I know combining salty and sweet is not by any stretch of the imagination a novel idea; however, to me it is. A coworker sprinkled salt on some chocolate chips, and it blew my mind. So I was inspired to bake these brownies.
Double Fudge Brownies with Sea Salt
- 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
- ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips/morsels
- ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp good dark cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chunks
- ½ tsp sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 inch square metal cake pan with foil, and lightly spray with non-stick spray.
In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Once the mixture is completely melted and combined, turn off the heat and transfer to a large bowl. Add the cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and flour one at a time and mix until well combined. Add the chocolate chunks and fold them in gently. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the batter. Bake the brownies on the center rack for 35 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely, about two hours before cutting and serving.