Object Lessons, Topical Curriculum

Special Brownies

Title: Special Brownies (A.K.A.–Chocolate Covered Poop!)

Bake 3 batches of brownies. Leave one batch plain, put some extras on the second batch (I used nuts, chocolate chips, and marshmallows on the top) and add peanut butter chips (or leave plain) to the third batch. For each batch, write out a recipe card with the ingredients – but for the 3rd batch, write down 1 Tbs. of dog poop at the end.

Have a student read off the ingredients for each batch – starting with the first and take a vote to see which students would eat that brownie. They will go nuts when he/she reads the last ingredient on the 3rd batch!! Most likely, no one will want to eat that batch – but that's the point. (I had one who thought he would eat it anyway … there's always one!)

We are all called to be pure and whole. Even a little bit of sin in our lives makes us unacceptable to God (brownies with dog poop). If we keep ourselves free from sin, and seek reconciliation to God, then our lives can be decorated with good things, and unique gifts that make us special brownies in God's eyes (brownies with extra stuff). But at the very minimum, we have to be pure. Even a little bit of dog poop makes the whole brownie bad.

Added by Kelly Gilmore

Also see Purity-Deceptive Drink


Jonathan McKee

Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.


  1. Giselle
    February 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Great example

  2. nicolette saaiman
    February 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I’m enjoying every moment of your ideas its opening my mind as an adult whose teaching the 9 to 10 years I’m so excited to add this on my lesson on genesis chapter 2 adam and eve great stuff

  3. Kiel
    January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I will definitely try this on my group.

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