Thursday, February 9, 2012

Treasures from a Chocolate Cookbook: One Bowl Brownies

Welcome to the third installment of "Treasures from a Chocolate Cookbook"! I hope you guys have enjoyed the chocolate recipes I have been sharing as much as I have enjoying making them, eating them, and blogging about them! I have been looking forward to the weekends now just so I can try out a new recipe. 

Last weekend we made One Bowl Brownies. They were great for the Super Bowl as well as a late night bowl-of-ice-cream-and-brownie treat. The best thing about them: they are SO easy to make!

What you need:

4 Squares of Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Chopped Pecans

I just noticed, as I am typing this recipe, that I used semi-sweet Baker's chocolate instead of unsweetened. Maybe that's why mine were so sweet? Oops! Either way they were good!

What to do:

Heat oven to 350. As always, right? What's this magical 350 number anyhow?

Line 13x9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. This is to help them not stick as well as to help you lift them out if you want to cut them before serving.

Microwave chocolate and butter on HIGH 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar and blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with fudgy crumbs. Don't overbake!

These brownies are really moist, sweet, and light. Typically I love thick, not so sweet brownies, so these were a good change up!The hubster especially loved them because he prefers lighter not so chocolatey brownies. Give 'em a try and let me know what you think!


  1. These look super yummy! I, of course, love any kind of brownies. I'll have to give them a try.
    Thanks for linking up!!

  2. These look SO good Whit! I can see why Garrett liked them so much! They look a lot like Meemaw's brownies...which are pretty much the best ever.

  3. Ohhhh divine!! Keep up that bakin' and sharin'! Have a wonderful weekend friend!

  4. i follow too many blogs that feature delicious treats. this is SO not good for me because i always end up on my lunch break buying something sweet when i should be eating my grapes. oh boy.

    but yum, looks so good! i think my grapes won't be eaten today.