The Fantastic ~ Bake ~ Along

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ’•

Last week/weekend it was time for our monthly fun and delicious Bake-Along. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So here’s the post that falls in the category ‘She also ran baked’ ๐Ÿ†

I have been reading a lot of the wonderful baking posts…so, yes, I do believe I’m the last one!

The lovely Tracy, quilter, baker, author of It’s a T-Sweets Day hosted another Bake-Along.

This month’s star-baker was Tami over at Tanglewood Knotsย ๐Ÿ˜ŠTami baked her devine looking ‘Chocolate covered Peppermint Patties’, and asked everyone for their favorite Chocolate recipe.

Well…Hello….Say ‘Chocolate’ and I’m there! ๐Ÿ˜œ
Since most of you have already seen/bakedย my favorite chocolate recipe (Chili/Chocolate Bread ) I decided to follow Tracy’s Brownie delight!

Now, honestly, I had sworn to never make Brownies from scratch again. I was convinced that the only good Brownie is the one out of a box. But Tracy was very convincing, so I gave this one more try.
What can I say? By golly she is right!ย ๐Ÿ˜ŽNever again will I bake brownies using a mix!
These devilish things are sooooooo good! I can’t even begin to describe it!

Don’t believe me? Here’s the recipe…go ahead! Try it!


โ€ข โ€ข 1c salted butter โ€“not margarine

โ€ข โ€ข 5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

โ€ข โ€ข 2c sugar

โ€ข โ€ข 3 eggs

โ€ข โ€ข 2 tsp vanilla

โ€ข โ€ข 1 1/2c flour

โ€ข โ€ข *optional 1c chopped nuts

Combine butter, sugar, cocoa, and eggs. ย Mix until smooth. Add flour, vanilla, and nuts. ย The batter will be thick and light brown. ย  Spoon into a greased 8ร—8 pan . They will be thick. Cook on the middle rack of ย a 350* oven for 40-45 min. ย Start checking at 35 min. ย They are done when a knife comes out clean but just barely clean. ย Do not over cook.
I baked them for 42 minutes (convection oven).

They’re ready for the oven….

After 20 minutes the house filled with a wonderful chocolate-y fragrance. I could hardly wait to pull them out of the oven. After checking a few times, the knife finally came out (almost) clean.

Hubby and I nibbled on them all evening…until we agreed that we have to move them out of sight. Good thing we did or there wouldn’t have been enough left for a nice picture! ๐Ÿ˜

If you’re looking for more chocolate goodness, please check out what all the other bakers posted for ya

Lucia @ Crochet, Knit, and more

AJ @ A Petite Slice of Life

Marcia @ Una Regiaen Bicicleta

Rebecca @ Twinklehook

Abbey @ Three Cats and a Girl

Susan @ Granny Smith’s Quilting

Kathy @ Sewing etc.

Brenna @ Crochet539

Emma @ Emma’s Crafts Design

Kate @ Life, Tea, and everything

I hope I can add your name to this list next month! Happy baking!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will do so often!

Until thenย  img_2242-2

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kathyreeves
    Feb 20, 2018 @ 19:48:31

    Good for you Tina! Down with mixes and meals out of a box! I am going to have to try these, they look so dense and yummy.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. compassionknit
    Feb 20, 2018 @ 19:51:44

    Well HOW ABOUT THAT? I was asked to bring a chocolate treat to the barn next monday. WE have a group that does lunch bunch after the morning classes. I can find something chocolate on your page THANKS!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. AJ
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 03:07:12

    Oh yours look really good!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. brennacrocheter
    Feb 21, 2018 @ 13:25:52

    They look so yummy! That pan wouldnโ€™t stand a chance around me ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Liked by 1 person


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