In my book, there’s just one rule to live by: The more chocolate the better. These Dark Chocolate Brownies leave me praising the Cocoa Goddesses. Hallelujiah.

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It’s kind of like kid treat week, where we started off with Stuffed Pizza Rolls (Did you enter? Today is the last day to enter to win the Weelicious Lunches cookbook) then Apple Pie and Oatmeal Rice Krispie Treats.

And now this. This beyond good brownie.

When the editors of Better Homes and Gardens asked me to do a guest spot on their food blog Delish-Dish, there was just one condition: choose something delicious I wanted to make my own.

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But which recipe I made ended up not being of my choice. It was all up to Smudge. Luckily, we both share great taste. In chocolate.

Get the Dark Chocolate Brownie recipe here.  

Dark Chocolate Brownies Plus Friday Faves
Serves: makes 20-25 brownies
  • 7 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch square by 2-inch deep baking pan; set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate, butter, and the water; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar to chocolate mixture; beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined. Add eggs and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, and cinnamon. Beat on low speed until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar. Makes 20 to 25 brownies.
  4. Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens

It’s is a must, must, must try.

The brownie is much more Royal Princess Kate in style than Nicki Minaj. It’s a classic, basic in style but with quality ingredients and you might be asking where’s the nuts? But the truth is: it seriously doesn’t need another. Single. Thing.

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After spending a week of no makeup, slathers of sunscreen and sunny days fawning over my Smudge on a family vaca on So. Cal’s Coronado Island, I’m back at it with a jam-packed October staring me straight in the face. So many amazing opportunities coming my way that I’m super excited to share with all of you.

But until then, let’s just lean in a bit shall we? And start with a few Friday Faves to welcome in the weekend.

Fall recipe inspiration? There’s a Pinterest board for that.

We watched this the whole way through because it just kept getting better and better. An epic lip sync-off from Jimmy Fallon and the gang with a little Beyonce-Z tossed in.

Pop culture gone awry: The Breaking Bad Cocktail and Miley Cyrus Tongue Cookies.

I can’t decorate a cake to save my life which is why I’m totally enamored with this gorgeously achievable Rose Cake decorating step by step tutorial.

Coveting everything on this list of pretty things on Etsy.

Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies. What else is left to say?

Yam o’ lanterns. Brilliantly fun!

Remember what it’s like to to send a note in the mail? This free printable is adorable and a heartfelt way to say hello.

Trivia time! Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Joey and Chandler fans rejoice! The definitive guide to all the best cameos and guest stars on Friends.

I love the look of these messy tables, organized chaos that makes me want to be there.

Yes! The new season of Parenthood is here! Ugggh, but what is going on with Julia and Joel??

21 cooking tips that will change your life. I never knew about #10 but #11 blew my mind! Goodbye corn silk!

Would you make your man 300 sandwiches in exchange for a wedding ring?

I loooove the look of this: One jacket three ways.

This week’s fantasy favorite ingredient theme to go along with my Apple Pie and Oatmeal Rice Krispie Treats: APPLES! 
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread with Vanilla Glaze
Apple Pie Chai Spice Jam
Apple Jalapeño Jam
Overnight Baked Apple Oatmeal with Brown Sugar Streusel
Apple Pie Pancakes
Apple Bacon Waffles with Cider Syrup
Homemade Apple Sauce
and Rachel’s Apple a Day Guest Blogger Recipes featuring 30 inspiring food blogger’s apple recipes for 30 days

That should give you a few things to ponder and cook this weekend. Have a great, and filling one!

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