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This post has been sponsored by Heifer International.
In our family, we have a thing for chocolate desserts. Whether that’s ice cream, cookies, cakes, or my favorite, brownies – I’ve yet to meet a chocolate dessert that I don’t absolutely adore.
I have been making chocolate walnut brownies for years. My husband and children don’t care for walnuts, so that means more for me! I make a batch of these decadent, fudgy brownies, and then freeze most of them to enjoy later.
- 1/2 lb butter (2 sticks)
- 12 oz + 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 Tbsp espresso powder
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/8 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment, and spray the parchment and pan with baking spray.
- Melt the butter and 12oz chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once everything is melted, stir to incorporate, and then set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, espresso powder, and vanilla. Beat with a whisk until combined.
- Mix in the cooled chocolate/butter mixture.
- Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Fold to combine making sure not to over mix.
- Stir the remaining cup of chocolate chips and the walnuts into the batter.
- Pour the brownie batter into your prepared pan, and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely before slicing.
But, have you ever thought what it would be like if you couldn’t have that glass of milk? Not because you forgot to pick some up at the store, but because milk wasn’t available to you, to your children?
We take the trip to the market to pick up milk for granted. The fact that our children have those little cartons of milk available to them at school in the cooler in the cafeteria. It’s just a given. Something that we know is there when we need it.
In some parts of the world, children don’t have milk to drink at school … or anywhere for that matter. These children suffer from a lack of proper nutrition, and something as simple as milk can make a world of difference to their health and well-being.
This past July, Heifer International launched the School Milk Feeding Program in Tanzania. This program completes the circle of Heifer’s work to help communities – from “cow to classroom” that began in 2008.
During the launch of this program; 1,742 students under the age of 9 have begun receiving a fresh 200ml packet of milk daily, Monday-Friday. Those students will continue to receive fresh milk throughout the school year while Heifer continues to work towards their ultimate goal of providing 9,000 students with milk every Monday-Friday during the school year.
What Can Milk Do?
One packet of fresh milk (200ml) provides protein as a source of energy and to build healthy muscles; Calcium to build healthy bones and teeth; Vitamin D to help absorb the calcium and maintain bones; and Vitamin A for a healthy immune system, vision, and skin.
Did you know, $75 can provide a student with milk for an entire school year – that’s only 40 cents a day! Supporting the program will positively impact communities by:
- Providing milk for children who suffer from a lack of proper nutrition
- Empowering students to focus on learning instead of hunger
- Creating a reliable market for producers
- Increasing farmers’ incomes and reducing poverty
How Can You Help?
Heifer International is an organization our family has supported for years. Make a donation of any size! Just $75 can provide one student with fresh milk for a school year. Visit Heifer International to see how you can help.
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