Easter can be a very tempting time, especially if you are attempting to watch your weight and eat healthy. I love chocolate but the amount in our house right now is a bit silly, especially as I am trying to limit myself to a small piece every few days…..I think I may be eating it all until next Easter!
Have you ever been in the same position? Have you ever wanted rid of the chocolate you have squirreled away in the back of a high up kitchen cupboard but you don’t want to waste it? Andy from Andy’s Kitchen published an excellent recipe perfect for getting rid of excess chocolate in December’s Northampton Life magazine.
“Leftover” Chocolate Brownies
250g chopped chocolate
200g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1 tsp mixed spice
Lots of assorted chocolates, chocolate eggs chopped into chunks
Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees and line a baking tin with foil or greaseproof paper.
In a small pan, heat the Stork and chocolate until melted, stirring to ensure that the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
In another bowl, whisk the sugar with the eggs until light and creamy.
Add the sugar and eggs to the melted chocolate mixture. Add vanilla extract and stir until everything is incorporated.
Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix well. Finally, stir in the chopped up chocolates and mixed spice.
Scrape the batter into your prepared tin and bake for 30 – 40 minutes. Remember, the brownies will continue to cook in the pan when you remove them from the oven so you don’t want to over cook them. They should be a bit gooey on the inside still.
Allow to cool and cut into squares.
When testing out this recipe after Christmas I used a mixture of Celebrations and Terry’s Chocolate Orange….delicious!! In each rich, silky square you have bursts of differing flavours from the chocolates.
This is a really yummy indulgent recipe but also the perfect way to use up all the excess chocolate after Easter!