I finally gave into my dessert craving last night at midnight by making the quickest and easiest dessert recipe that I have been making for years (probably since I was 5!). Mud pie. It's a quick brownie recipe that only requires a bowl, spoon, and measuring cups. No need to drag out your kitchen aid mixer! It only takes 3 minutes to make the batter and 25 minutes to bake.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
1/3 c. of flour
1/3 c. cocoa
1 c. chopped nuts, optional
1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease round pie plate (8 x 1 1/4).
2.) Mix all ingredients (except nuts) in a medium bowl. Stir in nuts (if desired). Pour into pan.
3.) Bake until wooden pick inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean, around 25 minutes. This will give you a gooey brownie. If you prefer it more cake-like keep the "pie" in the oven until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center (this is what I do).
4.) Cool until bottom is cool to touch. Serve slices with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.