Would you laugh at me or think me a little nuts if I said that until recently I still had a stash of Easter eggs? It’s not a lie. You see I received my usual haul of eggs this year but as I was breastfeeding and Ollie doesn’t like chocolate (that better change – can’t have a son who doesn’t like chocolate), I couldn’t eat them.
I cut this recipe out months ago with the intention of baking up one mega chocolate feast when I could eat chocolate again and my goodness was it worth the wait.
I smashed up all my Easter eggs and used a rich dark chocolate to melt and added some pecans for a little something special because if you’re going to go all out you need nuts right? That’s how triple chocolate brownies with pecans came to be. A couple of weeks ago, we had a BBQ with the dads in mother’s group so that everyone could meet and I was assigned to bring a dairy-free dessert.
I failed miserably. On Friday (the bbq was Sunday) I had a bit of a mini-meltdown/stress attack about the amount of things I had to do and how behind I was with work and that I had nothing to wear to the ridiculous number of events I have in August (first world problems I know) and had it stuck in my head that I wanted to make a dairy free carrot cake with a creamy icing. It just got way too hard for me and when things get hard…. brownies. Brownies are the answer.
The 100% correct, delicious, rich, sweet answer. Enjoy!
What about you? What’s your go-to recipe for a sweet treat?