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A grid of brownies from my boxed brownies recipe.
Gemma's Better-Than-Boxed Brownies Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Leave the boxed brownies at the store and make my Better Than Boxed Brownies recipe for an elevated chocolate experience.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 sticks (8oz/225g) butter
  • 2 cups (12floz/340g) chopped bittersweet chocolate (divided)
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (3 oz/85g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large room temperature eggs (beaten)
  • ½ cup (2 ½oz/71g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (2 oz/57g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper.

  2. Melt together the butter and 1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) of the chopped chocolate. Do this gently in the microwave or over a Ban Marie.

  3. Once melted and smooth, stir in the sugars, vanilla, and salt.

  4. Briefly whisk the beaten eggs into the chocolate mix until just combined.

  5. Sift over the bowl your flour and cocoa powder. Stir until just combined. Lastly, fold in the remaining ½ cup (3oz/85g) chopped chocolate before evenly spreading the mixture into the prepared baking pan.

  6. Bake for roughly 30-35 minutes or until the brownies are just set. Allow cooling slightly before enjoying them warm with vanilla ice cream.

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