State Fair Ribbon Fudge Brownies
Move over boxed brownies! Fudgy brownies with a shiny, crackly crust and surprise ingredient - mashed banana - which adds just a hint of delicious flavor. These brownies won third place at the Minnesota 2009 state fair and they are easy to make!
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You can substitute 3/4 cup semisweet chips and 1/4 cup bittersweet chips for the chocolate, if desired.
You can substitute pecans for walnuts and bittersweet chocolate chips for semisweet, if desired.
If you use all bittersweet chocolate, or more bitter than semi, you won't get the shiny crackly crust. The secret to a shiny crust is to have a higher sugar to fat ratio. Bitter and unsweetened chocolate have more fat.
Cut with a plastic knife when cool. Brownies don't stick to plastic for some reason. Edges might be harder, so start with a regular knife.