- 1/2 cup salted or unsalted butter
- two 4-ounce semi-sweet chocolate bars, coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon rose salt
- Optional – white icing for garnish
pPreheat oven to 350°F.
- Melt the butter and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan on low/medium heat, stirring constantly. Or melt in a large microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring after each. To avoid burning the chocolate, remove from the heat immediately after ingredients have melted. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Line the bottom and sides of a 9×9 inch square baking pan or (8×8 inch for thicker brownies) with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides. Set aside.
- Whisk the granulated and brown sugars into the cooled chocolate/butter mixture. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla. Gently whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into the prepared baking pan (it will be very thick) and bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the edges of the pan. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with only a few moist crumbs when the brownies are done. Note – check at 30 minutes to avoid over-cooked brownies.
- Sprinkle brownies with a pick of rose salt.
- Set on a wire rack and allow the brownies to cool completely. Once cooled, lift the brownies out using the parchment paper. Cut into squares. For neat squares, I use a very sharp, long knife and wipe it clean with a paper towel after each cut.
- Drizzle with icing if using.*
- Unfrosted brownies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.
*Icing drizzle – you can use any type (or flavor) of icing you like. To save on time use your favorite store-bought version. Snip a tiny corner off the edge of a zip lock bag. Add 1 cup of icing and drizzle over brownies. If icing is too thick you may need to warm it for 10 seconds in the microwave before adding it to the baggie.
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