Oh, the cockiness.
I found this recipe on Facebook and thought it looked quick, easy, and yummy. The kind of deliciousness you’d find at a family BBQ or a picnic with friends. Nothing fancy, simple yet a crowd pleaser.
One reason I loved it was that 12tomatoes.com touted it as the easiest recipe in the world to make. After reading it (and baking it), I whole heartedly agree. However, my stupid arrogance! If something can go wrong, you know it’ll go wrong in my kitchen.
When cracking the egg, a bit of shell fell into the batter. I was suspicious that a shard had escaped but I couldn’t tell for sure. Well yep, after mixing the wet ingredients together I saw a small piece of shell staring up at me, mocking me. I confidently reached in to snatch it up but it slipped into the buttery abyss. I dove in with both hands (literally), desperately trying to feel for that sharp, little bugger but to no avail. Paul even took a gander trying to find it, but nope! That thing was gone.
As I poured the batter into the pan, I saw two tiny pieces and fished them out. But there’s a really good chance that someone will find a crunchy surprise when they bite into this sugary treat.
All I can say is, oops!
Chocolate Chip Pan Pan Chewies (recipe care of 12tomatoes.com)
INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted), 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1 cup chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!