The Best Dark Chocolate Brownies

Jenni K

By
@AnCsMom

Don't let the title fool you! I am usually not a dark chocolate fan, but these are the best chocolate brownies I've ever made!


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Serves:

9x13 pan

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
flour
2 Tbsp
hershey's special dark cocoa powder
1 tsp
salt
2 stick
cold butter, cut into pieces
6 oz
dark chocolate chips
5 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
instant coffee crystals
1 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
5
eggs, room temperature
2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9x13 pan and line with parchment paper.
2
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
3
Put butter, chocolate chips, and INSTANT coffee crystals into a bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water. (Obviously not a plastic bowl). Whisk occasionally while it melts, until it is smooth.
4
Turn the heat off the water, but keep the bowl over the pot. Whisk in both sugars until smooth. Remove from heat and let set to cool a bit before adding eggs. (You don't want them to scramble!)
5
Whisk in 3 of the eggs until combined, then whisk in the additional 2 eggs. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
6
Sprinkle flour mixture over the top of the chocolate mixture. Fold it in (with a spatula - do not whisk!) until just a bit of the flour is visible. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
7
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Brownies are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
8
Cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into squares. Store wrapped in plastic for up to 3 days.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #rich, #chocolate