Makes 16 servings
- Nonstick cooking spray
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Desired variations/toppings, optional
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Spray with nonstick spray; set pan aside.
In a microwave-safe mixing bowl combine butter and chocolate. Microwave on HIGH at 30-second intervals until melted, stirring each time. Stir in sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in flour and cocoa just until combined.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Add toppings, if desired. Cut into bars.
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