Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Brownies

By Christy

Is it weird to admit to you all that I have never, well before this recipe, made homemade brownies? I know, it even shocks myself! I have always been a huge fan of how easy and super delicious some of the box brownie mixes are but little did I know, homemade brownies can be super simple and easy too!

 This adventure all began Sunday afternoon when I was innocently browsing through the new Taste of Home magazine and I flipped to a page where they had brownies listed for their recipe swap- Very Chocolate Chip Brownies. Gosh, I am such a sucker for chocolate and immediately, I skimmed the ingredients and without a question, I walked right into my kitchen and began whipping up these delicious, super rich and chocolatey brownies. Within the hour I sat down with a hot steamy brownie with some cold milk and at that point in time my life was 100% complete. LOL But really, if you are having a chocolate craving this will hit the spot! (And if you bake a lot, you probably have all the ingredients on hand)

1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup butter 
1/4 cup water
2 - 12 oz bags semisweet chocolate chips, divided
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla and then combine it with the chocolate mixture. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt, mixing well before stirring in the remaining chocolate chips. 
Spread into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 325 for 40 minutes (or until you stick a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean). Cool before slicing. These can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

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