ULTIMATE BROWNIES

 

  • Cooking Time: 35
  • Servings: 16
  • Preparation Time: 25

Ingredients

  • For Brownies:
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • stir-ins*
  • 1 cup dark chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp. milk

Directions

  • For Brownies:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Coarsely chop unsweetened chocolate.
  • In saucepan melt butter and chocolate over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool.
  • Line 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil. Spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Stir sugar into melted chocolate mixture until sugar is dissolved. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla.
  • In bowl stir together flour and baking soda. Add stir-ins. (Possible stir-ins:Sweet stir-ins: Add 1/2 cup dried fruit soaked in sparkling wine for 30 minutes, drained, and chopped; or 3/4 cup candy-coated peanut butter pieces to batter.
  • Spice stir-ins: Add 1 tsp. ground cinnamon or ground ancho chili powder; 2 tsp. orange peel; or 1 Tbsp. expresso powder to flour mixture.)
  • Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in dark chocolate pieces and nuts.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 35 minutes or until edges are set and begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • For Chocolate Drizzle:
  • In bowl stir together all ingredients. Stir in additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until icing is drizzling consistency.
  • Spoon chocolate Drizzle across top. Cut into bars.

Notes

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