One Bowl Brownies

When people ask me what me favorite food is, I like to say things like tomatoes, eggplant, kale, etc. But, really I’m thinking about fudgy, gooey, rich homemade brownies. From the batter to the crumbs, One Bowl Brownies are as yummy as they are easy to make. With only 7 basic ingredients, you simply can’t waste your time (and calories) on another packaged brownie mix.

I love Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan especially their brownies. Once I discovered these decadent morsels (and at $4 a piece,) I went on a mission to recreate them in my own kitchen. With a little collaboration from Martha Stewart and Baker’s Chocolate, One Bowl Brownies were born.

Any kind of dark chocolate will do for One Bowl Brownies. Bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips will all work, but for me, the richer the better. I like to use Trader Joe’s 72% Cacao Dark Chocolate Pound Plus, Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Bitterweet Chocolate Chips or Baker’s Unsweetened Baking Chocolate Bar 100% Cacao. Honestly, its’s just what I can scrounge up in my pantry.

One Bowl Brownies are the perfect combination of fudge and cake. Sometimes these can be a little tricky to cut with all the gooeyness sticking to the knife. But, a disposable plastic knife comes out perfectly clean.

One Bowl Brownies
Author: Courtney Bleggi Wallin
  • 4 ounces unsweetened or dark chocolate,
  • ¾ cup butter, unsalted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans/walnuts (optional)
  1. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Stir frequently until melted. Stir in sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk; mix well. Add flour and nuts; stir until blended. Or, nuts can be sprinkled on top of batter. Spread into greased foil or parchment paper-lined 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degree for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Do not over bake. Cool in pan. Lift out of pan onto cutting board. Us a disposable plastic knife for smooth cuts.


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