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gooey joe joe brownies

February 27, 2011

I have found The One. Brownie recipe, that is. It’s this one, because it starts with the word gooey.

It doesn’t mean I don’t let my mind wander, though. I recently saw this recipe for brownies with an Oreo crust, and was tempted. I still had some vanilla Joe Joes in the pantry from the Chocolate Joe Joe Cookies, and enough chocolate to rot my teeth just from looking at it. Before I knew it, Gooey Joe Joe Brownies were happening.

ingreeds: Flour choice is key with Gooey Brownies. The first time I made them, I only had whole wheat flour in the house (Gold Medal whole wheat, specifically) and worried they’d be mealy and gross. They weren’t, though…in fact I liked the effect so much I’ve used this flour every time since. The batter is so creamy (sweetened condensed milk and melted butter and melted chocolate…) that the bit of extra texture from the flour really works. Speaking of, this is a great read if you’re choosy about flour. CI is right that Gold Medal is blah, but I promise it won’t be a problem with these brownies. (Choose King Arthur for good whole wheat bread, pancakes, biscuits, etc., though.)

gooey joe joe brownies


2 1/2 rows of vanilla joe joes
1 stick of sweet cream salted butter, melted
dash of salt (Don’t be shy. The salty, crunchy crust tastes great with such creamy brownies. Think of salted fudge.)

gooey brownies:

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 sticks plus 2 T butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar (light or dark)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups Gold Medal whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 13″ x 9″ baking dish.

In a sealed plastic bag, mash the Joe Joes until crumbly. Stir them in with the melted butter and salt. Press them into the greased pan and bake for 10 minutes; set aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, 2 T butter, and sweetened condensed milk in 30-second increments, until smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining 2 sticks of butter completely. Stir in the brown sugar until fully incorporated, then add the sugar/butter mixture to the large mixing bowl with the chocolate. Beat together until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then start gradually beating in the flour and salt. I hope your mixer has a lot of stamina.

Pour brownie batter over pre-baked cookie crust, spreading to the edges of the pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until edges are firm, but don’t over-bake! (They’re called gooey for a reason.)


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One Comment
  1. Jenn permalink

    I agree… this is definitely The One.
    Just tried one, and I’m in love…
    Thank you for sharing!!!

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