Small Batch Brownies Recipe
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Small Batch Brownies Recipe

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If the dessert just has to be chocolate, these rich fudgy brownies are a perfect solution for your family. And you can pretty them up with a dusting of powdered sugar. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 brownie: 179 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg and vanilla; gradually whisk in sugar. Stir in chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  3. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Small Batch Brownies in Healthy Cooking February/March 2012, p54

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Catarina777 184866
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"Very blah. Not chocolatey enough nor sweet enough & very dry. Will not make again."

Carolyn Williamson 184865
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"I made it according to the recipe, and the bottom was gooey and hard to get off the foil lining I put in my meatloaf pan, but it tasted good. I made it using two tablespoon sugar and the rest Splenda. It was dry and didn't taste good."

kcordes 122321
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2014

"Moist & rich! Perfect quick dessert for two. I used a 6 inch ceramic tart dish . Cooking time was just right."

MarGavMc 122312
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"1/2 ounce chocolate??"

shonnalee 137572
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"Delicious! As common sense should dictate, all ovens are a little bit different, some are hotter than others DO check these so they are not overbaked. In my oven they were done perfectly in 16 minutes."

KWhitehead 194334
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"So delicious. A perfect size batch for my family of three (two days worth for each of us). We all loved these! I did have to bake them a little bit on the longer side...about 16-17 minutes."

ajs283 122310
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"Bake 30-35 minutes. After 15 minutes a toothpick came out with batter still on it. I left them in for 33 minutes and the toothpick came out clean and the brownies were just right."

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