In this family there aren't many things better than a hot pan of freshly made gooey chocolate brownies to lift your spirit, or be the perfect fix for the biggest sweet tooth. I found a recipe online; months ago that I decided I needed to tweak a bit. Not because it wasn't good, but only to not have to use the stove at all.
Gooey Chocolate Brownies
½ c. white sugar
2 tbs. unsalted butter
2 tbs. water
1 small package approx 1 ¾ c. semisweet chocolate chips
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease or spray with butter non stick spray an 8x8 inch square pan.
In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, combine the sugar, butter and water. Microwave until boiling, approx 1 ½ minutes on high power. In another medium bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Remove hot bowl very carefully from microwave and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda and salt mixture; into the chocolate mixture just until combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. Do not over bake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.