Barefoot Bloggers: Outrageous Brownies

by Melissa on May 28, 2009

Outrageous indeed! These are probably the richest brownies I have ever had. So rich, that a little square is all you need to satisfy even the biggest chocolate craving! I made these for a  Mother’s Day Brunch and everyone agreed they were delicious. The only change I made to the recipe was to decrease the amount of instant coffee powder, I used 2 teaspoons in half of a batch and they were perfect. The coffee adds a certain level of flavor to the brownies, but not enough to over-power the chocolate.

Thank you to Eva over at I’m Boring for this recipe choice! To learn more about the Barefoot Bloggers, click here!


Outrageous Brownies

  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 pound plus 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 tablespoons real vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (1 cup for batter and 1/4 cup in the chips and nuts)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups diced walnut pieces (omitted) 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 18 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.

Melt together the butter, 1 pound chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate on top of a double boiler. Cool slightly. Stir together the eggs, instant coffee, vanilla and sugar. Stir in the warm chocolate mixture and cool to room temperature.

Stir together 1 cup of the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to cooled chocolate mixture. Toss the walnuts and 12 ounces of chocolate chips with 1/4 cup flour to coat. Then add to the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until tester just comes out clean. Halfway through the baking, rap the pan against the oven shelf to allow air to escape from between the pan and the brownie dough. Do not over-bake! Cool thoroughly, refrigerate well and cut into squares.

Source: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

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Suzie May 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I agree that ou only need a little square of these – but what a fantastic chocolate punch there is in every little square. I’m so happy I still have some in the freezer.


snooky doodle May 29, 2009 at 1:38 am

wow these look great. I d like to dive my teeth in these yummy brownies. nice mother’s day gift :)


DebinHawaii May 29, 2009 at 5:01 am

These were really good and I agree they are very rich and a small piece will do just fine.


Kate May 29, 2009 at 2:12 pm

I had already decided I want to make brownies next week when I saw this. Now it is certain!!!


Eva May 31, 2009 at 8:52 am

Yes, these definitely have a pretty serious chocolate kick. Glad you liked them. Keep some tightly wrapped in the freezer so you can have a nice little chocolate kick whenever you want one.


Cheryl Myers February 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm

This recipe is so easy, so wonderful, and by far the best ever brownie recipe ever! Failure Proof! Thanks so much!!!!
Can’t wait to make them again for friends and family!!!


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