One-bite molasses brownies are extra fudgy and easy

Servings: 2 dozen serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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One-bite Molasses Brownies are dense, fudgy and easy to make. The molasses intensifies the chocolate flavour and keeps them super moist.


Summer has arrived in my neck of the woods. Blue sky and glorious heat. Every window in the house opened wide all night. We’re not exactly wilting in the heat but it’s a respectable 26 C with a salty scent of the ocean in the air.

This is our ice cream season, the time of year when my kids are content to walk 20 minutes to the local ice cream stand – no complaints – while the dog pants in the basement. But it’s also the time of the year when it’s tougher to keep snacks on the counter. Cookies and biscuits seem to sweat and go stale faster.

It’s a good time to make one-bite molasses brownies because they’re tasty right out of the freezer. And they go great with ice cream. You can mix them up in a flash and then get out of the house while they bake.

One-bite Molasses Brownies


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup flour


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat, add molasses and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a large bowl and stir until just incorporated. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Add the flour and fold in until just incorporated, about 20 strokes (no white streaks should remain).
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan (spreading it out and smoothing the top). Bake 30 minutes (until the centre is set). Remove to a wire rack and let the brownies cool for at least 20 minutes. Take them out a littler earlier if you want them to be chewier.
  6. Cut into 1 or 2-inch squares.

**In this video I’m making the original version of this brownie recipe. The video version has no cocoa and only 1 Tbsp. of molasses. I have made these brownies dozens of times and I prefer this blog post version that includes cocoa powder and more molasses.**

Nutritional info: Per 1” brownie. Calories: 103, Fat: 5.9 g, Saturated Fat: 3.9 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Carbs:14. Sugar: 10.6 g

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15 thoughts on “One-bite molasses brownies are extra fudgy and easy

  1. Rona Berntsen says:

    I am so happy to find this site as I am a Saint Johner living in Norway and I always take home molasses when I visit. We love it. Cannot wait to try new recipes.

    1. Hi Rona, Too bad you’re not able to buy Crosby’s molasses in Norway. It’s a long trek home to restock your cupboard.

    2. rosemarie meehan says:

      i’m in newfoundland,,,i can try and mail you a couple of crosby mollasses if you like,,,seriously,,i wouldn’t mind,,,i’m an avid baker so i do understand your love of baking,,

  2. Rona Berntsen says:

    I made them and they are absolutely delicious. I had to leave them in for about 10 more minutes but they are still nice and chewy. Every oven is different.

    1. Hi Rona, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the brownies.

  3. Dawn Hamilton says:

    I am so happy I tried this recipe!! The absolute best brownies I have ever made. Thank you for the great recipe..I will definitely be sharing this one!

    1. Hi Dawn, Molasses is a great surprise with chocolate, isn’t it. Glad you enjoyed the brownies.

  4. Colin says:

    nice recipe….I wish I had watched the video for mixing the eggs, sugar, vanilla and baking powder……didn’t follow that order so my baking powder did not really mix in

    turned out fine though, will try it again

  5. Marwa says:

    Hi Bridget. I live in Dubai and my gf’s mom brought me a big jar of molasses from Egypt as a gift and it been in my kitchen for a long bit. Was looking for ways to use it and found ur brownies. I just made them now and they are amazing. I had some dulce de lecee that I mixed with some Hungarian cream cheese, dolloped and swirled on the rope last minute before I put it in the oven. It was great as it cut in the sweetness of the brownies. I think molasses is my new secret ingredient :)

  6. Sandy says:

    This is a great recipe – moist and chewy brownies that the family loves. I double the recipe and place batter into a 9 x 14 pirex dish. If you double it you’ll need to extend the baking time to about 45 mins ++….test the centre with a toothpick until it is clean.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks for the tip Sandy!

  7. Jan says:

    Delicious. I made these in a mini muffin pan for real one-bite brownies. Very easy. I’ll be using this recipe again.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Jan, Love the idea to make them in mini muffin tins. You get more edges that way :)

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