Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

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Everyone wants a thick, fudgy, chewy brownie. These box-mix style brownies are simple to make requiring only cocoa. Topped with ice cream and hot fudge, this one-bowl recipe will soon become a favorite, easy go-to desert.

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies. Everyone wants a thick, fudgy, chewy brownie. These box-mix style brownies are simple to make requiring only cocoa.

Everyone wants a box-mix style brownie, with their thick chewy texture and rich chocolate taste. Let’s face it. The texture is hard to duplicate from scratch at home. However, I have found a magic secret ingredient that will give these brownies the characteristic chewiness everyone desires. A simple tablespoon and a half of corn syrup will do the trick. I know, I know, corn syrup is the bane of a healthy diet, but who says brownies are healthy anyway. My theory is, if you’re going to splurge, you might as well have the best brownie you can possibly have. You can have a kale salad the next day to make up for it.Fudgy Cocoa Brownies. Everyone wants a thick, fudgy, chewy brownie. These box-mix style brownies are simple to make requiring only cocoa.

The recipe is simple, both the ingredients and the technique. As I researched brownie recipes and techniques, I preferred to find a recipe that only uses cocoa and not a combination of cocoa and chocolate in a bar form. Most of the time the only form of chocolate that I have on hand is cocoa, and I don’t want to have to run to the grocery store to get bittersweet chocolate before I make brownies every time. I want a go-to recipe I can make in a pinch. The recipe presented below is a combination of several recipes and techniques I researched and tested. In addition to the magical corn syrup, the recipe also includes a bit of brown sugar which helps the texture and brings a richer taste to the chocolate making them my favorite brownie ever. What are your must have characteristics for brownies?

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies. Everyone wants a thick, fudgy, chewy brownie. These box-mix style brownies are simple to make requiring only cocoa.

 

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

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Ingredients 

  • 10 T butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 and ½ T corn syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 9 x 9 baking pan.
  • In a large glass bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in white sugar, brown sugar and corn syrup.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gently stir in cocoa powder, salt and flour.
  • Bake for 25 for 30 min or until a few crumb cling to an inserted toothpick.
  • Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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  1. Lindy says

    Hi, it’s me, LindySez from Bloppy Bloggers. Just wanted to stop by and say hi and to tell you your site and photos are really nice. I don’t do a lot of baking stuff, so this will be a great site for me to share, your brownies look fab. Corn syrup? All things in moderation. Right? We can have that kale salad to balance it. Cheers ~ Lindy

  2. CakePants says

    Oh wow, these look fantastic!! I’ve never managed to make a brownie that I like as much as boxed mix brownies, so the description of these definitely caught my eye – yum!

  3. Isabel says

    Thank you for the recipe! I don’t know where to buy corn syrup. What can I substitute the corn syrup with?

    • Mallory says

      Corn Syrup is commonly sold here in the US in the grocery store. I’m not sure what you could substitute for it. But you could leave it out entirely and the brownies would still turn out fine. They won’t be quite as chewy though.

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