Root Beer Fudge Brownies
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Root beer extract gives these thick fudge brownies a hit of root beer flavor. It's subtle, but there. For more root beer flavor you can increase the extract. Also, these brownies are at their best on day 2. They're okay on day 1, but refrigerate them overnight and they're even better.
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (8 oz) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (7 oz) granulated or ultrafine sugar
  • 1 cup (7 to 7 1/2 oz) light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon root beer extract
  • 1 cup (4. 5 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup walnuts or pecans (or a mix of both), toasted and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch square metal pan with nonstick foil.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter, unsweetened chocolate and chocolate chips together at 50% power, stirring every 40-50 seconds, until mixture is melted and smooth. Alternatively, you may do this in a double boiler.
  3. Add the 1 cup of granulated sugar to the hot melted chocolate mixture and stir gently. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together the 1 cup of brown sugar with the 4 eggs. Whisk in the vanilla and root beer extract.
  5. With a heavy scraper, gradually stir the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. With the scraper, fold the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Batter should be glossy and shiny. Stir in the nuts.
  7. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake on center rack for 35-38 minutes or until internal temperature of brownies registers 212.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool at room temperature, then cover with foil refrigerate overnight.
Notes
To toast the nuts, bake them on a cookie sheet at 350 for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Recipe by Cookie Madness at https://www.cookiemadness.net/2016/04/18/thick-fudge-brownies/