This fudgy brownie has everything you could possibly want in a chocolate treat. This is my go-to chocolate recipe. It is perfect for any occasion, but I especially like to make it around the holidays. This is the kind of recipe that makes you want to put on your favorite holiday playlist and dance around the kitchen. You can make these brownies in a 9×9 inch pan and cut them in squares or you could also cut them into any shape you like, put them in little bags and hand them out as holiday treats.
What I love about this recipe is all the different elements of chocolate. A lot of times when making brownies, people simply use cocoa powder as the only form of chocolate, but with this recipe, I like to take it one step further by using melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. This addition really helped to get that fudgy brownie that I desired. I enjoy eating these nice and warm. How would you know if a brownie is truly good? It is good if the next day it is just as tasty at room temperature. I am proud to say these are fantastic! The taste and texture hold up very well for the length of time they last in my house (which usually is about 4 days).
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Whenever I make a batch for my household, I love to spoon the batter in my cast iron skillet and bake them in there. The edge pieces of brownies are my favorite. My cast iron skillet ensures that I get those extra crispy edges. If you are someone who enjoys indulging in the center pieces, you will be pleased to know that the center is perfectly fudgy with every bite; and the semi-sweet chocolate chips melted in, give the brownie an equally perfect taste.
Warning: This recipe comes with quite the responsibility. Once your family and friends find out just how great you are at making brownies, you will be the designated brownie baker for years to come.
30 minutes of baking time should be good. Remember it is better to under bake than to over bake these brownies.
When serving, I love slicing these brownies on a diagonal so they turn into triangles. I find this to be the prettiest way to serve them with minimal effort. If you are willing to go the extra mile, add a sprinkle of powdered sugar for that contrast in color.
Enjoy this rich, sweet chocolate treat with a scoop of any ice cream flavor of your choosing.