Friday, Fri-yay! What better way to start the weekend than with a desert?! Well, I accidentally made the BEST brownies I’ve ever had. Truly! And I need to share them with the world. Everyone needs some chocolate goodness at the end of the week, or beginning, or anytime really. Brownie time is anytime!
My 5yr old monkey and I have taken to watching those short cooking videos, the ones all over FaceBook, as part of her bedtime routine. She likes to pick the desert ones, and I don’t mind in the slightest, ha! During most videos she will ask me if we can make this or that together. Naturally, brownies happened.
I decided not to look for a recipe as I can get caught up in all the options out there in the black hole that is Pinterest, I mean the internet lol. Instead I opted to use whatever I had in the pantry, which happened to be all the basics that you’d need! Huzzah!
These brownies have that amazing crackly crust and fudge-y insides. For warned – do not over bake! They will still be amazing, but over baking makes them more cake-y.
This recipe is for a 9×9 square pan. Double recipe and increase cook time for a 9×13 pan.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup regular AP flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder (your choice)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, or a 4 ounce chocolate baking bar broken into chunks
- *optional* extra chocolate chips or chunks to mix in
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Over low heat (or if you have a double boiler) melt butter and then mix in chocolate until melted and smooth. This can also be done in the microwave in 20-30 sec intervals while mixing. Set chocolate/butter aside to cool slightly. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda and set aside. Beat together sugar, eggs, and vanilla until eggs are completely mixed in. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sugar/eggs/vanilla, then slowly pour in the chocolate/butter. Bake 20-30 minutes. Start to keep an eye on them at 20 minutes. You do not want to over bake these! A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out slightly clean.
Allow brownies to cool before serving. Or if you’re like me and my family, allow about 5 minutes of cool time, and then proceed to stuff your face, lol!
I feel the need to apologize for my brownie pictures. I am not the best at taking food photos. But I promise that despite my questionable photography skills, these brownies will not disappoint!