I am a sucker for a good brownie. I like a consistently good brownie. I like it to have a flakey crust. I like it chewy inside. I like to taste the chocolate.
But I also like convenience. And ease. And being able to dump stuff in a bowl and make magic. So this is my attempt to capture the ease of a box mix, but without the other icky stuff.
Here is why I like this recipe:
It tastes good and easily lends itself to adaptations. (Add chocolate chips, double the recipe, add frosting, etc.)
It’s not huge. Most people don’t have five kids like me and prefer “normal” size pan of brownies. (This recipe yields nine brownies.)
There are only three “wet” ingredients.
Butter, eggs, and vanilla.
And the recipe can be made in one bowl too.
How awesome is that?
Recipe just barely adapted from allrecipes.com.
For a fun option, you can add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or tie a good quality dark chocolate candy bar to the jar. It can be chopped and added to the batter.
I think these brownies are really good, but I especially loved them when paired with a sweetly tart fruit like raspberries.
And stacked in a pile of three and covered in chocolate sauce.
That’s just how I roll folks. That’s just how I roll.
Here is the perfect chocolate frosting made just for these brownies!
Did you happen to see this?
To make this brownie I used the same recipe above then added chocolate chips to the recipe as well as a couple on top after I took them out of the oven.
Here is my BIG SECRET DON’T TELL ANYONE TIP: Remove them 5-10 before they are done. This is not recommended if you are opposed to eating brownie batter!! But if you love ooey gooey chocolate brownie amazingness then it is worth trying. :)
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