These are the first brownies I ever made from scratch - and I will never use another recipe!
They are full of deep dark chocolatey flavour - reminiscent of a combo brownie/fudge mix. And they are so easy to make! They are so quick with only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry...or at least you SHOULD have in your pantry at all times :)
You can substitute the Baker's brand type chopped semi-sweet chocolate bar for semi-sweet chocolate chips in the first step if that's what you have available.
They are rich and delicious and I think I could eat these all day! A great starter recipe that you can slice and wrap, frost, freeze and eat straight from the freezer...everyone needs a decadent chocolate brownie recipe they can whip up in a pinch. Great for that oh hey Mom I need to bring a treat to school today moment we all have experienced.
Hope you enjoy!
1/2 cup salted butter
8 oz coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate bar
1 cup white sugar
3 cold eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour (use up to 1 cup flour if cake-like brownies preferred)
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
Melt butter and chopped chocolate in a saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and transfer to large bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 11x7 pan with overhanging tinfoil for easy removal. Set aside. An 8x8 works too, but may take more time for a thicker brownie.
Stir the sugar into the cooled chocolate and butter mixture. Add in the eggs one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in vanilla.
Gently fold in the flour and salt, then the chocolate chunks until combined.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until brownies start pulling away from the sides of the pan and do the toothpick test. Centre is still a bit moist when done. But not gooey.
Cool brownies completely in pan.
These brownies are fantastic on their own, but if you want an awesome frosting, check out my Peanut Butter Frosting recipe!