The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile photo of EatLiveRun

Salted Fudge Brownies

Posted by in Baking, Step-by-Step Recipes

I’m so excited to introduce Jenna of Eat, Live, Run as our newest contributor here at the Tasty Kitchen Blog. She’s a doll who dearly loves the TK community. She also has quite the recipe box and it just keeps growing every day. We’re absolutely thrilled to have her! –Ree

 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

 
The first moment I saw Jennifer’s recipe for Salted Fudge Brownies, I knew I had to bake them as soon as possible. As a self-professed (dark) chocoholic with an affinity towards anything sprinkled with sea salt, these brownies were made for me.

My absolute favorite sweet treat and guilty pleasure is a Lindt Dark Chocolate with a Touch of Sea Salt bar, and I’ve been known to hide four or five of them in my secret “chocolate drawer” at any one time. I go crazy for that sweet/savory combination and, of course, you can never have too much chocolate.

To say that Jennifer’s brownies are delicious and fudge-like is an understatement. They positively melt in your mouth with a rich, creamy texture and intense flavor that is only heightened by the addition of salt. After baking them, I brought them to a church function where they were promptly deemed “the best brownies ever.”

Do yourself a favor and bake these today. You won’t be sorry.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

The ingredients are simple and pretty standard. Nothing you probably don’t have in your kitchen already! I love that. Because I don’t know about you, but when I need a brownie, I need a brownie fast.

So, first things first. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Butter and foil an eight-inch square pan. It’s a good idea to leave the foil hanging over the sides a bit so you can easily lift the brownies out later!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Next, melt together the unsweetened chocolate and butter in a saucepan over very low heat. Be careful here, you don’t want the chocolate to burn!

Once the chocolate and butter have melted together and are smooth, take the pan off the heat and transfer to a bowl.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Then, add cocoa powder …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Three eggs …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Two cups sugar …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

And the flour and vanilla.

Mix until smooth (batter will be thick!) and then pour all that deliciousness into your already greased and lined pan. It’s pretty much mandatory to lick the spoon here—no chocolate should ever go to waste!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Finally, sprinkle sea salt all over the top.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Don’t hesitate: just do it.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

Jennifer says to bake for about 35 minutes, but I ended up baking for 40 minutes because they weren’t quite done. You want the center to still be slightly gooey but the edges to pull away from the sides of the pan. When you insert a toothpick in the center, it still should have some of that yummy brownie batter on it.

Now comes the hard part! Let your brownies cool for ten minutes on the counter and then stick them in the fridge for an hour. I know, I know … use this time to wash your dishes and walk the dog.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

It’s hard to wait, but the end result is definitely worth it!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Salted Fudge Brownies. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Jennifer (janedeere) of Jennifer Cooks.

 
They really are the best brownies I’ve ever had, and that’s saying something! A huge thank you to Jennifer for submitting such a winner! (And another thank you to Food & Wine, where Jennifer discovered this recipe.) Visit her blog, Jennifer Cooks, for more of her recipes and beautiful food photography.

 
 

Printable Recipe

Salted Fudge Brownies

See post on Jennifer | JenniferCooks.com’s site!
4.89 Mitt(s) 19 Rating(s)19 votes, average: 4.89 out of 519 votes, average: 4.89 out of 519 votes, average: 4.89 out of 519 votes, average: 4.89 out of 519 votes, average: 4.89 out of 5

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

Difficulty: Easy

Servings: 8

8
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Salty and sweet … mmm.

I found this recipe on the Food & Wine website and it has now become my all-time favorite brownie recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1-½ stick Butter
  • 2 ounces, weight Unsweetened Chocolate, Finely Chopped
  • ¼ cups Plus 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Maldon Sea Salt

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Place two large pieces of foil in a 9-inch square metal cake pan with foil, draping the foil over the edges. Spray foil with cooking spray.

2. Melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Whisk to combine. Add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Grind sea salt evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the salt into the batter. Grind a little extra on top, making sure to sprinkle it evenly and leave it setting on top of the batter.

3. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter. Cool at room temperature in the pan for about an hour, then refrigerate just until they are firm. Lift the brownies from the pan and remove foil. Cut the brownies into 12 or 16 squares.

 
 
_______________________________________

Jenna is a food writer who has worked as a pastry chef and bread baker. She’s every bit as sweet and lovely inside as she is outside. Her blog Eat, Live, Run has great recipes, travel stories, and the perfect slogan: “Celebrating life, one crumb at a time.”

 

86 Comments

Comments are closed for this recipe.

Baking 'n' Books on 2.7.2011

Valentine’s Day is next week…

These must be made now!

Ooeey – gooey is the only way to describe them – wow!

Natalia - a side of simple on 2.7.2011

And a VERY happy Valentines Day to myself :)

Profile photo of EatLiveRun

EatLiveRun on 2.7.2011

Sara,

If you go to the actual recipe, you’ll find that it’s 1/4 cup + 2 T cocoa powder.

Sara Gedde on 2.7.2011

Can you put measurements on how much unsweetened chocolate? How much cocoa powder?

Profile photo of gretchen nation

gretchen nation on 2.7.2011

I will be making this one- but where was I when everyone found out about the Lindt with Sea Salt??? that is going on my list right now!

Donna on 2.7.2011

Absolutely delicious! Made them today and everyone was a bit skeptical about the salt on top. (hehe…no leftovers!)

Toni Kelly on 2.7.2011

Definitely will be trying this recipe. Lindt Dark Chocolate with a Touch of Sea Salt is my favorite stash and I introduced my two daughter in laws to it also. Will be passing this recipe on to them also. Thanks soooo much.

Emily on 2.7.2011

Hi – this recipe looks great! I’d love to get the specific amounts of the ingredients, however – I don’t think they’re listed!

Please post them so I can bake these immediately :)

Marci on 2.7.2011

When two great blogs unite, my computer produces beautiful brownies on the screen.

Profile photo of EatLiveRun

EatLiveRun on 2.7.2011

Erin–personally I don’t think so!! Nuts would be a lovely addition–walnuts, perhaps?

Erin Evans on 2.7.2011

I MUST try these. I think I’ll add nuts too. Need some thoughts…do you think the nuts and the sea salt is overdoing it?

Kelly S. on 2.7.2011

Yum, yum, yum! And that reminds me, I have half a World Market bar stashed in my glove box…good thing I need to drive somewhere right this very minute!

Malie S. on 2.7.2011

Y’all are making it hard for me to lose weight. Dang it. Now I gotta go bake these.

Kris on 2.7.2011

Jenna, we always know you’ll deliver a fab chocolate recipe. YUM!

Patrice on 2.7.2011

These look amazing! I have been sprinkling sea salt on brownies for about a year now but the idea of a fuggie center brownie is a winner for sure! TY for the step by step.

Sandi on 2.7.2011

Interesting recipe…….I once made brownies with garlic….by accident……..The shaker of garlic fell out of the cupboard and plopped right on top of the cooling brownies………And of course spilled open. I inverted them and shook off the garlic and took them to the “event.” (after putting a thick coat of frosting on them)……They were still good, but with a bit of an AFTER TASTE…..BURP. ha A girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do and I had to take brownies. THE END……………………

laura @ alittlebarefoot on 2.7.2011

good lord these look amazing!

Profile photo of warmvanillasugar

warmvanillasugar on 2.7.2011

I LOVE brownies! I’m so excited to try these!

Profile photo of EatLiveRun

EatLiveRun on 2.7.2011

thanks guys! They are SO delicious and I only wished I had made another batch yesterday for our Super Bowl party! Last week when I baked them, they went in about three minutes flat. :)

And thank you, Jennifer, for such a delicious recipe!!

Profile photo of missamy

missamy on 2.7.2011

Oh dear me … these look divine!

Michelle on 2.7.2011

Those look wonderful!

Lulu on 2.7.2011

OMGollyGoodness! You just made my day and it’s only breakfast-time. I am certain sea salt and chocolate/caramel was a match made in heaven. I also hope they have it up there cuz it’s the most divine twosome. Ever.

Jennifer @ Jane Deere on 2.7.2011

Hey Jenna! Congrats on your TK Contributor status! That’s awesome!!!

Also, thank you for siting me in your post! I really appreciate it!

These brownies are AMAZING! I too LOVE the Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, so these brownies definitely fit the bill for me! These brownies are intensely rich, dark and chocolaty. I can’t make them often enough! (Even though my jeans tell me I shouldn’t!)

Congrats again!

~ Jennifer

Heather @ Heather's Dish on 2.7.2011

Positively evil…in the best way possible :)

Profile photo of Wenderly

Wenderly on 2.7.2011

Congrats to you for being a new TK contributor! These look scrumptious! I especially LOVE the sea salt on top!

Profile photo of Stephanie

Stephanie on 2.7.2011

These look amazing! Congrats for being a contributor on TK! You deserve it!!

megan @ whatmegansmaking on 2.7.2011

Salted Fudge in brownie form?? Looks absolutely wonderful! Glad to see you as part of the TK group Jenna!

Maria on 2.7.2011

I can’t wait to make these beauties! Welcome Jenna!

Profile photo of Erika (TK)

Erika (TK) on 2.7.2011

As one who adores fudgy brownies and also has a secret stash of Lindt Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, I believe these brownies need to be made in my kitchen. Stat.

Great post, Jenna! And thank you Jennifer for submitting the recipe!

Judy on 2.7.2011

I think I just started to drool a little bit. These look scrumptious.

Profile photo of The Church Cook (Kay Heritage)

The Church Cook (Kay Heritage) on 2.7.2011

Yoohoo, Jenna! So happy you are now one of the contributors! :) Great photos & recipe from Jennifer!

Judith :: Dance While You Cook on 2.7.2011

Yum! I think I head downstairs to eat the rest of the leftover brownies from yesterday’s food fest for breakfast. These look amazing!

Profile photo of Rhett (Susan Loretta Hedlund)

Rhett (Susan Loretta Hedlund) on 2.7.2011

So I think there is a mistake here, Jenna from EatLiveRun is different from Jennifer who submitted this recipe right? Anyway it looks delish!

Profile photo of carolinagirl

carolinagirl on 2.7.2011

Wow, those look awesome!! I’m with Jodie, I haven’t found a great home made brownie recipe that I love! I’ll be making these soon!

Peggy on 2.7.2011

The Lindt dark with sea salt is always in my cabinet–when we get down to two bars I have to go to the store! Don’t want to be caught without it! These brownies look great and sound yummy. Know what I’ll be doing this afternoon! Thanks!

Jodie (www.allgoodinmommyhood.com) on 2.7.2011

These look fabulous! I have never found a “from scratch” recipe that i love as much as my standard “tweak the boxed recipe” brownies:
http://allgoodinmommyhood.blogspot.com/2010/11/mommyhood-brownies.html

I’ll be trying this!! Thanks!