Bittersweet Brownies

  • Spdshn Posted: 06/16/10
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    WOW. I sat with three different recipes in front of me trying to choose which would give the wonderful cocoa flavor, not too cakey, not too fudgy (stick to your teeth) consistency and have reasonable ingredients. I chose this one and will keep it FOREVER. Cut the sugar to 1C., up the cocoa to 3/4 C. Perfect. Please try this one. My Dad (Brownie Man) melted into his own little "Brownie Nirvana" with these. Walnuts are great in it too. :)

  • saracat Posted: 07/07/10
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    Wonderful taste. I baked mine for 25 minutes and they were perfectly undercooked the way I like them. Very chocolaty and yummy; will make again. Served with a big glass of milk.

  • ruthlathe26 Posted: 02/13/11
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    Still has an awful lot of sugar.

  • kelscooks Posted: 02/07/10
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    Awesome. Took these to a super bowl party and they were a hit. Will definitely make again. They were amazingly easy and better than a mix.

  • mamita Posted: 02/11/10
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    These were great! They have a great coffee flavor and aroma which really brings out the intense chocolate taste. I used Ghirardelli cocoa powder and Ghirardelli 60% Cocoa chips because I love the high cocoa content chocolate! I also love coffee so these to me are heaven. I don't know how "Light" they are though-6TBSP butter and 1 1/3c sugar?! I considered reducing the sugar but in the end followed the recipe as written. What the hell if you're going to eat brownies go all the way! Very good flavor and great rich, moist brownie.

  • AndreaBW Posted: 05/18/10
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    This is my go-to brownie recipe. My 5-year old loves these brownies; she even had me make them for her class for her birthday at school. It doesn't get much better than a recipe that is kid-friendly, one-bowl, quick to prep and cook ... and on top of all of that, they're DELICIOUS. I prefer dense, fudgy brownies, and these definitely fit the bill. My only tip is that, although it defies "Cooking Light" and the better answer is probably to add water, the mix is occasionally too dry, so I just chuck in some extra butter. By then I'm choco-drunk, so it's all good.

  • LoriDanyce Posted: 02/05/10
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    This is now my new favorite brownie recipe. The chocolate is such a delicious satisfying taste that I can't rave enough about it. I followed the recipe exactly and it was really easy to make. This is going to be one of my top dessert recipes for enjoying for myself and it's so easy, it'll even be a great one for taking to work. I'm going to try freezing some of the extras and see how that works out. I just didn't want to wait any longer to share my enjoyment!

  • ehumiston Posted: 08/26/10
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    Love the texture of the brownies, somewhere between moist cakey and fudgey. I did half granulated sugar with half Splenda, and they tasted awesome. Also, I added a pouch of sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix to the flour mixture and a serving of FiberOne sugar free vanilla yogurt to the combined mixture when it appeared a little dry. I think next time I make them, I may drizzle raspberry sauce before I bake them. My hubby said the coffee taste was too strong (he doesn't like coffee) but I loved it, though I can scale it back for him next time, as well.

  • Tharavn66 Posted: 09/30/12
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    Amazing recipe. As another reviewer said, I too reduced sugar to 1 cup (or even less maybe in future) and increased cocoa to 3/4 cup. I am wondering how the recipe would be if I used 4 tbsps of butter and 2 tbsps of sour cream or greek yogurt. Next time, I'll see if that works. Keeper!

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