By request from a friend, I made brownies. And what makes brownies so decadent and irresistible? Chocolate, a lot of chocolate (ladies need their chocolate)! My Triple Chocolate Brownies are made up of raw cacao, 70% melted dark chocolate and mini dark chocolate chips. How could these not be amazing? These are sweet, rich and not too dense. Box brownie mixes are to "boxy" for me. How do you describe a boxy taste? Beats me but I guess it is like cardboard with some sweetness. If you are going to treat yourself (and friends) to brownies, make the the best.
I used Nutiva extra virgin coconut oil, Navitas Naturals raw cacao powder, and 70% dark chocolate was one I found at whole foods (it's from spain, sold in large chunks by the pound). When you go to melt the 70% dark chocolate, make sure you cut it into smaller pieces to help it melt quicker. Also by melting it with the coconut oil, it help prevent burning the chocolate. I add cinnamon because it gives the chocolate a rich flavor (as does adding coffee), but omitting it is just fine.
Triple Chocolate Brownies
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: < 10 minutes
Serves: 12-16 brownies
Dry (sift all):
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder (or use cocoa powder)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup fine raw sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 oz 70% dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish with coconut oil.
In a side bowl, sift all of the dry ingredients together. Set aside
In a large bowl, mix the sugars, vanilla and 1 egg at a time until well combined.
Place the dark chocolate and the coconut oil together in a microwave safe mug. Heat on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again for another 30 or until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir well.
Gradually add the melted chocolate to the sugar mixture until well combined.
Then begin gradually adding the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Blend until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into the greased baking dish and spread evenly.
Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the middle is set.
Allow the brownies to cool before cutting. Cut into 12 or 16 pieces.