¨ Heat oven to 350° F. Grease bottom only of 8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
¨ Melt butter, unsweetened chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (4 to 7 minutes). Remove from heat.
¨ Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in flour and salt; mix just until all ingredients are moistened and brownie mixture is smooth.
¨ Spread brownie mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 32 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Cool completely.
TIP: To substitute unsweetened cocoa for unsweetened baking chocolate, use 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter for each ounce of unsweetened baking chocolate. To substitute unsweetened cocoa for semi-sweet baking chocolate, use 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa plus 4 teaspoons sugar plus 2 teaspoons butter for each ounce of semi?sweet baking chocolate. TIP: Reduce the baking temperature by 25° if using dark or nonstick baking pan.
TIP: To prepare brownies in 13x9-inch baking pan, double all ingredients. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies just begin to pull away from sides of pan.TIP: For the tenderest brownies, stir brownie mixture until smooth; do not overmix.
Flavored: Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons extract or flavoring (mint, almond, etc.) for the vanilla.Stir-ins: One-half cup stir-ins (nuts, baking chips, toffee bits, etc.) may be stirred into brownie mixture before baking.
Candy-Topped: Before baking, sprinkle brownie mixture with 1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces.Chocolate Drizzled: Place 1/4 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) power 1 minute. Stir; continue microwaving, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted and smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Drizzle chocolate over cooled brownies.Nutrition Facts (1 brownie)
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber <1 g
Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 70 mg
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Top these chocolatey, chewy brownies with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
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