I thought this would be a good recipe to post for Valentine’s Day recipe. I rarely post what I intend to for a particular holiday. I usually make things in a hurry and forget to take pictures, or get busy and do not post. This is my valentine post, early!! This never happens. It is only happening now because I was going to the gym, instead I decided I should make brownies with pieces of Caramilk bar inside. Maybe I will make it to the gym tomorrow and run a little while longer.
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9″X13″ pan.
1 cup of pecans (optional). If you are using the pecans spread them on a cookie sheet and bake until toasted, about 10 minutes. Coarsely chop. I didn’t use pecans this time but they are very good with the pecans.
Coarsely chop 4oz of unsweetened chocolate, combine with 2/3 cup of butter.
Microwave until melted. Keep an eye on it and stir every now and then. Should take about 2 minutes.
(I love taking pictures of chocolate)
Cool chocolate until lukewarm, and then stir in 1 & 1/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs and 1 & 1/4 tsp vanilla.
Gradually stir in 1 cup of all purpose flour.
Break up 2 family size Cadbury Caramilk Bars (I think that is about 200g total). Give or take a square or two (maybe 3), ok I ate a few.
(more pretty chocolate pictures)
Stir the Caramilk pieces and pecans, if using, into the batter. Spread evenly into pan.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Keep checking on it, very important that it doesn’t over bake. I baked for about 22 minutes and I think that was a little too long.
Melt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips with 1/2 cup table cream, stirring. Once all melted and creamy spread over the warm brownies.
Let cool completely. Then cut into squares. Try not to eat too many at once.