Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Brownie Truffle Bars

If you are not a diehard chocolate lover, you should stop reading right now.

These brownies are not for the faint of heart, and if Death by Chocolate exists (I'm sure it does) then one of the main contributors would be these bars! Combine a super fudgey, dense, rich chocolate brownie with an essentially pure chocolate icing and you've created these brownie truffle bars.

I think they're called "truffle bars" because they are so rich that one is DEFINITELY enough to satisfy any chocolate craving, just like a truffle. You'll want to share these around because you REALLY don't want to eat all of these by yourself!

Last Month: Quiche Lorraine Scones

Brownie Truffle Bars
Bake Time: 25 mins   Total Chill Time: About 4 Hours     Yields 32 bars

6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs
2 tsps vanilla
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup flour
1 cup quartered walnuts halves (optional)

6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9-inch square metal pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
2) In a medium bowl, melt chocolate and butter (this can be done in the microwave or over the stove). Let cool for 10 minutes.
3) In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Whisk dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture. Stir in flour. Add walnuts if desired.
4) Scrape batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Chill until cold, about 2 hours.
5) For the truffle icing: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, cream, and vanilla, stirring until smooth.
6) Chill until almost firm, cut into bars. Chill until firm, about 2 hours. Recut bars.

(Recipe adapted from Canadian Living)

1 comment:

  1. Sharing is probably the right thing to do but I would so want these all to itself.