I Love You Brownies
 
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Serves: 10 large hearts, or 48 small brownies
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups (4 sticks/32 Tbs) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 eggs at room temperature
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  2. Prepare a half sheet pan by lining with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium sized, heavy bottomed sauce pan, melt butter over low-medium heat.
  4. Add chopped chocolate to melted butter. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted.
  5. Remove from heat, and allow chocolate to cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, whisk together vanilla, eggs, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  7. Add the chocolate, and stir to combine completely.
  8. Add flour, and fold together until just combined.
  9. If using, fold in walnuts.
  10. Pour batter in prepared pan.
  11. Bake 45-55 minutes or until top looks dry and cake tester comes out just clean. Don't over bake.
  12. Let brownies cool completely.
  13. Using a large heart cookie cutter (about 3"), cut hearts out and remove from sheet pan.
  14. Using a fine mesh strainer, liberally dust with powdered sugar.
  15. Enjoy!
Recipe by Lemon Sugar at http://lemon-sugar.com/2013/01/i-love-you-brownies.html/