Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies {traditional and gluten free recipes}

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, gluten free and traditional recipes by Barefeet In The Kitchen
These are rich, dark chocolate brownies, filled with bites of fresh tart raspberries. Chocolate and raspberries are a spectacular pair, aren't they? Before I took the first bite, I knew that I would like these brownies, (the house smelled fantastic while they were baking) what I didn't anticipate was the intense raspberry flavor that was in every bite. I more than liked these brownies, I absolutely loved them and I'm already looking for another excuse to make them again.

I shared this batch of brownies with a friend's family and the message she sent me later still has me laughing, "Son, age 9, mouthful of brownie & something chocolate-y in his fingers: "This brownie thing is...(gulp, thoughtful gaze at the ceiling)'s PERFECTION. (Happily moans, then licks chocolate off fingers)... I heartily agree!"

I'm calling that a total win. I enjoyed a brownie on it's own and thought it was heavenly, then I topped a warm one with a scoop of vanilla ice cream: Pure chocolate raspberry heaven!

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies {traditional and gluten free recipes}
Yield: 16-20 servings
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup butter
2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup brown rice flour *
1/3 cup potato starch *
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups fresh raspberries, divided, about 12 ounces worth
* If you do not need a gluten free version of this recipe, simply substitute a total of 1 cup all-purpose flour for the items marked with an *.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper or line it with foil and grease it very well with butter. In a small bowl, combine the flours and salt. Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan, then add the chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon until they are melted. Remove from the heat, add the sugars and stir to combine. (I like to use a whisk, but the wooden spoon will work as well.)

Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, stirring or whisking between each addition. When the mixture is smooth and shiny, slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture in the saucepan. Spread half of the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan and lay half of the raspberries over the batter. Pour the remaining batter over the raspberries and then evenly distribute the remaining berries over the top.

Bake for 30-32 minutes, just until an inserted toothpick shows moist crumbs. Let the bars cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, gluten free and traditional recipes by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. I ask you this: Is there much better than raspberries with chocolate?
    Nope. There is not. You NAILED it lady! Pinned :)

  2. This recipe is amazing. I was dying while the batter was baking in the oven.