Nancy’s Not-So-Chocolatey Brownie

Nancy’s Not-So-Chocolatey Brownie

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

So, I know most of you were turned off the moment you read “Not-So-Chocolatey” but I think you should consider them for a half second. (Then you can move on, promise.) These have an impressively crispy top that still allows for a perfectly chewy brownie interior, without the extreme chocolate flavor of traditional double chocolate boxed brownies.

I’m thinking these might be the right recipe to pull out for a friend that isn’t much of a chocolate fan, but loves the idea of brownies. Worth a shot?? I know I’ve two non chocolate lovers that are going to get a batch soon!

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Nancy’s Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

pinch of salt

1 ounce of unsweetened bakers chocolate

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup nuts optional (pecans or walnuts)

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter then flour an 8″x 8″ or 9″x 9″ pan.

Melt butter and chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a separate bowl cream eggs, salt and sugar together. Stir this really well. (It’ll help prevent having any eggy bits in the final product.)

Once the chocolate has cooled add to the egg/sugar mixture. Then stir in nuts, flour and vanilla.

Pour into the prepared dish and bake for 25-30 minutes (until the toothpick comes out clean.)

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Butter and chocolate will melt together slowly. You can help it along by stirring every minute or so.

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Soon enough, it’ll look like this.

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Eggs, sugar and salt in a big bowl.

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Stir them together until the color turns to a pale yellow.

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Add the cooled butter/chocolate mixture to the egg/sugar…if it is too hot it will cook the eggs. Luke warm is perfect. Pour it in slowly while stirring.

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Then add the flour and nuts. (Clearly I went for pecans…I think that’d be my vote for this recipe, but you can skip them altogether if you’d rather.)

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Once it is all mixed together…

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

Pour it into the buttered, floured baking dish. And bake!

Nancy's Not-So-Chocolatey Brownies

That crispy, wafer-like top crust will make your day!

What do you think: Is there any reason to make brownies that are not-so-chocolatey?

 

 

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