Shhhh, I have a guilty secret! I eat something with chocolate in it every night! And these Double Chocolate Chocolate Brownies are the perfect treat!
I am a real chocoholic. In fact, I think the term was invented with me in mind. At a very young age I decided that I would become a vegetarian. This would have been an alright move to make, if I had in fact liked eating fruit and vegetables. As a teenager, I devised a diet of eggs on toast with cheese and chutney for breakfast, chocolate éclairs for lunch and vegetables for supper. When I moved out of home, meal times became easier. The eggs were still a part of the diet, but now I could eat more chocolate! Tea time treats of chocolate ice cream were a necessity and a chocolate bar or two would suffice for snack time. Sometimes dessert would be in order, and that would be chocolate mousse. So, of course, I now know where my sucrose intolerance had its start. Even though I cannot eat sugar, I do not want to forego the chocolate in my diet. I will settle for a block or two of Canderel dark chocolate if I have not baked something but I would much rather bake something and have a decadent treat – one slice only, than be tempted by the whole bar of chocolate sitting on the table next to me. I have created a lot of recipes using chocolate but my chocolate brownie recipe is truly one of my top favourites. The nice thing about it is that you can adapt the optional extras to suit your taste buds and your dietary requirements. If you are diabetic, then change out the dried fruit for desiccated coconut for example. You can leave out the extras if you want to, or reduce or increase the amount you put in. Sometimes when I feel like an extra chocolate hit, I just add a slab of chocolate all broken up into the mix. These will keep, so if you are watching your waistline, well, be like me, and only have one of these as a treat.
Is there something you have to eat after a meal that is a secret?
Double Chocolate Chocolate Brownies
- 125 g butter
- 100 g Canderel dark chocolate, broken up
- 60 mls flour
- 105 mls cacao powder
- 2.5 mls baking powder
- 180 mls Canderel Yellow 0%
- 50 g pistachios
- 50 g dried cranberries
- 50 g Canderel crispy chocolate, broken into pieces
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Line a rectangular baking tin with baking paper
- Melt the butter and the Canderel dark chocolate over a bain-marie and mix until smooth
- In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and cacao
- Add the Canderel Yellow 0%
- Add the pistachios, cranberries and Canderel crispy and mix
- Add the melted chocolate and stir well
- Add the eggs and mix in until you have a silky consistency
- Pour the mix into the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes
- The brownies must still be gooey inside when you take them out the oven
- Cool in the tray before removing and cutting into squares
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This post was commissioned and paid for in conjunction with the Canderel Yellow “What’s Your Guilty Food Secret?” Competition.
53 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Chocolate Brownies”
Hi Tandy, thanks for sharing the recipe for these delicious looking brownies. We use Canderel chocolate alot as it is the only one that Jess can have, you have to have chocolate when you are a child!! Just a small question, is cacao powder is a more pure form of cocoa than the cocoa powder that is used for warm drinks? Hugs xx
hi Sharon, no, it is my eclectic spelling! but buy the nomu one for baking as it is really worth it 🙂
Those chocolate brownies look devine!
thanks Hope 🙂
Not so much a secret. But I do enjoy a piece of chocolate in the evening, sometimes just a single cube, and other times a whole lot more!
I usually have more!
You’re secret is safe with me! And thanks for giving us such a treat but without the sugar
my pleasure Claire 🙂
Lovelt recipe. Just one question, if I use sugar, do I need to adapt the quantity at all. I saw a recipe earlier this week where a 10% rule of thumb was applied (whatever sugar is suggested in the recipe, u only use 10% of the quantity when using Canderel)
that is a good rule of thumb, but in this case use the same volume. it is a volume for volume replacement 🙂
Love your blog but hate Canderel:)
I thank you! and I know. I will make a sugary dessert for you soon 🙂
Hehe not a secret but I love cereal, without milk, with things like peanut butter and honey. I love something crunchy and sweet after a meal and this seems to fit the bill! 😛
I can do granola plain, without milk 🙂
What a fabulous versatile recipe Tandy.
thanks Mandy 🙂
What perfect perfect brownies!
Your secret pleasure is openly known about me 😀
Choc Chip Uru
life would not be the same without chocolate 🙂
Love your title, Tandy. 😉 This recipe sounds great, and not too naughty either.Love the addition of cranberries and pistachios. I really must try this. 😉
we can say that the nuts and dried fruit make it really healthy 😉
A lovely post, dear Tandy! 🙂 I love brownies too but sometimes find them too heavy on my stomach so I am going to try yours! A divine & heavenly creation! xxx
hope you enjoy them 🙂
Lovely recipe, thanks for shaing! =)
thank you so much! and thanks for the visit 🙂
Thanks for sharing your secret and your recipe 😉
my pleasure 🙂
I usually have a few pieces of dark chocolate at night. Oddly enough, I don’t like chocolate baked goods–I’d rather just have the real thing 😉
sometimes I prefer just plain chocolate as well, but most nights it is something baked 🙂
Wow Tandy! It looks delicious 🙂
I’ve never tried Canderel, in fact…I had to look it up online to find out what it was! Do you notice that it’s not sugar?
I know that. it is the equivelent of Splenda.
I’m sure that I would enjoy your chocolate indulgence. I eat one tiny bite of chocolate each night.
we must be twins! it is a must have for me 🙂
I had to look up canderel granular sweetener as this is not a brand I see here in Hong Kong. I agree that just one little bite of chocolate a day does wonders for lifting the spirits.
Splenda is the equivalent sucralose product 🙂 and I love the fact that chocolate is good for you!
I’m a lemon-o-holic – I could live without chocolate but lemons…never. (oh and wine!)
we agree on the wine!
I am the complete opposite I can take or leave chocolate. If there were two cakes on a table one choc the other vanilla I would probably pick the vanilla.
I will remember that Sue 🙂
Nut and dried fruit with little bit of chocolate chips would make a healthy recipe.
at least it makes something decadent good for you 🙂
Tandy, they look delicious! Like you, I have to eat something chocolate every day too (in fact, many mornings I start with a chocolate shot – 100% cacao and a teaspoon of sugar in boiling water).
what a perfect way to start the day 🙂
eggs on toast with cheese and chutney eh?…Yes,I think so! Yum.
But happy to eat anything chocolatey after dinner as well 🙂
It is my favourite still even after more than 30 years! Was thinking about you a few days ago, I have not been getting your feed but have changed some settings so that should make a difference (I hope). Hope you and the little ones are all well 🙂
This is a great example of why I so love what you write, and so I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Some people prefer not to accept blog awards, and if you’re of that thinking, I hope that this nomination still brings new followers and friends to your blog.
When you have a moment, pop over to http://miskcooks.com/2012/06/19/the-versatile-blogger-award/ for details of your nomination.
thank you dear Misky! I am so appreciative of this 🙂
I think my biggest secret is no secret at all for those who know me: dark chocolate. I wouldn’t say every day, but almost. 😛
I am with you on that one!