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Monday, March 9, 2015

Double Chocolate Brownies {& a Sweet Deal!!!}

Today we are sharing two awesome things! Two things Leesh and I both love!  Double Chocolate Brownies & a sweet deal that is exclusive for our readers and their friends. Brownies have a special place in my food loving soul.  Leesh told me about these brownies she has made and I had to make them!  I love a good fudgy brownie, and when the phrase "double chocolate" is associated with brownies, I simply can't resist.  These brownies have  melted chocolate chips (no cocoa powder), chocolate chips, and nuts if you please (I do!).  There is a lot to love about these!  

Now I know you're wondering what this exclusive deal is. So I won't keep you waiting any longer.  To start, I'll tell you that for Christmas my brother-in-law asked what we needed/wanted for Christmas.  My husband mentioned a few things and among those things were new spatulas.  Ours were all worn out and ripped and not really doing the job.  So for Christmas he sent us a 3-piece set of these spatulas. (PS. I am not getting paid to say any of this! I just really love their stuff and they are giving you a sweet deal since I sought them out!) Keep reading.

The first thing I noticed on the packaging was that it had a lifetime guarantee.  I was shocked!  You don't see those kind of guarantees anymore.  In fact, we've recently been shopping for new appliances and the salesman at the appliance store was telling us how back in the day his fridge came with a 40 year warranty.  And now fridges generally come with a 1 year warranty and you can buy more years but at a great expense.  You'd think a fridge that costs $X would really guarantee their product, when you are spending so much, but they don't.  It's sad. So I was totally impressed that di Oro Living believed in their product enough to guarantee them for life.  They say if you aren't happy, they aren't happy, and if they can't make it right, they'll give you your money back. I love that they own it!  

The next thing that I loved was that because they are new on the market, they asked my husband to write a review for them, so he did. He wrote an honest review on amazon, and as a thank you they enrolled us in their VIP club program and we were sent a new long-handled mini spatula for free (shipping included!) to use and review.  So now I have 4 of these spatulas and love them! Like, I really love them.  I didn't know I could possibly love a kitchen tool so much, but I do. They do the job and they do it so well.  I use spatulas every day. I start each morning with some scrambled eggs and I use one then. I often find myself needing another one for the kids PB&J sandwiches or scraping applesauce out of the jar.  I've loved the feel of these and how well the reach into a jar and can scrape it out. 

So I wrote di Oro Living, told them I had a blog and asked if they'd like to do some kind of giveaway for my readers. They were excited!  And so starting today, 300 of you can claim a 3-piece set on Amazon for $1. These have a retail value of $39.95 - what a deal!  All they ask in return is for an honest review. Your real honest opinion about them. They want to hear it from you.  These spatulas also qualify for AmazonPrime, so if you are a Prime member they'll ship for free!  Wahoo! If not it's just a few dollars for shipping - a great steal still!

To get the coupon code for purchasing these on Amazon for $1 click here and enter your email address, you will then be sent a coupon code by email. You can then purchase the set of spatulas on amazon for $1. Please share this with your friends! I'm sure they'd love these spatulas too.  And did I mention what a steal this is?!?! 

And now, back to those brownies.  These chocolate-y babies were whipped up with these very spatulas! Deee-licious!  I made them last week and took them to a party, you better believe they were the first thing gone! 

Here is the recipe! :)


-Leesh & Lu

Double Chocolate Brownies

1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, cut into pieces
3 large eggs
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat 1 cup chocolate chips and butter for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  If necessary, add an extra 30 seconds.  Stir in eggs. Stir in flour, sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Stir in remaining ½ cup chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spread into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars


I bake mine at 325 when I use a glass or nonstick pan.  The baking time remains the same.  I also have substituted white wheat flour for the all-purpose flour with great results.   

Recipe Source:

Modified slightly from Toll House


  1. Those brownies are calling my name right now! Thanks for the awesome deal!!

    1. Mine too, Krista! I haven't had breakfast and I think these would hit the spot! :) Hope you can cash in on the deal! Xo

  2. Your photos are beautiful! I just pinned this awesome recipe. You know I'm all about chocolate, and if it's double chocolate, I just can't turn it down! :) These look amazing! Thanks for the awesome deal too!

    1. Thanks, Christine! I'm the same way with chocolate! ;) Enjoy!

  3. Thank you for the amazing deal! I can't wait to try the brownies.

  4. The brownies look very good and it was a great deal on the spatulas!