Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chocolate-Covered Brownies

My mom and I make these brownies every year at Christmas time. We found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine quite a few years ago. 

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups melting chocolate discs

Start by melting sugar and butter. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and 1 cup of chocolate chips. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes. 

 Meanwhile, beat the two eggs in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. 

Add the eggs and flour mixture to the heated chocolate mixture. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. (I did not have a full bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, so I had to add holiday semi-sweet chips.) 

Pour into a greased 9 inch baking pan. (If you don't have a 9 inch pan, double the recipe and bake in a 9x13 inch pan.) Bake at 325 degrees for about 35 minutes. 
When done baking, place on a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, place brownies in the freezer for about an hour. When you are ready to dip the brownies, cut into small pieces. 
Melt your chocolate discs in a bowl. Then dip each brownie and place on wax paper. Top with holiday sprinkles before the chocolate sets.