Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TWD - Chipster-Topped Brownies

Brace yourselves people this Tuesdays With Dorie has a high dosage of chocolate. It was pure heaven. I went from no baking at all to this beauty. Hallelujah!!!! Chipster-Topped Brownies are basically a thick layer of the richest chocolaty brownie ever with a layer of chocolate chip cookie spread on top. Here is the run down.

THE MAKING - I felt like this was an easy make simply because both brownies and cookies are such common treats around here that I didn't need to be paranoid about how it was supposed to look during the process. I used the Ikea dark chocolate bars for the bittersweet chocolate in the brownie portion of the treat. It did the job superbly. For the cookie part of the treat I felt like there was A LOT of butter. The batter tasted like butter to me, but in the end it cooked up nicely so maybe you need all that butter. The recipe calls for bittersweet chocolate chips, but it also says you can change it up according desire. I ended up using peanut butter chips in combination with an Ikea milk chocolate bar. The peanut butter cookie and deep chocolate brownie complimented each other nicely.




THE EATING -
Like I said these were heaven. You must be a chocolate person to truly appreciate them. Miriam (my chocolate obsessed 3 yr.old) quickly gobbled them down wanting more. Rebekah (my chocolate obsessed want-a-be but truly a lightweight, 5yrs) ate half a one and then gave the rest to Daddy who inhaled it quickly. Glenn and I both loved them and ate way too many. I made the whole 9x13, but I was glad I did. The day I made them we had play dates in and out of our house. So we sent treats home with two different families who all came back raving saying that they ate them all quickly and even began hoarding and hiding what was left. This recipe is definitely a keeper.


I LOVE the Ikea chocolate bars. This was the first time I used the dark chocolate bar in baking and it was just as fantastic. My chocolate bars usually do not make it into my baking because I eat them soon after making it home from shopping (sometimes before). Yum!

If you want to give it a try you can go visit Beth at Suppilicious for the recipe.

12 comments:

wildthayn said...

Fun variations April!! Peanut butter was a genius addition!! We also made these over the weekend and ate way too many!!!

Teanna DiMicco said...

So glad that you and your family were such fans!! The peanut butter idea is PERFECT!

Hornedfroggy said...

Maybe I should have cut my squares as small as yours... then I would have had 'more' to eat later! :) Great job!

Whitney said...

These look fabulous April! Josh would love the peanut butter addition. I might just have to make these this afternoon. MmmM!

Kim said...

I loved these too. So delicious. Couldn't stop eating them. Glad you and your family loved them too.

chocolatechic said...

I am definately chocolate obsessed. :D

These were wonderful, but mine wouldn't cook through.

lasinthekitchen said...

Subbing the peanut butter chips sounds like such a great idea! I love the peanut butter/chocolate combo! Looks tasty! Glad everyone got to enjoy it so much!

Clivia said...

I wonder if the Ikea here has chocolate. I've never noticed. Glad your family enjoyed!

TeaLady said...

Those look seriously delicious.

Tracey said...

They look perfect! So glad you all enjoyed them. I added peanut butter chips to mine - you can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

Jaime said...

great job, i loved these too

McCauley Family said...

April - they look delicious! Sarah made them while I was in Florida with her and we found they were even better the next day! Holy yums!