Happy Saturday! I can’t believe this week is almost over. This week for sure hasn’t been an easy one. My husband has a terrible cold (which I’m trying not to get) and my dad’s health (who is in Peru) has gotten worse. Dad is 82 years and he has always been a stubborn person (specially now at his age). He fell 3 times this week and I was so worried that I was about to get a ticket to fly home and see him. But, things have calmed down and he seems to be a bit better now. My parents live in a big house (stairs included), so it’s a hazard for them to be going up and down the stairs, but my dad does not want to sell the house, we have talked to him many times, we found buyers for the house, but he just does NOT want to. I just pray that he’ll change his mind soon and not wait until something really bad happens to him or mom.
Last night I needed a break so I went to have Chinese food with a couple of friends. It was nice to get out of the house and have some friend time and vent a little bit. This weekend is going to be warmer than usual so hopefully hubby will get better so we both can do something for Saint Patrick’s Day!
Yes, Saint Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and this recipe is perfect if you want to surprise your family and friends! Have you ever heard of Baileys Chocolate Baking Chips??? I know! Maybe you haven’t! I didn’t know about them until my friends from Clabber Girl sent me some samples to try them. I really love how they taste, and you can add those chips to your favorite baked goods! You can buy them online, I think Amazon is a good option of where to buy them.
This recipe is about fudgy chocolate brownies packed with baileys chips and mini dark chocolate cookies that I got at Trader Joe’s.
Let’s start with the recipe!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I love “Molina” brand
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup Baileys Baking Chips
3/4 cup mini dark chocolate cookies (or thin mints), chopped
1.- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan. I always line my pan with parchment paper.
2.-In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Add baking chips and chopped cookies. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle some extra chips and cookies on the top (if you want to)
3.-Bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes. Do not overcook. You will know that your brownie is done when the top gets shiny and starts to crack.
Enjoy!!! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!!