Forget the boxed mixes! If you want to know how to make brownies from scratch that are just as easy as a mix yet turns out the best brownies you’ve ever made, then read on!
I received an assortment of Fair Trade products as part of my agreement to post about the importance of Fair Trade.
Hey guys! Today I have some super chocolatey brownies for you, easy to make and sooo moist. I’ve had a few readers ask me for tips on how to make brownies from scratch so I thought I’d make it simple and post another brownie recipe for you!
These brownies from scratch use unsweetened baking chocolate for a rich chocolate flavor. They’re so simple to throw together – just melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl then mix in the other ingredients. Just as easy as buying a boxed mix but so much tastier! I used Guittard unsweetened baking chocolate for mine; a good chocolate makes all the difference.
Guittard products are part of Fair Trade. What is Fair Trade, you ask? Well, when you buy a product with the Fair Trade CertifiedTM label, you know that the farmers and workers who produced it got a fair deal for their hard work. This means better prices and wages, safe working conditions, environmental protection, and the ability to build sustainable livelihoods and thriving communities. And all you have to do to support them is to buy products with that label!
Look at all these fabulous Fair Trade products I’ve been able to play with! And guess what? I’m giving away a box identical to it! All you have to do is pin one of my recipes you’d like to try and leave a comment letting me know which one you pinned. Super simple and you might win this box of delicious goodies! (Contest open to US residents 18 and older. Ends May 8th at midnight EST).
This year, Fair Trade is celebrating FairHER which celebrates the women of Fair Trade. Here is a message from Ulysma Desiline an inspirational mango worker & member of the cooperative profile in Haiti and the farmer they’ve paired me with for this project:
“This community suffers from drought, there has been no rain since last November, so we can’t work our gardens, food is hard to find in the area so one must go to another town to look for vegetables and other foods. The only good business in this area is the mango business. The way we are organized and work together is a real motivator! We all do our part. I am proud of being in charge and happy that this helps me send my children to school and feed my family. The mangoes are organic and they are our source of income so we take good care of our them. They are clean because we were trained to keep them clean. I am proud to have a guaranteed income, that I can support my family and also knowing that it is helping the economy of my community.”
And now for that brownie recipe as promised. Never wonder how to make brownies from scratch again – and ditch those boxed mixes, please! :)
- 1 1/2 cups butter
- 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- In a large microwaveable mixing bowl, melt butter and chocolate in microwave for one minute. Stir well, continuing to microwave in 15 second increments until mixture is mostly melted with a few small chocolate pieces remaining. Whisk vigorously until remaining chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
- Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt, whisking vigorously until smooth. Add flour and continue whisking until well-incorporated.
- Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until just baked through. Allow to cool, then cut into squares and serve.