If you like dark, rich brownies, this is the recipe for you. Intensely flavorful with chunks of rich melted chocolate throughout.
The secret is in the quality of the actual chocolate used. The flavor of the chocolate used is the flavor of the brownies.
These brownies have a LOT of flavor.
11 Chocolate Brownies
3 eggs, slightly beaten
¾ cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar (I used evaporated cane sugar)
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
Preheat the oven to 325F. Put 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil into your 9×12″pan & set it into the oven to melt. Remove when oil has melted.
Cream the butter, sugar, and eggs.
Add the cocoa powder & flour, and mix until just blended.
Add in the broken chocolate bars and stir until mixed throughout.
Make sure the oil is coating the sides & bottom of the pan. Spread the batter into the pan, & bake for 30-40 minutes. Let the brownies cool in the pan.
You can melt down some chocolate & drizzle it over the top as they are cooling, or make a ganache frosting, if you like frosted brownies. For ganache, mix equal parts good chocolate & heavy cream (see our Dark Chocolate Truffles Recipe for the how-to!)
A very simple recipe, but so yummy! So, where does the “11 Chocolate” part come in? That’s the number of types of chocolate used!
Again, the quality of the chocolate & cocoa make all of the difference. I often blend all 3 brands of cocoa powder – ¼ each. Then I take 8 different chocolate bars (or chips, if I’m in a hurry) and cut up enough of each to total 1 cup of broken pieces.
Here is a list of the chocolate bars I often use with links to purchase them:
- The Dark Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Bar – Trader Joe’s
- Kallari 84% Cacao (This is an AMAZING chocolate bar!)
- Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate – their cocoa powder is pretty tasty too.
- Theo Dark Chocolate (any of them will work!)
- Dagoba New Moon, Xocolatl, Dark, or Extra Dark
- Lindt Excellence – I use the Chili when I want to add just a touch of heat. Maybe 1 oz worth.
- Cotes d’Or Noir bar
- Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Truffle Bar
- Vosges Haut – I use the caramel ones occasionally, to add a different flavor.
- I occasionally add butterscotch, peanut butter, or cinnamon chips for something different.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! This wraps up our week of Tasty Holiday Treats! Did you try any of them? Did you find a new favorite? Please let us know!