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Ultimate Brownies

Ultimate Brownies are ultra thick, fudgy, chewy, and chocolaty with that perfect crinkly crust on top. It took over 6 batches to get this recipe JUST right!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yields: 9 large brownies
Recipe by Tessa Arias

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) high quality unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (94 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch metal baking pan with foil or parchment and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light and thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, gently stir in the cooled chocolate mixture. Gently fold in the flour and salt until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake until a tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached, 35 to 40. Do not overbake.
  6. Let cool completely to room temperature, the brownies need to set before cutting into. Serve at room temperature or chilled.