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Rich, decadent and oh-so-good, these moist
chocolate brownies topped with a layer of ganache will serve
as the perfect treat after any meal.
- 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ®
TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
3/4 cup butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
4 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, finely ground (optional)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC).
Line 9-inch-square baking pan with foil. Grease bottom and sides.
- Heat 1 1/2 cups morsels, butter and water
in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly,
until morsels and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir
in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat.
- Beat eggs and sugar in medium mixer bowl
until thick, about 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold 1/3
of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg
mixture, one half at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Fold
in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until risen
in center and edges start to get firm and shiny (center may still
move and appear underbaked). Cool completely in pan on wire rack
(center may sink slightly). Cover; refrigerate for 4 hours or
- Place cream in small, uncovered, microwave-safe
dish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 25 to 30 seconds. Add
remaining 1/2 cup morsels. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; stir
until chocolate is melted.
- Spread ganache over chilled brownie. Refrigerate
for 30 minutes. Using two opposite sides of foil, carefully lift
the entire brownie out of the pan and place on cutting board.
Carefully peel away foil from brownie. Cut into bars. Store in
tightly covered container in refrigerator.
Makes 16 brownies.
Recipe and photograph are the property
of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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