sea salt brownies

I did say that I would chill out on the chocolate themed desserts that started to take over this blog but we had a birthday up in here and the birthday boy loves him some brownies. But I didn’t want to make the same ‘ol and lucky for all you chumps, I remembered a pin I pinned back in the olden days. No seriously, this was one of my first pins.

These were unreal. We both have a real thing for salt so I obviously added WAY more than the recipe called for and I’m glad I did because these aren’t too sweet but they are freaking rich and the salt cut it nicely.

Look at how delicious those look? Don’t you just want to lick your monitor? Don’t. Don’t do that. Stop it! People are staring at you!

SEA SALT BROWNIES (adapted from here)

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt

Step 1: Get excited.

Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9-inch square metal cake pan with foil, draping the foil over the edges. Lightly butter the foil.

Step 3: In a large saucepan, melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate over very low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Whisking them in one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, add the cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla and flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the salt into the batter.

Step 4: Bake the brownies in the center of the oven for about 35 minutes, until the edge is set but the center is still a bit soft and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out coated with a little of the batter. Let the brownies cool at room temperature in the pan for 1 hour, then refrigerate just until they are firm, about 1 hour. Lift the brownies from the pan and peel off the foil. Cut the brownies into 16 squares. Serve at room temperature.

Step 5: Step 4 seems ridiculous but just do it, okay?

And because you obviously can’t get enough of me, I’m over at Lisa’s blog participating in her amazing At the Moment series!



  1. RitaNovember 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I really need to read your food posts later in the day. Now i am in search of brownies for breakfast!

  2. StephanieNovember 26, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I managed not to lick the screen but I did get a little drool on the keyboard…

  3. Heidi {Dooley Noted Style}November 26, 2012 at 9:36 am

    everything with sea salt is good in my book – my husband would love if I could make him these, he may have to settle on me buying someone else’s homemade recipe :)

  4. Anna @ A Newfound TreasureNovember 26, 2012 at 10:01 am

    OMG, YUM! Gimme.

  5. Chloe MoonNovember 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Sounds like a great combo of salty and sweet… =)

    Ergo – Blog

  6. AlexNovember 26, 2012 at 10:25 am

    ZOMG those look divine. Sea salt totally makes everything more awesome.

  7. LaraNovember 26, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Yep, making those this weekend. And then feeding them to all my friends… :)

  8. Tamra {ever swoon}November 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    nom nom nom, trying these this weekend!

  9. ashleyNovember 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    salt + chocolate is my happy place! PINNED.

  10. Grace - Stripes & SequinsNovember 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    drooling. seriously. these look so so good! damn nutritionist.

  11. Emily LunstrothNovember 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    mmm those look unreal, salted anything well mostly carmel is my favorite!!

  12. MandyNovember 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    These look delicious! Mega craving chocolate today so this post is a major tease! I’ll be adding the ingredients to my grocery list.

    Saguaros & Stilettos

  13. Gaby [The Vault Files]November 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    These look sooooo yummy! But I feel like I need to try this before baking them myself, I’m not entirely sold on the salt idea, want to send me some? ;)

  14. ShaneléNovember 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Your photography….I mean really. Can you give me a lesson!?

    In all seriousness. These are making my mouth water.

    We need to meet up soon…like for real this time.


  15. Lisa // ElembeeNovember 27, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Love. Hate.

    P.S. I really love the font you used for Sea Salt. I feel like I should probably know what it is but can’t place it!

  16. CrystalinNovember 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Lady, these look divine! I’m such a big fan of sea salt on desserts. It takes to another level. Next time you’re in cali, I’m coming over and you’re making these, thannnnnnkkks!

  17. madeleineNovember 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

    it may only be 9 am but who cares, I want to whip these up for breakfast. Don’t chill on the chocolate! No one has ever said they are sick of chocolate (and if they have I don’t want to be their friend)

  18. nicole - frankie hearts fashionNovember 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    fuck, these look amazing.

  19. KristaNovember 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    GASP! These look delicious!! Guess I’ll haaaave to make these this weekend :) pinning this!!

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