Triple chocolate brownies with pecans via www.clairekcreations.com

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.

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans via www.clairekcreations.com

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.

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans via www.clairekcreations.com

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.

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans via www.clairekcreations.com

The 100% correct, delicious, rich, sweet answer. Enjoy!

What about you? What’s your go-to recipe for a sweet treat?

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans via www.clairekcreations.com

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans

Triple chocolate brownies with pecans

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 125g (4oz) butter, chopped
  • 200g (7oz) dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup caster (super fine) sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 150g (5oz) white chocolate, chopped
  • 100g (3oz) milk chocolate, chopped
  • 100g chopped pecans
  • icing (confectioners) sugar for dusting

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C fan-forced and grease and line a 20cm square cake tin.
  2. In a medium saucepan, stir the butter and dark chocolate together until melted and smooth then remove from the heat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Whisk through the sugar and eggs and then stir in the sifted flour and white and milk chocolates and the pecans.
  4. Spread into the tin and bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs.
  5. Allow to cool completely in the tin then remove from the tin and cut into squares.
  6. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

 

 

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