bake 7 minutes. Top each brownie with 1 teaspoon coconut or walnuts, if desired; bake 5 more minutes. Cool on rack. If you didn''t top with coconut or walnuts, sprinkle with powdered sugar.