These irresistible Chocoholic Chocolate Squares are every chocolate lover's dream! Made with 2 kinds of chocolate, chocolate frosting, and chocolate sprinkles, they are like a super chocolate elevated brownie. And although these chocolate squares are very indulgent, they are also worth every single calorie! Made with simple ingredients, they are quick and easy to make.
This recipe is an easy dessert that's ideal for serving around the holidays or taking along to a gathering, but it's great any time of year, such as Valentine's day or Mother's Day (of course - it's chocolate! ) It makes a great addition to your holiday baking tray and it pairs perfectly with my Chocolate Frosting (without butter). However, you could use any chocolate frosting, including store-bought.
I got the original recipe for this chocolate from my Auntie Sue (she got it out of a magazine in the 1980s).
You only need basic pantry ingredients, in addition to eggs and butter for these dark chocolate bars:
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate *I use Baker's chocolate squares
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate * I use Baker's chocolate squares
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar
- 1 cup flour * I use all-purpose
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 340 g container of chocolate frosting * I used Betty Crocker whipped chocolate frosting
- 2 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles (affiliate link)
*Do NOT substitute chocolate chips for baking chocolate
Prep: Heat oven to 350 degrees F /176 degrees C.
In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar until fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
*TIP: Crack eggs into a medium mixing bowl first, before adding to the other ingredients. If you end up with bits of shell, it's easier to remove them this way.
Add flour and vanilla
Mix well with a spoon or spatula
Meanwhile, break the chocolate into ½-ounce pieces and place in microwave-safe bowls.
Cook on ½ power (50%) in the microwave for about 2 ½ - 3 minutes. or until completely melted. Take out after 2 minutes and stir.
Alternatively, you can melt your chocolate in a double boiler on the stovetop in a heatproof bowl.
Pour melted chocolate into mixture.
Stir chocolate into mixture until fully incorporated.
Grease a 9X13 baking pan. *See HINT
Pour chocolate mixture (batter) into a 9X13 baking dish.
Bake in a prepared oven for about 30 -35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out slightly moist. Cool.
Spread icing on chocolate squares (optional)
*You will need one 340g (12 oz container) of store-bought frosting or about 1 ½ cups of homemade frosting.
When done frosting the squares, sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles if desired.
Hint: I recommend greasing the pan with Wilton cake release (affiliate link) for best results
Keep your chocolate, bowls, and utensils completely dry and away from any water, if you are using the microwave to melt your chocolate. If your chocolate comes in contact with water, it will seize.
📖Variations & Substitutions
- Frosting - frosting is optional but you can use a dark chocolate or milk chocolate frosting and you can use grocery store frosting (like Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker) or homemade chocolate frosting. You could also opt for another type of chocolate topping (like a rich chocolate ganache).
- Chocolate baking squares- you can use any type of chocolate baking squares, or even premium chocolate, such as Ghirardelli chocolate squares
- Sugar - you could substitute brown sugar for white sugar
To make this chocolate square recipe, you’ll need an electric mixer, a large mixing bowl, and a 9X13 baking dish (affiliate links). I prefer to use a glass baking dish with a lid because it looks nice and I can store it and transport it in the same container.
Store these dark chocolate squares in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. However, they can be stored at room temperature for up 2 days, in an airtight container (unless you use a perishable frosting). If you are just storing overnight, you can simply cover it in plastic wrap.
You can freeze these squares in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You can frost them before or after you freeze them, but I'd recommend waiting until they are defrosted before adding the sprinkles.
👪 Serving Size
This easy recipe for chocolate squares makes 16 servings, but the squares can be cut smaller to make 25 servings (cut 5 strips both ways, instead of 4 strips both ways). However, you can half, double or triple the recipe by clicking on the blue serving number and selecting the number of servings you'd like. The ingredient quantities will automatically adjust.
If you half the recipe, you'll need an 8X8 square pan. If you double or triple it, you'll need additional baking dishes, but you'll cook it for the same amount of time.
❔ Frequently Asked Questions
This is a great recipe if you love chocolate and are looking for a divine chocolate experience!
A square of baker's chocolate is 1 ounce.
Use a large sharp knife to break apart chocolate squares.
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Looking for more chocolate recipes? Try my Old Fashioned Sour Cream Chocolate Cake!
📋Chocoholic Chocolate Squares Recipe
Optional Frosting and Sprinkles
- 340 g -container of whipped chocolate frosting Or 1.5 cups of homemade chocolate frosting
- 2 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles
- *NOTE: The photos in this recipe card will NOT print unless you set them to print by selecting "recipe image"Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/ 176 degrees C
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. *TIP: Crack eggs into a medium mixing bowl first, before adding to the other ingredients. If you end up with bits of shell, it's easier to remove them this way.
- Stir in vanilla and flour.
- Mix until incorporated.
- Meanwhile, break chocolate into ½ ounce pieces and place in microwave safe bowl. Cook on ½ power microwave for about 2 ½ - 3 minutes. or until completely melted. Take out after 2 minutes and stir.
- Add melted chocolate to mixture.
- Stir until chocolate is fully incorporated.
- Spray a 9X13 baking pan/lasagna pan with non-stick cooking spray, or better yet, use Wilton cake release (this is what I use)
- Add batter to prepared pan.
- Bake in prepared oven for about 30 -35 minutes until cake tester comes out slightly moist. Cool.
- If using frosting, spread frosting on squares.
- Sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles.
- Cut into 16 pieces and serve.