These Flourless Brownies are an easy rich, fudgy brownie recipe topped with a simple ganache and sprinkled with flaked sea salt! The perfect sweet and salty combination to cure any chocolate craving!
It’s that time of year again! Time for all things chocolate! At least that’s what all the stores seem to be telling me. Pink and red have taken over the stores, and you can buy chocolate in all kinds of shapes and flavors.
But I have something better than the chocolate wrapped up in the pink and red wrappers. Fudgy flourless brownies topped with creamy ganache and a sprinkling of sea salt. So good.
Dessert doesn’t get much better than this. The brownies are rich in flavor and fudgy in texture. (No “cakey” brownies here!) You can’t tell because of the ganache layer, but the brownies have that perfect crackly top when they come out of the oven!
The ganache is a simple combination of chocolate and heavy cream. To make it even better, a sprinkling of sea salt is added to give you that sweet & salty combo and an even richer chocolate flavor.
I used dark chocolate in both the brownies and ganache, because I like the intense chocolate flavor. The great thing about these is you can use semi-sweet (or even milk chocolate if you want) if you like your brownies and chocolate sweeter.
Whatever chocolate you use, these brownies are sure to be a hit! No pink or red needed!
Tips for Making Fudgy Flourless Brownies
- You can use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate if you want a sweeter, less intense chocolate flavor.
- Half and half will work in place of the heavy cream in the ganache.
- Make sure to remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and slowly whisk in the egg mixture after whisking it for a minute. You don’t want to end up with scrambled eggs in your chocolate mixture!
- If you can’t find flaked sea salt, coarse sea salt will work.
Fudgy Flourless Brownies
These rich, fudgy Flourless Brownies are topped with a simple ganache and sprinkled with flaked sea salt. The perfect sweet and salty combination to cure any chocolate craving!
For the Brownies
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 1 1/3 Cups chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Ganache
- 1 C chopped dark chocolate chocolate or dark chocolate chips
- 1/3 Cup heavy whipping cream or half and half
- flaked sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x9 or 8x8 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. (Brownies pictured were made in a 9x9 inch dish.)
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together over medium-low heat. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Whisk in baking cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and eggs for a minute. Slowly whisk egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
- Pour into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
- Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
- While brownies are cooling, melt together chopped chocolate and heavy whipping cream over low heat until smooth.
- Spread ganache over the top of cooled brownies. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Refrigerate until ganache is set, about 30-40 minutes.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container.
You can use semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate in place of the dark chocolate in the brownies and ganache.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.
Wednesday 23rd of December 2015
Made these today used a glass 8X 11 baking pan lined with parchment paper work out well. Very rich I also used all dark chocolate Yummy! May add sunflower or pumpkin seeds next time.
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
Tuesday 10th of February 2015
I'm not sure I will ever tire of sea salt. Esp combined with a fudgy brownie!
Saturday 7th of February 2015
You had me at fudgy... then you convinced me with flourless.. I must try this recipe soon!
Kristen @ Dinner For Two Blog
Thursday 5th of February 2015
These look so amazing! I need to try these soon!
Thursday 5th of February 2015
I love the way sea sat brings out the flavor of sweets. These brownies look amazing! Fudgy brownies are really a weakness for me. I could probably eat the whole pan!