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If you’re looking for the best homemade brownie recipe, look no further! These fudgy brownies are thick, rich, and perfectly chocolatey.
I am 100% a sucker for a brownie. You can often find in our kitchen brownies stuffed with Oreos, mint brownies, espresso brownies or caramel brownies. The only thing better than a warm brownie….is a warm brownie with ice cream on top. Best dessert ever!
There is absolutely nothing like a homemade brownie. I’ll honestly take a brownie any way I can get it. Box mix brownies are delicious (see below for our brownie mix hack!), but if you’ve never made homemade brownies, you’re missing out on the fudgiest brownies around. You’ll get major “brownie points” for serving up this delicious treat!
I like my brownies how I like any other dessert: thick, soft, and chewy. Those are the three deadly words that will get me up and baking any time or any day.
Brownies are most oven baked in a 9×13″ pan. This will give you brownies about 1″ thick. If you’d like thicker brownies you can use a smaller pan, but the brownies may take longer to bake.
These fudgy brownies are easy to make.
Many box mixes call for oil, but these homemade brownies call for butter. This adds to the fudginess and richness. Butter always makes baked goods taste better!
It can sometimes be hard to tell if brownies are undercooked. We actually like slightly undercooked brownies, but we don’t brownie soup.
The best test is to stick a toothpick in the center of the pan. It should come out mostly clean. If it comes out with any wet batter, the brownies most likely aren’t done.
It’s best if you use a glass pan or light metal pan for baking brownies. Darker colored pans can cause the edges to become to hard. Be sure to test the brownies and not overbake them. This should prevent the edges from getting too hard.
It may sound strange, but we find that brownies cut cleanly when we use a plastic knife. They actually sell plastic knives that work perfectly for brownies. You can get one on Amazon here.
For my birthday, I frosted these brownies with peanut butter frosting. They were soooooo good. That’s what I did to make the Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies. You can also use chocolate buttercream or even vanilla frosting. After you frost them, sprinkle them with nuts, chocolate chips or sprinkles!
Brownies are best when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They should be eaten within 1-2 days.
Yes, you can freeze brownies. If the brownies are already cut, we recommend freezing them individually. Wrap each square in plastic wrap, then place the individually wrapped brownies in an airtight container or in a storage bag. Freeze for 2-3 months.
When you are ready to defrost the brownies, allow them to come to room temperature before unwrapping them. This will help prevent them from drying out.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour