Classic Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Classic Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

  • Servings: 16 Brownies
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 squares (1oz) bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 squares (1 1/2oz) semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Line a dark, nonstick 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Chop the bittersweet chocolate into small chunks and put in a large, microwave-safe bowl with the butter.
  3. Melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave. (Try short bursts, starting with 30 seconds, followed by 10-second intervals until the chocolate and butter are mostly melted. Then stir with a spatula until completely melted and uniform.)
  4. While the butter mixture is still warm, whisk in the sugar and mix until smooth. Then set the mixture aside and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  5. While the wet mixture is cooling, in a separate bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  6. When the wet mixture has cooled to room temperature, gently whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs. Mix just until uniform.
  7. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring just until smooth and uniform.
  8. Chop the semi-sweet baking chocolate into small chunks. Gently fold about one square (1/2oz) of the semi-sweet chunks into the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 2 squares of semi-sweet chunks (1oz) on top of the batter and lightly press them into the batter.
  10. Bake on the middle rack for 22-27 minutes. Edges should look crispy and top should look solid but be careful not to overcook. If you stick a toothpick in middle of the brownies the toothpick should come out nearly clean.
  11. Allow the brownies to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and sharing.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 167 calories; 9.9g fat; 19.6g carbohydrates; 1.6g protein.

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