Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recipe Monday- Brownies

Since I've been craving sugar, sugar, and more sugar lately... 
here's an awesome brownie recipe from Better Homes & Gardens. 

Chunky Path Brownies 

  • 2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 1
    cup water
  • 1/3
    cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2
  • 1/2
    cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 3
    cups tiny marshmallows

    Chocolate Topper or Chocolate-Peanut Topper

    1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil up over the edges of the pan. Grease foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
    2.In a medium saucepan, combine butter, the water, and cocoa powder. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Add the chocolate mixture to the flour mixture; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute more (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3.Bake in the preheated oven about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    4.Sprinkle marshmallows over hot brownies. Top with Chocolate Topper or Chocolate-Peanut Topper. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
    5.To serve, remove brownies from pan by lifting foil. Place on cutting board; cut into bars. Makes 48 brownies.
    Chocolate Topper: In a medium saucepan, combine one 12-ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces, 1/2 cup whipping cream, and 1/4 cup butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Drizzle over brownies.
    Chocolate-Peanut Topper: In a medium saucepan, combine 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate pieces, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, and 3 tablespoons butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is smooth. Drizzle over brownies. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts.
    TO STORE: Place brownies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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