Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love home-style recipes, including these yummy brownies. —Carol Prewett, Cheyenne, Wyoming
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 159 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda; blend 1/3 cup melted butter. Add boiling water; stir until well blended. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining butter. Add flour, vanilla and salt. Stir in pecans and chocolate chunks.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p29

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agalleske User ID: 3525705 243197
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2016

"My son has extremely severe milk allergies. These are by far the best dairy free brownies I have made. He gave them a 10 rating...and me too:) I used the Earth Balance to replace the butter and used the Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips. They are very moist and fudgy. I baked them for about 30 to 35 minutes (started at 25 and just kept checking every 5 minutes) in a glass Pyrex pan...I'll never go back to metal...just until it started pulling away from the sides. Checked with toothpick to see if done also...trying not to hit a chip:) Sorry about all the specifics, but I bake everything from scratch and find the smallest things and brands can make the biggest difference in my kitchen anyways."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 241599
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"Everyone loved the chuncks."

PageRD User ID: 5881442 236806
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"These brownies are super easy to make. I love the chocolate chips. They are more cakey than I like but I thought the flavor was good. However, they fell apart when I served them so maybe I needed to bake them a few more minutes."

Lin1234 User ID: 7117377 232701
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"These are the most amazing brownies. I have to agree about the ingredients...just easy, common ingredients that you have on hand. You may not have the chocolate chunks, but could use anything you have on hand or even nothing. I actually do not think these are too sweet at all. I add milk chocolate frosting to mine. I think these have more of a bitter sweet taste, especially because of the large chunks. I leave half plain (some don't like frosting), then I frost the rest. They bake beautifully & make such a large amount. This is a great recipe that I have now made three times. I will keep this one forever."

fantasticdreambird User ID: 7470348 232233
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"This brownie recipe has replaced every brownie recipe I own, even the recipe that won 1st place at the county fair I was a judge at years ago! That says it all! : )"

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 227343
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2015

"If I could give these brownies 10 stars, I would! Easy to make, quick, common ingredients, & a 9x13 pan of super-delicious treats that made everyone in my family happy! Satisfied the chocolate craving of two kids. Moist. I cut the sugar to 1 2/3 cups, & used a 12 oz. bag of semisweet chocolate chips. Will make these often!"

Carmen21212 User ID: 6643800 224568
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Easy to make and delicious. Always have these ingredients on hand except the chocolate chunks. I used a heaping cup of chocolate chips as I alway have those in my pantry. Will definitely make again."

frugalhausfrau User ID: 8272193 221411
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"I've been making these since around 1980 - when they were published on the Hershey's can! Back when it used to be in a can. I lost the recipe for awhile, but found it on their website. These are out favorites, but there is no way these make 3 dozen! They're also on my blog as they are a family favorite."

Lucib User ID: 6351564 3839
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"Delicious brownies! I don't like super sweet so I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and substituted half of the butter for coconut oil and they came out great!"

TheSensibleMom User ID: 7144131 25689
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"These were very good! We followed the recipe almost exactly, but substituted coconut oil for the butter. Delicious!"

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