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The Most Amazing Brownies are the perfect chewy fudge squares of chocolate. You’ll never buy a boxed brownie mix again! You can make these brownies with either baking chocolate or cocoa powder too!

Three squares of the most amazing brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate

Looking for the perfect brownie recipe? Look no further! I’ve been making these brownies for years and have used them a base for some of my favorite brownie creations like my Oreo Fudge Brownies. Lately I’ve had so many friends ask for my basic brownie recipe I decided it was about dang time to publish just the brownie recipe itself.

These brownies are absolutely perfect. Several years ago my friend Sally had me make a boxed brownie mix for an event. We used a box so they’d all end up the same. Sally laughed when I told her I needed the box directions, not just the bag of mix because it had been so long since I had made a boxed mix. My kids and husband were stunned when they saw the completed box mix brownies. They wondered why anyone would ever eat that instead of homemade. Once you go from scratch, you’ll never be able to go back. It ruins you! Even the best, highest end of brownie mixes just don’t compare

I’ve included two recipes below, one where you use baking chocolate and one that is based off of cocoa powder. Both of them are absolutely fantastic and are really the same recipe. The only difference is where the chocolate flavoring comes from and the amount of fat needed to balance it out. Some people are all about using real chocolate in their brownies, and others love the convenience of cocoa powder so use whichever one suites your fancy!

Three squares of the most amazing brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate
The Most Amazing 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
  • 10 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 6 ounces baking chocolate melted
  • cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 glass pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to mix together melted butter, melted chocolate, and sugar.
  • Add in the eggs, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add in salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until just combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven when done. Serve warm or store at room temperature.

Only have cocoa powder? No problem!

Simply increase the amount of butter to 1 cup (16 tablespoons) and use 1 1/4 cups of cocoa powder in place of the baking chocolate. 
NOTE: 9x9-inch, 8x8-inch, or 11x7-inch pans produce thicker brownies and require a 45-50 minute baking time. 


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies
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