Cocoa Fudge Brownies

These brownies are the real deal. I make a mean vegan brownie, but these take brownies to the next level. They’re incredibly dense, fudgey, and gooey. I don’t have time for dry, cakey brownies, and these are exactly what I want.

You make them on the stove, and it takes awhile for the butter, sugar, and cocoa to all melt together, but you don’t need to pay much attention to it as it melts, just give it a stir every once in awhile.

I made this version with white chocolate chips, and I think they make the brownies look so pretty! You can add whatever chocolate chips you want (or nuts, if that’s your jam). Sometimes when I’m feeling crazy I’ll throw in mint chips and a dash of peppermint extract, or some peanut butter chips. But with just a handful of white chocolate chips, you couldn’t ask for much more with these brownies!

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp butter

1 1/4 cups sugar

3/4 cups plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cold eggs

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup chocolate chips (or nuts)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325. Butter an 8×8 inch baking dish.

Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a heat safe bowl. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and let it all melt together, stirring every once in awhile.

When it’s melted together, smooth, and hot to touch, remove the bowl from the pot of simmering water. Stir in vanilla and let the mixture cool slightly. Stir in eggs, one at a time, mixing in completely. Add flour and stir until it’s completely mixed, and then stir vigorously for 40 strokes. The batter should be shiny and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips if you’re using them.

Pour into prepared baking dish and bake 20-25 minutes, until the edges are set and the centre is slightly moist.  The key to delicious brownies is to undercook them just slightly! Let cool before cutting.

Cut into squares and serve with a healthy dollop of whip cream or ice cream!

When you want a brownie, you want one that is this fudgey, gooey, and almost impossibly dense. Make sure you share these quickly, or you’ll wind up accidentally eating the whole batch in one night!

 

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