The secret to this recipe is not to over mix the batter. Penn has shared with this editor all the other ways that she's messed up this ridiculously simple recipe, but dear reader, we know that you have more sense than to repeat any of her appalling mistakes. This is a recipe that was given to her, so she doesn't know the original origin. But, let me tell you, I've tested this one myself. And although there are only three ingredients, if you use a good quality chocolate, you're going to find it difficult not to eat all of these brownies for yourself.
Mix all the ingredients together.
Spread in a 9 x 9 square inch pan (ungreased).
Bake in a 350 degree (F) preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Let cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.
Depending on how you cut the brownies, the recipe makes about 2 dozen.
If you plan on serving brownies on a platter, create two foil slings and line baking pan with them before spreading dough for easy removal.
If desired, melt 1/4 cup (1.5 ounces) Fair Trade chocolate chips and place in a piping bag or ziplock bag. Snip a corner of the bag and drizzle over cooled brownies. Allow drizzle to set before serving.