New From Williams-Sonoma: Chocolate Bar Pan

We must be fully recovered from holiday baking burn-out (and that New Year's resolutions to avoid chocolate) because this cute new Nordic Ware pan being sold by Williams-Sonoma has us itching to make a batch of brownies. What about you?

We love the idea behind this pan - kind of a food fake-out for chocolate lovers. Brownies baked in this pan would make a fun cake-alternative for a birthday or special celebration. Plus, unlike many other fanciful cake pans from Nordic Ware, we like that no further frosting or further decorating is required!

We wonder if the "chocolate" lettering would really be legible or even visible in the final cake, though. Without it, you'd lose most of the fun of using this pan over a regular pan!

What do you think - cool idea or just silly?

Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan, $29.95 from Williams Sonoma

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