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the best dark chocolate brownies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jenni K
Hermantown, MN

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!

(1 rating)
yield 9 x13 pan
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the best dark chocolate brownies

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    hershey's special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 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
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 5
    eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make the best dark chocolate brownies

  • 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.