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Triple Chocolate Brownies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths- Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 16 1x


Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies made with bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and cocoa powder which make rich, fudgey brownies you'll make again and again.


  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarse
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarse
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foil and grease the foil and edges of the pan.
  2. In a microwave-safe dish (2-cup glass measuring cup works great for this), add your chocolates, cocoa, and butter.
  3. Microwave, stirring often, for 1 to 3 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt together.
  5. Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture until combined. Stir in the flour until just incorporated.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  7. Bake the brownies until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes with just a few soft crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan; set on a wire rack.
  9. Remove the brownies from the pan, cut into squares, and enjoy.


  • Use Dutch-process cocoa if you can. It makes the finished brownies nice and dark in color and gives them extra chocolate flavor (additional info on the difference below).
  • I love a gooey, slightly under-baked brownie. Don't under bake this recipe, though. The brownies will be very moist as the recipe it is. If you under bake, you'll have raw brownie in the middle.
  • Letting the brownies cool is the hardest part, but it makes all the difference when it comes time to cut them into squares.
  • These brownies are very rich. Cutting the pan into 16 might seem like small portions, but a little goes a long way.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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