When something looks like this before it goes in the oven, you know you’re doing it right.
Did you know can disguise cocoa to taste like really rich, deliciously dark, sinful chocolate?
These cocoa brownies are proof.
They have fudgy, nutty bite, with a hint of bitter.
Not too sweet despite the seemingly crazy amount of sugar used, they’re perfect both warm from the oven and at room temperature.
I used the Smitten Kitchen here. The only difference is I used salted butter, and left out the flaky salt.
Now, if you ever want to exercise your forearms- please make these brownies. The “vigorous stirring” involved is a seriously good workout. I can vouch for it 😉
(Although eating these post that workout really takes you right back to where you were pre chiseled-forearms.) So never mind.
Just make these. And eat them. Muscular forearms are overrated anyway.