I came across this recipe about 5 years ago and took a picture of it! Didn’t bookmark it or save the link so I have no idea where it came from 😦 I have made these brownies so many times and honestly sometimes still get surprised by how much people love them.
I usually only like to make them for a special occasion where I’m taking the majority of the batch somewhere else besides my house, ha. I kid you not, I’ve been known to get up in the middle of the night and “sleep eat” one of these brownies! The combination of the sea salt and deep dark chocolate taste is just insane, and really addicting 🙂
One pointer I have is don’t skimp on getting good dark chocolate, it will make them even that much better!
Salted Dark Chocolate Brownies
1 1/2 stick of butter
4 ounces of finely chopped dark chocolate
1/4 cup of dark chocolate cocoa
2 cups of brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla paste (or extract)
1 cup of whole wheat flour
Some really good sea salt flakes
Oven Preset – 350 degrees
Really good greased 9-inch square glass pan
In a large saucepan, melt together the butter with the finely chopped dark chocolate. Once all the chocolate is melted, remove from heat and start to incorporate the following ingredients one at a time, cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. It’s important to do these one at a time so that nothing starts to “cook” (specifically the eggs 🙂 ).
Once all ingredients are mixed well, pour batter into greased pan. Generously sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake brownies for about 35 minutes until the edges are down and the middle still is a bit gooey. Let cool completely before cutting into squares (this is MOST important for the middle – I actually will wait to slice them until the next day or at least 3 hours after baking).
If I’m bringing these to a party (like the batch below) I will sprinkle with additional sea salt once they are settle into a carrying tin. You can never have too much sea salt!