Monday, July 9, 2007

Seriously Awesome Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Coming back from vacation and facing Monday all at the same time has me seriously craving something chocolate. Of course, I am on a post vacation diet, so no baking and eating these wonderfully moist, super chocolate loaded, easy to make brownies for me. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy them, for both of us!

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1/3 cup cocoa

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Remove melted butter from heat; add cocoa and stir until well blended. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt. Do not overbeat. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips (I often times add more chips, just to "taste"!). Spread into prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Now try to stop at just one.....

"Mondays are the potholes in the road of life"

-Tom Wilson

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

-Charles M. Schulz

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