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This stripped-down recipe for brownies requires almost zero technique, and uses only cocoa powder to achieve a dense, chewy, very chocolaty treat. Top with mint icing for a unique spin on an old favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 brownies
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

  • Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a large bowl; stir in melted butter until mixture is smooth.

  • Stir in 1 egg, vanilla, and salt. Mix in second egg.

  • Fold in flour and transfer to ungreased 8x8-inch square baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and cool in the baking dish for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Mix powdered sugar, milk, and mint extract in a bowl until smooth.

  • Pour icing over cooled brownies. Spread evenly and allow to set, about 30 minutes.

  • Slice into 16 brownies.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 28.2g; fat 7g; cholesterol 38.7mg; sodium 87.8mg. Full Nutrition
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