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Blackout Brownies

Rich, decedent, and SO GOOD! These Blackout Brownies are perfectly sweet, full of delicious pecans, and have the best-ever soft, fudge-y center. The ultimate brownie!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Traci

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups salted butter
  • 1 ⅛ cups black cocoa powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray 9x13 pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla at high speed of an electric mixer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn mixer to low and stir in chocolate mixture.
  • Add flour and mix until blended.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes.

Notes

  • You can use Bake-even Strips to ensure the brownies bake in the oven.
  • Make sure to beat the eggs, vanilla, and sugar for a full 10 minutes.
  • Don't overwork the batter!
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Brownie | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 653IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg