Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Outrageous" Brownie Cups!

Having a bad day? These "Outrageous" Brownies will make you VERY happy! They are super sweet and loaded with chocolate!

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  •  4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 bag of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (if you don't have mini chips use the regular size)
  • 1/2 bag of Heath milk chocolate toffee baking bits
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray non-stick spray into a 9x13 pan or 2 (24 count mini muffin pans).
  2. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
  3. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips/heath bar pieces until well combined.
  5. Spread into prepared pan or use a cookie scoop to put batter in mini muffin pans (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30 minutes in the 9x13 pan or 9-11 minutes in the mini muffin pans.  Cool on a wire rack.
  6. If you want buttercream frosting: Beat together two sticks of softened butter, slowly add in 4 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, 1/4 cup coco powder and add 2-4 Tbsp of milk as needed. Pipe or frost onto brownies. Add sprinkles or top with remaining heath bar bits!