Chewy fudge brownies from scratch

Chewy fudge brownies from scratch

 

These chewy fudge brownies are made with staple pantry ingredients. You’ll taste the difference between this and store-bought box brownies. Totally worth the extra 5 minutes to measure your own ingredients. And, surprisingly, these are very fudgy brownies with no oil or milk. 

Perfect chewy fudge brownies

To help you successfully pull these off, here are a few brownie pointers:

  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper
  • Don’t add eggs to the melted butter until the butter is near room temperature (unless, of course, you’re in the mood for sugary scrambled eggs – yum)
  • Splurge on the chocolate. Since I lived in SF, home of Ghirardelli, I am loyal to their chocolate chips.  If you’re going to eat chocolate, eat amazing chocolate!
  • Don’t bake these brownies for longer than 30 minutes – they may not seem done, but they will keep baking once pulled from the oven
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Recipe for chewy fudge brownies from scratch via sipbitego.com

Chewy fudge brownies from scratch recipe

Chewy fudge brownies for holidays, parties and holiday desserts throughout the year.

Servings 12 brownies

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cup ghiradelli dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper or grease with butter.

  2. Mix eggs and vanilla and set aside. Instead of melting the butter in the microwave, melt it with the sugar in a sauce pan on the stove to get a thick and creamy base for your fudge brownies.

  3. Mix melted butter and sugar until smooth. Once the mixture is cool (to avoid scrambling the eggs), add in eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth.

  4.  In another bowl, mix the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and flour. Mix dry ingredients in with the batter.

  5. Add chocolate chips and spread the batter throughout the pan. Bake for about 26 minutes. If they are too soft and you have to keep them in the oven longer, don't bake them for longer than 30 minutes.

Enjoy your chewy fudge brownies!

If you like desserts, check out these chocolate dipped banana bites – they taste like ice cream!

Peanut butter and chocolate banana bites

Peanut butter and chocolate banana bites

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Supposably these will last a week in the freezer.

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While the chocolate is hot and melty, sprinkle with mixed nuts, coconut flakes, dried cranberries, a little salt, a swirl of peanut butter sauce (mix a little PB with equal parts warm almond milk). Nothing to add? They’ll be delicious either way.

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Just a half hour in the freezer and they are ready to eat. YUM.

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2 ripe bananas
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tbsp almond milk
toppings (jelly, nuts, coconut)

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Oven baked cinnamon pear chips

Oven baked cinnamon pear chips

Eat this healthy snack anytime!

Pear crisps are so easy to make! A Fall favorite, these healthy cinnamon pear chips are an easy afternoon snack or dessert. They also look fancy on a cheese plate.

This recipe uses brown Bosc pears.

The pears are sliced and boiled.

Sugar and cinnamon (or ginger, nutmeg or cloves) are sprinkled on the pears.

Setting the mandolin

The pear slices don’t have to be paper-thin, but they should be consistent in thickness.  If you don’t own a mandolin, here’s an affiliate link to the progressive mandolin I use. 

These pears were sliced on the #2 setting.

Parchment paper is a lifesaver

These guys will stick to a cookie sheet. For easy cleanup, use parchment paper. 

Enjoy your cinnamon pear chips!

Like healthy snacks? These peanut butter and chocolate banana bites are favorite around here.

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Oven baked pear chips with cinnamon and sugar via https://www.pinterest.com/pin/43417583887237042/

Pear Chips Recipe

Here's a Fall favorite: healthy cinnamon pear chips with cinnamon and sugar. It's a healthy, in-season snack. For more recipes, visit sipbitego.com.

Servings 2 Bosc pears

Ingredients

  • 2 bosc pears
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp optional - nutmeg / all spice / ginger
  • dusting sugar

Instructions

  1. First, set everything up... Set your oven to 250. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix together spices and sugar. Set aside.

  3. Prepare the pears. Remove the top and bottom and slice them on mandolin setting #2. Then boil pear slices for 1 minute. 

  4. Drain pears and arrange them on cookie sheets. Sprinkle the spice mixture on the pears and put them in the oven. 

    Check on your pear chips every 30 minutes. Depending on the oven, estimate 1.5 - 2 hours of continuous bake time. It takes a bit of guess work and sampling to tell when they're done. You may want to flip them for the final 30 minutes. 

    The chips will usually crisp up after a few minutes drying out of the oven.

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