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Gooey Dark Chocolate Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best gooey dark chocolate brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 medium-sized brownies
Calories: 396kcal
This gooey brownie recipe is better than anything you could ever get from a box, and they're incredibly easy to make. 
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  • 2 sticks unsalted butter 16 tbsp
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon bittersweet chocolate chips 60% cocoa or more
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon unbleached flour sifted
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with butter, dust with cocoa powder to coat and tap out the excess.
  • Melt butter and chocolate chips together in a pan over low heat, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool.
  • Cream eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Then add chocolate mixture and combine until well blended.
  • Measure the flour and salt and sift together into the chocolate mixture. Mix gently until combined and no bits of flour remain.
  • Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake 30-33 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with only crumbs, not wet batter.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack for one hour. Cut just before serving.


Tips and Tools
  • This recipe is adapted from the Fat Witch Brownies cookbook. It's an amazing little bakery in Chelsea Market in NYC. Do stop by if you're in the neighborhood. They have lots of amazing treats! 
  • I love my Wilton non-stick 9x9 baking pan for this recipe. Just butter the pan and dust it with cocoa powder and you won't need parchment paper or non-stick spray.
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Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 735IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.5mg