I do not love chocolate. But I do love brownies!
Fudgy, chewy, preferably warm-out-of-the-oven brownies.
Weird? Yes. But I’m OK with that.
These brownies are especially good, almost as easy as a boxed brownie mix, and so much tastier!
Try them… you’ll never want go back to the boxed kind!
I like to make these peppermint-y, because that’s what I like. You can do that too, by substituting the vanilla extract for peppermint, or whatever flavor you’d like!
Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe
3/4 cup dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup butter, melted & divided (1/3 cup + 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract**
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350degrees F, and butter a 9×13″ glass baking dish.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda. Stir in 1/3 cup of the melted butter until smooth. Stir in the boiling water until the mixture is smooth and thick. Stir in the sugar and eggs with the remaining 1/3 cup melted butter.
Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the flour, tossing to coat.
Into the chocolate mixture, stir in the remaining flour, extract and salt until just smooth. Stir in the flour-coated chocolate chips and spread the mixture into your prepared baking dish.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the pan. (Better to under-bake than to over-bake these!!) Cool completely in the pan. Enjoy with a big hot cup of coffee, or a cold glass of milk!
**I like to make these pepperminty, because that’s what I like. You can change these up however you like by replacing the vanilla extract with peppermint extract, or almond extract, or coffee liqueur… whatever strikes your fancy!**