Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans – Dessert Anyone?

Brownies are one of my favorite sweet treats.  I love the cakey texture in a smaller size.  And the fact that they normally are chocolate, well what is not to like?

Rich Chocolate brownies with PecansThese rich chocolate brownie is made with cocoa and butter, and filled with chocolate chips and nuts.  You can also use white chocolate chips for a change if you prefer.  

Hearty and Rich Chocolate Brownie packs a flavor

These brownies are every bit as good as they look,  they almost remind me of fudge – another favorite of mine.    Oh, and you can cut them in two and have two of them.    I know, I know…it’s the same as one bigger one but something about eating two just seems like more.Rich chocolate brownies with pecansBe sure to eat at least one of them just out of the oven.  You can’t beat a brownie still warm from the oven.

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Rich Chocolate Brownie with Pecans
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips,
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups pecan pieces chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and set aside.
  3. Cut butter into cubes and place in a bowl along with chocolate. Melt themon low in a microwave. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until well blended. Add sugar and whisk vigorously for 1 minute until well combined. Add melted chocolate along with salt and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  5. Add flour mixture and stir to combine. Add nuts.
  6. Spread batter into a rectangular cake pan - size 11 x 8-inches.
  7. Place in oven and bake until center of brownies feels slightly firm when pressed with a finger.
  8. Allow to cool before cutting.
  9. Serve with whip cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
 

 

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