Monday, February 8, 2010

Ghirardelli Brownies

I was supposed to make brownies for a super bowl party that Hirsh and I were going to that ended up getting cancelled due to the snow. Luckily, our neighbors had us over instead (in 35 inches of snow, down the street was about as far as we could go!). I brought Ghirardelli chocolate brownies and they were delicious! This will always be my go-to brownie recipe.

Ghirardelli Brownies
2 eggs
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C (1 stick) butter, melted
3/4 C Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa (comes in a gold tin)
2/3 C flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup 60% Ghirardelli Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (you can use regular chocolate chips, but these make the brownies extra delicious)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Stir eggs with sugar and vanilla by hand, using a spoon.
3. Add melted butter and stir.
4. In a separate bowl, sift together ground chocolate with flour, baking powder and salt, mix to combine.
5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until fully combined.
6. Stir in chocolate chips.
7. Spread into a greased 8x8 or 9x9 pan.

8. Bake about 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
9. When cool, cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

Difficulty: Easy
Debbie's Rating: 10
Hirsh's Rating: 9.5


  1. Those look amazing! There's a Ghirardelli ice cream parlor in Vegas and its outstanding. We make sure to go multiple times a trip (if not daily).

  2. Hirsh, what kept this from being a 10?

  3. I actually asked Hirsh last night what would be a 10 for dessert for him. He said that if I made chocolate brownies with chocolate chips and chocolate fudge sauce and ice cream...that would be a 10.

  4. Oh, that does sound good. So Hirsh judges food like the old figure skating method... he leaves a little room at the top just in case.