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
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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Dwight User ID: 7974602 264920
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"Only gave this a one star as zero stars don't exist. This recipe DOES NOT make soft moist and chewy brownies. We followed the directions exactly and ended up with BRICK HARD brownies that couldn't be cut with a sharp knife unless you use two hands. Horrible recipe!! Probably the worst brownie recipe that we have ever seen. You will be better off by far with any brand of brownie mix from a box that this recipe. Others talk about the brownies being "dense" and "cake like" not this is NOT what we got. I've cook a lot of brownies and can say this is the worst by far."

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 262100
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2017

"Although I seriously love chocolate I cut back on this a little. Only 1 cup of chips used and 1/2 regular cocoa and 1/2 dark cocoa. A favorite brownie recipe!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 260509
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"Great brownies!"

Melissa User ID: 8970317 256932
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2016

"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."

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!"

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