Don’t they say that dark chocolate is good for you? If that’s the case then these Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies are a health food.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Let’s be serious though.
These rich chocolate brownies aren’t healthy, but they are delicious. If we pretend hard enough, maybe the calories won’t count as much. I love new recipes!
Or maybe we need to go on an extra walk to work them off. Either way, these brownies are well worth the sacrifice. As a chocolate lover, I’m completely okay with an extra walk to indulge in these cocoa brownies.
Oh, and if you’re looking for more amazing ideas to spiff-up a brownie, check out these amazing Brownie Mix Add-in Ideas I pulled together a while back. I just keep coming back to these and there’s always a fun way to shake things up!
The gooey goodness of these Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies makes your mouth water just looking at them. I get it. Wipe your drool away. It’s okay, I’ll wait.
You can see the richness when you look at these fudgy brownies. Grab a glass of milk after these dark chocolate brownies come out of oven and enjoy one…or two.
You’ll love them.
If anyone asks, they are healthy because of the dark chocolate. We won’t tell anyone the truth!
Tips to Make Easy Fudge Brownies:
- Use dark chocolate chips, mixed with your semi-sweet chocolate. That’s what gives you the dark chocolate flavor. So don’t skip that.
- You don’t need dutch process cocoa for this recipe, but if you do have some on hand, you can add a tablespoon or two to both the ganache and the batter to give it a little bit more smooth chocolate flavor.
- When you preheat oven to 350 degrees, let it get all the way up there before you pop your baking pan in. If you put your brownies in too early (before it’s all the way preheated), you run the risk of them not rising. And a flat brownie is not a yummy brownie.
- To make the pretty brownie squares, it’s not in the all-purpose flour or the way you mix your ingredients. Its all in lining your pan with parchment paper. If you skimp and just spray with oil or use wax paper, it won’t pull away nicely. So pony-up for the parchment paper (it’s like $1 extra).
How Long do Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies Last?
So, let’s be honest, there’s nothing that lasts on my counter for long. With 3 boys (and a dog, don’t forget that dog), there’s not much I can do except put snacks like this chocolate fudge out and hope I’m not mobbed by little hands before I can back away from the counter. LOL!
But, in all seriousness, if you can fend-off the drive-by-snackers, you can pop these dark chocolate brownies into an airtight container, in a single layer, and keep them on the counter for about a week.
If you want these easy brownies to last longer, take that same airtight container and put it in the fridge. In there, you can expect your brownies to last at least two weeks. Well, that is, if you can keep them a secret from all the other people in the house.
Can You Freeze Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies?
Yes! If you want to go ahead and cut your fudgey brownies into squares and then wrap each one in plastic wrap, then put that in the freezer, you can expect them to last 3-5 months and you can just pull one out at a time, defrost on the counter or in the microwave, and BINGO!
Or, alternatively, you can freeze one whole batch in one sheet, uncut, wrapped in plastic wrap and then in an airtight container. Then, defrost the whole thing and cut for your party.
OOOOOR, you could freeze the brownie batter in an airtight container and then toss it in a baking pan after it’s defrosted so you can bake these dark chocolate fudge brownies when you’re ready for a fresh pan!
How to Make Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Making these brownies with dark chocolate is really very simple. It’s a basic brownie recipe, but with a thicker base (there’s more chocolate) and the majority of the chocolate used is dark chocolate.
So, don’t be concerned or worried. This is definitely a beginner’s brownie recipe. You won’t have any problems, as long as you can use a measuring cup!
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
- To get that dark chocolate flavor, you have to start with Dark Chocolate Chips, there’s no other way to get around it.
- I know some recipes call for soda and some for Baking Powder, so I like to specify–this one calls for Baking Powder.
- You’ll also need some Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips to blunt the heavier flavor of the dark chocolate. Trust me.
Reminder, not all ingredients in the Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
Must Have Resources:
When making Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
- I love this Slice Solutions Brownie Pan, it’s like the gift of perfectly cut squares of dark chocolate fudge brownie every time.
- This Magic Brownie Pan is seriously magic. You do not have to worry about cutting your brownies in nice, tight squares when you’ve got this handy tool.
- You always need a good Measuring Cup, it’s just a solid staple that every home needs. EVERY. HOME.
- Looking for a bakeware set you’ll love? Grab this Bakeware Set. It will make baking brownies a whole lot easier. There is nothing better than watching a saucepan melt chocolate.
You will need this Mini Spatula for Brownies. It’s so much fun to have this spatula on hand for baking brownies.
Everyone needs a square pan for baking the most delicious brownies.
Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Slow Cooker Whole Fryer Chicken
Vegetable Side: Roasted Spring Vegetables
Starch Side: Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Refreshing Drink: Homemade Iced Tea Recipes
Best Brownies Recipes:
Once you make these Best Brownie Recipes the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more brownie desserts. Don’t fret! I have picked out the best homemade ice cream recipes for you to try this summer. 🙂
These Peanut Butter Brownie Squares from 3 Boys and a Dog are everything. Give them a try. Using baking powder, flour and salt, plus other ingredients, these brownies are a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Let’s not forget that using brown sugar in brownie recipes is amazing!
My favorite recipe that has to do with brownies is Triple Chunk Chocolate Brownies. These are law breaking delicious brownies from 3 Boys and a Dog. Add your eggs one at a time.
Better Than Boyfriend Brownies from Modern Honey is just what the doctor ordered when he told you to relax and enjoy life. Just make sure you cool completely. These will take at least 40 minutes to make but they are worth it all.
More Dark Chocolate Recipes:
I love these Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies from Belle of the Kitchen. The cocoa powder really makes these brownies delicious!
Dark Chocolate Brownies from Very Best Baking are truly delicious. Give them a try if you love darker than milk chocolate brownies.
Yum this Dark Chocolate Cake from Genius Kitchen is pure genius! I love dark chocolate cake because of the taste.
- Brownie Layer
- • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- • 1 cup granulated sugar
- • 2 eggs
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla
- • ½ cup all-purpose flour
- • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- • ¼ teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache Layer
- • 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- • 1 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the butter and chocolate in a microwaveable glass bowl. Microwave in 30-second increments until melted, stirring after each 30 second cooking time. Mix in the sugar and vanilla until well combined.
- Stir in the flour and mix in the baking powder and salt.
- Spray a 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and then line it with parchment paper and lightly spray the paper. Spread out brownie batter, and bake for 25-30 minutes
- To make the ganache, melt the chocolate in the heavy cream in the microwave.
- Place heavy cream and chocolate in a microwavable glass bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between each.
- When the chocolate has melted, stir until thickened using a wire whisk.
- Pour over the baked brownies and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to set the ganache.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476 Total Fat: 30g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 79mg Sodium: 95mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 39g Protein: 4g