Sunday, March 13, 2011

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Brownies

1 1/4 C Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
2/3 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 C flour
1 C uncooked oats (quick oat, rolled, etc.)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C white chocolate chips, divided (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. In large mixing bowl cream together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. In microwave safe bowl or mug, melt 1 C of the chocolate chips. (Melt 30 seconds on 50% power, stir. Repeat. Stir till smooth.) Add melted chocolate to creamed mixture and stir until smooth. In separate smaller bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Stir together with fork until evenly mixed. Add to creamed mixture and mix well. Batter will become thick. Add in 1/4 C of white chocolate chips. Spread into prepared 8x8 or 9x9 pan.* Bake 20-25 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Brownies will also pull away from sides slightly. Cool Completely.

Glaze: In separate microwave-safe bowls/mugs melt both the remaining white and semi-sweet chocolate, in turn, and drizzle over baked brownies. Let set before cutting.

Makes 1 dozen brownies.

*I like to line my pan with parchment paper. Then, after cooling I invert the brownies onto a cutting board before I drizzle the chocolate.

For "clean cutting" of brownies or bars, I always use my pizza cutter. Looks so much prettier!