Be still my heart!
I have a love for food. And my love turns into an obsession with desserts…more specifically chocolate desserts. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I can be the definition of hangry, I will always have a snack packed wherever I go, and I will do a food dance when I eat something that is delish!!!
Ree Drummond’s (The Pioneer Woman) brownies don’t make me do just a food dance… they make me do a full on musical performance! They are sooo good, you guys. So. Good. Box mixes are just…. school lunch quality after you make these amazing squares of chocolatey goodness.
And besides the fact these brownies taste ahhhhh-mazing, they also have me singing their praises for another reason: they’re a one pot recipe. Meaning when you’re done, you only have ONE pot to clean up. Score.
If you want to check out the original recipe, click here. Ree has some amazing recipes on her blog. Definitely check them out….and she has a cooking show on Saturday mornings on the Food Network channel… annnnd she has a few cookbooks out. (I may be a little Ree obsessed. Her food is just too good.)
I do make one slight variation from Ree’s recipe… and I do mean slight. I use Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder instead of their regular powder.
Without further ado: here are my favvvvvv brownies!
- 1 cup Butter
- 5 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
- 3 whole Large Eggs
- 1 & 1/4 cups Flour
- 3/4 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Powdered Sugar, For Sifting
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. In a medium-large pot, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Whisk it every now and then to help with melting. Sprinkle in the cocoa powder and whisk to combine.
- 3. Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
- 4. Stir in the vanilla and sugar.
- 5. Add the eggs in, one at a time (stirring after each addition).
- 6. Gently stir in the flour until halfway incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and stir just until combined.
- 7. Dump the brownie batter into a greased baking pan.
- 8. Bake for 40 minutes, then check the brownies with a toothpick. If its still too wet, keep in for a few minutes. Don't let these babies burn!
- 10. Allow to cool completely, then sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into small squares.
- I like to add chopped walnuts into the mix when I add in the chocolate chips!