Triple Chocolate Brownie Feast, Eat Half Now and Freeze Half for Later

Eating brownies or making sundaes, both hit the chocolate spot!
Today I decided to get up and bake brownies and to serve them as the base for brownie ice cream sundaes for dessert Sunday evening.  I think that sounds just about right after the spaghetti and meatball supper I am planning!  This recipe makes two 9" x 13" pans so I am freezing the second pan for another day.  This is a recipe adapted from Ree Drummond's TV program, The Pioneer Woman.

Ingredients for Triple Chocolate Brownies:

1 pound butter (4 sticks) plus 2 T. for the pans
10 ounces dark unsweetened chocolate (2 1/2, 4 ounce packages)
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa
6 large eggs
2 T. vanilla
4 C. sugar
2 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 C. semi sweet chocolate pieces

Easy lift out and storage for freezing the second pan after baking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line two 9" x 13" pans with foil then butter generously and set them aside.

Melting butter and chocolate, divine.
Use a medium large heavy bottom pan to melt the butter and chocolate together over low heat. 

I measure cocoa over a paper plate.
Stir until smooth then add the cocoa and stir again until smooth.  Remove from the heat and cool for five minutes.

This recipe was made very simply with a pan and a spoon.
Add the sugar and the vanilla and stir together well.  Beat in the eggs all at once.  Fold in the flour until combines then add the chocolate chips and blend. 

Three chocolates are better than one.
Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes.  Test with a toothpick.  The toothpick can be damp but should not have batter clinging to it.  Bake 5 more minutes if needed,

Glistening and ready to bake.
Cool completely.  Lift foil with the brownies out and place on a cutting board.  Slice into squares using a large knife.  I double wrapped the second pan and froze for another day.

For sundaes place a dip of your favorite ice cream atop a brownie, top with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and maybe a cherry or sprinkles!

My theory is chocolate makes everything better!

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