So happy to be joining my fellow Volunteer Field Editors for Taste of Home Tuesday this week, it's been a while. I've still been making lots of great recipes from Taste of Home, in fact, I've already tried 15 in 2019! Our favorite so far had been the Old Fashioned Fudge Cake, but I think these Chocolate Glazed Brownies have definitely tied for first place.
Now I've got to say, my guys are picky. I know, I've said it before. But they are, and they've also been known to pronounce things "too chocolatey." What?!! I don't even know what that means. But once I saw Deb A's recipe, I knew that I had to give it a try.
I loved that the recipe used things that I already had in my pantry. My only change was to add about 1/4c of mini chocolate chips to the batter because my pan was 8.5" x 8.5" and I was afraid there wouldn't be enough batter. It still worried me when I spread it into the pan, but I popped them in the oven and hoped for the best.
Mine baked in 22 minutes, and had a beautiful crackly top. I briefly considered my oddball crew and was going to skip the glaze, but I'm so glad I didn't. These were awesome. The guys used them as a base for a brownie sundae, topping them with vanilla bean ice cream and a little whipped cream. I had mine as is. So, so good.
Chocolate Glazed Brownies
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large egg whites, room temperature
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4c mini chocolate chips (my addition)
- 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons hot water (3 to 4)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg whites, one at a time. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Mix glaze ingredients; spread over brownies. Cut into bars.