Chocolate Bar Brownies

These are your simple brownies with the addition of some chopped chocolate bars. I have added some little salted caramel chocolates, some dark chunks of chocolate and a sprinkle of pecans to top it off.  Yummy, chewy and chocolatey!

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup mild buttery Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I used Texas Hill Country Olive Oil
  • 3 oz chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla paste (or pure vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup flour (all purpose)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 oz chopped salted caramel chocolate bars
  • 1/2 chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 1: line and butter or oil and flour an 8×8 baking pan.

Step 2: in a small bowl over gently boiling water melt, chocolate, olive oil and add cocoa. Mix to combine. I used some dark chocolate with almond bits in it.

Step 3: add eggs, sugar and vanilla paste. Whisk until smooth.You can always use pure vanilla extract.

Step 4: add your warm melted chocolate to the sugar and egg mix.

Step 5: add your flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with a spatula only until combined. Do not over mix.

Step 6: for a bit of contrast I added chopped some milk chocolate chunks into pieces. These ones have salted caramel in them. Add the kind you like.

 Step 7: Pour your mix in the prepared pan and add some more chopped chocolate pieces and a sprinkle of pecans on top.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes  for a gooey center or an extra 5 minutes for a drier center.

Let cool. Cut and share with someone you love!!

get the milk!