Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

Many ingredient boxes and bags come with a recipe on the back. Sometimes I cut the boxes or save the ingredient bags for recipes. Today’s recipe is from the back of Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips bag.

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I like cookies and whenever I am in a mood to bake, I bake cookies. Husband is not a big fan of cookies and as I was looking for ideas to bake, I found today’s recipes on the back of one of the chocolate bags.

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I made half the recipe and it was way too much for just the two of us. As usual, I ended up eating most of the brownies as husband does not have a sweet tooth.

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I felt the cookies were bit on the sweeter side and wished I had added some nuts to balance off the sweet. If one likes nuts, I would recommend adding some to the brownies as I was missing them in these brownies.

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Ingredients:

  • ⅜ cup Cocoa
  • ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ⅓ cup Butter, melted & divided
  • ¼ cup Boiling Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ + ⅙ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  • Grease a 8” square baking pan.
  • Stir together cocoa and baking soda in a medium – large bowl.
  • Stir in ½ the melted butter (that is ⅙ cup of melted butter).
  • Add boiling water and stir until the mixture thickens.
  • Add sugar, remaining butter (remaining ⅙ cup melted butter), egg and stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add flour, salt, vanilla extract and blend until all the ingredients are blended in.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a prepared baking pan.
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350F oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until brownies begins to pull away from the pan.
  • Remove from the oven, cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • Cut into 16 – 20 pieces or to a desired size.

Note:

  • Sugar – I left the brownies were bit on the sweeter side. Next time I would add 1 or 2 tbsp. less sugar OR cut back on semi-sweet chocolate chips and add some nuts instead.
  • Nuts – While I was eating the brownies wished I added some nuts. If one likes nuts, add few chopped nuts along with chocolate chips.

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Events: This goes to this week’s Cooking from Cookbook Challenge.

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