Decadent Maple Brownies

9 servings

  • 1 cup (250 mL) Maple sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 4 squares (120g) of dark chocolate  or 2/3 cup of chipits
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) flour
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt

Icing

  • 1 square (30g) of dark chocolate or 1/4 cup of chipits
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) butter
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) whipped cream
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar

Decoration

  • pure maple sugar nuggets

 

Preparation

 

Preheat the oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
In a saucepan, mix the maple sugar, water, chocolate and butter.
Bring to a boil while stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, cook at low heat 5 minutes. Let cool.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Fold dry ingredients into the chocolate mixture and stir well.
Pour into an 8 inch (20 cm) square greased pan.
Cook about 20 minutes until the brownies are firm to the touch.
Do not overcook.
Top off with icing for brownies.

Icing

In a saucepan, mix the chocolate, butter and whipped cream. Cook slowly while stirring for about 5 minutes. When the preparation is homogeneous, add icing sugar all at once and stir well. When the sugar has dissolved, spread on the cooled brownies. Decorate with maple sugar nuggets.

 

Source: Recipe adapted by Lisa from metro.ca