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Recipes: Blow Your Mind Chocolatey Brownies

For many hardcore chocolate lovers, fudgy, chocolately brownies are the end-all-be-all of dessert satisfaction, and no mere brownie mix will do the trick. Enter these decadently rich Blow-Your-Mind Chocolately Brownies. Made with just enough flour to hold them together, these ultra-fudgy brownies will have chocolate addicts hooked.

Blow-Your-Mind Chocolatey Brownies

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Servings: 16 brownies

Ingredients:

12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter

12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or 12 ounces dark chocolate chips)

3 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

Pinch of salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and lightly flour an 8-inch-square baking pan and set aside.

Using a double boiler over medium heat, melt together the butter and chocolate. Alternatively, melth the butter and chocolate in a large glass or metal bowl over a medium saucepan filled with about 1 inch of water. Stir together the butter and chocolate to create a smooth mixture, remove from the heat, and set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate mixture, add the vanilla, and whisk until combined. Finally, add the flour and stir slowly until just barely combined, taking care not to over-mix.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly with a rubber spatula to ensure even baking.

Place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, but no liquid batter. Remove from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.