The Best Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies

Triple chocolate brownies pack an intense chocolate punch thanks to three chocolates used to make the batter. This is a moist, dark, fudgy brownie with a velvety texture that is so good!

Stack of homemade brownies with brownies on a cooling rack in the background

I’m sharing my triple chocolate brownies for this month’s Thrifty Style Team project hosted by Julie of Redhead Can Decorate. Instead of sharing our usual DIY ideas, this month we are sharing dessert ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t miss all of the dessert ideas shared this month. You’ll find the links to each one at the end of this post.

The Best Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies

I’m calling this recipe the best triple chocolate brownie because it is truly the best of any brownie that I’ve ever eaten.

This brownie’s rich, deep chocolate flavor comes from using three chocolates: semisweet, unsweetened, and cocoa powder.

Triple chocolate homemade brownies on a plate

If you typically make brownies using a mix, I encourage you to try making them from scratch. The process is easy and you will know exactly what ingredients you are using, not so with a brownie mix!

How to Make Triple Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 8 T unsalted butter
  • 3 T cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Step One – Prepare the Baking Pan

Adjust the oven rack to a lower-middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make a foil sling by folding two sheets of aluminum foil so they are as wide as an 8-inch square baking pan. Lay sheets of foil in the pan perpendicular to one another with the extra foil hanging over the edges of the pan.

8" x 8" baking pan lines with two sheets of aluminum foil that creates a sling to remove brownies from the pan

Push the foil into the corners and up the sides of the pan. Grease the foil and set aside.

Step Two – Melt the Chocolates and Butter

Melt the semisweet or bittersweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate along with the butter in a medium heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water.

Melting two kinds of chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over simmering water

Tip: Cut the butter into chunks and chop the chocolates to speed up the melting.

Melting two kinds of chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over simmering water

Stir occasionally until the chocolate is smooth.

Melted chocolate and butter in a glass bowl

Whisk in the cocoa powder and set aside to cool slightly.

Adding cocoa powder to melted semisweet and bitterweet chocolate with melted butter

Step Three – Prepare the Brownie Batter

While the chocolate and butter are melting, add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt to a medium bowl.

Eggs, sugar, vanilla in a glass bowl

Whisk until combined.

Egg, sugar, vanilla mixture for making homemade brownies

Whisk warm chocolate mixture into egg mixture.

Adding melted chocolate to egg and sugar mixture when making brownies

Stir in flour until just combined.

Adding flour to brownie batter

Even before it was baked, this brownie batter looked super yummy!

Brownie batter

Step Four – Bake the Brownies

Transfer batter to the prepared pan, spreading batter into the corners of the pan and smoothing the surface.

Brownie batter in a square pan lined with aluminum foil

Bake until slightly puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes.

Rotate the pan after the brownies have been in the oven 20 minutes.

Baked brownies in a pan lined with aluminum foil

When testing baking times, I found that 40 minutes resulted in the edges of the brownies being hard. I do have a commercial oven and I baked them using the convection setting.

I found that for my oven using convection, 35 minutes was the perfect baking time.

Cool the brownies in the pan set on a baking rack for two hours.

Use the foil to lift the brownies out of the pan and then cut into squares.

Brownies on a wire rack

Enjoy the Brownies

These brownies are so good and it’s almost shameful how quickly Mr. SP and I ate them. I inherited a powerful sweet tooth from both sides of my family!

Brownies made with 3 kinds of chocolate

Give the Brownies as a Gift

If you want to give brownies as a gift, stack a few in a Valentine’s Day cupcake liner and place them in a clear plastic bag treat bag. Add a free printable tag to make the gift extra special.

Triple Chocolate Brownies packaged in a clear bag with a heart embellished cupcake holder.

Free Printable Gift Tags

These free printable gift tags can be used for any type of Valentine’s Day gift.

Free Printable Valentine's Day Treat Tags

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Free Printable Valentine's Day Tags

Print the Recipe!

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Yield: 16

The Best Homemade Triple Chocolate Brownies

Triple chocolate homemade brownies on a plate

These triple chocolate brownies are distinctively fudgy thanks to the three kinds of chocolate used to make them. The brownies are moist, dark, and luscious with a firm, smooth, and velvety texture. They pack an intense chocolate punch that that is absolutely delicious.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 8 T unsalted butter
  • 3 T cocoa
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups (8 3/4 oz) sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (5 oz) all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Make a foil sling for an 8" square baking pan by folding 2 sheets of aluminum foil to the width of the pan. Lay sheets in pan perpendicular with extra foil hanging over the edges of the pan. Push foil into the pan corners. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  3. Melt chocolates and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until mixture is smooth. Whisk in cocoa.
  4. Whisk eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk warm chocolate mixture into egg mixture. Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour.
  5. Transfer to baking pan.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes rotating the pan after 20 minutes of baking.
  7. Cool brownies on a wire rack until room temperature, about 2 hours.
  8. Remove brownies from the foil and cut into squares.

Notes

To melt chocolate in the microwave, heat at 50% for 2 minutes. Stir, then add butter and heat until melted, stirring once every minute.

I cut my brownies into 2" squares. They are very rich, so consider cutting them into 1" squares.

To make Triple Chocolate Espresso Brownies, add 1 1/2 T instant espresso powder or instant coffee along with the cocoa in step 3.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

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Brownies stacked on a white plate with chocolate chips scattered around the brownies

More Dessert Ideas

Now it’s time to enjoy the desserts that my Thrifty Style Team friends are sharing. Click on the links below to enjoy all of the desserts shared.


12 Valentine's Day Desserts

25 Comments

  1. I’m such a fan of brownies and can’t wait to try this recipe! The tags are so cute too! What a fun addition to your awesome post!! Thanks for sharing them!

  2. Paula, I am a total chocoholic, so these triple chocolate brownies are for me! I love the idea of using the foil wrap for the pan also thank you for sharing this great recipe and I can’t wait to try them.

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  4. Paula, if I were going to cheat on my diet, I would make these! Oh my gosh! They look so darn good! Pinned your recipe as well as your cute printables!

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