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French Vanilla Dark Fudgy Brownies

Lions Brew French Vanilla Brownie

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Bake Time:
28 minutes

16 brownies

One bite into these brownies and you'll never use a boxed brownie mix ever again! Enjoy its deep, rich, chocolatey flavor with a hint of french vanilla, fudgy middle and crackly top! Bet you can't eat just one!


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, browned

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup (185g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (27g) milk chocolate chips

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup (113g) granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 tablespoons dutched cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon Lions Brew French Vanilla grounds, finely ground and sifted

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of an 8"x 8" baking pan, and set aside.

  2. Place Lions Brew grounds into a spice grinder. Grind into a fine powder, then sift to remove any grounds that may remain that are too large and/or hard, and set aside.

  3. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over low/medium heat. Once it melts, bring the heat to medium and keep stirring and scaping the sides constantly until the butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat, and add in the finely ground Lions Brew, and stir until well mixed.

  4. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and vegetable oil. Carefully pour the butter/Lions Brew mixture into the bowl with the chocolates and oil. Gently stir with a whisk until all the chocolate has melted and set aside.

  5. In another mixing bowl add eggs, sugars, and vanilla and whisk or mix with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add the melted butter/chocolate mixture to the sugar/egg mixture, and beat or whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy.

  6. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl and gently whisk to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Then add to the chocolate mixture using a spatula to gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.

  7. Spread batter into the greased baking pan, and place on the middle rack in the center of the oven, and bake for only 28 minutes. For firmer brownies, cook until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Allow to cool completely, then cut into 16 pieces with a plastic knife.

*Variations - For an even deeper, more rich, chocolatey flavor try using our Original Dark Roast. Or use our Hazelnut which enhances the nuttiness of the browned butter, replace vanilla extract with hazelnut extract and top with chopped hazelnuts. For a tropical twist, use our Tropical Coconut, replace vanilla extract for coconut extract and top with coconut flakes!

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