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Small-Batch Brownies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 brownies


  • 6 tbsp butter sliced
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray. Line pan with parchment paper and leave a few inches of overhang on each side for easy removal after baking.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring well after each, until melted and smooth.
  • Add sugar and mix on medium speed with an electric mixer well until combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, egg, vanilla, and water. Fold ingredients together until just combined; do not over mix—a few lumps are okay.
  • Pour batter into pan and sprinkle with additional chocolate chips if desired.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until firm around the edges and slightly crackled on top. A toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies should come out mostly clean. A few crumbs or chocolate smudges are okay.
  • Let brownies cool in pan and cut into pieces to serve.


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