We like to use chocolate with 60-72% cacao content in these rich, fudgelike brownies, as it imparts a deeper, fuller flavor than less-chocolaty choices. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

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Recipe Summary

3 hrs 20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in center of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil, letting it overhang on two opposing sides. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Sift flour, confectioners' sugar and cocoa together into a small bowl. Combine the 3 ounces coarsely chopped chocolate and oil in a heavy medium saucepan; place over the lowest heat, stirring, until just melted and smooth, being very careful the chocolate does not overheat. Remove from the heat and stir in granulated sugar, corn syrup mixture, vanilla and salt until the sugar dissolves. Vigorously stir in egg until smoothly incorporated. Gently stir in the dry ingredients. Fold in the walnuts (if using) and the remaining 2 1/2 ounces chopped chocolate just until well blended. Turn out the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake the brownies until almost firm in the center and a toothpick inserted comes out with some moist batter clinging to it, 20 to 24 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 1/2 hours.

  • Using the overhanging foil as handles, carefully lift the brownie slab from the pan. Peel the foil from the bottom; set the slab right-side up on a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, trim off any dry edges. Mark and then cut the slab crosswise into fifths and lengthwise into fourths. Wipe the blade with a damp cloth between cuts.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: To toast chopped nuts: Cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 16.9g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 12g; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 1.5g; cholesterol 9.3mg; vitamin a iu 13.6IU; folate 15.8mcg; calcium 5mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 10.4mg; potassium 37.7mg; sodium 20.3mg.

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
My batch did not rise at all. The batter was very thick when I poured it into the baking pan and was about 3/4 inch thick. After cooking it was still 3/4 inch thick. Taste is good but is more like fudge sticky. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
was very dry so i added a half a cup of oil and 2 eggs and its amazing thanks Read More
Rating: 4 stars
If you are expecting a traditional Brownie...Forget It! These are FUDGE brownies. Love them! They came out fudgy and very tasty. Cut into small squares they are a chocolate fudge treat I will make again. Saving the recipe to include in my next holiday cookies gifts. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I didn't really like these at all. The corn syrup gave them a strange aftertaste and they were WAY too sweet. My kids didn't even like them for the same reason. I'd rather stick to Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate brownies from a box. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I liked these my family loved them. The texture was spot on - very fudgy. Nicely chocolatey. My problem was they were awfully sweet (my kids didn't mind!). I guess something has to replace all that fat. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Strange I have no idea if i did this recipie right but it had the texture of a shoe sole and tasted just like flour i double checked the recipie and did it again but it tasted the same would not reccomend. Pros: Healthy Cons: Wierd taste? Read More
Rating: 1 stars
HOW THE HELL IS THIS LOW CARB???? What a crock! Get people to your site under the auspices of low carb and your recipes contain FLOUR and SUGAR??? TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really good They're Great!! They're fudgy and dense and the dark chocolate options (50%-72%) give you lots of choice in how dark you want them. We used 60% and I'll go to 72% next time. I don't think 20 servings is accurate but because they are so rich and fudgy the size should defiantely be smaller Pros: fudge-like Cons: 20 brownies from an 8x8 pan?? Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved these brownies. They were moist and chocolatey! Very satisfying! Read More