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Ultimate Fudgy Brownies

Coffee granules enhance the chocolate flavor in these amazingly fudgy brownies. Add chocolate chips to the batter and you’ve got some seriously irresistible treats. —Sarah Farmer, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, optional
  • 2-3/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line a 9-in. square baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugars, butter, water and, if desired, coffee granules; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add 1-3/4 cups chocolate chips and stir until melted. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla; gradually whisk in chocolate mixture. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; stir into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake on a lower oven rack 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Lifting with parchment, remove brownies from pan. Cut into squares.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 brownie: 344 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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    • bakermom58
      Feb 15, 2021

      Despite some negative reviews, I made the brownies anyway. I'd never cooked the sugars before, the recipe intrigued me. I used 3 different chocolates: unsweetened, 72%dark, and semisweet chips. I put the batter in a 10" by 10" pan. The result was very good. Not really fudgy, more cakey. But I prefer that. Not dense at all. The batter baked almost to the top of the pan. I'm happy with the result and will definitely make them again.

    • rena 55
      Feb 12, 2021

      Very fudgy and moist. I used a 7"x11" baking dish. Also, I used dark chocolate chips instead of bittersweet. But they were moist and so full of chocolate goodness.

    • LPHJKitchen
      Feb 9, 2021

      These brownies were amazing! Seriously, one of my favorite brownie recipes. I subbed in gluten-free all-purpose flour and dairy-free butter/choc chips with GREAT results. Couldn't tell the difference. They were soft and fudgy with that perfect crust on top.

    • amsm
      Feb 8, 2021

      These brownies are good. I baked mine slightly longer than 50 minutes and they were more cakey than fudgy. Next time I will bake them closer to 40 minutes to get that fudgy texture.

    • trisha
      Feb 8, 2021

      Why do you have to include so much sugar?? I make chocolate fudge brownies with MUCH less sugar and I use Swerve instead so safe for pre diabetics

    • R L
      Feb 5, 2021

      This is the Brownie Recipe that I base my brownies on...However, like others, I found it had to be tweaked for perfection. I did use full cup of butter, only 2 eggs, baking powder rather than baking soda, and added 1/4 cup cocoa powder so used semi-sweet morsels instead.....I know--lots of tweaks, but I put it together using these steps. I also used a larger pan (8x11) and baked at 350 for 35 mins....WONDERFUL!

    • Sharona-Marie
      Feb 5, 2021

      My dad had a problem with almost every ingredient in this recipe, and the measurements too. But how much is the serving and how much does it make????

    • Emily
      Feb 1, 2021

      Wow! These were amazing. I didn't have a 9x9 pan, so I used an 11x7, which is almost the exact same area as a 9x9. This worked out well. The brownies were rich and fudgy, as promised. I will definitely be making them again!

    • Robin
      Dec 5, 2020

      I have a question my grandson is allergic to choc can I use white choc instead?

    • luigimon
      Jul 12, 2020

      I used an 11x7 pan after reading the reviews and it still went above the pan. And it was very crumbly....not finger food brownies. But they are super chocolatey.......not sure I’ll make them again. Have no idea how they can be made in a 9x9. But my husband enjoyed them, and they will get eaten!!!