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Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Why I love this recipe: 3 words, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. And I don't even have to get out my mixer! Try using white chocolate chips for an extra shot of sweetness.

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup bitter sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 teaspoon flake salt
  • 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium bowl using the microwave in 20 second increments until just melted, about 40 seconds. Whisk in the sugar and vanilla until incorporated. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
  4. Using a rubber spatula fold in the flour mixture until a few streaks of dry ingredients remain. Add the chocolate and fold a few more strokes to incorporate. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the flake salt and turbinado sugar. Bake for 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Allow to cool completely in the pan.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
28 grams
3 grams
8 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
44 milligrams
113 milligrams
2 grams
21 grams
nut free

3 reviews & comments

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    Rene ter Wengel

    Delicious and fast!!!!

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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton

    üòç…amazing‚ĺÔ∏è My son is coming home tomorrow from college..he graduates in May üíØ- so proud…but I will make these for him while he is here ..And he will love them!! My family loves all of Giada‚Äôs recipes and we think Giada is awesome‚ú®üèÜ

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    Personally I do not like these brownies. I am not a fan of adding salt to the top and I did not appreciate the dry, cake-like texture, there was no deep, rich chocolate flavor. I made these for a group of women and 3 of the 4 agreed that there are much better recipes worthy of the calories!

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