Monday, January 16, 2017

chocolate and lots of it.

   










It's been too long. I have wanted to bake the past couple of weekend but like to try new recipes and just couldn't decide what to make. I was in a very chocolatly mood so created these. The texture is a combo of a fudge brownie, a chocolate chess pie and a truffle.

Gooey chocolate walnut brownie pie bars
Crust:
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup dark brown sugar
1½ cups pastry flour
¼ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
( I used Hershey's)
Pinch of salt
Filling:
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1½ teaspoons vanilla
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 dark chocolate bar chopped up (I used the Trader Joe's ones)
1 and ½ cup chopped walnuts


Directions:
For the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a baking dish ( I used 11x7 you can use 9x13 but baking time might be shorter) with parchment paper.
  3. In your mixing bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar until well combined.
     (brown sugar is love)
  4. Add in flour, cocoa powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
  5. Press dough down into bottom of pan. Bake crust about 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned around edges.               

       










    for the filling:
  6. 7. mix together granulated sugar, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, until combined 

    8. Add in the eggs, cocoa powder, salt and mix until well combined.
    9. mix in chocolate chips and walnuts.


    10. Pour batter over crust.

    11. Place back in oven for another 30-40 minutes (and I turned oven up to 340 after about 25 mins) or until slightly browned and crackly on top ( will be very gooey).

Let cool to cut and enjoy!