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  • Writer's pictureKelly Carper Detterman

Dark Chocolate Brownies

I LOVE chocolate, all sorts all forms (except white chocolate…controversial, I know, but I hate it)…milk chocolate, dark chocolate, brownies, cookies, ice cream, hot chocolate. I could go on an on about the ways I love chocolate, but that may not be the best way to grab your attention. My absolute favorite way to have chocolate is in BROWNIES!!!! I love it pre-baked (I know…don’t eat uncooked eggs), half baked, baked to perfection and I am even willing to eat them overbaked if I am having a really stressed out kind of day, but not my preference. Desperate times call for BROWNIES!!!

This recipe is a basic dark chocolate brown, but there is nothing basic about the taste of this brownie. Try it out and then try out my add-in/on recommendations.


  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2/3 cup oil (I use extra light olive oil for everything baking. I understand people are concerned about olive oil flavor for baking but I have never had any complaints)

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 1/3 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ t salt

  • Butter for your baking dish


Preheat oven to 350º and grease 9 X 13 baking dish with butter.

Place unsweetened chocolate squares in a glass mixing bowl microwave 30 seconds at a time stirring at the end of each 30 seconds until fully melted. NOTE: I chop/shave my chocolate before this step for easier melting but that isn’t required. Once melted add sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir to combine. Add eggs stir to combine.

In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

Add dry ingredients to wet and stir to combine.

Pour into buttered baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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