Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
- 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, room temperature
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 brownie: 159 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Sep 26, 2018
My changes were using 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 cup hot (boiling) water and baking batter in a 12x8" baking pan, greased and floured! This recipe worked well for me, using a smaller pan!
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.
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 :)
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.
Aug 13, 2017
I have been making these brownies for years!! They are the best.. The secret is to not over bake.
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.
May 9, 2017
This is the first brownie recipe I used and I still use it! Always good!
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.
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.
Mar 5, 2017
NOTE TO ME FOR NEXT TIME I USE THIS RECIPE..REDUCE BUTTER TO 1/2 CUP1/2 CUP OF COCOA ONLY WITH1/2 CUP CHOCOLATE CHIPSAlthough 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!