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Mention the word “brownies,” and you’ll likely grab the attention of those around you. Now, announce that you’re making Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis‘ Double Chocolate Brownies, and prepare for undivided attention.

These treats are decadent deliciousness, and they’re what the celebrity chef has called her “weakness.”

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis wears a sleeveless white dress in this photograph.
Food Network personality Giada De Laurentiis | Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for SOBEWFF®

De Laurentiis’ Double Chocolate Brownies are a one-bowl wonder

As the Simply Giada star points out on her lifestyle and food blog, Giadzy, her decadent treat can be put together easily in just one bowl.

“The mix of unsweetened and semisweet chocolate in these easy double chocolate brownies gives them an incredible depth of flavor,” De Laurentiis said. “When they bake, the edges get crispy but the center stays chewy and fudgy, so every bite is perfect. You just need one bowl to mix everything together, so it’s an easy clean-up, too!”

Her preferred method of serving this dessert is “with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or gelato for the ultimate decadent treat.” 

The chef calls these treats her ‘weakness’

De Laurentiis tweeted of her snack, “My weakness…. double choc brownies.”

And it’s easy to see why: Unsweetened chocolate is melted in a large bowl and then sugar is mixed in “until smooth.”

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Three eggs are added to the just-melted chocolate with sugar, keeping in mind the chef says, “You don’t want to add the eggs into the chocolate sugar mixture until the chocolate has sort of cooled down, otherwise you’ll scramble the eggs,” De Laurentiis says in the Food Network video for this recipe, link below.

As for how to achieve fudgy or cakey brownies, she advises: “If you like your brownies to be a little cakier, you can add all three eggs, whole eggs; if you like them to be a little bit fudgier like I do, then you add two whole eggs and one yolk. It’s the yolk that gives it that nice, fudgy, thick decadent texture that I just love and that [her daughter] Jade loves, too.”

Vanilla and a pinch of salt are stirred in, followed by flour and chopped semi-sweet chocolate: “You can also use chocolate chips.”

The chef pours the batter into a square baking dish that has been buttered and lined with parchment paper: “After the brownies have baked and cooled, I can literally pull them out with the paper.”

They’re baked for 30 minutes in a 325-degree F oven. Allow them to cool completely before cutting into squares.

You can find the complete recipe, video, and reviews on Food Network’s site.

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De Laurentiis’ brownies were a hit with most reviewers

Some reviewers on Food Network’s site reported dry results with the chef’s recipe. However, most of the home cooks who left reviews were delighted with it.

“I have made these twice now and they are DELICIOUS! I used Lindt dark chocolate bars and they come out fudgy. They are little bites of deliciousness :) I don’t know what is happening with the other reviewers but this is a very successful recipe for me,” one home cook wrote.

Another reviewer added, “Surprised by the bad reviews. By far, one of the best brownies I’ve ever made from scratch.  Chewy, fudgy, and great texture.  Served with scoop of vanilla ice cream.”