Category: sweet treats

RECIPE: Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Posted June 23, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Fizzy Pop, Fizzy Pop Collection, Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies, Recipe, sweet treats / 2 Comments

By the time this recipe goes live weeks will have passed, never mind that.  It’s a Munchkin weekend but he’s off to see a movie for a couple of hours and I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth coming on.  Nothing drastic but still a small craving is building.  Brownies maybe?  I’ve not made brownies in eons.  Off to Pinterest I went to find something new, different, brownie-ish.  And I found these at Something Swanky.  I had to give them a try.  Never mind that it’s closing in on bedtime.  Never mind that the last thing I need to is indulge in brownies, or anything so rich, that close to bedtime.  I had to make them!  And I did.  And they were delectable, the perfect rich ooey-gooey yumminess that soothed my sweet tooth and made a happy Munchkin when he came in (just as they were coming from the oven).

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract (or a bit more, who actually measures vanilla?)
2 eggs
1/2 Cup all purpose flour
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips if that’s all ya got and its late – they totally work!)

Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9×9 banking dish with parchment paper.  (Invest in parchment, it’s so worth it!)  Beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a standard mixer bowl.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.  Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.  Mix in the baking soda.  Mix in the chocolate chunks (or chips) with a wooden spoon or spatula.  Once the batter forms (it will be thick), scrape it into the prepared dish and spread evenly.

Bake for 25 minutes, until brownies begin to pull away from the side of the pan.  Serves 9-12 (or a 9 year old for less about 12 minutes).

Seriously amazing for a late night snack.  Last step, as always, Enjoy!

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RECIPE: Banana Bread

RECIPE: Banana Bread

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RECIPE: Grandma’s Christmas Cake

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RECIPE: Apple Cream Pie

RECIPE: Apple Cream Pie

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RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookie

RECIPE: Chocolate Chip Cookie

So,  I went browsing Pinterest looking for a chocolate chip cookie recipe that turned out soft cookies, not crisp cookies.  I have used lots of recipes but they always have a crisp cookie.  So, I found this one. I almost went by it just due to the ingredient list.  But then I found some work arounds that did not require a run to the store and decided to give it a whirl.  The original recipe can be found here –> Chocolate Chip Cookies. So let’s get started with this massive ingredient list. Ingredients:  2 cups minus 2 tablespoons (8 1/2 ounces) cake flour *1 2/3 cups (8 1/2 ounces) bread flour *1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) light brown sugar 2 large eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoons […]

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