Bloom is dedicated to providing teachers and students with creative and engaging instructional materials. This PowerPoint file presents animated step-by-step directions for making brownies using a commercially-bought brownie mix. The file is intended for use on an interactive whiteboard, but can be displayed on a laptop for small group activities or on an iPad using the free Microsoft PowerPoint app. Both regular and special education classrooms can benefit from this resource.The primary focus of this animated rendition of the Brownie recipe is literacy. Teachers are encouraged to view the text as a series of ‘teachable moments’ that can be tailored to highlight current literacy needs. This PowerPoint file consistes of two sections: What we need (listing the ingredients) …. and What we need to do (presenting the steps, one per page). Each step has been broken down into smaller components, each with a corresponding animation. Animations are designed to facilitate comprehension and reward the reading process. Stars have been placed in the text to indicate where and when an animation should be inserted. This activity is engaging because students are periodically called upon to trigger an animation or advance the page. This can be achieved by asking a student to approach and tap the interactive whiteboard to trigger an animation or it can be realized remotely by using a switch interface (e.g., wireless bluetooth or infrared).This animated step-by-step recipe is especially useful in classrooms serving children with special needs (developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities) and classes where children are learning English as a second language.