Ghirardelli Brownies!

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You know I am a self-proclaimed “Ghirardelli Girl.” I love their chocolate! Over the holidays Ghirardelli opened an outlet store less than 5 miles from my house. Let me repeat that: Less than five miles from my house! That’s less than 26,400 feet! Not that I would look that up to sound impressive…or desperate for chocolate… :-)

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It has taken every ounce of my willpower to NOT go there. Today, I lost that battle…

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It’s the cutest little store! Since it’s an outlet, everything is on sale. So really, I am SAVING money by buying chocolate there. Right? Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! After all, when your phone cover looks like this…

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How can you NOT go visit this store?

As expected, I came home with a ridiculous amount of chocolate. (Can you really have “too much” chocolate? I didn’t think so either.) The nice woman behind the counter not only gave me a free sample, she also gave me a recipe idea!

Take your favorite brownie recipe, or a box of Ghirardelli Brownie Mix, which I just happen to have in my pantry! Go figure! These Ghirardelli Brownies are my new favorite!

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Add 9 – 12 squares of your favorite Ghirardelli chocolates. Which I just happen to have purchased! Coincidence? I don’t think so.

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Prepare the batter as usual. Put half the batter in the pan. Place those delicious squares on top of the batter!

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Cover the squares with the rest of the batter and bake as usual.

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I used chocolate hazelnut squares this time, but you can use anything! Imagine Caramel Square Brownies. Toffee Square Brownies. Mint Square Brownies. Raspberry Brownies. Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Brownies. Ahhhhh! I am on chocolate overload! What a delicious and simple way to make your brownies extra special!

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For the record, I am not sponsored by Ghirardelli, nor was I paid to write this post. However, if anyone from Ghirardelli is reading and wants to pay me in chocolate to “test” recipes, my name is Sara and my E-mail address is Sara AT myimperfectkitchen dot-com! :-)

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Enjoy your brownies my friends! We did!

This Post Has 7 Comments
  1. These look great!

    I’ll See about trying them!

    But will it work without gardelli chocolate?

    I live in a small town and there is no malls or MicDonald’s or any of that stuff exept a DQ and A&W,
    on with my question sorry for bombarding you with my hometown…

    But will any chocolates work?

  2. My brother sent me a brownie mix and Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel squares from Florida for me. Will be trying tonight. :)

  3. These do sound yummy! And I have to admit, I’m a brownie snob. I love brownies from The Farm in Bev. Hills. I spent 7 weeks (making brownies once a week was almost overkill) trying to find the best brownie recipe and discovered Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies were def. a winner. I also found that the quality of chocolate matters, too. Giradelli’s works quite well. : )

  4. LOVE!!!! As best I can recall, I swore off brownie recipes about 5 recipes or so ago… how ridiculous is that?!?!? I don’t even know at this point how many I have, but it matters not! I. love. this. recipe! Thanks :)

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