Sometimes, you need a serious chocolate fix. Whenever that urge happens that only sinfully rich and full of chocolate decadence can satisfy, I like to make my Best Brownies recipe for my favorite brownies.
I have been growing more herbs. One in particular that is wonderful to plant is Chocolate Mint. I like to dry it and then grind into a fine powder. For a small amount, I use a little electric coffee bean grinder. A teaspoon of this chocolate mint powder is a nice optional touch in these brownies. Peppermint extract also works if you like a bit of mint with your chocolate.
As you can guess, this was my weakness for this weekend. I baked a batch and plan to indulge. I do hope when you get suddenly hungry for brownies that you’ll try my recipe because it is the best one that I ever made.
I would like to share a few other wonderful brownies that I make. My No-Work Banana Brownies are easy and different. The other is my Double Chocolate Zucchini Brownies, which is also an incredible brownie.
My Best Brownies
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of dried chocolate mint or 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (optional)
1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa
6-ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup of chopped nuts
All you do is put everything in your mixing bowl except for the chips and mix well. You can use a wooden spoon.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips chips on top and bake in 350-degree oven for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.