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Satisfy all of your chocolate cravings with this deliciously fudgy brownie recipe. This recipe is adapted from: King Arthur Baking
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  1. Brownie Recipe Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Brownie Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This classic brownie recipe is the ultimate in chocolate decadence. It only takes a handful of pantry staples to make this treat and the melty chocolate, the gooey center, and the crispy edges make these treats utterly irresistible.

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Brownie Recipe Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

PRO TIP:

This brownie recipe would be suitable as a substitute for any of our boxed brownie mix recipes.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: This easy brownie recipe would also be extra tasty with chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips mixed into the batter. You could also change the type of chocolate you are adding by using dark chocolate chips or even peanut butter chips.

How to Make This Brownie Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Halve this rich brownie recipe to bake it in a 9×9-inch square baking pan.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch glass baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set it aside.

STEP TWO: In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs and vanilla extract. Using the whisk attachment on the mixer, whisk the egg mixture for 1 to 2 minutes.

eggs and vanilla mixed in a cup

STEP THREE: Add the cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder to the mixture and whisk for an additional minute.

coca, salt, baking powder whisked in a cup

STEP FOUR: Meanwhile, melt the butter in the microwave in a large bowl. Once melted, whisk the sugar into the hot butter.

melted butter and sugar whisked together in a bowl

STEP FIVE: Add the hot butter and sugar mixture to the stand mixer bowl and mix until combined.

PRO TIP:

Mixing the sugar with the hot butter partially dissolves the sugar crystals. This, along with the extra whisking of the egg mixture at the beginning, are what gives these brownies that crispy, shiny top and a nice chew around the edges.

hot butter mixture added to the stand mixture in a cup

STEP SIX: Add the flour to the batter, mixing just until combined.

flour added to the butter and stand mixture in a cup

STEP SEVEN: Fold in the chocolate chips.

chocolate chips folded in a cup

STEP EIGHT: Spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.

batter spread on the brownies in a baking dish

STEP NINE: Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until just a few crumbs cling to a toothpick/knife when stuck in the center of the brownies. Remove brownies from the oven and allow them to cool completely.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended bake time.

STEP TEN: Cut into squares to serve.

How To Serve

Take this ultimate homemade brownie recipe to the next level by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce on top for an easy dessert. For a drink, our iced tea is the perfect thing to wash it down.

When you are looking for the best brownies around, we have a few easy recipes to help you out. Our coconut brownies add a tropical twist while our strawberry brownies offer a delightfully different flavor to traditional brownies.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER/IN THE FRIDGE: Store in an airtight container on the countertop (cooler temperatures) or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze these decadent brownies for up to 1 month in an airtight container. 

overhead shot of brownies on a parchment line sheet

These chocolate brownies are chewy and fudgy, packed with rich chocolate flavor from the cocoa powder and the chocolate chips. This is the only brownie recipe you’ll need when your sweet tooth is craving something rich and chocolatey.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these easy homemade brownies?

These fudgy brownies can be frozen for up to one month.

Why are my brownies hard?

Brownies harden up if they are in the oven too long. For brownies, it’s better to slightly underbake them than to over bake them.

What is the secret to a good brownie?

One of the keys to a good brownie is not overbeating the eggs. If you mix them too much, it will add more air to the batter resulting in cake-like brownies rather than dense, fudgy ones.

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Satisfy all of your chocolate cravings with this deliciously fudgy brownie recipe. This recipe is adapted from: King Arthur Baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • cups granulated sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch glass baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs and vanilla extract. Using the whisk attachment on the mixer, whisk the egg mixture for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder to the mixture and whisk for an additional minute.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Once melted, whisk the sugar into the hot butter.
  • Add the hot butter/sugar mixture to the stand mixer bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour to the batter, mixing just until fully combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until just a few crumbs, cling to a toothpick/knife when stuck in the center of the brownies. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Cut into squares to serve.

Notes

  • This brownie recipe would be suitable as a substitute for any of our boxed brownie mix recipes.
  • Halve this rich brownie recipe to bake it in a 9×9-inch square baking pan.
  • Mixing the sugar with the hot butter partially dissolves the sugar crystals. This, along with the extra whisking of the egg mixture at the beginning, are what gives these brownies that crispy, shiny top and a nice chew around the edges.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your brownies at the lower end of the recommended bake time.

Nutrition

Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 5mg
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