I have started keeping brownie mix hidden in the back of a few different cabinets because I have been caught without, and if I've had a glass of wine already, I can't exactly go out and buy some. The solution below came about before the gloriousness of the Domino's cookie brownie. (WHICH I WANT SOME OF RIGHT NOW)
So one of those nights came, and not only was I unable to leave the house, it was the night before payday. No money, no chocolate. But I had some basic baking shit in the back. It was most likely still good.
I scoured the internet and found a 5 ingredient "brownie". I used quotes because while it was brownie enough that I survived the PMS need, I wouldn't make these voluntarily if other options were available.
But I figured if you were ever in need of an emergency brownie recipe, I should share.
Roxy's Emergency Brownies
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup flour
5 Tablespoons Butter
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 375. Grease 8x8 baking dish.
Melt butter in microwave, because no one wants to use the stove. Stir in cocoa powder.
In a large bowl (one big enough for dinner sized bowl of cereal) beat eggs with sugar.
Add butter mixture and stir.
Add flour slowly until just combined. Don't over mix. And if you're PMSing you won't want to anyway.
Scrape enough batter in the baking dish to allow for at least a few spoonfuls to eat while you wait. (although you're not supposed to eat raw eggs, but if you're making this recipe you give no fucks anyway.)
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
You actually need to let this cool to allow it to set. It's a little goopy otherwise. But if you're putting this on ice cream...do you boo.
According to the website I found this on, you could add in nuts or chocolate chips or marshmallows or even drizzle with caramel, fudge, or marshmallow fluff. But if you have all of those things, something tells me you wouldn't be making these brownies.
I don't know the calories or any of that other recipe shit, because I wrote this on a spare piece of paper over a decade ago, and I can't remember where the fuck I got it. PMS gives no fucks about calories anyway.
Do you have any recipes you keep on hand just in case? Share it with me! We need to be prepared in cases like these.