This recipe for triple-chocolate brownies has been in our family for generations. I believe this another of those recipes that got clipped from a weekly newspaper’s food column by one of my grandmothers. I’ve made adjustments to it over the years, using butter as opposed to margarine and adding chocolate chips and nuts.
The brownies are very moist and may be made a day in advance. Don’t cut them into squares until they are completely cool and hold their shape. Use an 8” x 8” x 2” square pan, lightly greased and you’ll end up with 16 two-inch square brownies.
The nuts are optional and if you have a group that is divided over nuts, sprinkle some on half the top and all will be happy.
These triple-chocolate brownies are quick and easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Don’t hesitate to serve with a scoop of ice cream on the side!
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- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly grease an 8-inch by 8-inch by 2-inch baking pan.
- Place the butter and chocolate in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl and melt over low heat, stirring occasionally. Once the butter is melted, take off heat to stir the chocolate to help it melt. Don’t let the mixture get too hot or the chocolate will seize.
- Stir in the sugar and vanilla extract, which helps cool the chocolate.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat lightly. Beating too hard will incorporate air and create a less dense brownie.
- Stir in the flour mixing until all the flour has been incorporated.
- Stir in the chips and nuts, if using, until thoroughly blended.
- Spread mixture into the greased baking pan.
- Top the brownie batter with the walnuts, if desired.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes; the rownies are done when top looks cracked and the sides have pulled away slightly. A toothpick inserted in the middle should show a moist crumb.
- Cool and cut into squares.