We had our monthly potluck lunch at work today and I decided to make my "Death by Chocolate" Brownies. I picked up these fabulous "No dessert is too pretty to eat" napkins, and made a little tag listing all the ingredients to make the Tupperware look a little prettier.
If I need a quick chocolate fix I always make a batch of these brownies - they're delicious and dense - the best brownie mix ever - and when they're dusted with cocoa powder, it makes these little chocolately darlings even more sweet!
My recipe makes 24 brownies and only takes 20 minutes!
Kate's Death by Chocolate Brownies
*1 1/2 cups flour
*3/4 cup cocoa powder
*1/2 tsp baking powder
*1 cup pecan pieces (or you could be really bad and add milk chocolate or white chocolate chips)
*1 3/4 cups sugar
*1 cup melted butter
*2 tsp vanilla extract
*cocoa powder for dusting
Preheat the over to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper (this will make it easier to remove the brownies once they've cooled).
Sift together flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. Mix in pecans (or chocolate chips!).
In another bowl, beat the sugar and butter until well combined. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.
Spoon and spread into the pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the brownies pulls out clean. Cool on a baking rack.
Once cool, dust the top of the brownies lightly with sifted cocoa powder.
Cut into squares and serve.