To commemorate one heck of a winter this year, I made some delicious Blizzard Brownies. These brownies remind me of snow falling on a dark winter night! 🙂
It’s been a rough winter up here in the Sierras… It seems like we’ve gotten bombarded with a new storm every week. It was nice for a while, but then the snow just kept coming and burying our house more and more. 3 to 4 feet of snow all around the property is not ideal for walking around, and makes for quite a day of shoveling. And if that wasn’t bad enough, we had 10 inches of solid ice outside of our back door and ice filling up every gutter attached to the house.
So thankfully we’ve made it through that rough patch of brutal storms and now it’s semi-sunny again! Usually I loooooove the snow, but after you’ve gotten as much as we have this winter, it gets tiring.
The edges are always my favorite part. But that might be because I have to save the middle ones to put in school lunches… 😉
Stacked up and ready to be eaten! These brownies don’t mess around… They’re soooooo good! The white chocolate chips add some nice visual flair as well.
The tower of tastiness… These brownies were fantastic! A great winter-themed dessert for any event (including sitting on your couch and eating all of them, like me). I appreciate simple recipes that take very little time to make because I have such a busy schedule, so this dessert was PERFECT for me!
And a quick little update- lacrosse has officially started up! Practices are just as grueling as I remember them to be, but that’s perfectly okay if you love the sport as much as I do. Can’t wait for games!
- ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips, plus a few more to sprinkle on top
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugar and butter. Then mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in ⅔ cup chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared pan (the batter will be thick). Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center come out with moist crumbs attached. Cool completely. Cut off the edges (and eat!), and then cut the rest into 16 squares.