Has today been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Or maybe you know someone who is having a bad day and could use some cheering up! Well I have the perfect brownies to come to the rescue! I mean think about it…have you ever seen someone frown or cry while eating a brownie?! I think not!
Our friend Bryan had back surgery recently, and James and I talked about going over to visit with Bryan and his family after his surgery, to check in on him. I told James to ask Bryan what he wanted me to make him, to cheer him up. Bryan is also a firefighter at MFD, and is no stranger to eating my desserts. Bryan asked for some straight up, classic plain brownies. What can I say…you can’t mess with a classic! And these brownies are super easy to whip up….no mixer required! I guarantee they will turn any frown upside down 🙂
Bad Day BrowniesPrint Recipe
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 4-ounces (1 package) Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
- 2 eggs, beaten, room temperature
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
- 1-1/2 teaspoons VAIN Tahitian Vanilla Extracted in Cane Rum
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with foil or parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large microwave safe bowl, add the butter and chocolate. Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave, stopping to check and stir the mixture every 15-seconds. Stir the mixture thoroughly after each 15-second interval, and only heat the mixture in the microwave until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the microwave and let mixture cool for several minutes. Stir the white and brown sugar into the melted chocolate. Slowly stir in the beaten eggs to the chocolate-sugar mixture. Add the espresso powder, if using (it will enhance the chocolate flavors), and add the vanilla extract to the mixture. Stir until combined. Add the flour to the mixture and stir until just combined.
Pour batter out into the prepared pan and bake in 350-degree oven for 26-28 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out without raw batter on it. Brownies will have a crackly top when they are done. Let brownies cool and set in the pan. After brownies have set, transfer brownies to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into desired sized slices.
Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. Brownies will stay fresh for several days.
Slab of brownie goodness! Ooooh….that crackly top!
Let these babies cool before cutting into squares. Or if you made these for yourself because you are having a bad day, eat them while they are still hot in the pan, with a fork 🙂 Yessssssss!
These are fudgy brownies! Sink-your-teeth-in brownies. Grab a jug of milk brownies.
After I made these brownies, I delivered a plate of them to Bryan and he loved them. I saved a few brownies for James, and in a matter of minutes, James ate the three I had saved for him. So then I asked James what I should call these. James said these brownies would cause fights in the firehouse because guys would be fighting over them…I thought they were so good, they could turn anyones bad day into a good day. So Bad Day Brownies…for when you are having a bad day and need chocolate. Because we ALL have days like those! Just make sure you share…no fighting over brownies 🙂
What do you eat when you are having a bad day? I eat kale. Hahahahaha just kidding! I eat cookies! 🙂
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