Double-Chocolate Chip, Easy-Peasy Brownies

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These brownies are the perfect answer to any chocolate craving. Rich, fudgy, and bursting with flavor, they’re incredibly easy to make, requiring minimal effort and common pantry staples. No matter your baking experience, this recipe is sure to become a go-to for satisfying your sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

Quick and Easy Brownies
Quick and Easy Brownies

1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • Instructions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!
    4. Sift the cocoa powder into the batter and gently fold it in until fully incorporated.
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs (not completely clean).
    7. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving.

    Nutritional Facts (per brownie):

    Calories: 350 (approx.)

  • Fat: 20g (approx.)
  • Saturated Fat: 12g (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 40g (approx.)
  • Sugar: 30g (approx.)
  • Protein: 4g (approx.)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutritional values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

    Conclusion:

    These easy brownies are a delightful treat that everyone can enjoy. From bake sales to potlucks or simply a sweet snack at home, their rich chocolate flavor and fudgy texture are guaranteed to disappear quickly. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and whip up a batch of these heavenly homemade brownies today!

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I use melted butter in this recipe?

    While melted butter can technically be used, it can lead to denser brownies. Softened butter creates air pockets in the batter, resulting in a lighter and fluffier texture.

    2. How can I tell if my brownies are done?

    A toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out with moist crumbs attached. Avoid over-baking, as brownies continue to cook slightly even after removal from the oven.

    3. Can I substitute other ingredients?

    Absolutely! You can swap all-purpose flour for gluten-free flour blend for a gluten-free option. Feel free to experiment with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or even a sprinkle of sea salt on top for a flavor twist.

    4. How long do these brownies stay fresh?

    Store leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to 2 months.

    5. How can I make these brownies even richer?

    For an extra decadent treat, use dark chocolate cocoa powder in place of the unsweetened cocoa powder. You can also drizzle melted chocolate or caramel sauce over the top of the cooled brownies.