all-bran.com. I was amazed at how many things you can make using bran cereal.
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup All-Bran Original or All-Bran Buds
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter, sugar and cocoa together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add cereal, flour and salt gradually. Mix well. Spread into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
If desired add cut up peanut butter cups on top. Allow to set up!
THE VERDICT: My oldest daughter saw me add the Bran and even though she promised not to tell. She blabbed to the whole family. So the element of surprise was out. Dang it!! I will be trying more things!! As for the brownies I loved them and with most brownies they tasted better after 24 hours. Everyone agreed on that fact! I will try them again this time making them when everyone is gone. I would love to see if they really notice the bran, when then do not know it is there.
*The original recipe makes a 8 x8 size pan so I doubled the recipe.
*I got the topping idea from Me & My Pink Mixer. She made the most adorable and delicious looking Peanut Butter Brownie Bites . I have tried it on regular box brownies. What is not to love about a peanut butter and chocolate combination!!