Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Happy New Year, baking gods and goddesses!

Anyone that knows me – even a little – knows I LOVE chocolate. Every time I have the opportunity to indulge in something a little decadent, more likely than not it will be made of chocolate, covered in chocolate, or pure 100% unadulterated chocolate. Excessive? Maybe. Delicious? Heck yea!

These yummy little brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream. Made of high-quality unsweetened cocoa and chopped milk (or dark) chocolate, they are rich, moist and chewy, perfect with a tall glass of cold milk or a few tablespoons of heavy cream. I’ve spent many years making brownies – admittedly from a box mix, I’m a tad ashamed to say – and I think this homemade recipe far and away surpasses anything else I’ve made or tasted elsewhere. I highly recommend giving them a try!

CHOCOLATE CHUNK BROWNIES

Makes: 16 brownies

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 fresh eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 4oz milk chocolate bar (such as Dairy Milk), chopped into medium-sized chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius). Prepare an 8×8″ ceramic or Pyrex baking dish with non-stick cooking spray (or lightly grease with butter).
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Once melted (do not brown), remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla, blending thoroughly.
  3. Mix in cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in chopped chocolate pieces. Spread batter into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick inserted 2″ from edge comes out clean.

*re-posted from my old blog, Cucina Fresca*

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