Friday, February 17, 2012

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Sea Salt

Homemade brownies are almost as easy as opening up a box mix. If you can stir together some sugar, flour, salt, cocoa powder, and baking soda- there's your boxed mix. It costs so much less, tastes so much better, and has no preservatives or ingredients you can't pronounce. Plus, you gain bragging rights of saying they are "from scratch".


Dark Chocolate Brownies with Sea Salt
((Printable Recipe))

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (divided)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 11x7-inch baking dish.

2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, flour, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and baking powder with a whisk.

3. Melt the butter and add to a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate chips and stir with a whisk until they begin to melt.  Add the sugar and whisk until combined.  Add the vanilla and whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the dry ingredients.

4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Top with the additional 1/4 teaspoon sea salt and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove them from the oven when the center is still slightly underdone and allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack.

5. Top with more coarse sea salt when ready to serve.


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18 comments:

  1. These look heavenly! Going to the store later to grab the ingredients and make some myself!

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  2. Gorgeous brownies! I love the little sprinkle of sea salt on top.

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    1. The crunch of the sea salt with the soft brownies= amazing. :)

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  3. i'll have to try these

    Natasha xx

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  4. Gorgeous!!! And it's so true, making brownies from scratch is just about as easy as any box mix. And so worth it!

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  5. YUM! I'm always looking for a good brownie recipe. Thanks for sharing this one at Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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  6. Yummy! Not that difficult to make and I can imagine that they taste great.

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  7. Mmmm! I love how dark and delicious these look! I found you at the Crazy for Crust linky party...

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  8. dark cocoa powder, any specific brands?

    thanks for posting. wowza!

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    1. I use Hershey's Special Dark. Here's a link: http://www.hersheys.com/pure-products/hersheys-cocoa/special-dark.aspx

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  9. Yummmmmm. I love the sweet and salty combination. Just pinned it so I can reference it later when the chocolate craving hits!

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  10. i can't get over how decadent and dark these look!!! And the salt on top just makes me want to drool!!! These sound fabulous girl!!!!

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  11. i look to it and im hungry now :)

    so tasty looks

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  12. Tested this tonight, and it was awesome. No more boxed brownie mixes for me.

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  13. I think I neeeeeeeed to make these, they look delicious!

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