I have the biggest sweet tooth on earth. Sugar is my cigarette, and I understand why it is so hard to give up smoking. I don’t drink soda or put sugar in my tea, but good heavens do I love cookies and chocolate. And while I am best known for my desserts, I haven’t had much of a chance to conquer the GF dessert. This was my first attempt at making GF brownies, and I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself. I used Hodgeson Mill’s Multipurpose Baking Mix and Unjunked’s chocolate candies. If you are not familiar with Unjunked, they are a Massachusetts based company that makes M&M, peanut M&M, peanut butter cup, and Twix like candies without artificial ingredients. There are no artificial dyes in their candy! I love it.
*Originally posted January 29, 2013
- 3/4 cup Hodgeson Mill Baking Mix (GF)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 (1oz) squares of unsweetened chocolate
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Chocolate candies or nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease an 8X8 baking pan. Blend flour mix with baking powder and salt and set aside. Melt chocolates and butter in a double boiler or microwave in a glass bowl, stirring until melted. In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, and vanilla together, and then stir in melted chocolate. Add dry ingredients and combine. Spread batter into pan, and top with nuts if using and bake 30-35 minutes. If using chocolate candies, press into brownies now. Let cool before cutting.