One-bite molasses brownies are extra fudgy and easy

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Molasses brownies are dense, fudgy and easy to make.

Summer has arrived in my neck of the woods. Blue sky and glorious heat. Every window in the house opened wide all night. We’re not exactly wilting in the heat but it’s a respectable 26 C with a salty scent of the ocean in the air.

This is our ice cream season, the time of year when my kids are content to walk 20 minutes to the local ice cream stand – no complaints – while the dog pants in the basement. But it’s also the time of the year when it’s tougher to keep snacks on the counter. Cookies and biscuits seem to sweat and go stale faster.

It’s a good time to make one-bite molasses brownies because they’re tasty right out of the freezer. And they go great with ice cream. You can mix them up in a flash and then get out of the house while they bake.

One-bite molasses brownies

(adapted from

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup flour

Heat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch metal baking pan with parchment paper.

Combine the chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat, add molasses and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a large bowl and stir until just incorporated. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Add the flour and fold in until just incorporated, about 20 strokes (no white streaks should remain).

Pour the batter into the prepared pan (spreading it out and smoothing the top). Bake 30 minutes (until the centre is set). Remove to a wire rack and let the brownies cool for at least 20 minutes. Take them out a littler earlier if you want them to be chewier.

Cut into 2-inch squares.

7 thoughts on “One-bite molasses brownies are extra fudgy and easy

  1. Rona Berntsen says:

    I am so happy to find this site as I am a Saint Johner living in Norway and I always take home molasses when I visit. We love it. Cannot wait to try new recipes.

    1. Hi Rona, Too bad you’re not able to buy Grandma Molasses molasses in Norway. It’s a long trek home to restock your cupboard.

    2. rosemarie meehan says:

      i’m in newfoundland,,,i can try and mail you a couple of crosby mollasses if you like,,,seriously,,i wouldn’t mind,,,i’m an avid baker so i do understand your love of baking,,

  2. Rona Berntsen says:

    I made them and they are absolutely delicious. I had to leave them in for about 10 more minutes but they are still nice and chewy. Every oven is different.

    1. Hi Rona, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the brownies.

  3. Dawn Hamilton says:

    I am so happy I tried this recipe!! The absolute best brownies I have ever made. Thank you for the great recipe..I will definitely be sharing this one!

    1. Hi Dawn, Molasses is a great surprise with chocolate, isn’t it. Glad you enjoyed the brownies.

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