Dark Chocolate Brownies

I may be the world’s pickiest dessert eater. When it comes to chocolate, I cannot stand for it to be anything less than 60% cocoa. No milk, no white, nuhuh, no way. And when it comes to brownies, they had better be nice and dark and rich and ooey gooey. And of course, they had better not have nuts in them. They can have a fudgy frosting on top with nuts but they cannot be in the brownie. So here I have found the best dark, rich brownies I have ever had.

Some tips:

  • These brownies can be made in an 8″x8″ pan or a 13″x9″ one. The directions are for a 13″x9″ pan. If you make them in a square pan like I did, up the cooking time to about 50 minutes.
  • Brownies are so versatile. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on them or serve them fudgie-budgie style with ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.
  • If you’re like me, you may have forgotten the cocoa powder altogether. Whoopsie. Don’t worry. They still taste just fine.

Dark Chocolate Brownies


Adapted from thepioneerwoman.com



  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13″x9″ pan.
  2. In a medium/large saucepan, melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Stir occasionally until smooth and melted through. Sprinkle in cocoa powder and whisk to combine. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Stir in the sugar and vanilla until just combined.
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Stir in the flour until halfway incoroporated then add the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour batter into the greased pan.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Save your corner pieces for me!