Cocoa Brownies

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Alton Brown’s Secret to the Perfect Cocoa Brownie

Chocolate-lovers, rejoice: Cocoa Brownies! Alton Brown is unlocking the secret to creating the perfect Brownie in his recipe from Good Eats on Food Network. His recipe for Cocoa Brownies produces a rich, gooey, moist, and chewy brownie that is sure to be a hit no matter when you choose to indulge. Whether it’s an afternoon snack or a decadent dessert topped with ice cream, Alton’s Cocoa Brownies will satisfy your sweet tooth. Read on to find out how to make these delicious treats!

Cocoa is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has been proven to help improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and even help protect against cancer. Cocoa also contains flavonols, which are powerful antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Studies have found that cocoa can help to improve blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. Cocoa also has a high concentration of magnesium, which helps to relax the muscles and improve cognitive function. Lastly, cocoa can also help to reduce cravings and boost your mood by increasing serotonin levels.

Properly storing your brownies is essential to ensure they stay moist and delicious. To store your cocoa brownies, start by wrapping them in plastic wrap or foil. This will keep the air out and help retain their moisture.

For best results, store your brownies at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If storing at room temperature, you should do so for no more than 2-3 days, as brownies can become dry quickly. For longer storage, it’s best to store the brownies in the refrigerator. In the fridge, they will stay fresh for up to a week.

If you need to freeze your cocoa brownies, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. The brownies will keep for up to three months in the freezer. Before serving, let the brownies thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Not what you are looking for? Try these other great dessert recipes: Luscious Lemon Squares, Easy Chocolate Ice Cream or Salted-Caramel Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.


Cocoa Brownies

cocoa brownies

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with Alton Brown’s Cocoa Brownies recipe from Good Eats on Food Network. Everyone loves a big, gooey brownie, and Alton is showing how they’re made in his exclusive video for Cocoa Brownies.

  • Author: Alton Brown
  • Prep Time: :20
  • Cook Time: :45
  • Total Time: 1:05
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


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  • Soft butter, for greasing the pan
  • Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
  • 8 ounces melted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour, sifted


  1. reheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for doneness with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it’s done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it’s mostly cool.


  • Serving Size: 8
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