Chocolate Brownies

I'm actually excited about starting school again. I'm going to be a junior, and I won't be having as many freshmen and sophomores in my classes. This will mean that I'm just closer to graduating and applying to Med schools. That's a really scary thought. I mean, two years ago, I was just starting college as a freshman. Now, I'm a junior and thinking about the MCAT and graduating. Time flies by way too fast as we all grow up. Besides this, things have been going pretty well in my brownie adventures, and these Chocolate Brownies from Brownies To Die For! are ranking up there in my all-time favorite list. One thing I am enjoying from baking from this book is the variety of pan sizes that are required for these recipes. It's let me expand my baking pan collection, which in turn benefits both my mom and me. According to Bev Shaffer, "Don't let the plain name fool you. The flavor is anything but plain! Vary the nuts (or use several types in the same brownie) for something different."

Chocolate Brownies
*makes about 2 dozen*

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
6 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups superfine sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 2/3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

1) Heat oven to 350F. Line an 8x12" baking pan.
2) Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder, stirring until blended. Whisk the eggs, sugars, flour, and vanilla in a large bowl, blending gently until smooth. Stir in the cocoa/butter mixture and nuts.
3) Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Brownies will be dry if overbaked! Cool pan completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per brownie):
Calories 300, Calories from Fat 151, Total Fat 16.8g, Saturated Fat 8.4g, Cholesterol 83mg, Sodium 101mg, Total Carbohydrates 37.4g, Dietary Fiber 2.5g, Sugars 27.5g, Protein 4.0g


  1. yummy you re killing me with all these yummy brownies

    1. Hehehehehe well enjoy :) There are plenty more to come!