Not only are these brownies delicious, they are also super easy. All you have to do is melt the butter and chocolate in a pan on the stove (or the microwave works too), let it cool for a minute or two, and add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix it all up, pour it in the pan, and bake. Super simple, but oh so yummy!
Adapted from Hidden Ponies
- ½ cup butter
- 1⅓ cups (8 oz) good chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¾ cup flour
- ½ teaspooon espresso powder (optional)
DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square or round pan thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.
Place butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, then in additional 30 second increments if necessary until chocolate is mostly melted. Stir to melt chocolate completely.
Whisk sugar, salt, and eggs into chocolate mixture just until combined (don’t overbeat, or the brownie will rise too high and then fall).
With a wooden spoon, stir in flour until no streaks remain.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (until center is just barely set and toothpick comes out with a few crumbs sticking to it). Do not overbake.