A Blast from the Past: Katy’s Oscar Brownies

Happy Oscar Sunday!

I hope everyone will be tuning in to the 85th Academy Awards today at 7 pm EST.

The Oscars are my favorite Award show.  Every year, before I was vegan, I would make what were known as my “Oscar Brownies” to share with my family and neighbors.  They aren’t an original recipe, but:

Ghirardelli Chocolate Brownies

Photo: MooVz

Ghirardelli’s Double-Chocolate Brownies:


2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup ghirardelli ground chocolate
2/3 cup flour (do not sift)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Using a spoon, stir eggs with sugar and vanilla; add butter.
3) Sift GHIRARDELLI GROUND CHOCOLATE with flour, baking powder and salt.
4) Stir into egg mixture; add nuts.
5) Spread into greased 8 inch square pan.
6) Bake 20 minutes.

Recipe from Food.com

top with

Ghirardelli Chocolate Frosting


4 ounces Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar
4 tablespoon(s) butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup hot milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt


In heavy saucepan on low heat, melt broken chocolate with butter, stirring constantly. Beat sugar with milk, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add melted chocolate, and beat until thick enough to spread on cake.

These brownies are good.  Really, really, really good.  When I loved in my old house, my neighbors would come over and watch the red carpet and we would just devour these.  They are a great addition to any party, or for yourself if you’re hosting your own solo Oscar party!

Hopefully I will be able to concoct a vegan version of these in the near future, but for now – these are reserved for my non-vegan readers!


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