Years ago I found the best brownie recipe ever… The recipe is all over the web and called “Whatever Floats your Boat Brownies” because the base of the brownie is the same and you add “whatever floats your boat” to them…
I usually add chocolate chips but the only colouring/artificial flavouring free chocolate chips I can find are pretty awful and are not even real chocolate. So I haven’t made brownies in a while… until a few days ago…
I decided to make them and then remembered that I had a bag full of Swiss Delice chocolates in my cupboard that I bought at Costco. I love these little chocolates. They are creamy, chocolatey but not too sweet. I buy a large bag and keep some in my bag in case we want a treat when we are out.
I got a few out and unwrapped them and started to cut them into chunks… after about 30, I had the right amount to add a heap of chocolate chunks to the brownies.
OMG… these are to die for!
“Whatever Floats your boat brownies”
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (I use a dark dutch cocoa)
1 cup sugar (I use less, especially if I am using a sweet addition)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 -2 cups of whatever floats your boat (chocolate chips, chunks, candies, nuts, raisins etc)
Preheat oven to 350. Butter an 8X8 pan
Mix the melted butter and cocoa together, add the sugar and mix well. Add the eggs one at a time and mix in. Add the vanilla and mix and then add the flour and salt. Mix until the flour is incorporated but don’t overmix. Add whatever floats your boat.
Bake for about 25 min but don’t overbake… you want a nice moist crumb.
If you want to double the recipe, use a 9X12 pan and bake for about 5min longer.
Warning: these are addictive and will disappear fast…