Classic Unsweetened Chocolate Brownies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Use high quality chocolate for these brownies. I like these made with Callebaut or Scharffen-Berger unsweetened. To make these with bittersweet chocolate instead, use 6 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, 7 tablespoons butter and 1 cup sugar. To make with semisweet chocolate, substitute 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, 5 tablespoons butter and 2/3 cup sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line a 8x8 pan with foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pot of barely simmering water until smooth, stirring often.
  3. Remove bowl from heat and stir in sugar vanilla and salt.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, stirring thoroughly.
  5. Stir in flour and beat with a spoon or rubber spatula for a minute or two until smooth and glossy.
  6. Stir in nuts.
  7. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth to even it.
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with some thick gooey batter clinging to it.
Most Helpful

Amazing brownie recipe. I will never use brownie mix again. The recipe is so simple to use. I always thought making brownies from scratch would be hard. These are so tasty and gooey. And it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. I used my kitchenaid mixer, but I kept it on stir mode. I didn't want too many air bubbles in the batter. Love this recipe!

meaninc March 23, 2014

I made these brownies for a co-worker's birthday and they turned out perfect. I frosted the brownies with Coconut and Pecan Frosting (the traditional frosting for German Chocolate Cake). My co-worker loved the brownies because the flavors were a perfect balance. Additionally the frosting reminded him of what his mom made when he was a child, so they had an additional meaning for him! This recipe has become my go to, it replaced the one I since I was in middle school (back in the day when it was called jr high). This recipe deserves more than 5 stars!!!!

RainSong01 January 08, 2014

I will never buy brownie mix again! These brownies were so simple, so delicious and full of rich chocolatey goodness. Yum!!

Dana G. October 30, 2013