I would consider this recipe a “happy accident” if you will. My original plan was to make flourless chocolate cookies. Sounds rather simple, right? Well obviously I made it much harder than it needed to be. I got all the ingredients out and started the process. The batter looked amazing, tasted amazing, and the kitchen SMELLED amazing while the cookies were were baking. Unfortunately, they turned out absolutely ridiculous. I debated on getting our neighbor to play frisbee with me with one of the cookies. It was that bad. I had a bowl of leftover batter and it just seemed waaaay too good to just throw out and give up. Now I don’t give up on a recipe easily so I knew that I had to salvage this batter and make something delicious out of it. I mean, while the cookies were baking, I heard my husband from the living room say several times,”dang babe! That smells INCREDIBLE! I can’t wait to try it!” I just simply answered,”yep…uh, it should be good…” while in my head frantically trying to come up with a way to keep this situation from turning into a total disaster. Please tell me I’m not the only one here who’s been in this kind of predicament. Oh, you too? Good, I don’t feel so alone now. Anyway, I got the bright idea to just pour the batter into dish and make one big cookie/brownie/frisbee and just see what would come of it. About thirty minutes later, out of the oven came one of the most magnificent desserts I’ve ever indulged in. I don’t know if there are even words to describe how fantastically fantastic that tasted. It turned out so stinkin’ good that I honestly could not believe that it came out of my oven! What?! I mean, it took all the self control I had in my body not to do a total face plant into the dish. OH. MY. WORD. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops how delightful this dessert was! The top was glossy and slightly cracked. Under that was the most warm, gooey, fudgy, brownie goodness that has ever hit my tastebuds. I couldn’t stop myself. I could talk about it for dayssssss……
2 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
1 c. organic light brown sugar
2 pinches sea salt
4 large egg whites
1 tbsp. organic vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. milk chocolate bar, chopped
3/4 c. cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder, and salt.
Stir in vanilla and egg whites and whisk until the batter is moist.
Add in chopped chocolate.
Grease a brownie pan/dish.
Pour batter into dish and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until top is glossy and lightly cracked and the center is gooey.
Enjoy! (and trust me, you will enjoy!!)