I am such a sucker for white chocolate. True chocolate connoisseurs may turn their noses up at this because it's not technically chocolate but in my world, it's the ONLY chocolate. With its low melting point and high fat content it's like heaven on the tongue.
There's a chain restaurant in Vancouver called Moxie's Classic Grill that serves this dessert, which prompted me to go searching for a copycat recipe. After several attempts at tweaking various blondie recipes I have come up with this recipe which my family swears is even better than Moxie's. This brownie has melted white chocolate folded into the batter. It is a dense brownie with a crackled top. Nothing cakey about these!
They are really best eaten as a dessert. Served on their own they're nothing special, so I don't recommend eating them this way, but when they are all dressed up they are simply magical. I ran out of chocolate sauce and didn't have time to go to the store so I whipped up some caramel sauce instead. Yummy but i still prefer hot fudge.
White Chocolate Brownie
Moxie's Restaurant Copycat | Makes 1 - 9x9" pan
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9" pan. Melt white chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler, over barely simmering water until smooth, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla, mixing constantly. Drizzle in the melted white chocolate mixture. Combine the flour and salt; fold into the white chocolate mixture. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool then cut into bars.
4. Serve heated (I microwave mine so it's really hot - hot enough to melt the ice cream). Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream and a generous drizzle of hot fudge or caramel sauce.