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Chunky Monkey Brownies!!!



This is a tried and true recipe !! if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you cannot go wrong here. This is the way my Mother always made, jut give a shot it won’t fail you !

Chunky Monkey Brownies are so sensational you will drool while you’re eating them. No kidding. I know you are probably tired of me raving about the richness and decadence of a specific dessert. I just can’t help it. Instead of using regular chocolate chips I used Hershey’s new baking melts in the brownie and then used chocolate chips on top. Oh, my. Chocolate just explodes in your mouth with every bite. The Baking Melts are much larger than chocolate chips so it’s like having miniature chocolate candies inside. Loved ’em!

I had an overabundance of bananas on my hands last month. John was out of town for a week and, before he left, he purchased several big batches of bananas. I think I had about 15-20 bananas I needed to get rid of. So, I started checking out Pinterest for ideas on goodies I could make using overripe bananas. I found several recipes I decided to make, including this one based on a Mark Bittman Recipe.To Make this Recipe You’ Will Need the following ingredients:




2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour bleached flour toughens baked goods
1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 sticks unsalted butter softened, (1 cup)
2 large eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup banana, mashed with a fork about one medium-large banana
10 oz. Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate baking melts or 12-oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
1/4 cup Nestle’s chocolate chips for the top



Mix butter, eggs, sugars, salt and vanilla with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Add flour, mashed banana and baking melts (or chocolate chips).
Stir with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray a 9×13” glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Spread brownie mixture into prepared pan.
Smooth the top with a knife or rubber spatula.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes just until lightly golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely before cutting into bars.