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Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe

This cookie dough brownies recipe is so easy to make! Use egg-free cookie dough instead of frosting for an interesting and tasty treat!

cookie-dough-brownies Nothing brings the family together like a batch of brownies.

Unless it’s cookie dough.  I don’t think we’ve ever stood as close to one another as when we are all reaching into the bowl of cookie dough at once.  No one wants to be left out of that!

Which is why brownies with cookie dough on them was one of the more brilliant ideas I’ve ever come across.

The kids thought so too. They asked me about 20 times if they could eat the cookie dough brownies, and I had to keep telling them no, because they weren’t quite chilled enough to photograph.

Which didn’t stop me from sneaking pieces of the crust when the kids weren’t looking.

Don’t tell them.

(See related post: One Bowl Brownies)

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I’m always sort of surprised at those people who don’t like frosting. I mean, I get that some kinds of frosting are really not that great, and more for show than for flavor, but as a general rule, you can’t go wrong with butter and sugar.

If you’re one of those anti-frosting people, this recipe should appeal to you. There’s no need to frost these. Just consider the cookie dough to be the frosting.

The best dang frosting you ever had. Because it tastes just like cookie dough.

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And if you are a pro-frosting person, you can even bump these up a notch by adding a layer of chocolate ganache on top.

And sprinkles.

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Cookie Dough Brownies Recipe

Rich chocolate brownies topped with egg-free cookie dough.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients

BROWNIES:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour

COOKIE DOUGH TOPPING:

  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

BROWNIES:

  1. Place butter and chocolate in a mixing bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.

  2. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla, and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined.

  3. Pour brownie batter into a greased or lined 9x9 pan. Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until edges are dry and start to pull away from the pan slightly. Let cool.

COOKIE DOUGH:

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add salt and flour and mix until combined. 

  2. Spread cookie dough evenly over brownies. Let chill for an hour or more in the fridge.

  3. Cut into 9 large or 16 small brownies. For best results, keep refrigerated, and serve cold.

 

Samoas Brownies

Samoas Brownies!  These coconut topped brownies with caramel will become a memorable favorite!

Samoas Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Fudgy brownies with a caramel coconut pecan toppping inspired by Samoas Cookies!I dreamed these brownies up clear back in August when my family had a brownie bake-off at the family reunion.  I brought these.

After they didn’t win, and I was in my little corner licking my wounds, I thought that I should have made something like these Samoas Brownies.  The caramel coconut pecan topping is seriously to die for.

I was inspired, in part, by the Samoas Rice Krispie Treats I made a while back.  They might be the tastiest thing I have ever stuffed in my face.  And make no mistake, stuffing them in my face is exactly what I did.  I couldn’t stop doing it.  These things are evil that way.

These brownies kind of had the same effect on me.  Apparently the chocolate-caramel-coconut combination is my own personal form of ambrosia.  I had to send extra brownies in the kids lunches to keep myself from eating the whole pan.

Samoas Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Fudgy brownies with a caramel coconut pecan toppping inspired by Samoas Cookies!

My daughter loves to share her treats with her friends at school.  She reports that girls offered her their food, and even their cash, for them.

She didn’t accept the cash, but shared freely.  Good girl.  I sometimes send extra treats with her, because I know she does this.

There are, of course, other recipes similar to this out there in the interwebs.  Most of them, however, melt store bought caramels.  I figure, caramel is easy enough to make, there’s no reason not to.  It’s probably easier than melting down the candies, if you ask me.  And the taste is so much better!

Samoas Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - Fudgy brownies with a caramel coconut pecan toppping inspired by Samoas Cookies!

The entire recipe is listed below.  But if you must know, I used my favorite go-to brownie recipe (minus the vegetable oil), and this caramel sauce recipe, and threw in some coconut and pecans.

It’s so awesome having trusted basic recipes to build from.  It makes these Samoas Brownies a total no-brainer.  AND, I dare say they would do very well in the family brownie bake-off!

 

Want more?  Try these family bake-off inspired treats!

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A chocolate brownie topped with coconut, caramel, and pecans.
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Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 20
Ingredients
BROWNIES:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
CARAMEL:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
TOPPING:
  • 1½ cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup pecan chips
Instructions
  1. For brownies: Place butter and chocolate in a medium sized microwave safe dish. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  3. Pour batter into a greased or lined 9x13 pan. Bake at 350F for 18-22 minutes, until edges are dry.
  4. For topping: While brownies are baking, make caramel. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan. Add brown sugar and cream, and bring to a boil, stirring. Let boil 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Add coconut and nuts to the caramel sauce, stirring to get an even mixture. Pour topping over the top of baked brownies.
  6. Let cool on the counter or in the fridge before cutting into 20 bars.

 

Peanut Butter Brookies

This chocolate peanut butter recipe is cut into bars; These chewy brownie cookies bars are so delicious and easy to make!

Peanut Butter Brookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a layer of peanut butter cookie and a layer of brownie, the ultimate dessert power couple!My brother, the peanut butter addict, literally has the worst ideas for birthday gifts on the planet.

He and his wife both have birthdays in the same month, so we usually have a family party for both of them at the same time.  This year, when we asked them what they wanted, they gave the same answer as last year.  And the year before.  And the year before that.

Gift cards.

Yeah, yeah, gift cards are easy, and my sister in law loves shopping, so that makes the gift cards extra fun, but I can’t be alone in feeling like they are super duper boring to give, can I?  I mean, there’s nothing to open, AND there’s no personal touch.  You don’t get the satisfaction of giving them something you think they would love and enjoy.

It’s a real downer for me.  And as everyone knows, my brother’s birthday is all about me.

Peanut Butter Brookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a layer of peanut butter cookie and a layer of brownie, the ultimate dessert power couple!

I went ahead and told him his gift ideas were terrible, and he promptly sent me a new idea:  peanut butter baked goods.

Now THAT, I can do.  Good call, little bro.

I had this brilliant idea to pair a peanut butter cookie with a brownie, and make them into fun little muffin-shaped bites.  BUT, of course, despite my generous (and I do mean generous) greasing of the muffin pan, those things just did not want to let go.  They came out in crumbly pieces.  See the photographic evidence of this here.

FAIL.  I actually just put all the crumbs in a bowl and let the kids dig in.

Peanut Butter Brookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a layer of peanut butter cookie and a layer of brownie, the ultimate dessert power couple!Peanut Butter Brookies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - a layer of peanut butter cookie and a layer of brownie, the ultimate dessert power couple!

For attempt number two, I layered the cookie dough and the brownie batter in a pan, baked, and cut them into squares.  This was a much better plan, and the one I highly recommend.

They were really fun to give away, and a much more personal birthday offering than the gift card I paired with them.

I hope they conveyed the message to my brother that I wanted conveyed:  that I love you, you peanut butter eating dork.  Don’t ever change.

 

Want more?  These bars will knock your socks off!

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Peanut Butter Brookies
 
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A peanut butter and chocolate bar, with peanut butter cookie layer on the bottom and a brownie layer on top.
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Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 20
Ingredients
FOR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE LAYER:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups flour
FOR BROWNIE LAYER:
  • 1 box brownie mix, with ingredients listed on the box
  • (OR you can use this recipe, and double it.)
Instructions
  1. For cookie layer, cream butter, sugars, and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix until combined.
  3. For brownie layer, prepare batter by mixing ingredients as described on the brownie mix box.
  4. In a 9x13 pan, press cookie dough into the bottom, spreading to cover the entire pan. Pour brownie batter over the top, spreading to cover the entire pan.
  5. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes, until edges are dry and pulling away from the pan, and the center is not runny.
  6. Let cool, then cut into 12 large or 20 small bars.

 

 

Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies

Crispy chocolate peanut butter marshmallow brownies!  These brownies have a crispy chocolate peanut butter topping that will knock your socks off!

Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - fudgy brownies with gooey marshmallows and a crispy chocolate peanut butter topping!One of my favorite things about food blogging is the food blogging community.  I have made some awesome blogging friends, who like to talk about food photography and blog plugins just as much as I do.

One of my very best bloggy buddies is Carla at Chocolate Moosey.  And when I mentioned to her that I needed a killer brownie recipe for the upcoming family reunion brownie bake-off for eternal fame and glory, she suggested I try her Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies.

It was a brilliant suggestion.  They are amazing.

Which is why I’m sharing them with you today.  I made a couple small changes, to make them my own and all, but overall, this brilliant recipe is all Carla.

Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - fudgy brownies with gooey marshmallows and a crispy chocolate peanut butter topping!

The family brownie bake-off was a good time, by the way.  I still didn’t kick Maren’s butt, but I have high hopes for the next contest, which is all about cookies.

The big winner was actually Grandma.  No surprise there, the woman is a fantastic cook and baker, despite her inability to smell the amazing things she makes.  Her winning bar was very similar to this one, which is so addictive I literally had to quit making it.

I also attempted a second brownie, this one with a mint cheesecake swirl, but I never could get the thing to bake all the way through for some reason, and it was really too gooey to be enjoyed.  #foodbloggerproblems  We all have those days, right?

Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - fudgy brownies with gooey marshmallows and a crispy chocolate peanut butter topping!

What I love about this brownie is everything.  Honestly.  That crispy chocolate-peanut-butter topping is to die for.

One suggestion:  I have tried them warm and cold, and I recommend eating them cold.  The marshmallow is easier to eat, the topping has a nicer texture, and they cut cleanly into pretty little squares.  It’s a win-win.

Even if it didn’t win the family reunion bake-off.

 

Want more?  Check out these brownie recipes!

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 adapted from Chocolate Moosey

5.0 from 2 reviews
Peanut Butter Crispy Marshmallow Brownies
 
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A fudgy chocolate brownie, topped with marshmallows and a crispy peanut butter topping.
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Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup flour
  • 25 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup crisp rice cereal
Instructions
  1. Chop chocolate, and place in a bowl with butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
  2. Let cool slightly, then add eggs, sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add salt, soda, and flour, and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into a 9x9 pan, and bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven, place marshmallows evenly on top (I did a 5x5 grid) and return to oven. Bake an additional 7-8 minutes, until marshmallows are puffy and slightly browned.
  5. Let brownies cool completely.
  6. In a small bowl, place chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until completely melted. Add crisp rice cereal, and stir well. Pour over cooled brownies. Place in fridge and chill until topping is hardened.
  7. Cut into 9 large or 16 small squares.

 

 

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies

These blackberry marble cheesecake brownies are a delicious way to celebrate cheesecake day!

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com for National Cheesecake DayIt’s family reunion season.  My family only gets together every other year, since we are spread all over the country, and this is the week it’s happening.

One thing this family gets right is the food.  Last time, 2 years ago, we had a Rice Krispie Treat contest.  This started when I mentioned that Scotcheroos are the best thing ever, and my cousin vehemently disagreed, and a lengthy RKT trash-talk conversation ensued.  We decided to take the battle to the family reunion.

And then neither of us won.

But the contest was loads of fun, not to mention loads of calories.

This year, the family reunion bake-off is a brownie contest, and the trash-talking cousin and I are both determined to avenge our previous losses.

To that end, I’ve been auditioning brownie recipes right and left.  This one was actually the suggestion of one of my Facebook fans.  Thanks, by the way, dear Facebook fan who suggested this.  Because it was an excellent suggestion.  Really, really, really excellent.

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com for National Cheesecake Day

Don’t be surprised if you see more brownie recipes on here in the coming weeks.  Trust me, it’s not easy to find a winning brownie that can beat my talented cousins and aunts.

If you’re at all curious about this contest (because everyone is super interested in someone else’s family reunion photos, right?) I’m sure I’ll be posting the up-to-the-minute info on Instagram.  If I have a cell signal, that is.  We’re kind of out in the boonies this year.

My favorite thing about this brownie recipe, besides the blackberries of course, is that it is also a cheesecake recipe.  Which is totally appropriate, since today is National Cheesecake Day!

Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com for National Cheesecake Day

Woot!  Woot!  Let’s hear it for cheesecake!

There’s a bunch of awesome bloggers making cheesecake for you today.  That’s the kind of friends we are.  Friends who make cheesecake, then post photos.  Then eat the cheesecake ourselves.  (Self-discipline is totally overrated.)

Scroll to the bottom for all the cheesecake recipes:

 

Want more?  Check out these blackberry recipes!

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Blackberry Cheesecake Brownies
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
Brownie Layer:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
Cheesecake layer:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • about 3 oz. fresh blackberries
Instructions
  1. For brownie layer: Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl, and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate and butter are both melted and combined.
  2. Add sugar and mix well. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
  3. Add flour and mix until combined. Spread most of the batter into a 9x9 pan, reserving a small amount of batter.
  4. For cheesecake layer, combine cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl. Add egg and mix well.
  5. Place the berries in a small dish, and use a fork to gently mash. Pour mashed berries into cream cheese mixture, and mix very gently. To give brownies a swirled look, DO NOT overmix!
  6. Add cream cheese mixture on top of brownie batter in the 9x9 pan. Place remaining brownie batter in pieces on top. Use a knife to swirl the top.
  7. Bake at 350F for 45-60 minutes, until edges are dry and slightly browned, and a knife inserted in the center of the cheesecake layer comes out clean.

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Butterscotch Blondies

Of all the blondies recipes out there, this is my favorite!  Learn how to make blondies with this simple one-bowl method.

Butterscotch Blondies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - A PERFECT basic blondie recipe with butterscotch chips.When I was a kid, my mom used to make these butterscotch blondies, which we always called “blonde brownies,” and which always disappeared really quickly.

Unfortunately, the recipe was lost, a fact which has not only caused me great angst, but also sent me on a blondie-recipe searching spree that lasted months.

Maybe years.

I was hoping I was close when I made these Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Bars, and while they were delicious, it was not exactly the blondie I was looking for.  This recipe does not have any leavening agent in it, which makes the bars dense and gooey.

I wanted something slightly more cakey.

Butterscotch Blondies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - A PERFECT basic blondie recipe with butterscotch chips.

My mom found a recipe that was very close recently.  I made an adaptation or two, and voila!  The blondie of my childhood appeared before my eyes!

Mom used to make these in a sheet pan and cut the crust off before serving them.  Grandpa would always sneak into the kitchen and eat the crusts.  He always said they were the best part!  

I think he was also a little worried my mom would throw them away.

Butterscotch Blondies from JensFavoriteCookies.com - A PERFECT basic blondie recipe with butterscotch chips.

Since Grandpa recently passed away, this yummy butterscotch treat has been on my mind a lot.  And, once I made them, naturally, the first thing I did was remove the crusts.

And eat them.

I like to think Grandpa would be proud!

 

Want more?  Check out these yummy bars!

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3.8 from 6 reviews
Butterscotch Blondies
 
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Simple blondies with butterscotch chips.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
Instructions
  1. Combine butter with sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add baking powder and flour and mix until combined. Fold in chips.
  3. Spread into a greased or lined 9x9 pan and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until brown. Let cool before cutting into 16 small or 9 large squares.

 

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Peppermint chocolate candy brownies recipe;  These brownies use peppermint bark candy to take them to the next level!  You love this peppermint chocolate candy brownies recipe!

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen's Favorite CookiesI like flavors being seasonal, for the most party.  I like to save lemons for spring and summer, pumpkin for fall, and gingerbread for winter. But… there is an exception, and that is peppermint.

Why should peppermint be just for winter?  Why is Peppermint Bark only sold in December?  It’s a tragedy, if you ask me.  You can get peppermint gum anytime, why not peppermint baked goods?

I stocked up on the peppermint bark when I found it at the store during the after-Christmas clearance sale.  Maybe some people are tired of it by January, but not me.  Not even close.

Peppermint and I have some things in common, namely, that we are both close personal friends with chocolate.  Very close.  In fact, I think it’s fair to say, we both love chocolate.  And we’re both tired of cherries and strawberries monopolizing the Valentines Day dessert scene.  It’s time peppermint had it’s day.

Peppermint Bark Brownies from Jen's Favorite Cookies

I tweaked my basic One-Bowl Brownie recipe just a little, to keep these from being too gooey.

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Peanut Butter Blondies

Peanut butter brownies; this blondies recipe uses peanut butter and chocolate chips.  These peanut butter brownies are a family favorite.

peanut butter browniesI’ve been having this problem recently.  All my pans are disappearing.

My trusty 9×9?  Gone.  My 11×7 that I use when the 9×9 is busy?  Gone.  My glass pie plate?  Gone.

I swear there are bakeware gremlins on the loose in the area.

Not to mention, I lost my favorite bread knife, and the dog ate one of my wooden spoons.  True story.  He ate it.  Ripped it to shreds.  We were finding splinters for days.

So, I guess you know what I’ll be hoping to receive as birthday gifts.  (*wink wink*)

I’m telling you all this, because you’ve already looked at the pictures, and probably wondered why these brownies are round.    And now you know that this is what happens when you make your kids do the dishes.  The pans disappear and the dog eats the utensils.

I ended up using a 9-inch round cake pan for these blondies.  I didn’t mind, because they still baked up lovely and delicious, with yummy crusty edges, and they came out of the pan quite easily.  Plus, they look cool round.

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If anyone asks, that’s why they’re round.  Because they look cool.  Sleek.  Stylish.  It’s the next thing in blondies.

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One Bowl Brownies

These easy to make brownies can be made with just one bowl! Delicious, fudgy brownies au nutella.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com   Easy and delicious brownies from scratch!I am in a bad mood today.  I went to bed in a bad mood, I woke up in a bad mood, AND it’s raining.

Sometimes I wish that when I’m in a bad mood I would think something other than, “I need chocolate,” but I don’t.  I think about chocolate every stinking time.

And, given the mood I’m in, I have no resistance at all to those urges.

I also have no patience for complicated recipes and doing dishes and stuff like that.  Give me something I can whip together in 5 minutes in one bowl and satisfy my cravings.

Otherwise, I’m left to raiding the cupboards, searching for leftover Easter candy.

Like an addict.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com   It's so easy to make delicious homemade fudgy brownies from scratch!

I should tell you right now that I am not one of those people who never uses box mixes.  In fact, the brownies that come in the red box are kind of my favorite thing ever.  And let’s face it, cake mixes make the softest, easiest, tastiest cookies.

Remember these?

But there are times when you just want to make them from scratch.  Which is what I did today.

One Bowl Brownies from JensFavoriteCookies.com

I could have left well enough alone, and just put the plain brownies in the oven, but it was a double-chocolate, triple-chocolate, quadruple-chocolate day.

So I softened some Nutella in the microwave, and swirled it into the batter.  Frankly, I think it would be equally good with peanut butter or caramel.

These turned out super fudgy and delicious, just the way I like them.  They’re not overly chocolatey, but had enough chocolate to quell my cravings for one afternoon.

And then the sun came out, and all was well.

Want more?  Try these fudgy brownies!

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Recipe adapted slightly from Picky Palate.

4.8 from 4 reviews
One Bowl Brownies
 
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Easy and fudgy chocolate brownies made in one bowl.
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Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop chocolate, and place chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until mixture is mostly smooth and melted.
  2. Add vanilla and sugar and mix well.
  3. Add eggs and stir well. (Be sure chocolate mixture is not too hot when adding eggs, or the eggs will cook when they are stirred in.)
  4. Add flour and oil, and stir until combined.
  5. Pour mixture into a foil-lined 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  6. OPTIONAL: Melt Nutella for 10-30 seconds in the microwave, and drizzle over brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl into batter.
  7. Bake brownies at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until edges are dry and pull away from the pan slightly. Let cool before cutting into squares.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Triple Chocolate Nutella Cookies from The Sweet Chick
3 Minute Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake from Life Scoops
Dark Chocolate Nutella Brownies from DoughMesstic

Friday Favorites #3: Best Recipes this week from around the Blogosphere

It is definitely spring, with summer just around the corner.  It has been sunny in my neck of the woods, although not necessarily warm.  It has been enough to make me feel like putting away the soup recipes and bringing out the summer salad recipes.  The other day, I volunteered to take dinner to a neighbor, an elderly couple who had been ill for some time.  I opted for chicken salad, made with a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli.  I was also thrilled to find blackberries on sale, and I paired them with lemon-flavored whipped cream.  It was a perfect summer meal, even if it’s barely April.

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White Chocolate Brownies

A simple, 5-ingredient recipe for a brownie made with white chocolate.

Source: Adapted from Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Yield: about 12 small brownies

I am always looking for excuses to make new recipes that I have never tried before.  This one appealed to me, partly because they are so pretty and simple and white, but mostly because of the ingredient list.  I can’t remember the last time I made a dessert with so few ingredients!  (There are only 5 in this one!)  Plus, and this is just a personal thing, I don’t mind having an excuse to buy white chocolate candy melts.  Presently, I have both chocolate and [tooltip text=”I prefer the candy melts to the white chocolate chips. For some reason, when you melt the chips they get kind of wonky and hard to work with.”]white chocolate candy melts[/tooltip] in my pantry.  The possibilities are endless!

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