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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Absolute BEST Brownies

 These chewy, fudgey and decadent brownies are sure to cure even the toughest sweet tooth!

 My kids absolutely LOVE brownies! When deciding which dessert to bring when going to someone's house for dinner, brownies are the most requested. So when I saw this recipe over at Thyme for Cooking Blog, I quickly decided that these would be dessert for dinner with hub's mom and sister.

The title of this recipe, does not lie. These brownies are phenomenal! They are chewy and fudgey; two things I love best about brownies. I really love the earthy flavour and crunch the nuts add to them. The ganache on top makes these brownies absolutely decadent. Perfect with a big glass of cold milk, these brownies are sure to cure even the biggest of sweet tooth!

Absolute BEST Brownies
adapted from Thyme for Cooking Blog

6 Tbs butter
8 oz dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, at room temperature
1/4 C flour
1 C assorted nuts (I used a combination of walnuts, peanuts, cashews and pistachios)
1/2 C toffee bits, separated

4 oz dark chocolate
1/2 C heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper. 

In a sauce pot, melt the butter. Turn heat to low and add in 8 oz chocolate, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and the sugar and vanilla; stir well. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the flour and beat vigorously for 1-2 minutes; until batter is shiny and smooth. Fold in the nuts and pour into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with 1/4 C toffee bits; lightly pressing them into the batter.

Bake for 30 minutes; until almost set. (DO NOT OVER-BAKE)

Cool brownies completely in pan. Place remaining 4oz chocolate, in a mixing bowl. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan, until bubbles form around the edges. Pour hot cream over chocolate and let sit 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.

Pour ganache over the cooled brownies and smooth with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with remaining toffee bits. Let glaze set, before cutting and serving.

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  1. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,503. Sure hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen


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