Chocolate Therapy Brownies

Are you sad, stressed, overwhelmed, having a bad hair or clothes or no one appreciates me day?  Thinking of making an appointment with a therapist?  Put down that phone and pick up your apron!!!  These brownies are all you need.  I love brownies with creamy frosting, but these are rich and fudgy and not the frosting kind of brownies, just FYI.

Chocolate Therapy Brownies 

11 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Milk
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 cups + 2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 1/3 cups Flour
1/2 cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans, optional (I add them if I have some because my husband loves nuts)
2 cups Chocolate Chips, milk chocolate or semi-sweet.  (My family loves them w/ milk chocolate, I prefer semi-sweet but either way they’re amazing.)
Powdered Sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large saucepan or soup pot, melt butter.  Stir in milk and cocoa over low heat til blended well and chocolate clumps are smooth.  Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and whisk in eggs til blended well.  Add baking soda and salt and stir well, then add sugar and stir til smooth.  Stir in flour.  Go ahead, have a taste, it will be therapeutic. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.  Taste again.  By now, you should start to notice that your hair and clothes don’t look so bad after all.  (You won’t feel appreciated for all you do or blissfully happy until they are out of the oven, sorry.)  Place in a 9×13 pan that has been heavily greased or sprayed, or better yet lined with parchment.   Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brownies start to pull away from the pan, like this: 

Ovens vary greatly so watch closely!! They may even be done around 23 minutes if your oven cooks super fast.  Remove from the oven, and let cool.

Once they are cooled, dust with powdered sugar and watch your troubles disappear instantly.  Yum, the fudgy brownies with gooey chocolate chips inside are straight from Heaven.


  1. In the ingredients it says baking “powder” but in the instructions it says baking “soda”. Could you clarify which one to use?

  2. Thank you so much for letting me know, I fixed it and also when you print it should be right, it’s baking soda :)

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