Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe
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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

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4.5 54 61
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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
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Originally published as Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p29

Nutritional Facts

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

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  • 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
  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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lvarner User ID: 35803 285954
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2018

"These brownies worked ok for me, but I prefer a thicker and fudgier brownie. I tried this recipe in part because I was curious - I'd never seen a brownie recipe before that called for boiling water. It was an experiment, and the brownies were all right but I prefer my usual go-to brownie recipe."

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Richard User ID: 9435325 284903
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2018

"Please, the recipe is excellent. And the brownies are delicious. My daughter did this and it was perfect. HOWEVER, we are in Europe and she use a random “cup” in the cupboard and then over cooked in the oven using *C instead of *F.... the brownies were a stone. I pointed out that 1 Cup is an international measure equivalent to 250 ml. And that 350 was Fahrenheit not centigrades. Second attempt was delicious. She used cooking chocolate 70% dark. It was a little bitter but perfect with ice cream. And definitely not chocolate cake. But fudgetty brownies with dark chocolate core. Use proper units, follow the recipient and enjoy :)"

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Patty User ID: 9342691 278573
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2017

"This recipe was okay. If you are looking for a cake like brownie than this is the recipe for you! These brownies turned out pretty good but not what I was expecting, they were more like chocolate cake than brownies. Overall I like more chocolaty and fudge like brownies and would not make this again."

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anneliz User ID: 1213381 271702
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"I have been making these brownies for years!! They are the best.. The secret is to not over bake."

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Lara User ID: 9180774 267473
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"Make this recipe at your own peril. Hard as stone, horrid and a huge waste of time and ingredients. Any positive review is subject to question, yes you should question any positive review."

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 265761
Reviewed May. 9, 2017

"This is the first brownie recipe I used and I still use it! Always good!"

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JenandBry User ID: 8216959 265700
Reviewed May. 8, 2017

"These brownies were a hit in my house. I made them for a dinner party and everyone had seconds. The batter is pretty thick but not dry. The brownies were the perfect blend of chocolate and fudge. Definitely will make again."

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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."

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OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 262100
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2017 Edited Jul. 11, 2017

"NOTE TO ME FOR NEXT TIME I USE THIS RECIPE..

REDUCE BUTTER TO 1/2 CUP
1/2 CUP OF COCOA ONLY WITH
1/2 CUP chocolate CHIPS
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!"

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

"Great brownies!"

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