Double Fudge Brownies

I love brownies. I think they might be my favorite dessert. They are so easy to make, they travel well, they’re great straight from the oven and straight from the freezer. Oh and a hot brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge… get out of town. Best.dessert.EVER.

Of course you guys already know that based on how many brownies I’ve posted. This KAF recipe is very similar to my go-to brownie recipe, which is no surprise because that one comes from KAF as well. This one uses whole wheat flour so it’s a tad healthier for you.

Katie and I knew these would be the best brownies ever. With a 1/2 pound of butter, lots of brown sugar and two cups of chocolate chips, how could they not be?

Be sure to let these guys cool overnight. Susan explained in class that the bran is the outside shell of the wheat. The bran is sharp like scissors. That bran is the reason that baking whole wheat bread requires more attention and care because the bran wants to just cut through the gluten that is being formed. She also explained that these brownies will have a much better texture in your mouth if you let the bran settle overnight. Honestly, I almost always let brownies cool overnight anyways, but in this case, be sure not to skip that last step!!

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Double Fudge Brownies

Yield: 36

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup dutch-process cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium sized saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to heat briefly until it's hot and starting to bubble. Heating this mixture a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies.

Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla. Cool mixture. Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth. Add the flour and chips, stirring until smooth. Sppon the batter into a lightly greased 9x13" pan.

Bake for 30 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. The brownies should feel set on the edges and in the center. Cool on a rack overnight. This will give the bran in the whole wheat flour a chance to soften, giving them a more pleasurable texture in your mouth. Cut and serve.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour


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13 Responses to “Best Dang Thing EVER Bars”

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    HoneyB — September 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    This is a great post and I love that you and your sister made these together! You know its a favorite when you can make a recipe from memory! Thanks for participating 🙂

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    Laura — September 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Awesome bars! You and your sister sound like me and my sister, so I loved this post extra for that. Great submission, thanks for participating.

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    Colleen — September 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yum, these look SO good! And fairly easy – I will be making them soon!

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    stephchows — September 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Love the story that goes with these 🙂 family recipes are the best!

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    Katie — September 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    OH YUM!! Those look so freakign gooooood!!

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    The American Homemaker — September 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Those look great!!!!!!!!!! MMmmmmm

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    Ingrid — September 9, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I suppose if you were fond of chocolate they would be the best dang thing. I’d like the blonde version of this instead. 🙂

    You almost make me wish I had a sister instead of six brothers, almost. 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — September 10, 2009 at 3:46 am

    oh my neighbor makes these and they are SO good! Mmmm I’m wishing I had one right about now, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    (also glad you enjoyed the taquitos!)

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    Justin — September 11, 2009 at 12:07 am

    whoa, a whole pack of caramels? this sounds amazing

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    madebymel — September 11, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Oh.my.gosh! I bet these really are the best dang thing ever! I can’t wait to make these to bring to work!

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    Karen - Mommy to four sweeties — September 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I wonder if these can be made with a plain chocolate cake mix since I don’t have a german chocolate one on hand.

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    Jen — September 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I would think any chocolate cake mix would work

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    fun size wife — February 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    These are close to the Pioneer Woman’s Knock You Naked Brownies except for the frosting. Thank goodness chocolate and caramel are legal!

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