Best Friends Forever Brownies

60 mins (prep 20)
10 ingredients
makes 16 (2-inch square) brownies
After sampling hundreds of brownies in the Gourmet magazine test kitchens, along with baking countless more at home (my first was from the cult classic Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls), I feel qualified to declare my pride in this brownie. It's old-fashioned in its use of unsweetened chocolate, yet the addition of cocoa takes it to the deeper, darker chocolate place we crave these days. Not everyone loves nuts in their brownie, but without them, brownies seem more like dense squares of chocolate cake. When you do the done test, the toothpick comes out clean—no dilemmas over the moistness of the crumbs clinging to the pick—yet when you cut the brownies into pieces, you'll slice through the requisite thin crust to reveal super-moist and fudgy goodness. Editors' Note: Kemp Minifie reimagined the foil tray frozen dinner for Gourmet Live. Her updated menu includes: meatloaf made from grass-fed beef, scalloped potatoes, lemony green veggies, and your new favorite brownies for dessert.

Categories:  birthday , kid--friendly , back-to-school , shower , bar-cookie , potluck , party , family-reunion ,
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Serving Size (3.74 g)
Servings 162
Amount per Serving
Calories 17.05 Calories from Fat 6.48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.72g 178.97%
Saturated Fat 0.07g 54.84%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 7.23mg 48.8%
Total Carbohydrate 2.63g 142.28%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 54.31%
Sugars 2.22 g %
Protein 0.21g 66.96%
Vitamin A 0.23IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 1.16mg% Iron 0.05mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unsweetened chocolate, large eggs, pure vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa, special equipment, baking


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