Blueberry Chocolate Brownies

 This is your chance to make the best chocolate brownies ever. They are a classic and it's easy to see why with these simple ingredients that make up the base of their recipe. The blueberries in them give them an unexpected burst of flavor that you won't be able to resist, and they're especially good warm from the oven when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself some fresh blueberries and make these delicious desserts for your family today!


Blueberry Chocolate Brownies


Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour; ½ tsp salt; 1 cup unsalted butter, softened; 2 cups granulated sugar-1 cup packed light or dark brown sugar-1 Tbsp vanilla extract; 4 large eggs; 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed    (reserve 2 tbsp of berries for garnish); 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips/dark chocolate chunks.



Preparations:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking pan with foil, letting the edges extend 2 inches over the sides of the pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed or in a large bowl by hand, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). 

Beat in vanilla extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary while mixing (I am always skeptical if my mixer's whisk attachment is doing it right!). At low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, mixing until just incorporated after each addition. Add a third of the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. 

Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add half the remaining flour mixture and mix. Repeat, alternating with the remaining flour mixture and remaining egg. You should have a smooth batter (add some milk if the batter is too dry). Fold in blueberries. 

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Scrape reserved berries into the center of the batter-they will sink down into the batter during baking. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of brownie batter, gently pressing them into brownie to ensure they stick during baking. 

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool brownies on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then remove from pan.


Notes:

1. Bake according to brownie directions in an 8x8 pan. Cool completely, and then cut into squares. Garnish with reserved blueberries and chocolate chips and serve!

2. If you're not a fan of fresh berries, frozen will work too-but you'll need to thaw them first. Place berries in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, then microwave for about 10 seconds at a time (about 1 ½-2 minutes total) until berries are fully thawed.


Blueberry Chocolate Brownies