Browned Butter Brownies

These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

You’ve never had brownies as rich and fudgy as these Browned Butter Brownies!

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

  • I made this recipe twice back-to-back: once with the browned butter and once simply melting the butter instead of browning it. Here’s what I discovered: even though the browned butter brownies don’t have that toffee-like browned butter signature flavor, they are significantly richer and fudgier than the brownies made by only melting the butter using the same recipe. So take the time to brown the butter!
  • A tip on browning butter: pull the butter off the heat when it starts to smell toffee-like. There is a subtle (but distinct!) change in the smell as the butter is cooking, and that’s the time to pull it from the heat. Continue to stir for a few minutes once it’s off the heat, otherwise it can still burn!
  • How do you get gorgeous, crackly tops when it comes to brownies? Mix in chocolate chips. Same goes for blondies. I don’t know how it works, but that’s the secret behind all the shiny, crackly goodness!

These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

Browned Butter Brownies

These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

Ingredients:

  • 2½ sticks (1¼ cup) of butter
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips

 

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by lining it with foil or parchment and lightly greasing with a nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Stir continuously until the aroma changes (should smell toffee-like) and the color shifts to a very light golden brown. Remove from heat and continue to stir for 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Whisk together the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. In another bowl, mix or sift together the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter-sugar mixture until batter forms.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are pulling away slightly from the pan.

Calories 341 | Fat 18g | Saturated Fat 11g | Carbs 45g | Fiber 4g | Sugar 35g | Protein 4g

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 These Browned Butter Brownies are rich and fudgy, the absolutely perfect brownie!

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Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.