Tested till perfect The Best Chocolate Brownies
The Best Chocolate Brownies
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The Best Chocolate Brownies

Yes, these really are the best brownies ever! For a fancy plated dessert, cut cooled brownies with a round cutter, dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder, and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 4 hours
  • Portion size 48 pieces


  • 8 oz 8ozbittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 oz 2ozunsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup 1cupbutter
  • 2 cups 2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvanilla
  • 4 4eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
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In saucepan, melt together bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate and butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally; let cool for 10 minutes.

Whisk in sugar and vanilla; whisk in eggs, 1 at a time. With wooden spoon, stir in flour and salt. Spread in greased or parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish; smooth top.

Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging, 35 to 40 minutes.

Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Looking for the best holiday gift? Give your loved ones The Best Chocolate Brownies! Wrap them up and then download and print these cute labels to add to your package. The finishing touch to your homemade gift? A recipe card for these delicious brownies.

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 115 pro 1g total fat 7g sat. fat 4g
carb 13g dietary fibre 1g sugar 10g chol 26mg
sodium 45mg potassium 46mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 5 vit A 4 folate 4
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