I'm not a huge brownie fan. They are usually so dry. However, my husband and my kids love brownies, so I've played around & created this recipe. It's more like a cross between a chocolate lava cake (because of the gooey chocolatey center), a brownie and a chocolate bar.
Thanks to the amount of semi-sweet chopped chocolate in it, it's insanely soft & chewy and not at all dry. If you prefer brownies that have the consistency of cake, then this is not the brownie recipe for you. At 25 minutes, it will be so moist that you will wonder if it's done, but trust me: it's done. And it's delicious!
1 stick of butter
9 ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1-½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and the chopped chocolate together. Do NOT substitute chocolate chips for the chopped baking chocolate in this recipe. It's just not the same. The chopped semi-sweet baking chocolate (NOT unsweetened!) is what gives this recipe it's ultra gooeyness and chocolate love.
3. Once the butter & chocolate have melted, set aside to slightly cool.
4. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the sugar, vanilla and eggs on medium-high speed until you get a light yellow creamy consistency (about 4-5 minutes).
5. Lower the mixer to slow speed and add the flour and salt until well blended.
6. Add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture to the mix until well blended, about 1-2 minutes.
7. Pour mix into a greased 9" x 13" baking pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 22-27 minutes. To test: poke a toothpick into the center -- at 25 minutes, if it comes out with a small amount of moist crumbs attached to the toothpick, it's done. If you try to wait until your toothpick comes out clean, you're going to totally overbake these brownies into bricks, so set aside your conventional knowledge of brownies and know that these are DONE usually at or around 25 minutes.
8. Cool brownies in pan for about 10-15 minutes before slicing. You can see how gooey and moist these brownies are:
We made these brownies for Teacher Appreciation Week and gave them to our kids' teachers along with the printable Teacher Flash Cards I posted on Tuesday.