Beyond Brownies

by The Zoe Report

Happy Thanksgiving from The Zoe Report! In honor of the food-filled holiday, I want to share with you one of my all-time most cherished recipes—my Chocolate Dream Brownies. Along with my ba-na-nas bread, they are a staff favorite at my offices! I bake them for my team as a thank you whenever things are extra hectic…and now you can enjoy them too as a sweet indulgence amidst the holiday hustle! Happy Turkey Day! xoRZ


2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup sweet cocoa powder 2/3 cup flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 cups semi sweet OR milk chocolate chips OR chunks 1/2 – 1 cup walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, use a spoon to stir eggs with sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add softened butter. Sift ground chocolate with flour, baking powder and salt. Stir dry mixture into egg mixture until blended and smooth. Add chips and nuts. (DO NOT OVER STIR!) Pour and spread evenly into a greased 8″ or 9″ square pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes—less time for chewy and more time for cake-like brownies. Makes 16-20 brownies. Cut into squares when cooled. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving with vanilla ice cream 🙂

P.S. Don’t be afraid to double the recipe for a dinner party…they go FAST!

P.P.S. If baking is not your forte, check out a few of my other Haute Hostess Gifts!