20 servings

The technique for these brownies is a bit unorthodox. When you add the sugar and cocoa to the melted chocolate, it forms a ball that's hard to stir. But stick with it; the end results are well worth it.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

Melt margarine and chocolate in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cocoa; cook 1 minute. Stir in sugar, and cook 1 minute (mixture will almost form a ball and be difficult to stir). Remove pan from heat; cool slightly. Gradually add warm chocolate mixture to egg whites and egg, stirring with a whisk until well-blended. Combine flour and baking powder; add flour mixture to chocolate mixture, stirring well.

Step 3

Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

danikiwi's Review

March 27, 2013
This is my go-to brownie recipe. It's easy to make and tastes delicious.

cookfromsocal's Review

August 30, 2011
Love brownies and these were very good. Next time will add some nuts. A definite repeat.

lollypaul's Review

July 04, 2011
Good and chocolatey, easy to make. Replaced the 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate with more cocoa powder and butter as indicated on the cocoa package. Only baked 25 minutes after reading other reviews; ate a corner piece, and it was a little dry, so I think I'd back off to 23 minutes (and I only baked it at 300 degrees). Good, solid, brownie recipe.

krispy6372's Review

February 09, 2010
so fudgy and delicious! I will definitely be making these again.

stljune's Review

September 21, 2009
These brownies were really great!! After reading previous reviewers comments i decided to bake for 20 minutes--then turned the oven off but left the brownies in for the add'l 10 minutes. That seemed to work as they were still fudgy but thoroughly cooked. Will definitely make again!

sugarfairy's Review

April 27, 2009
This has become my go-to brownie recipe. I've made it several times, always with great results. My heated chocolate mixture never forms a ball, but the brownies always seem to turn out right. I don't shorten the baking time because my oven doesn't heat terribly well, but I can imagine that that would usually be necessary.

CandiceLou's Review

April 20, 2009
Awesome brownies! Very fudgy... Followed recipe exactly and they turn out great! Will definitely be making these more often. But at least they are "healthy" brownies. :)

CrazyBayker89's Review

February 02, 2009
This recipe made a surprisingly good batch of brownies. I was a bit worried when my chocolate, margarine, sugar and cocoa concoction did not form a hard-to-stir ball. However, the final product was a delicious, fudgy brownie. The flavor leaves a little something to be desired. Not as chocolatey as I would have liked, but yummy nevertheless and it came together rather quickly as well.

queenieking's Review

November 14, 2008
Really quick to make and absolutely yummy. I added walnuts and removed them from the oven five minutes early as others suggested. Perfection!