Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chocolatey Chewy Pistachio Brownies

Today is National Pistachio Day! Although I've posted many chocolate and pistachio recipes over the years, I went to the 'source' for this new  (to me) recipe for Pistachio Brownies. The source being the American Pistachio Growers website. Read about the history of pistachios HERE.

You'll love this recipe to celebrate the day! I would leave off the frosting. The brownies are great without it! However, I posted the frosting recipe, just in case.

Chocolatey Chewy Pistachio Brownies

1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup shelled natural American pistachios, chopped
6 Tbsp sweet butter, melted
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk

In mixing bowl, combine cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, chocolate and 1/2 cup chopped pistachios. Add melted butter, egg and milk; mix just until ingredients are blended.
Scrape batter into oiled 9-inch square baking pan.
Bake in preheated 350° F. oven, 23 to 25 minutes or until center is baked. Do not overbake.
Cool slightly; spread with Chocolate Glaze. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios.

Milk Chocolate Glaze
Combine 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate with 2 tablespoons butter in glass measuring cup.
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir to blend, adding 1 Tbsp powdered sugar.

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