I’m slightly obsessed with brownies right now.
There is just something about pure chocolate in bar form.
It’s moist, it’s fudgey, a bit cakey… it’s delicious.
My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.
When I made the Red Velvet Brownies, I thought the brownie layer was YUMMY! I went on the same blog and found out her basic brownie mixture that she adapts for all kinds of flavorful brownie treats.
And I made it.
And it was TASTY.
In case you’re wondering, the glass of milk is not a prop…it’s a necessity.
These puppies are so chocolately. It’s time to finish your snack when that glass is empty.
Basic Dark Chocolate Brownies
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1/2 c. Bittersweet chips or unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 T. vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup flour
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder (regular or dark)
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 t. Instant coffee powder (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8×8 inch pan with pam.
- In a small bowl, add butter and chocolate. Melt in microwave for about a minute. Stir until smooth. If needed, melt 15-30 seconds more. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs and vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture into sugar mixture and whisk continuously until smooth. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt and stir.
- Pour into pan. Bake for about 28-35 minutes or until brownies are set and a toothpick inserted in middle comes out with only a few crumbs.