One of my favorite things about making brownies is that you don’t have to wait for the butter to warm to room temperature since you just melt it with the chocolate. This is especially important when you spontaneously decide to whip up a treat for your hubby’s coworkers and all your butter is in the freezer!
These are really rich and decadent triple chocolate brownies that aren’t too sweet. I hope Apolinaras’ team enjoyed them at his exciting new gig. They are perfect for dark chocolate lovers!
Triple Chocolate Brownies
1 cup unsalted butter
6 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
Heat the oven to 350°F. Microwave the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a microwavable bowl at high power until the butter is melted, about 2 minutes, stirring well after 1 minute. Stir until combined, then mix in the vanilla extract. Meanwhile, beat the sugar and eggs in a large bowl and add in the melted chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt stir until smooth; stir in chocolate chips. Spread the brownie mixture evenly in a well-greased 9×13-inch pan. Bake at 350°F until the brownies are set and a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean, about 26 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes. Makes 24 servings.
Nutrition: 268 calories, 16.6g fat, 2.4g fiber, 3.3g protein per serving
Cost: $0.25 per serving