What did I make?
....And should I just throw it out?
My 11-year-old son, a budding amateur chef and major foodie, attempted to make us dessert tonight; he chose the caramel peanut butter pecan brownies from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook. He spent soooo much time making first the graham cracker crust, then the caramel layer, and then other two layers of peanut butter chips and pecans before adding the final layer: the brownie batter. It consisted of 3 steps (as I am sure most of you are aware) the melting of the butter and chocolate, the mixing of the other wet ingredients (plus sugar) and then mixing those two with the dry ingredients. Well, we thought all was well and good until we almost finished cleaning the kitchen and realized that he forgot to mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda) into the batter. But unfortunately, at this point, it had already been baking for 20 min so there was nothing we could do. Currently it is cooling in the kitchen. Did I bake anything we can eat that is worth the massive amounts of calories and fat this dish contains?