I've always made my brownies from scratch ... I've never been a fan of brownie mixes. And I'm super particular about how I like my brownies, which I'm sure is not surprising to anyone. First thing, no nuts. EVER. And I like them super fudgey, so I always stick to the shorter baking times because dry brownies are dead to me. No thank you. And you can have alllll the corner pieces -- I want the center ones.
You can bake these in a cast iron skillet or regular baking pan, either will work just fine. Just keep in mind if you go with the skillet that the brownies will continue to cook for a few minutes after removing from the oven, so figure that into your baking time. But personally I think there's nothing better than putting a giant brownie skillet with decadent toppings right in the center of the table for everyone to dig into. Maybe add some vanilla ice cream. Who needs plates???
*If you do choose the baking pan, make sure to really grease that pan and cool completely before removing and cutting.
Keep in mind, these are not what I would call "healthy" whatsoever. But they definitely fall into the "cleaner" category of desserts, so let's just feel better about that. Hey, sometimes you need some decadent brownies for a special occasion and I'm happy to oblige!
I’m a Pilates & Barre Master Trainer, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Executive Director with Beautycounter, recently retired military wife, and mother of two very energetic boys.
I’ve given up the unrealistic notion of being awesome at everything and embraced the idea of just keeping the important stuff well balanced.
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