If you’re looking for the best homemade brownie recipe, look no further! These fudgy brownies are thick, rich, and perfectly chocolatey.
Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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.
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.
How do you make chocolate brownies from scratch?
These fudgy brownies are easy to make.
- First, melt the butter on the stove and add the sugar. Stir in until mixture is hot, but not bubbling. It should look shiny and warm.
- Using a hand mixer, combine the eggs, cocoa, salt baking powder, vanilla, and flour.
- After mixing this (not too much…just until blended) add in the sugar/butter mixture and mix it well.
- Now it’s time to add in the chocolate chips! We like to use mini chocolate chips and add them while the batter is warm. The chocolate will melt in a little which is what makes the brownies so fudgy.
- Mix again, just until blended.
- Put the batter in a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. If you test it with a tooth pick, remember that there are chocolate chips in there. If it looks done around the edges and slightly puffed up in the middle, take it out.
Can you use butter for oil in brownies?
Many box mixes call for oil, but these homemade brownies call for butter. This adds to the fudginess and richness.
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!
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These homemade brownies are fudgy and thick...the perfect brownie consistency!
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Heat just until the mixture is hot, but don't let it bubble. Watch for it to start looking shiny as you stir it.
As the butter is heating, n a large bowl beat the 4 eggs with the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla till smooth.
- Add the hot butter & sugar mixture to the egg & cocoa mixture, stirring until smooth.
Add the flour and chocolate chips, again stirring until smooth.
- Pour the batter into your prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges of the brownies look set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean. It's ok if a few crumbs stick to the toothpick...the middle should be very moist, but not unbaked!
The calories shown are based on the brownies being cut into 20 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 brownie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.
Recipe from King Arthur Flour