Semisweet Chocolate Brownies

Semisweet Brownies Recipe
Semisweet Brownies. Diana Rattray
    30 min

These semisweet chocolate brownies are a double-chocolate treat made with melted semisweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips. I didn't add nuts to these brownies, but you could add about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter.

The brownies are a quick and easy treat, perfect for any occasion. Bake them for a weekend family treat or take them along to a party or potluck.

See the tips and variations for a few more flavor ideas and an easy brownie icing.

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 to 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

How to Make It

  • Heat oven to 350 F.

  • Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan.

  • Melt the 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate with butter in a double boiler or in a stainless steel bowl over simmering water until smooth, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool.

  • In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the sugar with eggs and salt until thick. Stir in vanilla and flour.

  • Stir in the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

  • Spread in prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with just a small amount clinging.

  • Tips and Variations

  • Add about 1/2 cup of peanut butter pieces or butterscotch chips to the brownie batter along with about 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips.

  • Add 1/2 cup of bits o brickle chips to the brownie batter along with the semisweet chocolate chips.

  • Brownie Icing: In a saucepan, combine 1/3 cup of milk with 6 tablespoons of butter, and 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring. Boil for 30 seconds. Remove the saucepan from the heat and quickly stir in 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour the icing mixture over warm brownies. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, if desired.

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