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Originally and Epicurious recipe, this recipe has been with us for a long time. Everyone, we have bake in the kitchen, always makes it a little differently, tossing in their favorite chips, nuts and dried fruit. Nevertheless, it has been tried and true because of its simplicity and how delicious it always is.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Total Time: 50 Minutes
Servings: 15-20


  • 1 1/2 Sticks of Butter
  • 5oz roughly chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Instant Espresso Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Farm Fresh Eggs
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat White Flour (or All-Purpose)
  • 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts of Choice
  • 1 Cup Dried Cherries or Cranberries


  1. Prepare a 9x13, or slightly larger, pan (depends how thick you want your brownies) by lining it with parchment paper.

  2. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.

  3. Melt Butter and Chopped Chocolate completely in the microwave, stirring every 15-20 seconds to get the chocolate to start to melt into the butter.

  4. Once the chocolate is completely melted, add to a large bowl. Whisk together with Sugar until fully combined.

  5. Make sure the sugar and butter are cooled enough, and then add eggs, vanilla, and espresso powder and continue to whisk.

  6. You will want to switch from a whisk to a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to incorporate all of your flour.

  7. Lastly add in your Chocolate Chips, Nuts, and Dried Fruit. Stir to combine and transfer batter into your prepared pan.

  8. Bake for 25-50 minutes depending on thickness of brownies. They are done when the top looks completely set, doesn't giggle, and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  9. Enjoy!

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