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The Best Brownie Recipe Ever has the perfect crackly top with bites of fudgy, chewy chocolate goodness. This easy one-bowl recipe means you’ll never buy a boxed brownie mix again!

Close up of three Brownie squares stacked on each other.

Looking for the perfect brownie recipe? Look no further! We tested 12 boxed brownie mixes on our live show and threw our old homemade brownie recipe into the mix. Surprisingly, they didn’t win! All our friends and neighbors thought they would, but alas, they did not. We went back to the drawing board to come up with the ultimate homemade brownie recipe that could knock any boxed mix out of the water. This is the recipe that can beat them all!

What kind of chocolate chips should I use? Can I leave them out?

We used Guittard Milk Chocolate chips in this recipe to give a contrast between dark and milk chocolate. If you are a fan of dark chocolate, use semi-sweet chocolate chunks. The whole chocolate chips that are folded in with the batter can also be successfully left out of the recipe. 

Can I add nuts? How much?

Absolutely! Finely chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts can easily be added to this recipe. We recommend 1/2 to 2/3rds cup of chopped nuts.

Should I use a metal or glass pan?

You can use either. For crispier crusts and edges on brownies, use a metal pan. For glass pans, you may need to add up to 5 minutes of baking time.

What kind of cocoa powder should I use?

We used Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe. In addition, it was also tested with Guittard red dutch process and Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder, all of which worked successfully. Hershey’s was our favorite.

Do you have the metric measurements for this recipe?

Metric measurements provide the most accurate, easy to replicate results. The metric measurements for this recipe are included in the notes section of the recipe card below. These measurements were not run through a conversion calculator, but rather hand weighed and tested.

Bird's eye view of brownies cut into squares.

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Close up of three Brownie squares stacked on each other.
This really is the Best Brownie Recipe ever! These homemade brownies are the perfect chewy fudge squares of chocolate. You’ll never buy a boxed brownie mix again!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in sugar by hand until smooth, 30 seconds.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk 1 minute.
  • Whisk in melted chocolate until combined and smooth.
  • Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt until just combined. Stir in whole chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before slicing.
Notes
METRIC MEASUREMENTS:
  • 141 grams salted butter, melted
  • 207 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 12 grams vanilla extract
  • 114 grams melted milk chocolate chips
  • 99 grams all-purpose flour
  • 25 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 175 grams milk chocolate chips
*Bake at 176 degrees Celsius

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies
Close up of three Brownie squares stacked on each other.
This really is the Best Brownie Recipe ever! These homemade brownies are the perfect chewy fudge squares of chocolate. You'll never buy a boxed brownie mix again!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
  • Pour melted butter into a large mixing bowl. Whisk in sugar by hand until smooth, 30 seconds.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk 1 minute.
  • Whisk in melted chocolate until combined and smooth.
  • Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt until just combined. Stir in whole chocolate chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan and smooth out.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before slicing.
Notes
METRIC MEASUREMENTS:
  • 141 grams salted butter, melted
  • 207 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 12 grams vanilla extract
  • 114 grams melted milk chocolate chips
  • 99 grams all-purpose flour
  • 25 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 175 grams milk chocolate chips
*Bake at 176 degrees Celsius

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies
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