Supernatural, “Tastes Like Boxed” Brownies

I have posted another brownie recipe on here quite a while back.  While I like that recipe, this one has become my new go-to recipe.  Many of my students are obsessed with it and I am asked to make these for pretty much any student event.  For you Americans, these really do taste like moist, wonderful, chewy boxed brownies, except without all of the preservatives and without the cardboard box filling up a landfill.  Yay!

Supernatural, “Tastes Like Boxed” Brownies

adapted from The New York Times

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  • 1 Cup (226g) butter
  • 8 ounces (226g) bittersweet chocolate (50-60% cacao is what I use), broken up into small pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour


1. Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

2. Place the broken up chocolate and the butter in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 30-second increments until the butter and chocolate are melted together.  Stir every 30 seconds.  Set chocolate mixture aside to cool slightly.

3. In a large bowl or mixer, whisk eggs. Whisk in salt, sugars and vanilla.

4. Whisk in chocolate mixture. Fold in flour just until combined.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until shiny and beginning to crack on top. Cool in pan on rack.  Slice and serve!


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