brooke's best bombshell brownies*

I am having dessert blogging withdrawals. I don't know if I have ever gone this long without posting a dessert, so even though I have a ton of "meals" to put up, I just NEED to put up a dessert :). I mean, who doesn't like dessert?

So, my hubby recently had a breakthrough. It is so great, yet so awful all at the same time. He LIKES dessert as of late. This is my dream come true! But then again, now we are making brownies and big cookies and eating ice cream. If you haven't noticed I have not mentioned my "healthier eating" lately. That's because, even though I try my hardest, I still end up eating something everyday that I really shouldn't. It has always been harder for me to eat good at work because there is everything there! And we are constantly making cupcakes and I'm surrounded by fruit roll-ups (my weakness) and other amazing things, but at home I never have anything around because if there is anything around I will "have" to eat it all by myself - and heaven forbid something sweet go to waste :). Now - not the case. Landon will eat it with me. Which means we have amazing desserts around because that's all I can think about until I make it and then we eat it and....AHHHHH!!!

So - Landon has been liking brownies lately. We have just gotten the boxes of brownies at the store a couple of times because I have been super lazy, but then one day I decided to make my own. I found this recipe on the internet and they looked pretty amazing, so I whipped them right up and topped them with ice cream! They are pretty yummy! They taste just like a box mix to me, which is fine because I think those are pretty good. However, when I ate a piece the next day I wasn't the biggest fan - even after I heated it up in the microwave. They were a little hard and not as gooey and amazing. So my suggestion would be to make sure you are going to finish them when they are fresh that same day. Other than that, I have no complaints. And of course, as you can see, I definitely made these at my house because the pictures are all shadowy and horrible! SORRY! Oh, and I halved this recipe because I did them in a 9x9 pan so that I didn't end up eating a whole cake pan of brownies mostly to myself!!!

Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies

1 cup butter, melted
3 cups white sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.

Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Gradually stir in the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.

Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick come out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.




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