Dark Chocolate Brownies
OK, really, what could be better than chocolate? There is nothing better to lift the spirits, calm the soul, or make you say ahhhhh than a rich, gooey, dark chocolate brownie with walnuts..... oh, and don't forget, dark chocolate is full of HEALTHY antioxidants!
Top off a dark chocolate brownie with a handful of berries, a dollop of cool whip, and you have yourself a delicious, almost-guilt-free dessert = ).
Since I am not an avid baker and I don't have my own special favorite recipe YET, I used the recipe from the back of the Nestle dark chocolate chip bag. Here it is to print.
10 oz. Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 tbsp water
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 8 x 8 inch square baking pan. Set aside 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Heat morsels, sugar, butter and water until melted in medium saucepan, stirring constantly until melted. Pour into a medium bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time with a wire whisk until blended. Stir in vanilla extract, add flour and salt, stir well. Add in remaining morsels and nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake 38 to 49 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out slightly sticky. Cool on wire rack or in pan, cut into squares. Makes about 16 brownies.
Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and a handful of berries!