Did you see that insanely crackly crust?
These fudgy, intense, double chocolate mint brownies might as well have dethroned my favorite brownie ever for all I know.
- 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
- 3 oz dark chocolate, in pieces
- 3/4 cup (150g) dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
- 2 eggs, at room tº
- 1 teaspoon good peppermint extract (or more depending on your taste)
- 1/3 cup (45g) all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (50g) dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 1/3 cup (50g) white chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat oven to 350ºF / 180ºC.
- Line the bottom and 2 sides of 9-inch square pan with parchment or aluminum paper. It will make it easier to unmold.
- Melt first amount of dark chocolate with butter in the microwave (at 10 second intervals) or in a double boiler with bottom not touching water.
- Take out from the heat and add sugar. Mix well.
- Add eggs and mix until it’s creamy and well mixed.
- Add flour and mix.
- Add chopped chocolates, mint extract and mix well.
- Transfer to prepared pan. Smooth top.
- Bake for about 25 minutes, until a bit puffed and surface is dry. They still have to be a little jiggly in the middle..
- Let cool completely on a wire rack before lifting the paper carefully and cutting them.
- I prefer to put them for a day in the fridge, well wrapped. It makes cutting them much easier and the flavors mellow.
Chocolate: I use chocolate chunks rather than chips, but it's good with both.
Peppermint extract: use more if you like a very pronounced mint flavor. I find that very dark chocolate (70 or 80%) and a teaspoon of extract work best for my taste.
Baking: take them out when the center still jiggles. That will ensure fudginess.
Waiting: they taste better one or two days after baking them. Almost all chocolate recipes do. The intense chocolate flavor mellows in a way that is perfectly balanced with the rest of the ingredients.
Freezing: they can be frozen, well wrapped - and are amazing almost directly from the freezer, in case you ask. The sugar ends up making them taste like candy, similar to what happens with the killer brownies after a few days.
Keywords: mint brownies