I spent several years in search of the best homemade brownie recipe. My search is over, this is it. These homemade brownies are not only decadent and delicious, they are also super simple to make!
These brownies are one of my favorite desserts because they are so easy to make. Some of my other favorite treats that are simple to make are these Cake Mix Cookies, Strawberry Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Homemade Brownie Recipe
I have tried several homemade brownie recipes, and while I am not usually too disappointed in chocolate baked goods, there was always something just not quite right. And then my sister in law introduced me to her brownies and suddenly all was right in the world!
If you’re a lover of soft, fluffy, chewy, fudge chocolate brownies, this one is for you! This easy homemade brownie recipe will forever change the way you make brownies from scratch.
How To Make Brownies From Scratch
Making brownies from scratch is almost as easy as buying a brownie mix from the store, but there is just no comparison to the delicious taste and texture of a homemade brownie. The ingredients used in this easy brownie recipe are all ones I keep on-hand – nothing strange and nothing too perishable.
Baking Prep – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease the inside of an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.
Mix The Wet Ingredients – The brownie batter comes together by mixing the simple ingredients together. In a large saucepan, melt half of a cup of butter. Remove the butter from the heat and then stir in the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Add Dry Ingredients – Next, you’ll add the dry ingredients by beating in the baking powder, cocoa flour and salt. Then you’ll gently folding in some chocolate chips and then spread the batter into your baking pan.
Cook – Put your brownies into the preheated oven, and then bake for 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t overcook. When they’re done, you’ll be ready to indulge on the best chocolate brownies ever!
Brownie Frosting – Some people love putting frosting on top of their brownies, but I don’t think these brownies need it. I never put frosting on this brownie recipe but if you love frosting then go for it! I’m sure it’ll be delicious.
Tools Used To Make These Homemade Brownies
- I’m a huge fan of Pyrex baking dishes but any brand will work great
- A large mixing bowl
- My favorite unsweetend cocoa powder is the Hershey’s brand
What Goes Well With Homemade Brownies?
I am a huge fan of adding a scoop of ice cream on top of my homemade brownies. Here are a few of our favorite ice cream recipes that will make this dessert even better!
More Easy Brownie Recipes
If you loved these easy homemade brownies, then you have to try one of these other delicious brownie recipes!
- Easy Mint Brownies Recipe
- Cookie Dough Brownie Recipe
- Milky Way Brownies
- Dark Chocolate Coconut Brownies
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Cake Mix Brownie Recipe
Homemade Brownie Recipe
These homemade brownies are seriously so delicious. Just thinking about them makes my mouth water! Now that you know how to make this simple recipe, it’s time to give it a try! Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you loved them or tag us on social media because we love to see what you’ve been up to in the kitchen!
Warning: You are going to want to double (or triple!) this best brownie recipe if you have to share with your family and friends. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!!
Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, I like Hershey's brand the best
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
- In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and then spread batter into prepared pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
- Eat and enjoy!
I can’t remember the last time I’ve bought a brownie mix. I feel like I’ve been making these for 2-3 years now. They truly make a perfect brownie! Thank you for sharing!
That makes me so happy! Thanks Lindsay!
I’m a grandpa who likes to have fun with all family members. I wanted brownies like my mother used to make! This recipe is it!! I added chopped walnuts and now I’m in heaven. I make them early so I can sneak a few before anyone else shows up, because they love ’em! Everyone loves them, and I believe making from scratch beats the box mix anyday/anytime. God blessed me abundantly, my wife always makes everything from scratch. Thanks for posting this perfect recipe!!!
I’m so glad you like this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your kind comment!
great recipe moist and so easy to make i doubled the recipe and used a cookie sheet to bake so yummy
I’m on my way over! 🙂
I love these brownies. My parents love these brownies. My siblings love these brownies. My cousins love these brownies. To sum up:everyone freckin love it. 😁
Hahaha! I’m so glad you guys love them!! Thanks for your comment! 🙂
Loved these brownies. Can I freeze them?
I prefer them fresh but you can freeze them.
This has been my “go to” brownie mix for 2 years now. I have it memorized which is a little dangerous since I can make these, clean up, and bake them in under 45 min. Thanks for a great and reliable recipe!
Thanks Lauren…you absolutely made my day! I’m so glad you love these brownies as much as I do!!
Wow, this brownie recipe is exceptional! Best I’ve ever had! Used Kerry Gold butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Thanks Lori, you made my day! This is my favorite brownie recipe too. I’m so glad you loved it as much as I do!
I’ve been making this brownie recipe for a few years and it always comes out great! My husband always asks me to make these for him and they never last long. I think it comes out the best with milk chocolate chips vs semi-sweet. This recipe is so easy I haven’t used a box mix in 3 years. I always make sure to keep all these ingredients on hand.
Thanks Beth Anne, you made my day! I’m so glad you love these as much as I do!
These were delicious! From what I’ve read so far it appears that your recipes all have very high quality ingredients in them & I’m looking forward to baking more cookies & brownies using your recipes.
Soooo yummy! The perfect chewy inside and crispy outside brownie, thanks for the recipe!
You bet! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.
Wait a minute. The first time I made this recipe it came out with the perfect flaky tops. The second and third time the tops are not flaky. Still delicious, but does anyone know where my flakes went?
Turned out so fudgy!
I’m so glad you loved them. Fudgy brownies are my favorite too!
Brownies are definitely my weakness! Love that these are so easy to make.
Thanks Jen! These really are super easy!
Homemade brownies are the BEST!! These sound incredibly delicious!!
I could eat brownies every day – and these are perfect!
SO good! I can’t get enough!
LOL, I share your same weakness for these.;)
It’s Friday night and we wanted something sweet after dinner, while watching a family movie. I found this recipe after a quick Pinterest search. They turned out great! The batter didn’t look like much so I made my pan smaller with foil. I also didn’t have any chocolate, so I added some Butterfingers crumbles instead. They turned out great! I whipped them up in no time and they were ready to go not long after the movie began.
Oh good, I’m so glad you loved the brownies. Sounds like you guys had a great movie night, thanks for sharing!
3 kids home for half hour…..no brownies left. I would say this was a huge success!!! So yummy. Btw, do people really only use 1 cup of choc. Chips after opening a fresh bag? Just go for it, use them all. Great recipe. Thanks!
I’m so glad these brownies were such a big hit! LOL, I cannot confirm, nor deny, that the remaining chocolate chips make it to the end of the day.:)
The BEST brownie recipe ever!! I add my own little extras and Ghirardelli’s cocoa/chocolate chips. Everyone loves them.
Yay! I’m so glad you love them! Thanks Marianne!
It doesn’t say at what temp to bake the brownies?
Found it! Sorry #mombrain
Glad you found it! 🙂 Mom Brain is a real thing around here too! 😉
Your post had me at the “laughter is the best medicine is a lie” I had to laugh. I think any rational person would agree that brownies make everything better. The recipe seems easy enough, I think I will try this with the kids. Thank you!
Thanks Lorena! Let me know how you like it!! 🙂
They look delicious but plugging the ingredients into myfitness pal it figured about 280 cal per brownie at 9 servings as recipe suggests. Still going to make but probably will adjust the fat content.
You’re right! I just double checked the ingredients that that is what My Fitness Pal gave me too! I am going to adjust the recipe card! 🙂
You’re right Megan! I’ve made these twice now and they are seriously the BEST!!!!!!! Thanks for the delicious homemade brownie recipe!
We love this recipe!! My 11 yr old always makes them. Everyone raves about how good they are. She makes 4x the recipe for a 10×17 cookie sheet. She discovered if she only puts in half the eggs she gets the nice crusty top just like the boxed mix. Thank you for the recipe! Its definitely a keeper!!
Thanks Mim, I’m so glad you guys love these brownies as much as I do! I definitely love that crispy top too!