Norm is a chocoholic. So he needs chocolate whenever he’s under the weather. Like, for instance, after a root canal. Brownies to the rescue.

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8″ pan.

Melt the stick of butter over a medium-low heat.  Add the cocoa and stir until blended with the butter.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.

Add the sugar and stir until blended.

Mix in the eggs and vanilla on a low speed.

Add the flour a little at a time and mix. Too much at one time and it will fly everywhere. I know this from experience.

Now you have brownie batter. I would eat it just like this if I weren’t afraid of salmonella.

Pour the batter into the buttered pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for half an hour. Eat and enjoy.

Nothing like warm brownies on a cold winter day after a root canal. You can add nuts before pouring the batter into the pan if that is your predilection. But I wouldn’t recommend them if you’ve just had a root canal.

I had to take a bite while they were still warm. Don’t tell Norm!