- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies
"I have to preface my review by saying that I love dark chocolate. I love the richness, the bitterness, the depth of high cocoa content chocolate. I was hoping these brownies would satisfy my chocolate craving, but unfortunately they fell a little short. I should have stopped when I was measuring out more than a cup of flour and thought to myself "this is way too much flour for a brownie". In hindsight, I should have halved the flour and may have gotten the kind of brownie I wanted, which was a dark, rich, slightly chewy, dense chocolate brownie. What I got instead was a cake-like, very light brownie with very little chocolate flavor in the actual brownie part. I was happy for the chips to add some rich chocolate flavor that I desperately craved. But the batter itself is not very chocolatey. It's chocolatey if you like chocolate the way English people do --which is lots of sweet with a dash of chocolate flavor mixed in. But if you like that kind of flavor, you will probably love these! I have to adjust the flour content next time and see if I get what I'm hoping for."
"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."
"Everyone loved the chuncks."
"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."
"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."
"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! : )"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"