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Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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It's a cake, it's a cookie... it's a brownie! But not just any brownie. Possibly the very best brownie you will ever eat.

Seriously. Every time I make these I'm hailed as the Mighty Dessert Queen. But cast away your jealousy, for you, too, can earn the title of Dessert Royalty with this recipe (provided you don't show up with it at the same time I do!). Should that happen, alas, I will have to banish you from the Sweet Kingdom and label you eternal Dessert Dunce. Apologies in advance.


All kidding aside, these brownies will make you very, very popular, very, very quickly (unless someone has a nut allergy; then you might be in trouble). And they're not hard to make.


The chocolate chips are an important component of this dish, because they provide the chocolate flavor in the batter, and they're folded through with the nuts. So I strongly suggest you buy really good quality chocolate.

Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and the butter/margarine over a double boiler. You can make a double boiler with a pot and a bowl, as pictured. Put an inch or so of water in the pot, put the bowl on top. The bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water, so use a smaller pot and a slightly bigger bowl. Put the chocolate chips and margarine in the bowl, turn the heat on and wait for it to melt.


When fully melted, take the bowl off and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla and salt and mix. Stir in the flour and baking powder until batter is smooth. Stir in the other cup of chocolate chips and the nuts.


Pour the batter into a greased 10 x 10 square pan, or a 9 x 13 rectangle pan. Bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes. Let the brownies cool before cutting.


While they're baking, take your favorite arm chair and decorate it with balloons and streamers so you'll have a throne upon which to accept your Dessert King/Queen coronation. Congratulations!

Alternatively, you could spend that time coming up with the ultimate hiding place so you don't have to share them. (Hint: No one ever looks in the tool box!)

Serve with a scoop of ice cream, or just plain. For breakfast, lunch, dinner or any time in between.


Ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp. margarine
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup pecans

Directions:

  1. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips with the margarine, until smooth.
  2. Stir in the sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt until incorporated.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder, mix until smooth.
  4. Fold in the pecans and the other cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into a 9 x 13 rectangle pan, of a 10 x 10 square pan. Bake on 350 for 30-40 minutes.

What's your signature over-the-top decadent dessert?

Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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Lisa Providence, RI September 19, 2016

Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies I love chocolate, and even though pareve desserts are good, I like dairy better. Reply

DJ Denver January 1, 2015

So what I'm a dude! Who just happens to be addicted to chocolate, and love's to cook. So much so that when I do have a girlfriend, she's banned from the kitchen. Thank's for the recipe! Reply

Chava Mish Eretz Yisroel January 1, 2015

Splendid photos! I really enjoy the photography and the writing that accompany your recipes :) Reply

Miriam Szokovski December 31, 2014

replace nuts Hi Janet,

I haven't tried it, but you could probably replace the nuts with some kind of crunchy cereal.

Let me know how it goes! Reply

Janet Levy Surrey, BC Canada December 29, 2014

No Nuts My grandchildren don't like nuts. Do you have a suggestion to keep the crunch in the brownie? The recipe looks wonderful! Reply

Lisa Koffler Providence, RI October 21, 2014

Lifelong Chocoholic I love this recipe, and I just sent it to a friend! Reply

Miriam Szokovski August 26, 2014

servings It yields 1 9x13 pan, or 1 10x10 square pan. Of course it depends on how you cut them, but on average that would be 16-20 pieces. Reply

Anonymous August 24, 2014

How many people does this serve? Reply

Miriam Szokovski August 5, 2014

too salty? Hi Sara,

I'm sorry to hear the brownies came out salty.

Two possible causes:

1. Kosher salt is less salty than regular table salt. If you used table salt, that could explain it.

2. Did you use salted nuts? That would also add extra salt.

I hope that helps. Reply

sara August 5, 2014

i made these for shabbos and they tasted soo salty!
i'm scared to make them again :( Reply

Miriam Szokovski July 23, 2014

oil Dvorah - I'd suggest coconut oil or butter in place of margarine, but it should be ok with oil too - just a slightly different texture/consistency. Reply

Dvorah crown heights July 20, 2014

Can I use oil? Don't do Margarine. Reply

Miriam Szokovski July 18, 2014

Thanks Thanks everyone! Glad this recipe excites you. Reply

Miriam Szokovski July 18, 2014

microwave Chana - you can definitely melt the chocolate and butter/margarine in the microwave! I'll go back and add that in. Reply

chana Givat Zeev July 17, 2014

sounds delicious - will try them soon to cheer everyone up here and end the war victoriously and miraculously - my contribution to simcha poretzes geder :-)
can we shortcut by melting in the microwave? Reply

Anonymous July 16, 2014

AMAZING RECIPE I've been looking for a brownie recipe from scratch and couldn't find any that come out good! Finally! Reply

Sallie Rockville,Md July 14, 2014

I'm so excited ...can't wait to buy the ingredients , bake it and share with my family and friends! Bows n all!!! Thank you! Reply

Anonymous albuquerque July 14, 2014

This is very entertaining. Laughed through the whole recipe!. Thanks. Can't wait to be crowned. Reply

RD Brooklyn July 14, 2014

I TASTED THEM and it's true. they are not regular brownies. they are outstanding. and because they are so good and so rich, you need less of it. for recent sheva brochos we made these and gave each person one small square, with vanilla ice cream and a few berries. everyone really enjoyed and the portion size is small, civilized. thank you, Miriam! Reply

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