Monday, May 17, 2010

Back to work!

We're back home and I'm going back to work tomorrow. Bright and early at 9 am.. BOO!!! So, you know what that means - BROWNIES! and I'm not talking about your regular ol' box mix. I'm talking about made from scratch, double chocolate, gooey caramel, sooo bad for you brownies. See, we're back for just one day, and I'm already in the kitchen. You can't keep me away ;)
These brownies are super good. Moist, gooey, a bit salty, and sweet. This recipe is adapted from Recipe Zaar if you want the original you can go there and search for "The Best Brownie". I modified it to what ingredients I had on hand, my personal taste preference, and whatever I wanted to add to it.. Seriously, I made them last night at 10 and they are almost already gone. Now, if that's not a sign that they're delicious, then I don't know what is.

ohhh glorious chocolate!

Surprise Swirl Brownies

1 C canola oil
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C light brown sugar, packed
1 TB pure vanilla
4 large eggs
1 TS baking powder
3/4 C cocoa powder
pinch of kosher salt
1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
1/2 C caramel bits (cut up caramel candies, like the Kraft brand)
1/2 C evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray, set aside. Mix together the sugar and the oil until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add in the eggs and the vanilla until just combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Whisk into the oil mixture. Divide the batter in half, and pour one half into the baking pan. Sprinkle with half of mini chocolate chips. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the caramels and milk, microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring after the 2 minute time period. Once out, let cool for about 5 minutes. Then stir, and pour over the chip covered batter. Gently pour the remaining batter over the caramel mixture, covering to the edges. You'll get a swirl of caramel and brownie batter, which will look pretty! Finally, sprinkle with remaining chips and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

If these last longer than a day in your house.. You did something wrong :P

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