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Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are dangerous. I need to get them out of the house immediately. And by that, I mean they are really, really good.  Luckily, it’s teacher appreciation week, which is a grand opportunity for getting rid of sharing treats. Our preschool class’ home room dad asked everyone to bring in small, tapas style treats for a Cinco de Mayo theme. I am pretty sure that tapas are Spanish, not Mexican, but whatever.


If you try these, I think you will agree that flour really doesn’t add much.

I used this recipe as my inspiration, but I changed it up a bit.

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 oz. dark chocolate, broken into small pieces (I used 70% percent cacao)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Combine butter and chocolate in a microwavable bowl. Microwave in short intervals (around 20 seconds), stirring each time, until butter and chocolate are melted. Stir until smooth and let cool slightly. Stir in sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until center is set.

Cut into tiny bite size pieces so that you will feel slightly less guilty is you eat one or two. Or five or six…

I can’t seem to resist sharing something ridiculous that my kids say, so here you go. Yesterday Musical Soup Girl went swimming at a spring water pool with a friend. Except she told us it was a swamp water pool. But, don’t you know, “Swamp water is some of the cleanest water in the world!” Ah, lovely, refreshing, crystal clear swamp water is  just the best.


  1. I actually read this post last night but I came back because I wanted to look at the brownies again, so keep up the good work.

  2. Tara

    May 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Erica, unfortunately I keep coming back to the real brownies, too. The photo is much less fattening, so well done.

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