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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sweet Saturday: Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Happy Saturday, my dear friends! I hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend! :o) I didn't have any crafty time this week, but am ecstatic to have some planned for today! This one-card-per-week pace is quite unsparkly.

Sometimes, despite the Autumn abundance of pumpkin and apple delights, you just need chocolate. Straight-up chocolate. Such was the case on Thursday when I whipped up a batch of my favorite brownies for me and my loved ones to enjoy. I've made them a few times since finding the recipe, but was never able to snap a happy picture to share here. Finally, this family favorite graces my sparkly blog: Chocolate Fudge Brownies.
Do you see how THICK they are? That's my kind of brownie! No wimpy stuff here. This recipe delivers when you want a rich, fudgy brownie. Some people prefer cakey brownies, but none of my loved ones fall into that category... thankfully. When we want chocolate cake, we make cake. These brownies are decadent and perfectly fudgy, with the bonus of being incredibly easy. You don't even need a mixer! The first time I made these, I topped them with the most incredible frosting I'd ever tasted... I think angels were singing. ;) Unadorned, these are equally fantastic.

There are oodles of brownie recipes floating around, but this one has become my new favorite. :o) If you decide to try them sometime, I hope you love them as much as we do! Thank you for visiting my happy little blog. I wish you a sparkly day! :o)

Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Yield: 12-16 brownies

¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line an 8-inch-square baking dish with parchment paper, letting the excess hang over the edges. Butter the parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Bring about an inch of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Place a medium, heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan (do not let it touch the water) and add the butter and unsweetened chocolate. Stir occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth.

Remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk in the granulated and brown sugars. Whisk in the eggs, the yolk, and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture all at once and fold it into the chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a thin knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.

Store brownies at room temperature in an airtight container, or tightly wrapped, for up to 5 days.

Source: Brown Eyed Baker


  1. looks divine thanks for sharing your recipe nothing soothes the soul like chocolate

  2. Yum, brownies! One of my most favorite desserts ever! And this one looks delicious! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Have a great weekend! :)


  3. You know, nothing beats chocolate :) And oh yum, these look so gooood!! I love how thick they are!! I usually make mine thinner, I guess thinking they will last longer ;) Put a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream on there and I'm in Heaven!! Thank you for another delicious treat!! I do love Sweet Saturdays!! Sorry your crafty-week has been unsparkly my dear friend. I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing weekend!! HUGS!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


    OMJ! Look at how thick they are! OMJ! I swear I must be dreaming. I have never seen anything more heavenly. *gobbles it all up in record time* WHEEE!

    *grabs my trusty arpon cause I need to make a batch right this second* SQUEEE! It's Sweet Saturday! *tosses chocolate chippies in the air to celebrate my Sunshine's incredible creations* You put a whole bag of chippies in my square of brownie, right sis? TEE HEE!

    *twirls you in super happy chocolatey goodness spins* YAY!!!

    I LOVE YOU SUNSHINE!!! (aka universe's ultimate brownie chef)

    *forever chocolate chippie squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :)

  5. Hello Karen
    That Brownie looks perfect to me!! I have to confess, I have never made them - until now. Your wonderful recipe looks so easy to follow that I will definitely be having a go and my daughters will enjoy helping me I'm sure.
    I'm really grateful to you for your uplifting and kind comments on my blog.
    I hope you too enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Hugs Sue

  6. Hi Karen!!! I love coming to your (sparkly) blog, lol It is Sparkly and I love that you are sharing recipes with us.. that is certainly creative! I have just copied and pasted this hoping to make it in the future, they sound delicious and I am all about fudgy brownies (not cake brownies).. I wish I could be sitting at your table with you having a coffee and a brownie.. wouldn't that be awesome!!! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today.. you have a way of reaching out and pulling on my heart strings like no other.. I thank God you are in my life, you encourage me just by being you! You are such a beautiful soul.

  7. Oh Karen you are going to make a baker out of me yet... Lol, I am so tempted to give these a try, they definitely look yummy, AND I do love chocolate..
    I hope you are having a "sparkly" weekend.. Hugs

  8. Sweet Karen - when you have a chance hop back over to my blog I have an award for you!

  9. Calorie free right???? Oh my, do these look scrumptious!
    Sherrie K

  10. Oh!My!Goodness...I must be in Heaven!Now you are chocolate,although it acts up my heartburn.A brownie should be thick,chocolatey and yummy!
    If I am going to cheat and get heartburn,I might as well eat the good stuff...LOL...My doctor laughs whenever I say fudge brownies!!Would love to have a few of these with a cup of coffee..LOL
    Sending a huge amount of bloggie love my friend,


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