85% Chocolate Brownies Recipe

What do you do when you want to make brownies, but you only have a chocolate bar on hand? If it's between 80% and 90%, you'll find that this brownie recipe works just great!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 272 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 3.5 oz 85% chocolate broken or chopped in pieces (any percentage between 80% and 90% will work)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, microwave the chocolate on 50% power in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Set aside to cool until warm but not hot to the touch.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt until well combined. Whisk in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Stir in the melted and cooled chocolate. Add the flour and stir until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter. Place pan on a rack to cool for 15 minutes, then use the foil or parchment to lift out the brownies. Place them on the rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
85% Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.