I have been in a brownie making mood recently. I made a box mix and a recipe called Bangor brownies just within the last month. That doesn't bowed well for my healthy eating goals this year.
I made these for a craft night I had at my home. I am going to get back into knitting. Over a year ago, I knit a scarf. I have actually only knit scarfs. I think it's time I graduate to harder projects. I think I am going to attempt a knit beret next.
I have made a few brownie recipes in the past. I have made a chocolate brownie swirled with a peanut butter blondie, Samoa brownies, orange brownies, chocolate chip cookie brownies, brookies with Oreos, and flourless chocolate brownies.
I have also made cream cheese brownies, Mississippi mud caramel brownies, peanut butter swirled brownies with Butterfinger baking bits, brownies with peanut butter chips and peanut butter frosting, brownies with peanut butter chocolate ganache, and rocky road fudge brownies, among others.
This cocoa brownie recipe came from Food Network. I added chocolate chips and chopped pecans. The ingredients are 4 large eggs, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 8 ounces melted butter, 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
I whipped the eggs until they were pale yellow and frothy.
I then beat in the white and brown sugar.
I mixed in the melted butter, cocoa powder, and salt.
I mixed in the vanilla and flour.
I then mixed in the chopped pecans and chocolate chips.
I baked my brownies in little paper loaf pans, but the recipe calls for an eight inch square pan. I baked the brownies for 45 minutes at 300 degrees.
I let the brownies cool on a wire rack.
These may not look like much, but there were delicious. They are one of the best brownie recipes I have made.
The chocolate is very rich and deep. The brownies were very decadent.
The pecans and chocolate chips were a tasty addition. I think the pecans were necessary. I though the recipe may be overly sweet given how much sugar was in the recipe, but I though it was just the right amount.
These were scrumptious treats. I will make this recipe again. They were simple yet tasty.