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Cinnamon Banana Brownies

These delectable treats combine sweetness with spice to make a dessert that has a little tang to it.

By Daria Mehra, Somerville, Massachusetts

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Chocolate is always a Valentine's Day favorite. This year instead of the traditional candies, give this delectable dessert to your special love.

Ingredients

1 box Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix2 eggs
¼ c. water6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ c. vegetable oilcinnamon
¼ c. milk2 bananas

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease an 8X8-inch baking pan.

2. Place mix, water, oil, milk and eggs in large bowl and stir until fully mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and 2 a few dashes of cinnamon.

3. Pour into baking pan and spread evenly with a spoon.

4. Slice bananas into thin circles. Using your finger or a spoon, push slices evenly below the surface of the mix. Then smooth the top of mix with a spoon.

5. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting (this can take a few hours).

6. Add a few more dashes of cinnamon on top and serve.

Makes 15 brownies.

Nutritional Information (Serving size=1 brownie):  Calories: 230; Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 115mg; Total Carbohydrates: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 26g; Protein: 3g.