Happy National Brownie Day!!
I can’t decide which makes me happiest — that today is finally Friday OR that it’s National Brownie Day!?
Hmm…I’m pausing for reflective thought…
And, I’m choosing BOTH!
How very, very fitting that this beloved “holiday” would fall on my favorite weekday. In fact, I can’t think of a better way to end the week then noshing on some brownies and sipping a cold glass of milk.
This week has been long and tough…chocolate most certainly helps take the edge of!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m sharing my recipe for Double Chocolate Chip Brownies. They are super delicious, super rich and super chocolate-y. If you love chocolate, this is the only brownie recipe you’ll ever need!
I learned 3 very important lessons while making these delicious treats…
First, if you use less eggs in the batter, the brownies come out more like fudge and less cake-y (I prefer this method).
Secondly, the addition of coffee helps moisten them and gives them a truly decadent flavor. I used a light roast that’s a bit on the sweet side, with notes of cherries. If you’re not a coffee fan, not to worry! You can barely taste it once the brownies have baked.
Lastly (and arguably the most important), you’re never too old to lick the bowl!
After all, if you made a batch of brownies and didn’t lick the bowl, did you even make brownies?? Just sayin’…
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coffee
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x13 oven safe baking dish.
Melt butter on stove top or in microwave.
In large mixing bowl, add butter to cocoa powder. Then add coffee and stir.
Add sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla and salt. Stir to combine.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. Test with a tooth pick before removing from the oven. If the tooth pick comes out clean, then the brownies are fully baked.
Cool for 20-25 minutes before cutting into squares.