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Dark Chocolate Truffle Brownies

These Dark Chocolate Truffle Brownies are made with 95% cocoa dark chocolate, stuffed with chopped truffles, baked to fudgy perfection and then sprinkled with sea salt. Your new favorite dessert obsession! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword extra dark chocolate brownies, fudgy brownies, homemade brownies, truffle brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 3 oz. chopped 95% dark chocolate bar
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt (plus more for garnishing)
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate truffles (about 6 total)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roughly chop the 95% chocolate bar and the dark chocolate truffles. Set the truffles aside. In a microwave safe bowl, add the chopped 95% chocolate bar, 1 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips (save the other half for later) and the stick of butter. Microwave for 30-40 seconds and then stir until it's fully melted and smooth. 

  2. To the melted chocolate, add in the cocoa powder. Mix until smooth and no lumps. Set aside to let cool. 

  3. In a large bowl, add the 3 eggs, vanilla extract, espresso powder, granulated sugar and salt. Whisk together for about 10 seconds, until combined. To this mixture, add in the melted chocolate and mix until fully combined. Sift in the flour. Mix with a large spoon (not whisk!) until it's fully combined. The texture should be like very thick chocolate frosting. 

  4. To the batter, gently fold in the chopped chocolate truffles. Set aside. 

  5. Butter the inside of the 8x8 pan and then line it with parchment paper. Add the batter directly to the pan, spreading it out evenly. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. If you stick a toothpick in the brownies, it still might not be fully clean but that's okay because the brownies will continue to cook longer in the pan after you take them out. This is what makes them extra fudgy! Note: If you overbake them - they will be dry and cakey. Please trust me on this one!

  6. Let cool for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Take out of the pan. Take the remaining 1 oz of the semi-sweet chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave. It helps to get a good drizzling chocolate to add in a little bit of butter or coconut oil to melt with the chocolate. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the brownies and garnish with a good sprinkle of salt. Enjoy!