1/2 cup each - butter, semisweet chocolate chips, sugar, flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt butter and chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Use the microwave for melting - it goes fast! In a small bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Add flour and mix well.
Fill paper liners two thirds full. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until tops begin to crack. Remove from oven and cool. Like I said, these are perfect just like that. Or you can frost them or you could mix something in before making (oreos, pb cups, etc).
As I began to think of what kind of "cake" I would prepare for Gary's birthday I thought about these and I thought about ice cream cake (which I made last year)...and then, I was visiting Joy the Baker's Blog and knew I had to combine these brownies with ice cream, ganache, and whip cream.
I knew for sure I would need mint ice cream as that is Gary's favorite. And after browsing the freezer section I went with this Cappuccino Chip another option since I don't care for mint ice cream.
Happy Birthday Gary!!