Ultimate Fudgy Brownies
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2/3 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, optional
- 2-3/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 325°. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugars, butter, water and, if desired, coffee granules; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add 1-3/4 cups chocolate chips and stir until melted. Cool slightly.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla; gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate chips.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake on a lower oven rack 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
- Lifting with parchment paper, remove brownies from pan. Cut into squares.
Nutrition Facts1 brownie: 344 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
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Jan 18, 2019
I was so excited to try these brownies based on the ingredient list, ease of preparation, and the reviews. I followed the direction exactly, with the exception of using milk chocolate rather than the semi-sweet. I only have 8x8 pans...and there was sooo much batter...I knew I should have used a larger pan...but proceeded. The brownies rose almost 2 inches above the top of the pan. I baked 40min, lower rack in a 325 degree oven. Still very sloppy. So baked 10 more minutes. Not wanting to go beyond the time and the warning to not over-baked...I took them out depending on the reviews that side they would firm up as they cooled. After an hour of cooling the center sunk leaving an 8x8 brownie bowl! The top was wonderfully crackly, the edges were a bit airy, and the center still uncooked but much like a lava cake. The taste was very good though. I will try these again, in a larger pan obviously. And maybe I'll try a slightly hotter oven. Go for it...the milk chocolate made a good taste...no coffee flavor 'came through'. Very rich tasting though. I'm not a sweet eater anymore, but I had to try them before thinking of giving it another go at a later time.
Sep 18, 2017
The coffee flavor gives a burst of great enjoyment to coffee enthusiasts
Oct 5, 2016
Been adding Espresso powder and chocolate chips to my brownies for years! It's the secret ingredient that makes everyone go WOW!
Sep 23, 2016
These are sooo good. Ina Garten (barefoot contessa) always adds instant coffee to her chocolate recipes so I do too! You don't taste the coffee, they just add a depth of flavor. Thanks for the recipe!
Sep 19, 2016
I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out exactly as the picture. They are AMAZING!! I used Hershey Dark choc chips. They are quite rich but taste so indulgent. I want to try them again with milk choc chips to see how that turns out. I baked them in a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch pan, on the very bottom rack at 325 for 40 minutes then moved them to the center rack for 10 more minutes. I also will try a little larger pan next time just to help the center cook a little better.
Jan 21, 2016
Fantastic brownie!!! This is thick! This is chocolaty! This is Fudgy! It was everything it promised it would be. I have made these 4 times already and I even tried it in a 13x9 pan, baking less time of course. All were fantastic although I personally preferred the thicker ones. My old brownie recipe will never be made in my kitchen again.
Dec 3, 2015
OMG this is the best recipe ever! I had just baked a batch of brownies from another recipe site and they promised to be fudgey, I was very disappointed although my other half was very happy with them. I then stumbled across this recipe so returned back to the kitchen and I am not disappointed that I did. I followed the recipe to the tee and after 45 minutes in the oven I took them out (the middle was still a little goey when tested, but brownies continue to set when removed from the oven i hear) by the time I cut them, they were absolutely perfect, fudgey but yet cakey , with a lovely crackly top. Having sent some round to family, I now have requests to make more. If you like the type of Brownie which clogs your palette, I promise you'll love these.
Nov 29, 2015
These were the best brownies ever; however, they weren't cooked all the way through after 50 minutes and they were too thick for how decadent they are. I recommend following the recipe exactly except bake them in a 9X11 baking dish.
Nov 11, 2015
Very delicious! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because they fall apart and the parchment paper makes them not so pretty. Next time I will try a 9x12 like maryowhalin said. Maybe that would make them not fall apart.
Nov 8, 2015
These make the best brownies! They are similar to high end brownies you can buy at a fancy bakery. But the recipe was easy enough for my kids to follow. We did not use the coffee granules and we added all the chocolate chips to the pan at the same time to be melted instead of folding some with the batter. I will be making these often!