Happy National Chocolate Day, everyone! Yup, in case you didn’t know, October 28th is National Chocolate Day! I hope you are celebrating. I think this is the “pre-game” for Halloween. You stuff your face full of chocolate on the 28th so then when you eat bagfuls of candy on the 31st, your body will be prepared for the sugar overdose. It’s science.
If you’re not sure how to celebrate National Chocolate Day, let me help you with this amazing recipe for homemade brownies. I know homemade brownies are nothing new. You may already have a favorite, go-to recipe. But this is for those of you who have been searching for that perfect brownie recipe, and haven’t found it yet. Or for those of you who haven’t ever ventured outside of the boxed mixes. You’re about to experience brownies in a new, homemade way.
These brownies are definitely rich and thick. Each one feels like it weighs a half pound. That’s how you know it’s REALLY good.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 baking dish or spray with cooking spray.
- In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
- Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer. Beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder (if using), and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
- Spread into prepared pan (batter will be very thick and sticky) and bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.
Source: Buns in My Oven