So Easy Fudgy Brownies
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Homemade fudgy brownies are so easy to make you'll never want to make brownies from a box again. These fudgy brownies satisfy your need for chocolate.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup lightly toasted walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line an 8" square metal baking pan with foil.
  3. On low power in a microwave, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir often, and remove from heat when a few lumps remain. Stir until smooth. Make sure you break up or chop up the chocolate into small pieces before you begin melting it.
  4. Stir the sugar, vanilla and salt into the melted chocolate. Then stir in eggs one at a time, followed by flour. Stir until very smooth, about 1 minute. Mixture will slightly pull away from sides of bowl as you stir it.
  5. Add nuts, if using.
  6. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 20 minutes.
  8. While the brownies are baking, prepare an ice water bath: Pour ice water into a large roasting pan or kitchen sink to a depth of about 1 inch.
  9. Remove pan from oven and place directly into the ice water bath, being careful not to splash water on brownies.
  10. Let cool completely (about 20 minutes), then lift out and cut into squares.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at