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… :-)
It has taken every ounce of my willpower to NOT go there. Today, I lost that battle…
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…
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!
Add 9 – 12 squares of your favorite Ghirardelli chocolates. Which I just happen to have purchased! Coincidence? I don’t think so.
Prepare the batter as usual. Put half the batter in the pan. Place those delicious squares on top of the batter!
Cover the squares with the rest of the batter and bake as usual.
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!
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! :-)
Enjoy your brownies my friends! We did!