Best ever Chewy-Gooey Brownies

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup butter, cut into chunks
  • 3
    ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 13
    cups sugar
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 12
    cup flour
  • 12
    1/2 cup chopped white chocolate or 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • fudge sauce
  • 13
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    cup chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 2
    tablespoons rum or 2 tablespoons mint liqueur
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium pan over low heat combine butter and unsweetened chocolate.
  • Stir until melted and well blended.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Add flour and mix well again.
  • (these steps are important) Butter an 8 inch square pan.
  • Pour in batter, spread evenly and sprinkle on topping of choice, if any.
  • Bake in a 350 oven for about 25 min or until center springs back when gently touched.
  • Cool on a wire rack, frost with fudge sauce or serve warm with ice cream and sauce poured over top.
  • ---------Fudge Sauce--------.
  • In a medium saucepan combine whipping cream and chocolate.
  • Stir until melted, add vanilla and rum or mint liqueur.
  • --------Rocky Road Brownies-------.
  • Add 1 cup mini marshmallows to batter and sprinkle top with walnuts.
  • -------Butterscotch-pecan-------.
  • Omit white sugar in preceding recipe, instead add 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar, omit unsweetened chocolate and increase flour to 1 cup.
  • Top with 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  • ------Peanut Butter Brownies--------.
  • Make preceding recipe reducing butter to 5 Tbsp and omit unsweetened chocolate.
  • Insteat add 3/4 cup peanut butter into melted butter.
  • Reduce sugar to 1 cup and add 1/4 tsp baking powder.
  • Sprinkle batter with 1/2 cup chopped peanuts.
  • --------Milk Chocolate brownies---------.
  • Make preceding recipe but decrease sugar to 3/4 cup.
  • Omit unsweetened chocolate and use 2/3 cup chopped milk chocolate or milk chocolate baking bits.
  • Increase flour to 3/4 cup.
  • Sprinkle top with 3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts or hazlenuts chopped.
  • --------White Chocolate Brownies--------.
  • Make preceding brownie recipe preceding, but decrease butter to 6 Tbsp.
  • Omit unsweetened chocolate and use 1 3/4 cups chopped white chocolate or white chocolate baking bits.
  • Not using any heat add 1 cup of the chocolate into melted butter.
  • Decrease sugar to 1/2 cup and increase vanilla to 1 1/2 tsp.
  • Sprinkle batter with remaining white chocolate and 1/2 cup chopped toffee candy.
  • Bake for 40 minutes.
  • When I refer to preceding recipe I am talking about the original recipe posted-not the optional recipes.
  • Enjoy.
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