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Fudgy Brownies

This Fudgy Brownies Recipe is a small batch of brownies for those times when you are in the need something sweet. Rich, chewy, and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fudgy brownies
Servings: 8
Calories: 211kcal

Equipment

  • loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Adjust your oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line an 8.5 by 4.5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or aluminium foil. If using foil be sure to spray with non-stick cooking spray as well to ensure the release of your brownies.
  • In a small bowl combine the 3 ½ ounces chocolate chips, 4 tablespoons butter, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and place in the microwave and by setting on 30-second intervals at a time until the chocolate chips begin to melt, then remove and stir until the mixture is smooth. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 1 large egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon salt until combined.
  • Then whisk in the chocolate mixture until combined. Stir the ½ cup all-purpose flour in with a rubber spatula until just combined. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean and you may need to rotate the pan halfway through baking.
  • Allow the brownies to cool in the pan completely before removing. Then lifting the brownies out using the paper or foil, cut the brownies into 2-inch squares.
  • The brownies can be stored in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • For Vegan Brownies– Use vegan semisweet chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life), substitute the butter for Earth Balance (vegan butter), and use ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce for the egg and egg yolk replacement.
  • Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg