3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 Tbs. water
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbs. shortening
1. In a saucepan, bring the sugar, butter and water to a boil over medium heat; remove from the heat. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and vanilla; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; stir into the chocolate mixture. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
2. Pour into a greased 9-in square pan. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes or unitl set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Place in freezer for 30-40 minutes - do not freeze completely. Cut into bars.
3. In a saucepan, melt remaining chips with shortening; stir until smooth. Using a fork, dip the brownies in chocolate to completely coat; shake off excess. Place on waxed paper. Let stand until set. Enjoy!
*You can sprinkle with pecans or other nuts if you desire.
Thank you Kirsten for making the suggestion. I was wondering what I was going to do!