Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Up the festivity quotient by serving these brownies in clear drinking glasses and topping them with whipped cream, neon sanding sugar, and gum-paste numbers that spell out the year. To make sundaes, serve with ice cream.

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  • Yield: Makes 48 brownies
Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2012


  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 pound 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate (left whole), plus 3/4 pound bittersweet chocolate, cut into small chunks (2 1/2 cups)
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar
  • 9 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 12-by-17-by-1-inch rimmed baking sheet and line with parchment, leaving an overhang folded over edges. Butter parchment. Melt butter and uncut chocolate in a large bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

  2. Whisk in sugar, then eggs, then cocoa powder and salt. Fold in flour until just combined. Fold in chocolate chunks.

  3. Pour batter into pan. Bake, rotating halfway through, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out with very moist crumbs, 45 to 48 minutes. Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Remove from pan and cut into 2-inch squares.


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