Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Double Chocolate Brownies

A co-worker of mine brought these into work one night. I just about died. I LOVE brownies and these are some of the best I've tried. Maybe it's because I have gotten used to box brownie mix, I don't know, but these from-scratch brownies are amazing! They have a kind of crispy/flaky/sugary top and are super moist inside. DE-lish!

Double Chocolate Brownies
(thanks to Neal for sharing his mom's recipe!)
3/4 c. butter or margarine (1 1/2 sticks)
4 oz. (4 squares) unsweetened chocolate
(can substitute 12 Tblspn. cocoa powder + 1 tsp. margarine)
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips (2 cups)
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 9 X 13 pan with nonstick foil, leaving overhang.
In a large glass bowl, heat butter and unsweetened chocolate in microwave for 2 minutes.
Stir until smooth, and let stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Whisk in sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla.
Stir in nuts and 1c. of the chocolate chips.
Transfer batter to prepared pan.
Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes, until top is dry to the touch.
Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Lift brownies from pan with foil, cut and serve.