Recipes and Cooking Chia Fudgy Brownies 2.5 (2) 1 Review By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 1, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Stand Time: 12 hrs Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 12 hrs 50 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 brownies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup water 1 tablespoon chia seeds* 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅔ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 - 2 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder (optional) ½ cup chopped nuts (optional) Additional espresso coffee powder and/or powdered sugar (optional) Directions In a small bowl combine the water and chia seeds. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. Stir before using. In a medium saucepan cook and stir chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. Stir sugar into the cooled chocolate in saucepan. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition just until combined. Stir in chia seed mixture and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together flour, baking soda, and, if desired, espresso powder. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. If desired, stir in nuts. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan; spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, top with additional espresso powder and/or powdered sugar. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut brownies out of pan. Place on a cutting board; cut into bars. *Tip: Look for chia seeds in the natural foods aisle of your grocery store or at a health food market. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 109 Calories 4g Fat 19g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 109 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 23mg 8% Sodium 30mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 19g 7% Total Sugars 13g Protein 2g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 63mg 1% Folate, total 16.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.