I have something to announce. I am a….. chocoholic. If you don’t know what a chocoholic is, it is
a person who is addicted to or excessively fond of chocolate. (also known as me)
Anyways, most chocoholics know the number one rule from Chocoholic 101 (made by me and Google) which states that to be a chocoholic you must have an obsession over brownies. I’m not talking about regular brownies either. I mean super fudgy, chocolaty, and rich brownies. And since I’m a proud chocoholic, I have a recipe for these exact brownies engraved in my mind, heart and stomach.
As usual, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before making your batter. Additionally, line your pan with parchment paper or grease with vegetable oil. To begin the batter, combine the melted butter, oil, and both sugars. I always use vegetable oil in all of my recipes because olive oil has too strong of a taste and typically will change the taste of the bake.
Then, add the vanilla, salt, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Even if you’re not much of a salt lover, salt is always essential in baking as it brings out the sweetness of the sugars and other ingredients. So, even if a little salt does not seem so important, ALWAYS add it in.
In the same bowl, sift in the cocoa powder and flour. I can not stress the importantce of good quality cocoa powder enough. It makes a HUGE difference. So, if you can, definitely go for the better cocoa powder. Continueing on, make sure to fold this in until just combined. Be sure not to overmix as that will take out the air that has been created through the folding. Also, if you haven’t noticed yet, this is a one bowl recipe.
Now, fold in almost all of the chocolate chips or chunks. Set aside some to top it off. I prefer bittersweet chocolate in this recipe to balance out the sweetness of the actual brownies.
Finally, pour the batter into your pan and top with the remaining chocolate chunks or chips.
Once done, just pop it in the oven for 35-40 minutes.
I do suggest waiting till these have cooled to room temperature to cut and eat it. However, I’ll completely understand if you want to eat this right out of the oven!
Ingredients: -1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted and cooled -1 Tablespoon vegetable oil -Heaping 1/2 Cup light brown sugar -Heaping 1/2 Cup granulated sugar -2 large eggs, room temperature -2 Teaspoons vanilla extract -1/2 cup all purpose flour -1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder -1/2 Teaspoon salt -1 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or chunks
Prep: 15 minutes Overall Time: 55 minutes Makes 9 servings Directions: Step One: Prep Grease one 9" square pan with vegetable oil or line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F. Step Two: Combine Combine the oil, sugars, and melted butter. Add the vanilla, salt, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Step Three: Fold In the same bowl, sift in the cocoa powder and flour. Fold in until just combined. Fold in almost all of the chocolate chips or chunks. Step Four: Pour Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with remaining chocolate chips or chunks. Step Five: Bake Bake for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.