teach the kids math with brownies
Aren't these Chalk Board Brownies the cutest?! I made them for my special guest this week, my god-daughter Estelle. She's visiting from Florida, so I wanted to do a fun project with her. She LOVES brownies. She's also in the first grade and trying to learn her addition and subtraction tables. I thought, why not help her learn math with a favorite treat. What better way to learn math than with brownies! That's what I say!
And because we wanted to focus on the math, it was so much easier to use a box mix. I used a fudge brownie mix and then a pastry bag to pipe the chocolate frosting border of our edible mini "chalk boards."
How to make chalk board brownies
Making our Chalk Board Brownies is as simple as ABC. You just whip them up in one bowl. And you don't even have to use a mixer. Just stir them with a spoon. 50 strokes, of course.
I used a 13"x9" baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Poured the batter in the prepared pan, spread it evenly and baked at 350°F for about 30 minutes.
I let the brownies cool, then piped the math problems on top. Then we made the chocolate frosting border. Estelle helped me.
don't let the dog eat your homework
Here's Estelle, figuring out a math equation. I also helped her learn some baking measurements like how many tablespoons are in a cup and how many pints are in a quart.
We had such a great time baking and learning math together with these Chalk Board Brownies! Then we rewarded ourselves for all the effort we put into learning by eating our math problems! Ha! That sounds funny. But Estelle was totally serious when she took a bite and said, "these are so yummy and I love them so much!" And of course we shared our homework with the rest of the family. Everyone except the dog, of course (chocolate isn’t good for our furry friends).
What are your Favorite Back to School Treats?
What do you like to make for back-to-school time? Whether it's something comforting once you get home or easy to pack treats, I hope you share below what your kids love best!
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Chalk Board Brownies
- 1 box Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix prepared according to package instructions
- 1 Pillsbury Pastry Bag Chocolate Fudge Frosting
- 1 small tube of store-bought white icing
- School themed sugar toppers or sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13"x9" baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 28-31 minutes. Let cool. Cut into 12 rectangles.
- Pipe math problems with white icing. Then pipe a border with the Pillsbury Pastry Bag Chocolate Fudge Frosting. Top with school-themed sugar toppers or sprinkles. Serve immediately or store covered for up to 3 days.
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