A pleasure for children to make and eat, these festive blondies make a great treat for the whole family. For an added touch, let the kids decorate with edible glitter, edible silver balls or the like.
Break up the pieces of chocolate and butter and add to a heatproof bowl.
Ask a child to line a 30cm by 20cm by 4cm baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
Slowly melt the chocolate and butter in the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water – you can also do this in the microwave – being careful not to let the ingredients burn.
While you wait for the chocolate to melt, ask your little helper to sift the baking powder and flour into a separate bowl, mixing in the sugar.
Take the bowl containing the melted chocolate and butter off of the heat. Stir the mixture using a spatula then pour into the bowl of dry ingredients, stirring until the mix has no lumps and is smooth.
In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs and add to the chocolate mixture. Combine evenly before mixing in the dried cranberries.
Pour the mixture into the tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked, the edges should look set but the centre will be soft to the touch.
Take the brownie out of the oven and leave to cool for an hour or so. Let the kids cut the brownie into 35, evenly-sized pieces and serve onto plates.
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