These celebratory brownies are for today’s Bills win over the Jets. It was not pretty, but they won, so who cares, right? I believe it was the eternal philosopher – Bears qb Nick Foles, who said he ” would rather win ugly than lose pretty. ” amen, Nick! So although this was not the best game to watch today (if I was not a Bills fan, we likely would have opted for Steelers-Titans or Browns-Bengals), the end result was enjoyable! Rob suggested brownies to celebrate because the jumbo cupcakes I made won’t be nearly enough for everyone at work.
These are adapted from Nestle. These brownies are one of the first things I made my myself many years ago. I actually made a mistake my melting the entire 2 cups of chocolate chips, because I didn’t correctly follow the directions… But they came out great, so I kept repeating that mistake every time I make them! Remember to spoon your flour into your measuring cup to get the right amount. And, preheat your oven to 350 for 20 minutes before baking.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp chocolate extract (or vanilla)
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Directions – line an 8×8 square pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and butter in 30 second increments, until you can stir mixture completely melted. Add eggs and extract. Fold in flour and baking soda. Spread into pan. Bake 22 to 28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Sprinkle with powdered sugar immediately after removing from the oven. Cool completely. Store in covered container.