Salted Fudge Brownies
- Prep Time 0:30
- Cook Time 0:20
- Estimated Cost $14.50
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Salted desserts are trendier than teen vampires right now, and with good reason. Flaky sea salt crystals enhance the chocolate’s earthiness and balance its rich, sweet notes, resulting in a dessert that is not only more delicious, but more interesting to eat because it engages more of the palate. Serve these on their own or with a scoop of homemade ice cream.
- 3/4 stick unsalted butter $1 for a stick
- 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips $2 for a 12-oz. bag
- 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa $4 for 6 oz.
- 1 cup sugar Pantry
- 1 egg $1.50 for 6
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract $4 for 4 oz.
- 1/2 cup flour Pantry
- 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt, plus more for sprinkling $2 for 15 oz.
- Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease an 8x8" square pan. Set aside.
- Fill a small saucepan about 2" high with tap water. Cover with a heat-proof bowl to create a double-boiler. Turn heat up to high and melt butter and chocolate chips in bowl, whisking frequently. Carefully remove bowl from pot and turn off heat.
- Transfer melted chocolate and butter into a mixing bowl and whisk in cocoa, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour and sea salt. Add about 1/2 cup water and whisk until mixture is very smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake 18-20 minutes or until top is shiny and few crumbs cling to an inserted toothpick.
- Cool until the brownies are warm or room temperature. Cut into squares and top each square with a few sea salt crystals.