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Chocolate Brownies

Sometimes you just want a good old-fashioned brownie. A simple one without loads of marshmallows, frosting, sprinkles, or anything else on top. Chocolate is the highlight and the texture is just right. They are moist but not fudge-y or cake-like. A homemade treat for any occasion. These are the brownies that fit the bill.

The recipe is simple and has three kinds of chocolate. What else could you need? Well, maybe some flour, eggs, sugar, and butter to hold it all together. All those ingredients together make a batch of chocolate-y goodness. These brownies are on my all-time favorite go-to list of something to bake. I make them for family and friends all throughout the year. The original recipe can be found on the Joy of Baking website. I adapted it to reflect the type of chocolate I use and the way I prepare the pan to easily lift them out for cutting into squares.

Warning! The brownies are addictive. I find them hard to resist. Sneaky little things call out my name and I find myself wandering in the kitchen for, um, “no reason”. Next thing I know I am heating one up in the microwave for a few seconds and then munching on a warm bit of chocolate heaven. Yum! I am sure you would like to taste it for yourself. How about making a quick batch today?

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Chocolate Brownies
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Triple Chocolate Brownies

The best homemade chocolate brownies made with three kinds of chocolate. They have just the right texture; not too fudge-y or cake-like.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper with about a 1 inch overhang. Grease the parchment paper. Set pan aside. In a small bowl, stir together the chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of the flour and set aside. In another small bowl, whisk together the remaining flour and salt and set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large stainless steel bowl over a pan of simmering water. When the chocolate and butter has melted remove it from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
  3. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and mixing well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the flour/salt mixture until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and some moist clumps clinging to it. Do not over-bake. Cool brownies completely in the pan on a wire rack. Lift the brownies out of the pan using the parchment paper. Place brownies on a cutting board and slice into squares. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

The best homemade chocolate brownies made with three kinds of chocolate. They have just the right texture; not too fudge-y or cake-like.

Recipe Rating




Nasreen rahman

Saturday 19th of December 2015

Why do you have to mix a little flour to chocolate chips? I made brownies and it is really yummy. Thank you.

Renee

Saturday 19th of December 2015

It helps to keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom.

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Sunday 1st of April 2012

Hi Renee - what a lovely blog! You have it all going on here - hope you will consider becoming part of our aggregation sites - both GardenStalking and DessertStalking!

Renee

Sunday 1st of April 2012

Thank you Donalyn!

CCU

Thursday 29th of March 2012

What perfect looking brownies - I agree, sometimes original is the best of all :D

Cheers Choc Chip Uru Latest: Maple Raisin Ice Cream

Renee

Thursday 29th of March 2012

Thank you!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Friday 23rd of March 2012

I love it when you use real chocolate in a brownie batter. It makes it so rich and decadent. Well done!

Renee

Friday 23rd of March 2012

Thank you! I agree, good and real ingredients are so important to the flavor.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Thursday 22nd of March 2012

These brownies look awesome! I love all the chocolate :D

I also wanted to let you know I've nominated you for The Liebster Award :)! You can check here for more details: http://cookingactress.blogspot.com/2012/03/awards.html

Renee

Thursday 22nd of March 2012

Thank you very much for nominating me for The Liebster Award! So kind of you to do so. Much appreciated.