These homemade brownies are delicious and so easy to make. They are full of chocolate flavor it is perfect for any chocolate lover.
Adjust your oven rack to lower third position and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
If your pan is not a non-stick pan, line your 8 x 8 baking dish with foil or parchment paper, leaving a little extra hanging over the sides.
Break the baking chocolate into small pieces. Melt the butter with the baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir. If more time is needed to melt the ingredients, then do additional 10 second increments, stirring after each one, until the chocolate mixture is melted and smooth. Let it sit for about 10 minutes to cool a little.
Once the chocolate and butter mixture is slightly cooled, pour it into a large mixing.
Add in the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each one, until they are well blended. Whisk in the vanilla extract. Whisk in the sugar.
Sprinkle some extra chocolate chips over the top of the brownies. (optional)
Pour into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake 38-40 minutes. The brownies are done when a toothpick comes out clean (a few crumbs are okay).
Cool completely before removing from the pan. Slice into squares. If using foil or parchment paper, lift the brownies out of the pan using the edges of foil/parchment paper. Remove the foil/parchment paper and cut the brownies.