I love brownies. Well, I love brownies with ice cream! Fudgey, chocolatey, warm, soft, rich. Yum!
Normally when I bake brownies, it’s a whole pan (13×9). That is too much for 2 people to eat. Really- it’s too much. Oh, Nick would eat one piece, then I would eat the rest…breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack. But then you would find me laying on the bathroom floor in misery. So I don’t do that (anymore!).
So when I had the craving for brownies the other night, I knew I didn’t dare make a normal sized recipe. I needed to go smaller- much smaller. This recipe is enough for 2 brownies (or 3- my pans were small and heart-shaped!)…or 1 generous brownie (if you don’t want to share, and you are willing to risk being found on the bathroom floor later. P.S.- whoever finds you WILL laugh at you). The brownies have a nice chocolate flavor- the special dark cocoa adds depth, and the chocolate chips add a nice richness. And eating them warm means warm and gooey chocolate chips :)
And yes- I shared!
Chocolate Chip Brownies For Two
Makes 2 servings
Prep time: 3 minutes Bake time: 10-12 minutes (depending on the size pan)
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons special dark cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease pan(s). I used little heart-shaped pans, but ramekins, a loaf pan, or even muffin tins would work.
In a medium mixing bowl, place butter and sugar. Microwave 20 seconds or until the butter has melted. Whisk the butter and sugar. Add in the cocoa powder and whisk until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla. Whisk in the salt, baking soda, and flour. Stir in the chocolate chips. Distribute evenly into your prepared pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes- depending the size of your pan (be careful not to over-bake).
Remove from oven, and if you want to eat them warm, let them rest for 10 minutes before diving in!
How do you like your brownies, fudgey or cakey?
Made with love, not calories!