Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nestle's Deliciously Rich Chocolate Brownies

After a long busy week, trying a new brownie recipe with the kids and watching a movie can be a fun and inexpensive way to spend a Saturday night. This recipe is very easy and doesn't take much time to make. It's from Nestle but I actually used Hershey's chocolate that I got on sale awhile ago. Being rather impatient, I baked them at 350 for 20 minutes.


10 ozs. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCOLATIER 62% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar, divided
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons water
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

  1. PREHEAT oven to 325º F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan. Set aside 2 ounces chocolate (1/2 bar) for drizzle topping.
  2. HEAT 8 ounces (2 bars broken into small pieces) sugar, butter and water in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate and butter are melted. Pour into medium bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time, until mixed in. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour and salt; stir well. Stir into nuts, if desired. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  3. BAKE for 33 to 35 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out still slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  4. PLACE reserved 2 ounces of chocolate broken into small pieces, in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 20 seconds, knead bag to mix. Microwave at additional 10- second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut a small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over brownie. Cut into bars. 

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