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Chocolate Dipped Brownies

My family calls these bars "the world's chocolatiest brownies" and is more than happy to gobble up a batch whenever I make them. They're a deliciously merry part of our Christmas cookie collection. -Jackie Archer, Clinton, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Chopped pecans, jimmies and/or nonpareils, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the sugar, butter and water to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat; stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and vanilla until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to chocolate mixture. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Place in the freezer for 30-40 minutes or until firm (do not freeze completely). Cut into bars.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Using a small fork, dip brownies to completely coat; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with pecans, jimmies and/or nonpareils if desired. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 141 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • muffbear74
    Mar 27, 2017

    Very decadent and a bit too sweet for my taste. I may make the brownie recipe again without the chocolate covering.

  • cindiak
    May 17, 2015

    Delicious! What a great idea. Next time, I will cut the brownies into 1x1 squares since they are so rich.

  • Bonito
    Jun 8, 2014

    Now why didn't I think of dipping them in sprinkles - grandkids loved this idea and the brownie was awesome too

  • Debiana
    Jun 3, 2014

    Very easy and a big hit!!!! Thank you for sharing, will definately make these again

  • MamaMert12
    May 31, 2014

    Looks delicious and that's good enough for me!

  • Remenec
    Mar 13, 2014

    These brownies are a bit rich, but can be easily be cut into bite sized portions. They did take a little bit longer to prepare than expected. Next time I wouldn't make these on the same day I was cooking a big family dinner. As far as the appearance is concerned, the first several covered nicely. As the chocolate ran low in the bowl, the others didn't have as smooth of a coating. Next time I would melt some additional chocolate chips for better coverage. Otherwise, my kids loved these brownies and I will be baking them again soon!

  • yogurtperson
    Aug 29, 2013

    Too sweet for me, really good overall.

  • liliesandroses
    Jun 4, 2013

    This is a delicious and rich recipe. I made it for my family and and some friends and they all raved about it. The only downside was how long it took-30 minutes to make, 30 minutes to bake, 40 minutes to freeze, and about 10 minutes to dip. I'll only make them for holidays, but I'll still be making them.

  • happymammaofthree
    Aug 30, 2012

    These are the best brownies I've made so far. I couldn't dip the brownies because I ran out of chocolate chips, but the brownie itself was delicious. Will be making again.

  • bsaltysiak
    Dec 31, 2010

    The brownies were excellent but I had a hard getting the chocolate to flow nicely and not break the brownies.