It is no coincidence that I first made this pie when Barry was out of town. You see, I have this thing for brownies…and I don’t like to share. I eat them when Annie is asleep and Barry is gone. And then I hide the pie plate under a towel in the kitchen. Survival of the hungriest. If you pair a brownie with vanilla ice cream, you better watch out or I might just bite your hand off. Don’t get between me and my brownie. This is your warning.
This pie is SO easy you’ll make it all the time…but don’t blame me. I’m just sharing the love. Don’t make this for potlucks or for Sunday family dinner. Don’t do it. There will be fights and gnashing of teeth because I do think it is indeed possible to eat this whole pie in one sitting and not share. Not that I would know that type of thing…I’m just guessing.
In a saucepan, melt 1/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder. Stir well.
In a mixing bowl, combine some white wheat flour, salt, and sucanat (or brown sugar). Whisk to get rid of lumps.
To the flour mixture, add your melted chocolate/butter mixture. Lick the saucepan. WATCH OUT! IT’S HOT! Or so I hear from other people. *Cough*
Stir the mixture well and then add two eggs and two teaspoons of vanilla.
Pour your batter into a greased 9 inch pie plate.
You’re going to bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Never over-bake a brownie. That’s sacrilegious. I’m pretty sure no one wants a dry brownie. I always UNDER-bake my brownies because they continue to cook a little bit when they come out of the oven…and then they end up nice and gooey. Gives me the happy shivers.
You’re going to cut and serve this just like you would a pie. I cut mine into 8 pieces. Of course, you could just eat it directly from the plate with a spoon. It is, after all, ONE plate. You use one plate for dinner, don’t ya? I don’t see any difference here. Amen.
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- ¼ cup white wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- In a saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate chips, and cocoa powder.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sucanat.
- Add the melted butter mixture and stir well.
- To this batter, add two eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
- Pour into a 9 inch greased pie plate.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until brownie starts to set around the edges. Cool and slice with a plastic knife to avoid ripping it to shreds (it works!).
Yield – 8 pieces….or ONE large piece
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