I love chocolate. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t love chocolate? Especially with a nice cup of delicious coffee (I know, I’ll get some people who don’t want coffee anywhere in their house, let alone near their chocolate, but they just haven’t found out about the amazing powers of coffee yet!) This brownie recipe is delicious and easy to whip up. Seriously, the hardest part is waiting for them to come out of the oven, as your house begins to smell of yummy goodness!
Miss Magoo helped me make these the other day, and she was able to do nearly all of it herself (of course, I help make sure she measures correctly; after she cracks the eggs I open them; and obviously she can’t lift that big bowl to dump the batter in the pan; but otherwise she did awesome!).
I have been cutting the sugar amount in all my baking for quite some time, so I use less sugar than was called for in the original recipe by Nestle. However, I’m including the original amount as well, so if you like sweet desserts, you can use that amount.
Easy Double Chocolate Brownies
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (original recipe: 2 cups)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar (original recipe: 1 cup)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or spray) a 13×9-inch pan.
Combine 1 cup (set the rest aside for later) of the chocolate chips with the butter in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave until melted (usually around 2 minutes, but I stop and stir every 30 seconds) or you can melt on the stove top over low heat, which is what the original recipe says. I just think the microwave is a lot faster.
Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir in the eggs. Then stir in the flour, sugar, vanilla, and baking soda. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and nuts if you are using them.
Pour into the pan and spread the batter out. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
adapted from Nestle Toll House: Best Loved Recipes
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