Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Brownies
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Brownies are baked in an 8 inch square glass baking dish.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped (Trader Joe's)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (98 grams)
  • 2 jumbo eggs or 2 ½ large eggs (125 grams total)**
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (95 grams)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • Handful dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square glass pan and line bottom with a strip of parchment paper that covers the bottom and comes up over two opposite sides. Remaining two sides don’t need to be covered, just greased.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add coconut oil and chopped chocolate and reduce heat to low. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth, adding in the cocoa powder as you stir. When smooth, add the dark brown sugar and stir until it dissolves slightly, then remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer, beat the eggs for about 1 minute or until frothy. Gradually add the granulated sugar and continue beating for 5 minutes or until thick and frothy. Beat in the vanilla and the salt.
  4. Fold the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, then fold in the flour.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, sprinkle walnuts over the top, and bake in the center of the oven until set and starting to crack, about 30- 35 minutes.
  6. Pull from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over hot brownies so that they melt just enough to adhere.
  7. Let cool completely at room temperature (or plunge into an ice bath if you prefer), then chill thoroughly. To remove from pan, loosen sides without parchment gently with a knife, then pull up on parchment and take brownies out of the pan. Cut into squares.
Notes
If you only have large eggs, crack a third egg into a small cup, beat it with a fork, and measure out 2 tablespoons.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2015/07/30/trader-joes-dark-chocolate-brownies/