Rich and decadent, chewy, fudgy brownies with crackly tops and crispy edges. You and your family won't get enough of these super fudgy brownies that you can make all in one bowl. You'll never buy another box mix again!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, making sure the parchment paper is hanging over the sides of the dish. This will help you easily remove the brownies after baking. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a bowl, melt butter and chocolate in 30-second increments in the microwave or in a double broiler. Set aside to allow to cool.
In a stand mixer or in a bowl, vigorously beat eggs and sugar until the mixture is fluffy and light, about 5 minutes. This will help us get that crackly top! Combine the cooled melted chocolate and vanilla with the egg/sugar mixture. Mix until smooth.
Fold in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt until well combined being careful not to over mix. Pour brownie batter into the baking dish.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the edges are baked through and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out semi-wet. The brownies will continue to bake as they cool. If you continue baking them, you risk drying them out.
Remove the brownies from oven. Allow to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
These brownies last 1 week in the fridge wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and 3 months in the freezer. Just thaw them out when you're ready to eat and heat in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.