1.14.2013

The Most Dangerous Brownies Ever

For the most part, I post pretty healthy recipes on this little blog.  But every now and then, my need for some ooey-gooey deliciousness takes over and devilish temptations like these brownies come into existence.  These bad boys are the antithesis to healthy.  Their only redeeming quality is the use of canola oil instead of butter. (If you really want to cross the line into crazy town, substitute the cup of canola oil for two sticks of butter.)

Don't worry, though.  The lack of butter does not hinder the decadent richness we all love about brownies, mainly because of the four eggs, two different kinds of sugar, and extra chocolate chips added in at the end.  What makes these brownies truly naughty is the fact that there's no need for that pesky "melt chocolate in a double boiler" step.  Oh, no no no, my friends.  These are one-bowl beauties.  As in, you can whip these up in less time than it takes for the oven to preheat.  That is true danger.

Be forewarned: these brownies will take all your new year's resolutions and shatter them into a million little pieces.  I dare you not to eat the whole pan in one sitting.

Double Chocolate Cocoa Brownies


What You Need:
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cups cocoa powder, sifted
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (nuts are optional, of course)

What You Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and spray a 7x9 baking pan with baking spray.  You can also butter and flour the pan if you don't have cooking spray.  Line the pan with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper as well (this will make it much easier to remove the brownies from the pan later).


2. Beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy.  Add sugar and brown sugar then continue beating.  Once all the sugar is combined, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Fold in the chocolate chips and nuts.


3. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes.  Cool in the pan on a rack until the brownies are easy to handle.  Using the parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan and transfer to a rack to finish cooling.  Try and resist temptation because these brownies are their chewiest and fudgiest if you can wait to cut them until they've cooled completely.*


4. Pour yourself a nice tall glass of milk, thank me in your diary, and enjoy!

*Let's keep it real up in here - it's winter. I set these bad boys by the window, opened it up just a bit, and they were cooled and ready for cutting in about 15 minutes.  I have no patience when it comes to getting desserts in my belly.


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19 comments

  1. look amazing.i'll thank you in my diary!

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  2. YUM!!! They look so delicious!! I'll skip the milk and have vanilla ice cream on top!!!

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  3. Holy yum. Brownies are my kryptonite...if there's a pan of them in the house I will be unstoppably drawn to it and addicted to slicing off little slivers until I have a sugar coma.

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  4. Oh my they look scrumptious...I have to pretend I did not see this post, because I can't resist a gooey chocolate brownie!!! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  5. these look like heaven! mmm i should not have looked at this so close to lunch time. i am starving and all i want is cookies.

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  6. ...and by cookies i mean brownies. love how my fingers just instinctly type cookies. both are amazing.

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  7. OH MY... I was just about to head to the grocery and now ALL I want are brownies! This will be interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Oh wow, these look so gooey and good! Will have to try them! *there goes the diet* ;-) Have a lovely week xo

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  9. ahhhh, well, there goes my trip to the gym tonight:-) I'm a sucker for anything chocolate and brownie. and double cocoa. yes. xoxo

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  10. MMMM!!! These look ahh-mazing :-) I haven't been baking as much since my guy has been on a silly no-sugar kick for the last couple of months... I think I'm going to have to make these though - he'll be out of town next weekend, so I won't have to feel guilty about eating them in front of him!!
    And as always - beautiful photos!

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  11. You're killing my diet and exercise plan! ;-) Looks delish!!

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  12. again!!! i swear that i chose the absolute wrong time to go on a 3 day juice cleanse (currently on day 2)... every corner of the blogging world i turn, there is some amazing recipe being posted. this is it...i am making the new england clam chowder from the glossy life & then these brownies for dessert as soon as this cleanse is over! XO Brynn

    p.s. hope you had an amazing birthday weekend :)

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  13. i've never been much of a dessert person, but brownies are my true exception! these look amazing. :)

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  14. yum. i love brownies. thanks for the recipe stephanie! you know i'm always looking for something new and delicious to bake up :)

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  15. Oh man, brownies are definitely a weakness around this house!

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  16. these look so amazing! i am so pumped you shared the recipe - i usually don't make brownies from scratch because i find them disappointing compared to the box mix, but i may have to try this and change my tune!

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  17. nope i can't do it i can't resist making these yummy looking brownies, the kitchen is calling my name and also the fact that i have all the ingredients right now, dang it girl why did you have to post this recipe?

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