Brownies. The ultimate, at least in my mind, comfort food. Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™ve ever met a brownie I didnâ€™t like. Sure, there are brownies that arenâ€™t amazing but I just donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever said, â€œWow, this brownie is awfulâ€. How could chewy chocolate ever be bad?
This one is definitely among the best brownies Iâ€™ve ever tried. Itâ€™s very chewy and the chocolate chips mixed in are a rich surprise. I think it could use more pecans but Iâ€™m a huge fan of crunch in brownies. I think this one will become my regular recipe for days when I just need a chocolate fix.
from Alton Brown
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 by 9-inch pan. Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs; blend well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold in chocolate chip and pecans. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool. Cut into 36 bars.
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