I was going to post this one before Christmas….but I got caught up with the holidays and totally forgot.
One of my favorite childhood winter memories is getting to drink hot chocolate after a long day of sledding. I decided to combine one of my favorite childhood drinks with one of my all time favorite desserts. Hot chocolate brownies. This dessert was fully loaded with all things chocolate.
For this recipe I used half chocolate caramel hot chocolate and half Ghiraredli hot chocolate. Feel free to use any flavor hot chocolate that you have on hand. I kind of wish I had a peppermint hot chocolate mix for this recipe.
2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
¾ cup hot chocolate mix
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt two sticks of butter and let it cool.
- Combine the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a medium bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient and whisk until fully combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
- Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Pour the batter evenly into the pan and sprinkle another 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips onto the mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Let the brownie rest for at least 15 minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack.
- Melt the remaining chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave until smooth.
- Spread the melted chocolate onto the brownies. Let the chocolate set for 30 minutes before cutting.