Adapted from Southern Living July 2001
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 12oz bags of semisweet chocolate morsels, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (optional)
Cook first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar melts.
Add 2 cups chocolate morsels and vanilla extract,
stirring until mixture is smooth. Let cool 15 minutes.
Add cooled chocolate mixture to flour, baking soda, and salt
stirring until blended; stir in eggs and chopped pecans (if using) until blended.
Spread brownie batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.
Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 2 cups chocolate morsels evenly over warm brownies, and let stand 5 minutes to soften.
Spread melting morsels over top to cover brownies. (This works much easier than I had imagined) Cool on a wire rack.