Brownies are one of those desserts that remind me of my childhood. At a very early age I was in the kitchen with my mom either making brownies or chocolate chip cookies. We were always baking something in our household. Can you believe that I never had made brownies from scratch before? I have always relied on the box. Well this recipe has completely changed my mind.
I needed a dessert for the kids (and my dad) at Mother’s Day dinner and found myself without any brownie mix. I searched and this was the first recipe that popped up so I gave it a whirl. Fudgy is an understatement for these brownies. They are extremely chocolately and oh so delicious. I absolutely love the addition of the chocolate chips in the batter, it adds an extra layer of goodness. I found myself eating one of these every single night last week with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top (hello newly acquired muffin top). I promise you if you make these you will never go back to the box again.
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1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
What you’ll do:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.