Small Batch Double Chocolate Brownies makes just enough for a romantic dessert for two. Rich, fudgy, and delicious brownies.
Did you know that I love small batch treats as well as ginormous feed-a-crowd ones? I love small batch double chocolate brownies because they take about 25 minutes from start to finish (including baking time) and satisfy my chocolate craving.
Small Batch Double Chocolate Brownies
This recipe is great because you can make it all in one bowl. I used a glass 4-cup measuring cup to melt my chocolate and butter together and then I just used it as my mixing bowl to finish up the recipe.
A small batch of brownies is perfect if you are an empty nester, have a small family, are single, if you don’t want to share with your tiny humans, or you don’t want to derail your health efforts. But honestly, this recipe is for everyone!
When it comes to brownies, I like them extra rich, full of chocolate flavor, a little gooey in the middle, and super moist. These brownies are just that. If you are a cake-like brownie fan, this is not the recipe for you. Rich chocolatey brownies for the win.
Does the type of chocolate chip make a difference in these brownies?
Use a good quality chocolate chip here since it plays such a big part in the flavor. You can use extra dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate chips depending on what you like.
How can you tell when brownies are done?
The most popular technique is to stick a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done.
How long do you let brownies cool before cutting them?
Cool brownies in pan for at least 10 minutes if you want to serve them warm or wait 30 minutes to serve at room temperature.
You should make this brownie recipe if any of these apply to you:
- You are prone to eating a whole big pan of brownies, but want to avoid that.
- You have a small household (empty nesters, young families, single peeps).
- You adore all things chocolate but can't be trusted with a whole pan of brownies.
- You enjoy a treat that is just for you and doesn't include sharing with your kids.
- You hate cleaning up the mess that little people make with brownies. Smaller pan = less crumbs on the floor.
- Chocolate is your love language.
Let's be honest. This recipe is for everyone! I can't wait for you to make them!
More brownie recipes:
- Rich Peanut Butter Brownies
- Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies
- Perfect Every Time Brownies
- Lunch Lady Brownies (these have icing!)
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Small Batch Brownies
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 brownies 1x
Small Batch Double Chocolate Brownies makes just enough for a romantic dessert for two. Rich, fudgy brownies for the win!
- ¼ cup butter (4 tablespoons of ½ a stick), unsalted
- ¼ cup good quality chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate both work)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a microwave safe bowl add the butter and chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and then stir well until smoothed (about a minute).
- Add the sugar and stir well.
- Add the egg and stir to combine.
- Add the vanilla and salt and stir to combine.
- Add the cocoa powder and flour and stir to combine well.
- Line a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
- Add the brownie batter and smooth out the top with a spoon.
- Bake for 24-26 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.
- This recipe is great because you can make it all in one bowl. I used a glass 4-cup measuring cup to melt my chocolate and butter together and then I just used it as my mixing bowl to finish up the recipe.
- The size of the pan will determine how thick the brownies are and that will alter the time they need to cook. I tested mine in a 9 inch by 5 inch loaf pan. If you don't have that, you might need to play around with the baking time to make sure they are cooked through without being overdone.
- Use a good quality chocolate chip here since it plays such a big part in the flavor. You can use extra dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate chips depending on what you like.
- Dutch-process cocoa powder is preferred for this recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 Brownie
- Calories: 366
- Sodium: 166.2mg
- Fat: 17.6g
- Carbohydrates: 51.2g
- Protein: 5.1g
- Cholesterol: 77mg
Keywords: Dessert, Chocolate, Brownies, Small Batch
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- Perfect Every Time Brownies
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- Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
- Wacky Chocolate Cobbler
- Easy Chocolate Waffle Recipe
- Chocolate Stuffed Eclairs
- Homemade Chocolate Fondue
- Chocolate Mousse
- Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies
Rich, fudgy brownies for the win! Enjoy this little treat of Small Batch Double Chocolate Brownies from me to you! It's one I can't wait for you to make in your own kitchen..
I am excited about this..... Brownies in the pan call me.... they beg and plead with me to be eaten.... they aren't happy until the very last crumb is safe in my belly..... everytime!
This recipe was perfect! My husband has lost 34 lbs., and I haven't been making any desserts. Last minute, realizing that everyone might expect/appreciate a dessert for Father's Day dinner, I googled small batch brownies and this recipe came up. It was perfect! Perfect amount and perfect taste. So easy to make, and I had all the ingredients on hand! Thank you!
I love that! Congrats to him for his success and congrats to you on supporting him in it! I'm so glad you liked them.
Swirled Nutella in these yummy brownies and made the hubby drool! Thanks for the great story and scaled down recipe. ?
Long live yummy things in moderation 🙂
Have you see this brownie pan? A friend got me one. You have to shorten the baking time because the brownies cook much quicker.
This way, everyone gets an edge. Supposedly, you can use it for lasagne, too.
I'm in love already!! I can tell they're going to be super-fudgy just by the quantity of ingredients??? Thanks Melissa!
I love this post. So funny and so delicious looking. In the recipe for the butter, I assume you mean 4 T. OR 1/2 a stick (not 4 T. OF 1/2 a stick). I can't wait to make these. Have a wonderful holiday.
Awwww yay! You made them!! Thanks so much for sharing <3 HAPPY V DAY! <3