• ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
• ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 tsp. vanilla
• ½ cup flour
• ¼ tsp. salt
• Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chocolate bar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square pan or line with foil. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. When melted, add cocoa and stir until cocoa is dissolved. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time and stir until well combined. Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until all flour is blended. Pour into pan and bake for 15-20 min. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
When brownies are done, immediately sprinkle additional chocolate chips on surface (up to one cup) or pieces of a thin chocolate bar. Wait about a minute and then spread with an icing knife or rubber scraper. The warmth of the brownies melts the chocolate and creates a thin frosting – yummy!