These brownies are for Bob’s friend Shaun at work. He braved the Black Friday early morning crowds at Walmart while Bob and I slept in and bought us a blu ray player. Thanks Shaun! (The recipe comes from “The Cookie Bible”.)
2 cups (12 oz package) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I went with walnuts)
1 Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9 x 13″ pan.
2 Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and butter in large heavy duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. (Note from me – make sure chocolate mixture has cooled a bit so that you don’t cook your eggs when you add them.) Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla and baking soda. Stir in remaining chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into prepared baking pan. (Batter will be thick.)
3 Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
Makes 2 dozen brownies.
(One of the best things about this brownie recipe is that it can all be mixed in the same pot that you melted the chocolate and butter in. One pot brownies make for quick clean up!)