1/2cupunsweetened cocoa powderI prefer and use the Hershey's Dark Cocoa
1stick salted buttermelted and hot to the touch
1/2cuppacked brown sugarlight or dark
1tablespoonpure vanilla extract
1cupchocolate chunksI get the milk chocolate block from Trader Joe's and cut my own chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
Place flour, cocoa powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place hot melted butter, oil, and sugars into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined, a good minute. Stir in eggs and vanilla, whisking another 2 minutes. Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, gently stirring just until batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks and transfer to baking dish. Spread evenly and bake for 22-26 minutes, until mostly baked through. If you want gooey brownies, remove at 22 or 23 minutes. Let bake longer for a more cooked brownie. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or warmed with a scoop of ice cream.
For gooey brownies, remove from oven at 22-26 minutes of baking. For a more cooked brownie, remove at about 30 minutes.
Top brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce too!