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- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 3⁄4 cup ghiradelli premium baking cocoa
- 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar (not packed)
- 4 eggs
- 1 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (pecans or macadamia nuts) (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- confectioners' sugar, to finish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt butter (low heat) in medium saucepan.
- Add cocoa powder ; stir until well mixed.
- Remove from heat.
- Add vanilla and both sugars.
- Add eggs to mixture, one at a time. (Mix each one in before adding the next.).
- In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Fold nuts and chips to the butter mix.
- Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
- Pour mixture into a 10x14 inch baking pan making sure it is spread out evenly. You can grease and flour the pan but I use parchment paper to ease the cleanup. [it will work in a 9x13 pan but will be thicker -- baking time will probably be affected -- I think an extra 5 minutes will do it].
- Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Slice when brownies have cooled. If you want it really sweet, sprinkle on a bit of confectioner’s sugar to give it a nice finish.
- Option: I sometimes I chop 1/2 cup dried cherries and 1/2 cup dried cranberries and add these to the mix in place of the nuts. and sometimes I add 1-2 cups mini marshmallows to the original recipe.
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Irresistibly good! Chocolatey, rich and delicious. These are really good brownies. Made for a special occasion and expect they will see to another baking for Easter. Frosted half with a fudge frosting, powdered the other half with icing sugar ... the sweet lovers emptied the platter. Other than using a 9x13 pan made as posted - they were done in just a touch over 30 minutes. Thank you for a great brownie recipe.
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<p>Aloha! I just recently started spending more time in the kitchen and am learning that cooking and baking can be fun as well as challenging. My favorite cookbook resources are my 'gourmet' sister and the very patient and generous Ohana of Zaar. Mahalo nui loa! <br /><br />My rating system: The first time I try a recipe, I follow the instructions as given; if I do a little tweaking, I keep that in mind when rating. It's not right to rate lower because of something I did or didn't do. <br />***** ... Excellent! Tasted great with/without tweaking. <br />**** ... Loved It! Tasted great with/without tweaking. <br />No stars ... May be an excellent recipe but I was unable to get it to work for me. May or may not try again later. We don't all have the same taste preferences. I've found recipes with lots of five stars that just didn't work for me and some with less that I thought were great. <br />Thank you All for sharing!</p>