Triple chocolate brownies

So, these brownies started out as Joy‘s reduced-fat, chewy brownies.  My version has a little more fat (due to using whole eggs rather than only egg whites and the addition of chocolate chips), but it also has 1/4 cup less sugar, so I think these are practically a health food.  Chocolate’s good for you, right?  😉

I happened to be out of regular granulated sugar on the evening I first decided to whip these up (not sure that that’s ever happened before), but instead of just adding more brown sugar or corn syrup, I made them without the additional sugar.  I also added in some whole wheat flour and used unsweetened baking chocolate instead of semi-sweet as is called for in the original recipe.  They’re definitely not overly sweet, but if you have a real chocolate craving, they fit the bill very nicely.

Have I made these three times in the last four weeks?  Ummm…  Maybe.  🙂

And the amount is nice for a small household since it makes just an 8×8 pan.  I’m usually against recipes that require me to melt chocolate separately, but this recipe seems easy for some reason, and I think that the results are worth one little extra pan to wash.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce pan, melt the baking chocolate over low heat with the oil, stirring often.
  2. While the chocolate is melting, combine the remaining dry ingredients (including the chocolate chips) in a medium bowl and mix well.
  3. Remove the chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar, corn syrup, water, and vanilla.
  4. When the sugar is mostly dissolved and the mixture has cooled enough that it won’t curdle the eggs, stir in the eggs and mix well.
  5. Add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Pour/pat into a greased 8×8 inch pan and bake at 350° for 15-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out mostly clean (only a little fudgy at the bottom of the pan).
  7. Let cool (at least slightly) and enjoy!
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. adaisygarden says:

    Triple chocolate… that sounds good!

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