Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Cooling Time: 4 hrs 30 min
Yields: 16 brownies


Rich, decadent and oh-so-good, these moist chocolate flourless brownies topped with a layer of ganache will serve as the perfect treat after any meal.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, finely ground (optional)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


PREHEAT oven to 300º F. Line 9-inch-square baking pan with foil. Grease bottom and sides.

HEAT 1 1/2 cups morsels, butter and water in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until morsels and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat.

BEAT eggs and sugar in medium mixer bowl until thick, about 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold 1/3 of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg mixture, one half at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until risen in center and edges start to get firm and shiny (center may still move and appear underbaked). Cool completely in pan on wire rack (center may sink slightly). Cover; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

PLACE cream in small, uncovered, microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 25 to 30 seconds. Add remaining 1/2 cup morsels. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; stir until chocolate is melted.

SPREAD ganache over chilled brownie. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Using two opposite sides of foil, carefully lift the entire brownie out of the pan and place on cutting board. Carefully peel away foil from brownie. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

ridiculously devine!

by a. andie , haliburton on Nov. 2013

lovely! who needs wheat with this combination of chocoate!


by M. Michael , Lake Tahoe on Apr. 2012

I made these brownies for Passover. They're good any time of year. They are rich, decadent, full of protein, limited sugar, and absolutely delicious. I would recommend doubling the recipe and using a larger pan.


by w. wendy , los angeles, CALIF. on Dec. 2011

All I can say is that these brownies are AMAZING! I made them for my brother who is gluten-free and everyone loved them....very rich and decadent and hard to put down. Glad I came across this recipe.


by W. Wendy , Lansing on Jun. 2011

I'm trying to cut gluten out of my diet and was a touch wary of trying these. Oh my goodness, they are WONDERFUL! Don't let all the eggs scare you. It's not eggy at all. It's rich and fudge and more decadent than a flour- based brownie. I couldn't stop eating them!


by D. DENYSE , Thousand oaks on Nov. 2010

The taste was rich, decadent chocolate.. Very easy to prepare, No mess when you use the foil as a liner.I let it cool over night in the freezer, took the brownies out in the morning and made the ganache..Rav Reviews from all my co workers! YUM!


by l. leslie , tucson on Sep. 2010

This recipe is excellent. I cut them up into 2" pieces and put them in paper mini cupcake cups on a platter.They were a hit.


by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jan. 2010

My niece can't have dairy products of any kind and I hope this works for her. These were really good..

Make them dairy-free too

by J. Jackie , Ohio on Dec. 2009

Made them brownies and they were divine!! Although our family cannot have dairy products either, so instead of the ganache on the top, we did a dairy free icing. Try it for another flavor combo!!! Dairy Free Icing Yields 2 cups icing ½ cup shortening 1/8 cup dairy free creamer ¼ teaspoon vanilla 8 oz confectionary sugar 1/8- 1/4 cup water

A must try

by J. Jennifer , Manitowoc, WI on Dec. 2009

If you like fudge, these are a must try brownie. Very good! Would be even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if you don't mind the extra calories.

Flourless Brownies

by J. Julie , on Oct. 2009

These brownies should be wonderful. I've been looking for something sweet now that my friends and I have started a gluten-free diet. Can't wait to try. I'll share with my friends and see what they think.