I’ve been wanting to try creating a homemade brownie recipe that comes out nice and chewy and fudgy like box mixes. So last week, when my sister sent me some special cocoa she found at an Amish market, it seemed like fate.
This recipe turned out great and even my child who normally turns his nose up to everything chocolate asked for seconds and, and…the next day when he got home from school the first thing he wanted to know when he got home was…”are there any of those brownies left mom?”
I’m still shocked.
Most fudgy and chewy brownie recipes require you to melt down bakers chocolate and I just don’t keep that stuff on hand. However, there is an easy way to get around that little step….
You make your recipe think that you melted down the chocolate by heating and combining the butter, cocoa and sugar. You can do it very quickly and easily in the microwave. It looks like this.
my old go-to brownie recipe. Don’t get me wrong the other recipe is still a super yummy but they are a totally different texture. These brownies are much chewier and fudgy-er. You are going to have to try them both and see what you think.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2¼ cups sugar
- ¾ tsp salt
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease and flour (I like to use cocoa powder instead of flour) a 9x13 pan and set aside
- In a microwave safe dish combine butter, cocoa powder and sugar.
- Microwave in one minute increments, stirring after each minute, until butter is melted and cocoa and sugar are incorporated nicely.(see picture) In my microwave it takes three one minute increments to get the right consistency.
- Transfer cocoa mixture to mixing bowl add salt and vanilla then and add eggs one at a time and mix until they are well combined.
- Add flour and mix until combined.
- Spread mixture evenly in the prepared 9x13 pan,
- Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Keep it Real!!!