Extra Fudgy Molasses Brownies

brownies with sea salt

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Experience the timeless joy of our One-bite Molasses Brownies—a classic recipe with a delightful twist.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 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
  • Sea salt (optional)


  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, sprinkle brownies with sea salt (optional) while still warm and let cool at least 20 minutes. Take them out of the oven a littler earlier if you want them to be chewier.
  6. Cut into bite-size pieces ( 1 or 2-inch squares)