"For Marry Kine" Brownies

Duane and Kathy Smith

Photo: www.applenova.com


Food is said to bring people together: we gather in the kitchen or around the dining room table with loved ones, or congregate in the snackroom at work. In this case, food cemented a marriage! Mahalo to my cousins, Duane and Kathy (Kamehameha Schools c/o 1978) Smith for sharing not only their recipe, but also their personal belief in "for marry kine" brownies!

1/2 block butter
1/2 cup sugar
One quarter cup water
Four eggs
Two teaspoons Vanilla extract
Two (sixteen ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
One and two thirds cup of flour
One half teaspoon salt
One half teaspoon Baking Soda
One cup macadamia nuts
One quarter cup Kona Coffee freeze dried

In a pot, bring butter, sugar, and water to a boil. Remove pot from heat. Stir in one package of chocolate chips. Mix until smooth. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. Whisk in chocolate-butter mixture and mix until combined. Sift into a bowl, flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add in freeze dried coffee (I like Sanka), chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts. Pour into a greased nine-by-thirteen inch pan. Spread mixture evenly. Bake in a pre-heated oven at three hundred degrees for thirty-five to forty-five minutes.

Cool and eat when you are ready to propose or be proposed to (works best if you no let ‘em get too cool!).

Now, add one person you would like to marry and let them eat the warm brownies with a glass of milk until he or she proposes. (In my case, I was ready to marry after the first piece, but I was smart and ate the whole pan with a 1/2 gallon of milk before I committed). Smart yeah?

Marry, have kids and let them enjoy the brownies too!