One of my favorite recipes shared here are the easiest brownies from scratch you’ll ever make (my husband Kyle came up with the recipe himself in the fifth grade!). However, do you know the only thing better than a normal pan of brownies? …A whole sheet pan full of brownies. That’s right! Top them off with a chocolate ganache glaze (see recipe below) and it just takes them right over the top and into chocolate heaven. I know most of us just resort to a box mix from the grocery store. That’s totally fine, but trust me, the little bit of extra time it takes to make these are well worth it. It truly doesn’t take that much longer or that much more work. So go on, give them a try…feed a crowd and I’m positive you’ll love them.
All you need are a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The only one I don’t normally keep on hand is the heavy cream for the ganache. Good thing it’s such an easy thing to grab at the grocery store.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 sticks butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 tablespoon vanilla
- 10 tablespoons coca powder
- 2 cups flour (all purpose flour)
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- CHOCOLATE GANACHE GLAZE
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 6oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla together with a whisk in a large bowl.
- Sift cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt together in another mixing bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients slowly into the wet ingredients and whisk until combined.
- Pour batter into a well buttered sheet pan.
- Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Rotate the sheet pan halfway through baking.
- Let the brownies cool for 30 minutes.
- While the brownies are cooling prepare the glaze.
- Place the chocolate chips in a glass heat safe bowl.
- Bring cream to a boil in a large pot.
- Once boiling remove immediately from the heat and pour it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute.
- Stir the cream and chocolate chips together until well combined and smooth.
- Pour the glaze over the brownies and spread smooth. Allow to cool completely, cut into squares.
Top with some vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce and you’re golden. Or, if you’d rather keep the chocolate theme going you could try our 10 Minute Homemade Hot Fudge recipe. There’s no such thing as too much chocolate, is there?
If you make them let me know how it goes! Was it as quick and easy as I said it would be? How did your family like them? Did you take them to a party or eat the whole pan by yourself like I did ;)?
As you have probably already guessed, we love all things baked goods around here. If you do too, here are some great recipes to try:
– Zucchini Orange Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting
– Homemade Nutter Butters
– Pistachio Cake
– English Shortbread