Thursday, August 20, 2015

THROW IT OUT THERE THURSDAY + CHOCOLATE CHIP BROWNIE BARS


Chocolate Chip Brownies
This chocolate treat is so simple to make and once they taste it, your friends will love you!



Chocolate Chip Brownie Bars


Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
One 6.5-ounce box brownie mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil



Directions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil with a 2-inch overhang. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar at medium-high speed with a mixer until fluffy. Add 2 eggs, beating until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating until the mixture forms a soft dough. Stir in the chocolate morsels.

In another large bowl, combine the brownie mix, oil, 1/4 cup water and remaining 2 eggs, beating until well blended.

Spread the the cookie dough in prepared pan. Pour the brownie mixture over the dough. Using a knife, swirl the mixtures together. Bake until the edges start to pull away from sides of the pan, 40 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bars.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen



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18 comments:

  1. That looks like a great recipe. I was never able to solve that rubiks cube.

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    1. I would totally love to figure that riddle out to the Rubiks cube Mary! (lol) Hugs...

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  2. 6 seconds for a Rubik's cube ? I never could solve it, lol ! You are always tempting us with food and drinks, I like that ;)

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    1. I know, right iza (lol) that kid is amazing! Thanks for the hugs and kudos. Makes my day! Hugs...

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  3. Yum! I've been in the mood for brownies and that recipe looks amazing. You make a very interesting and very correct point by saying that cheating is a form of abuse. I've never thought of it that way but it's very definitely a form of emotional abuse. 6 seconds for a rubik's cube is seriously impressively. I may have gotten impatient with a rubuick's cube and put it down after 6 seconds but that's about as far as I ever got!

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    1. I always say that we can never have too much chocolate, Katherine. (lol) I'm so serious about emotional abuse and cheating that it makes me want to get on the soapbox and preach, but I'll contain myself. (lol) Isn't that kid simply amazing???!!! Hugs...Ro

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  4. Oh that looks yummy.Must look away. Must look away.

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    1. Any reason I can find to eat chocolate, Anna, and I'm going for it! Happy Saturday to you.

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  5. I used to do secret shops back in the 90s. It paid pretty well at that time. I still occasionally get emails for them (how odd that I'm still on mailing lists after 20 years, right?!) but now the pay isn't worth it. I looked into a few of them and they wanted you to go jump through all these hoops for $10 or $15. You have to fill out a long survey at the end and some of them even make you talk to three or four different people, get all their names, note exact times you spoke to each, etc...all without being seen writing any of it down. You could use your smartphone now.

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    1. I didn't know it used to pay better, Stephanie. You're right! Some of those secret shops do seem a little crazy, putting your own money up front than being reimbursed. So far, I've only chosen the ones that I have to write a review on store customer service and appearance, but it was tough to do incognito. (lol) Will check out the movie one and report back.

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  6. I love cookies! And this recipe just has to be tried one of these days, Ro :)
    Oh, the Rubik's Cube... I can actually still make it, but not as fast as I could when I was a teen. My kids think I'm magic when I do it, though :)
    Have a fantastic Friday :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Wow Lexxie! You're an expert cuber?! That's pretty dang awesome, and like your kids I'm super impressed! Hugs...Ro

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  7. No cookies! My body is aching all over because of this new fitness plan I'm in. This post is the devil!!!

    *looks for a cookie. finds a bag of donut instead*

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    1. As gorgeous as you are, why in the world are you trying to watch calories, Beautiful Braine? But I can imagine the body pains, for sure, so hang in there and take care of yourself. I'm in on those donuts, too! (lol) Hugs...

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  8. I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks.

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    1. Hope you like them Angela! Hugs...

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  9. I am so hungry now Ro!! Might have to make these :)

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  10. You must stop sharing posts that make me hungry for chocolate!

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