Classic Fat Witch Dark Chocolate Brownies

Classic dark chocolate brownies from Chelsea Market's famed Fat Witch Bakery is a recipe every chocolate brownie lover should have in their "best of" archives.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 284 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks)
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (65 percent cocoa or higher)*
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (increase to 3/4 cup all-purpose flour for high-altitude)
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F (375° F for high altitude baking). Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with baking spray or lightly butter and dust with flour. Tap out the excess flour.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate over low heat stirring frequently.
  3. Meanwhile in a stand mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on high until the mixture is creamy, about 3-5 minutes. You may want to cover the mixer with a towel so it doesn't splatter.

  4. Add the warm chocolate mixture to the egg and sugar mixture for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the mix is shiny and creamy.

  5. Add the flour and pinch of salt and pulse the mixer on low just until the flour is mixed in being careful not to over mix. If you wish to add toasted nuts, more chocolate chips, or dried fruit this is the time to do it.

  6. Spread the batter in the pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and allow to cool completely before cutting.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Classic Fat Witch Dark Chocolate Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 593IU12%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.