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Best Homemade Brownies Recipe

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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.

stack of chocolate fudgy brownies made using this easy brownie recipe

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.

a white plate stacked high with fudgy homemade brownies

Tools Used To Make These Homemade Brownies

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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!

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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!

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Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe

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! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked goods, brownies, desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Gently fold in chocolate chips and then spread batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Brownies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a stack of homemade brownies using this easy recipe with a glass jar of milk and another full plate of brownies in the background

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!!!

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