Chocolate Bits Brownie Slice

Oh, look away or X the page if you are still going strong with your healthy resolution!

It seems cracks start to appear around my healthy resolution. How many of us are still holding tight to our wishful healthy lifestyle? All I can say I have done well for the past 30 days (barely!) and the “reward” for my effort is of course a super duper chocolatey brownies to make up for lost time!

Also, just in time for Valentine’s days which only 7 days away and I feel it’s my “duty” as a food blogger to seduce you with an extreme chocolatey post. ;)

Yes, normally you’d add nuts to brownies. It  only makes sense to do so. You need some crunchiness to complement the dense and moist texture. However, for a chocolate deprived person like myself, crunchiness for this instance, is secondary. I want chocolate in every crumb, no interference from walnuts, pecans and dried fruits. Therefore, it’s only make sense to up the chocolate stake in the brownies by adding MORE chocolate – chocolate bits in this case unless you’re feeling diligent and willing to chop the chocolate yourself. There’s no such thing as chocolate overdose, no?

Chocolate Bits Brownie Slice

(tweaked very slightly from The Australian Women’s Weekly – Macaroons & Biscuits)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 35 minutes

Makes 25

Ingredients:

  • 125 g (4 oz) chopped butter
  • 185 g (6 oz) chopped dark eating chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (superfine) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.25 cups sifted plain flour
  • 155 g (5 oz) white chocolate bits (or chopped white eating chocolate) – to add last
  • 90 g (3 oz) milk chocolate bits (or chopped milk eating chocolate) – to add last

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F. Grease deep 20cm (8 inch) square cake pan and line base with baking paper, extending paper 5 cm (2 inches).
  • Combine chopped butter and 185 g chopped eating chocolate in medium saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar, eggs, then flour and chocolate bits.

  • Spread mixture into pan.

  • Bake about 35 minutes. Cool in pan.

 
29 Responses to Chocolate Bits Brownie Slice
  1. La Roquette
    February 7, 2011 | 8:24 am

    Gorgeous photos.. will definitely try the recipe :)

    • Emily
      February 7, 2011 | 9:24 am

      Thanks. Hope you’ll love it! :D

  2. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies
    February 7, 2011 | 9:04 am

    Oh boy, those look super fudgy and good. Your pictures of this are awesome! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” (it will be open until Monday evening) and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link these brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-3.html

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:35 am

      Thanks for your invitation. I’ll check it out. :D

  3. Tes
    February 7, 2011 | 9:48 am

    I know I really need to be careful about yr brownie! It looks so indulging and addictive :)

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:36 am

      I gotta be careful too, hehe! They are indeed addictive. :P

  4. Liz
    February 7, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    Oooh, this is our kind of dessert! So deliciously moist and chocolaty! Perfect, Emily!

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:38 am

      Thanks Liz. I think this is every chocoholic’s kind of dessert (myself included). :) They are too chocolatey (and it’s a good thing) and I have a hard time to keep my hands off them. ;)

  5. Roxan
    February 7, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    Mmm, Emily! These look so good. I’ve been doing ok with my eating healthy resolution. I was on vacation for half of January so that part doesn’t count though! And this past weekend, because it was superbowl weekend. But other than that I think I’m doing ok. I want some of these brownies… Like right now.

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:42 am

      It looks like you are still on the right track when it comes to eating healthy. Good on you, Roxan! I guess it’s ok to have cheat days occasionally. However, for anyone who is reading my blog, my cheat day seems to be almost everyday, hehe! I’m just going to play I’m-still-young-and-my body-can-still-handle-my-unhealthy-ways card for now, hehe!

  6. Paula
    February 7, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things :)

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:43 am

      Thanks Paula. I take that “staying healthy” is not part of your new year resolution? hehe ;)

  7. Joy
    February 7, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    This looks wonderful.

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:44 am

      Thanks Joy. :)

  8. meemsnyc
    February 7, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    I am drooling. This looks awesome, I love brownies.

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:46 am

      Thanks for your kind words. It’s hard to hate brownies, don’t you agree? ;)

  9. Steph@stephsbitebybite
    February 7, 2011 | 7:26 pm

    I need these and I need them now :) I’m having a huge brownie attack thanks to your yummy pictures! Great recipe!

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:48 am

      I wish I can offer you some. The portion from the above recipe is abundant for 2 people, not that I’m complaining. ;) Thanks for your lovely comment. :)

  10. Sandra@Sandra's Easy Cooking
    February 8, 2011 | 12:21 am

    Looks really really delicious! I could eat it right now:))

    • Emily
      February 8, 2011 | 7:50 am

      Thanks Sandra. Not trying to blow my own trumpet here, these brownies are super delicious. But then again, it’s hard to bake an awful tasting brownies right? ;)I would love to offer you some if distance is not an issue. :)

  11. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels
    February 8, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    I love love love brownies! And yours look incredible. YUM! I adore how you put different kinds of chocolate bits in the brownies. :)

  12. briarrose
    February 8, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    Oh my these look rich and decadent. Beautiful job!

  13. Lau@Corridor Kitchen
    February 9, 2011 | 3:04 am

    If this is based at all on the AWW triple choc brownies, I’m so gonna make these…

  14. Allison [Haute Box]
    February 9, 2011 | 5:26 am

    Wowza. These look amazing!

  15. Lisa @ Tarte du Jour
    February 9, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    I adore a decadent brownie….you out did yourself here! Well done on the top 9!

  16. Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie
    February 9, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Oh my god, that looks really really good! I love the sprinkles of white chocolate chips in there, so delicious! And the look so purdy, too!

  17. Anne @ dealsmeetrecipes
    February 9, 2011 | 8:25 pm

    They look so awesome! I can’t wait to try it!

    Anne

  18. Holly B @ Recipes from a Normal Mum
    February 9, 2011 | 9:12 pm

    I am so with you about not abusing the wonderful thing that is a brownie with nuts and suchlike. I am on a quest at the moment for the perfect brownie so will make these to see how they measure up to the current fave – white and dark choc toffee brownie.

  19. Kerrie
    December 9, 2013 | 4:25 am

    I’ve just popped them in the oven……fingers crossed. Love chocolate and not so keen on nuts so this one was the go for sure. Thanks for the beaut recipe and pics

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