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I’m never making box mix brownies again…

Yes, it’s official. I am no longer going to make brownies from a box. This recipe from Smitten Kitchen has completely converted me to homemade, from-scratch brownies. These had the perfect crispy crust on top, yet had a wonderful fudge-like consistency in the middle. I could have literally eaten the entire pan straight from the oven! My hubby gave these a two-thumbs-up, and that’s something, because he is definitely a brownie connoisseur. Please try this out this Labor Day, because they are so good and so easy!

Fudge Brownies

Ingredients

3 ounces unsweetened chocolate (my favorite is Ghirardelli), roughly chopped
1 stick unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Heat the oven to 350°. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper, including the sides. Butter the parchment or spray with a nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate and butter over gently simmering water until only a few unmelted bits remain. Remove from heat and stir until completely smooth (this will help to keep you from burning the chocolate – trust me, it’s not yummy). Whisk in the sugar, eggs (one at a time), vanilla and salt. Stir in the flour with a spoon or spatula and pour the batter into your 8×8 prepared pan. Spread the batter until even. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the baking brownies comes out clean.

Let cool and cut to the desired size (I got 9 brownies out of this). I also powdered mine with powdered sugar because, let’s face it, everything is better with powdered sugar on top!

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4 Comments on “I’m never making box mix brownies again…”

  1. phoodology says:

    Reblogged this on Phoodology and commented:
    I was looking for a Brownie recipe last night, I tried this one and it’s officially my favorite. It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious.

    I changed a few things; use salted butter, and added 1/8 of nutmeg. It turned out perfectly. I too will no longer make brownie from a box.

  2. Momma says:

    I am going to try these this week. Sound yummy!


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