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Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie, dessert


For the Brownies made with unsweetened chocolate

  • 8 ounce unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Brownies Made with Semisweet Chocolate

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  • To make either version of the brownies, melt together the chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth and then cool.
  • Whisk in the sugar by hand, followed by the eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir in the vanilla and then the flour. You can add toasted nuts as well, if you'd like.
  • Pour into a greased and lined pan (8" x 8" for thicker brownies and 9"x 13" for thinner brownies) and bake at 325°F until done.