Best Brownie Recipe-you only need ONE bowl to make these fudgy, chewy, gooey, chocolaty brownies with shiny crackly tops! This easy homemade brownie recipe will be your GO TO! You will never buy a boxed brownie mix again!
Brownies are hands down one of my all-time favorite desserts. I love this brownie recipe, but the other day I needed a quick and EASY dessert because some friends stopped by unexpectedly and I wanted to serve them something sweet. I whipped up my One Bowl Brownies and everyone was dying over the deliciousness!
These easy homemade brownies taste similar to box brownies, in a good way, but even better! And I promise they are just as easy. You only need ONE bowl and you don’t even need a mixer! I guarantee they will be a family favorite dessert.
Best Brownie Recipe
These brownies are perfect in EVERY way! A few things I love about them:
- They are EASY! You can’t beat a ONE bowl recipe!
- They are chewy and GOOEY!
- They are FUDGY!
- They have shiny, CRACKLY tops!
- They are rich and CHOCOLATY!
I always have the ingredients on hand to make these brownies because you never know when a craving will strike or when friends might stop in for an impromptu dessert night! The ingredients are simple, but when they all come together you will be left with the most amazing pan of brownies.
- Butter-Use unsalted butter. The butter needs to be melted and cooled slightly. You can melt the butter in the microwave or in a pan on the stovetop.
- Sugar AND Brown Sugar-use granulated sugar AND brown sugar. The brown sugar makes the brownies extra moist!
- Eggs-choose large eggs and make sure they are at room temperature. I usually take the eggs out of the fridge 30 minutes before I start. If you forget, place your eggs in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes.
- Vanilla Extract–PURE vanilla extract is the way to go! I know it is pricey, but SO worth the extra cost.
- Flour-You need all-purpose flour. If you need the brownies to be gluten-free you can use all-purpose gluten-free flour. I like Cup4Cup gluten-free flour.
- Cocoa-I like to use Dutch processed cocoa but you can use unsweetened cocoa powder. Splurge and use a high quality cocoa for the best chocolate flavor. I like this Dutch processed cocoa or this one!
- Espresso Powder-The espresso powder is optional but I like using it because it intensifies the chocolate flavor. I highly recommend using it for the best brownies. It really makes a difference.
- Salt-Use kosher salt or sea salt.
- Chocolate-I like to use semi-sweet chocolate chunks, but feel free to use chocolate chips. Guittard brand is my favorite!
Can I add Nuts?
Yes! If you like brownies with nuts you can stir in 1 cup of chopped nuts when you stir in the chocolate chunks. Walnuts, pecans, and almonds are all good options.
Should I Use a Metal Or Glass Pan?
You need a 9×13-inch pan for this recipe. You can a metal or glass pan, but I prefer baking brownies in a metal pan, just make sure the pan isn’t too dark. When you use a metal pan, the brownie edges and corners get crispier and I am all about the brownie edges. I know some people like the middle and that is fine, but I want a brownie with a nice edge:) If you use a glass pan, you might have to bake the brownies for 5 more minutes. Check them to be sure!
If you want a thicker brownie, you can use a 7×11-inch pan or 8×12-inch pan, but you will need to bake the brownies for longer.
How to Make Brownies
Here are a few tips that will help you make the BEST brownies every single time!
- Line your baking pan with parchment paper. Spray a 9×13″ baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper with an overhang on the sides and spray again. This will make it easy to lift the brownies out of the pan after baking.
- In a large mixing bowl stir together the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
- Sift the flour and cocoa together to make sure you don’t have any cocoa clumps.
- Don’t over mix the batter. If you over mix the brownies will turn out cakey and they won’t have a nice crackly top.
- Don’t over bake. This one is REALLY important. If you over bake, your brownies won’t be fudgy and moist. They will keep baking in the pan while they are cooling so take them out when are just set. Use a toothpick to test for doneness. For fudge brownies, you want there to be a some crumbs stuck to the toothpick. Check at 25 minutes to be safe.
- Let the brownies cool completely before cutting. Cut with a sharp knife or you can cut with a plastic knife. Yes, a plastic knife works wonders when cutting brownies. The crumbs don’t stick to the plastic. It’s amazing!
How to Store
Uncut brownies that are stored in the pan and covered will keep on the counter for up to 4 days. If you cut the brownies, they will dry out faster. Wrap cut brownies in plastic wrap and keep on the counter for 1 to 2 days. Don’t store brownies in the refrigerator or they will dry out.
You can freeze brownies, they actually freeze really well. I always like having brownies tucked away in our freezer. Wrap brownies tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again with foil or place in a freezer bag. Note-I don’t like to freeze brownie squares because they don’t keep as well.
I like to freeze a pan of brownies or at least a half pan at a time. Freeze the brownies for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature before cutting into individual servings.
Best Party Dessert
This fudge brownie recipe is the perfect party dessert. The brownies are made in a 9×13 pan so they are perfect for feeding a crowd! You can easily take the pan of brownies to a party, I guarantee you will come home with an empty pan.
They are good served alone but if you want to go over the top, take a brownie square and add a scoop of ice cream and hot fudge sauce or salted caramel sauce. OH YEAH! Dessert doesn’t have to be fancy to be the BEST!
More Brownie Recipes:
- Our Favorite Brownies
- Zucchini Brownies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
- Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies
- Almond Toffee Sea Salt Brownies
One Bowl Brownies
- 1 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup Dutch-processed or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ¼ cups chopped chocolate, divided
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper with an overhang on the sides and spray again. This will make it easy to lift the brownies out of the pan after baking. Set the pan aside.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add the eggs and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
- Sift in flour and cocoa. Add the salt and espresso powder, if using, and stir until just combined. Don't over mix. Fold in 1 cup of chopped chocolate. Spread evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup of chopped chocolate on top of the brownies.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes on the middle rack in the oven until the brownies are just set to touch. Don't over bake the brownies. They will set up as they cool. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into squares. You can sprinkle them with a little flaky sea salt, if desired.
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Absolutely the best!!
Can u please tell me the tip how to get that beautiful crackled top ?
Did you chop the chocolate chunks or leave them whole? Thanks!
You use chocolate chunks. You can buy chocolate chunks or chop up your favorite chocolate bar. You can also use chocolate chips! I hope that helps!
These are absolutely delish! I used the espresso powder and feel it made the difference. I couldn’t wait to try them so cut off the edge to taste test them. Some of the best brownies I have had!
I am so glad you loved our brownie recipe!
Loved these brownies so much! Even if it took more than one bowl I would make them again and again!
I am so glad you love our brownie recipe! Thanks for letting us know!
For the chopped chocolate is there a preference for type used ( unsweet/semisweet/ bittersweet/milk) ?
I like semi-sweet but you can use your favorite!
Great recipe! Made it for a pot luck,was a big success.I used semisweet chocolate chips.
Glad you loved our brownie recipe!
Okay, she’s seriously not kidding – these ARE the best brownies ever! We are major brownie enthusiasts over here and have tried countless brownie recipes. These are so easy and insanely delicious. We also used the exact recipe but baked them in a square pan to make them thicker and 35 minutes was the perfect bake time. We are actually making them again today! You miss these when they are gone! Delicious!
I am so happy you love this brownie recipe!
Oooh these are a tie for me with the ghiradelli recipe. I love the rich chocolate in this one but love the texture of the other one so I’m gonna try to modify and make the PERFECT brownie these were amazing though!! I’m a huge cake fan so cake like brownies are my jam but the flavor of these were great and I always recommend using ghiradelli chocolate. I recently started using it in everything cause a friend of mine uses it and my goodness it’s so addictive I eat either cupcakes or brownies everyday and have no idea how I’m not the size of a house yet but thank you Jesus for my metabolism lol got a little side tracked but great brownies!!! Most recipes I’ve tried online have been too chewy or too crumbly or not enough chocolate but I would recommend these to anyone 🙂
I am thrilled you love the recipe!
Can you make this without the chocolate chunks?
Sure! You can use chocolate chips or leave them out but I like the extra chocolate:)
go wild and leave them out !!
I made these brownies and they were very cakey. I followed this recipe perfectly, so I don’t know why this happened. Does anyone know why?!?!
We have tried countless homemade brownie recipes over the years and nothing could ever compete with a box brand we love. Then, we made these – the one bowl wonder brownies. We are 100% converted. This is – officially – our favorite brownie recipe ever. And, it’s one bowl, no weird ingredients, super fast to make. Bravo on the best brownie recipe ever!
This IS the best brownie recipe EVER! Thank you!! I have made this recipe a few times and it’s always awesome. Halving the recipe works fine too. Today, I realized I only had half the cocoa powder (the horror!), so I supplemented with cocoa PB2 for a peanutbutterish brownie. Also came out fantastic.
So happy you love our brownie recipe! They are the best brownies:)
I baked these this weekend. I have experience baking cakes, but I have never made, or eaten, a home made brownie, so when it said bake until just firm I did that without putting a toothpick in the middle to test doneness. I thought maybe that was the way it was done with brownies. The result? Brownies that were raw in the middle.
I tried again, this time I baked the brownies for forty minutes. (I used a 9×9 pan. It was my only deviation from the recipe.) They turned out perfect. ooey, gooey, and delicious.
I stuck the entire parchment paper containing the first batch in the freezer for a while. They firmed up nicely, and my nephew actually prefers them to the second batch. I also think I could have just mixed it a little further and called it brownie pudding with actual brownie bites.
I have a daughter in-law that needs dairy free. Can I successfully substitute Smart Balance for butter? Can you brown Smart Balance?
I haven’t tried it. Maybe try coconut oil? Or vegetable oil?
My daughter has a dairy allergy and I use coconut oil as a replacement for butter in all my baking. It won’t brown but other than that it is exactly the same as using butter.
Coconut oil is SOOOO good as a replacement. I personally love it. Smart balance would work but it does have a mild taste that’s a little off to me. Vegetable oil makes them a little dry so def go for the coconut oil if you have it! There is a vegan butter brand at Publix which is amazing r can’t remember the name. It comes in stick form and is great though
These are so freaking delicious! I didn’t have any chocolate on hand, but I added pecans and made a cream cheese caramel frosting to go on top and we devoured them in three days. I’m making them again tonight and will make two pans, one with white chocolate chips, and the other with butterscotch chips and pecans! This’ll be my go to recipe for sure 🙂
If you bake in an 8×8 pan how long should I bake??
Today, after a long day of school I was craving something sweet. But I didn’t had the energy to do a lot of work to bake something. So I looked on Pinterest and found this super easy and quick recipe to make brownies! It literally saved my day! The brownies were so delicious! I would call them the one bowl wonder brownies✨. And because it was just one bowl, I didn’t had to do a lot of dishes. Wich was super handy!
I never seem to get that beautiful crust on the top, even though they’re absolutely delicious. Any tips?
Just make sure to Whisk the Sugar & Butter for at least 2-3minutes. The butter & sugar rise to the top an form that Wonderful Crackley Crust on top!
Great recipe. I used Earth Balance and Enjoy Life choc chips so it’s dairy free!
Glad it worked! Thanks for sharing!
Great recipe. Made d brownie 3 times n followed d exact recipe.. It was a big hit with my family
Mine did not work. Any ideas?
So good! I have them ready for the game tomorrow. GO NINERS!
These are awesome! Very easy to make.
Glad you loved the brownies!
I just made these brownies and they are the BEST!!!
These brownies are phenomenal! I am picky when it comes to brownies because I always taste oil and don’t like that. These don’t have oil in them and the flavor is out of this world. Thank you for sharing.
This recipe is DELICIOUS my favorite brownies! I want to try to make these in a heart shape silicone mold, do you think I’d have to adjust temp or cook time?
Glad you like the brownies. A heart shape would be super cute. If it is the same size pan, bake for the same time. Check a few minutes early just to be safe since the pan is different. It may take longer, I am not sure, but just watch them! Enjoy!
Okay, I love experimenting and trying new recipes. My kids won’t stop eating this haha. It is AMAZING..
Give it a try, you won’t regret it!!! Thank you for the recipe!
So happy you love the brownies!
Made this recipe yesterday and I can’t believe how amazing these brownies are!! Can’t believe there’s even a few leftover for today…need to stop myself from eating the entire tray! Maria these are the best homemade brownies I have every made. Followed the recipe exactly. Thank you so very much!
I am so glad you loved the brownies! They are my favorite!
Can light brown sugar be used instead of the dark? I happen to have light brown in my cupboard.
Amazing! Just made these and can’t stop eating them. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks so much.
Glad you love the brownies!
Hi, I made this earlier and it tastes great! I’m definitely going with this recipe from now on. One question, how much can I reduce the sugar, if that’s possible for brownies?
Glad you enjoyed the brownies. I haven’t tried reducing the sugar.
Can I use light brown sugar instead of dark?
Yes, that is fine.
I just made these, but i must’ve doNe something wrong- its the consistency of a chocolate cake, not gooey chewy brownies. Any idea what i mightve done?
I want brownie
Wish I knew why my brownies arent baking at 350 for 25 min but taking almost an hour and still liquid in the middle?
You may need to check temp of your oven. I had that happen only my oven temp was way over what it was set at. Sounds like oven is not heating to the temp you are selecting. If that is the case, other food you are cooking may not be reaching proper internal temps for food safety. I would have it checked.
I used a heavy French ceramic baking dish, and mine took longer too. Metal and Pyrex would be faster.
Just to let you know I’m in love with your blog and tomorrow I’m trying some of these recipes out!! which one first though? hahah
After reading all the instructions and notes I followed everything that was suggested and I’m really disappointed. Mine also came out as a dry chocolate cake. 🙁 deleting this recipe now, unfortunately.
Did you over bake? The brownies have never been dry for me.
I love these!! I’m also nursing right now and wanted to try lactation brownies to see if it would help my supply. I added 1 tbsp water, 4 tbsps nutritional yeast (or brewer’s yeast), and 2 tbsps flax meal. Baking time was the same. They came out perfectly!
My baby also has a dairy sensitivity, but using coconut oil in place of the butter (and dairy-free chocolate chunks) did the trick.
Thanks for the great recipe!
Instead of instant coffee powder can you substitute liquid coffee?
I think that would interfere with the batter and make it too liquid. You can leave out the espresso powder with no problems. I always use some leftover brewed coffee when I make box mix brownies and it really helps the flavor
Amazing and perfect recipe.
Too much salt (and I love salt in my desserts) not fudge at all. More like cake. Won’t be making this recipe again.
Best brownies ever!! Your recipes are always top notch. Can’t beat that they are one bowl either ☺️
I am glad you loved the brownies! My favorite!
Made these tonight while we’re in “Corona Captivity” and everyone loved them! Will definitely be moving this recipe to my Success Board.
This might sound odd but can this recipe be halved?
Sure, if you have a smaller pan.
these bronies are great i made them ( im 12 yrs old )
My husband hates brownies, well until I made these.. they are so delicious and easy to make 🙂
Glad he approves:)
I loved it. I subbed half a cup of almond flour from my almond milk and omitted the espresso powder. Thank you for sharing!
What is one serving? One brownie?
How big is 1 brownie??? How many to you cut them into?
These are the best brownies EVER. I literally told everyone about them. I used dark chocolate chips instead of chopped chocolate because that’s what I had and I also skipped the espresso powder because I don’t keep that on hand. I cannot wait to make these again!
This might be a silly question though- do I have to use the parchment paper?
I am so glad you love the brownies! I think they are the best too:) If you don’t use parchment, make sure you grease the pan really well.
Can I use chocolate chips?
Loved the brownies! Does anyone know why mine were not shiny on top or crackled like pic… they just looked like matt cake top x
Mine didn’t have the shiny top either, Shali. I used semi sweet choc. chips. Still yummy and will bake again. Maybe next time just one bowl and not five. Take care all!
So I followed everything to the T and mine turned out super dense and heavy. No sure where I went wrong… wasted them
Do you really use 1 tablespoon of vanilla? Or should it be 1 teaspoon? Making tonight because they sound delicious. Thanks!
I love vanilla so I use one tablespoon but you can use less if you wish!
Made these last night and used Hershey’s special dark unsweetened cocoa powder in it and they are hands down the best brownies I’ve EVER had. So easy to whip up after dinner when you’re craving something sweet 🙂 I can’t wait to make them again!
So glad you loved the brownies!
My brownies came out wonderful except the inside is light and fluffy. What did I do wrong?
Why is there no rising agent in the recipe? I don’t understand how this recipe can work without baking soda or baking powder
Hi! I read the recipe wrong and used and 8×8 pan…any guesses on how long they should bake?
They will take longer so the middles can get done. Add an additional 10 minutes and check them. It might take longer.
These brownies were brilliant. I tried to prevent myself from eating them too fast by freezing them. No luck – I just ended up eating them frozen and they were still delicious. Cheered me up no end during lockdown!!
I am so glad the brownies made you happy! They always make me feel better:)
These are SO SO good!!! The chunks of chocolate inside and on top make this brownie 10X better.
This recipe is very easy and they come out perfectly fudgey, just perfectly cakey, chocolatey, soft, crisp and cracked top!!
I am so glad you enjoyed the brownie recipe! I love the added chocolate too:)
We used chocolate and PB chips. Stellar! We like ours on the gooey side so we used glass and took them out right at 25 minutes
Oooh, I love the idea of PB chips! Glad you loved the brownies!
awesome brownies. are you supposed to be able to taste the salt though? i added 1 tsp of kosher salt as directed.
They shouldn’t be salty, but a little kick of salt here and there is nice. The flaky salt on top helps add a kick of salt!
Do you think I could use dark cocoa powder instead of the unsweetened? Excited to try these?
Have just made these brownies hopefully they will taste as good as they look lol
These were amazing. I used dark chocolate chips and it turned out well
Thank you for the recipe.
I love so many of your recipes, but it just doesn’t make sense that you include such outrageously unhealthy recipes on your blog. Really, particularly in this day and age where there’s so much information surrounding heart health, diabetes prevention, etc, who in their right mind would make these?? 1 cup of butter….TWO cups of sugar to one cup of flour? Good lord, talk about killing yourself. As such a highly visible person, you have the platform to conceivably make a difference…in a good way!
Come on lady — it’s a BROWNIE RECIPE!!! And a DELICIOUS ONE at that!! Particularly in this day and age, you should know to keep your negative comments to yourself!! It is okay to indulge from time to time; moderation is key. That said, it’s absolutely NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS what other people choose to eat! Good or bad!
CWP made me laugh so hard! Maybe this quarantine period has them so bored, they decided to spend their time trolling. The brownies are delicious and I ate an extra one in CWP’s honor!
If you have a problem with the unhealthy recipes then don’t follow the blog. Don’t waste your time. Focus on you.
Ahhhh CWP as someone who eats 90% vegan and whose friends describe them as someone who eats extremely healthy and seldom eats desserts, I have decided to eat one of these in your honor. My low cholesterol, blood sugar, and BMI are perfectly capable of having a delicious brownie every once in a while, you should enjoy one too. All things in life are good in moderation.
Thanks for the excuse to eat a dessert this weekend. Hopefully you’ll spend a little less time criticizing other people’s choices and instead spread positivity next time you come across a recipe that looks this delicious.
These are SUPER rich and chocolaty, and I even skipped adding more on top. We love brownies, but they were too heavy for my family. 🙁
I just tried these and am wondering if the bake time is off? I followed your recipe very closely and didn’t make any substitutions. I baked them only until 25 minutes and they came out very dry and cake-like
The recipe works well for me. Is your oven off? Do you have an oven thermometer?
Come on lady — it’s a BROWNIE RECIPE!!! And a DELICIOUS ONE at that!! Particularly in this day and age, you should know to keep your negative comments to yourself!! It is okay to indulge from time to time; moderation is key. That said, it’s absolutely NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS what other people choose to eat! Good or bad!
I loved your response and agree 100%. My 19 and 15 year old sons were craving brownies and begging me to make them. I took this as a teaching opportunity , pulled up the recipe and had them make it. They we’re fabulous!!! Now I can ask my son’s to make them for me.
Hands down, THE BEST BROWNIE RECIPE I’VE EVER USED. These are to die for and they are so rich and delicious. I’ll never make a box brownie again!
So happy you loved the brownie recipe!
These brownies taste good but I did not get the crakly top which I am somewhat disapointed. They didn’t end up fudgy either although I cooked it in a glass pan and for 25min not the recomended extra 5 mins. Maybe I cooked it too long? Anyhow, they are good but was expecting something better. Will try it again and will cook it for less time. Hope this will solve my issue.
Luv luv luv these !! I have made them twice and have chopped up little Hershey’s with almonds nuggets and tossed em in bowl . They come out so chewy with a nice shiny top . Thanks for this great recipe.
Oh yum! Great idea!
Can i use this recipe for a blondie by taking out the coco powder?
You can find our One Bowl Blondie recipe here: https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/one-bowl-blondies/ They are SO good!
I just made these last night, and they were sooooo good!!!
Glad you enjoyed the brownies! I need to make a pan ASAP:)
These were delicious!! By far favorite recipe!! Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome!
Just took it out of the oven . I cooked it in a glass bake-ware so let it cook an extra 5 mins. as instructed . Mine did not have the cracked brownie look , I hope that it tastes as good as it smells. High hopes for this to not be cake like. Either way I’ll eat it lol
I made it today and it was delicious! Mine didnt have the shiny and cracked top either. I thought i didn’t over mixed ( i even counted to 50 only, LOL!) but it’s okay, they were delicious!!
I normally don’t take the time to leave reviews but this one deserves the time! Best brownie I have ever had. My very critical husband called them “better than restaurant quality!” The only thing that was different for me was that I had to add on more cooking time. Even the next day these were fudge filled and moist!
I’ve made these 3 times and the first two times i made it normally and they were way too dark and tasted eggy. This time i made them and i only use 3 eggs, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, and 1 1/2 cups flour and they were SO GOOD. I used chocolate chips instead of bakers chocolate because it was all i had and i was still able to get the crispy top.
These are chocoholic good. I, like others, did not get a crackle top but it doesn’t really matter because they are so good and it gives me an excuse to make them again. Thank you!
Is there a trick to get the shiny crispy top?
What can I substitute for the butter ??
I like using butter but if you don’t have it, you can use oil.
I halved this recipe to try it out and used an 8 by 8 glass pan and only baked for about 17 minutes and they came out so perfect! I added espresso coffee (cafe bustelo) and it really elevated the flavor. This is going to be my go to recipe for brownies, love that it is one bowl too! Thank you!
You are welcome! Yay for brownies!
Best brownies ever! I used a brownie pan & reduced their cook time. Used dark chocolate chips & made some w/Reese’s pieces too! DEELISH they never last long!
Most amazing, if you would ever think to say that about a brownie! Always have used a boxed mix, but NO MORE! Thanks for this one!
YAY! Glad you love the brownies!
Very very rich. Too much cocoa powder. Sorry- I love chocolate but this was too much.
This is my 2nd time cooking them, they are so delicious! I do have a question: should I have a clean toothpick at the end of baking to make sure they are cooked enough?
The toothpick should come out mostly clean unless you hit a chocolate chunk:)
What kinds of chelate is best?
I don’t have Vanilla extract what can I use instead?
You can leave it out, but the vanilla adds great flavor! I recommend using it:)
Wow! These are the best and easiest brownies I have ever had! They turned out perfectly. This is the second batch I’ve made in 3 days (some of the second batch are for my sister-in-law’s birthday though). My son even went to the store to buy me some more eggs to make more! This is my go to brownie recipe. Thanks so much!
Pretty good! I normally make a One Bowl recipe that uses oil. This had a better taste, but was kind of dry. May add a little extra something for moisture next time.
Easy, and sooooo good. My kids said these are the only brownies I should ever make. They are so moist and perfect! Wonderful recipe. A++++++++++++++++++++
So happy you gave the brownies an A+
These were super amazing thank you.. I had made it for a friend and their kids.. They absolutely loved it..thanks for the recipe xx
PERFECT ! I 100% recommend.
I’ve been a baker for many years and this is my favorite brownie recipe. I love how moist and rich these are. I have made them with salted caramel chips and they are super yummy as well!
I am so glad our brownie recipe is your favorite! Yay!
So happy you loved the brownies! Now you are a baker:)
I made for my pregnant co worker. I added cookie crumble to the bottom and top. My boyfriend and sister could not stop eating the batter.
Glad the brownies were a hit!
Love this recipe. I don’t vary from this recipe; can’t improve perfection!
Hi I am a Baker and since months I was looking out for Chocolate Brownie Receipe and finally came across yours.
Was completely satisfied with available ingredients and one bowl mixing of ingredients. + Explanation was very simple to follow.
Made it without much efforts and absolutely perfect taste which I was expecting.
Came out exactly shown in your photo.
Amazingly delicious. Thank you very much.
Can I use regular coffee expresso coffee??
These were so good! I wanted a different recipe then the one I grew up with. Whoever said these were dry must of done something wrong!! Dont overmix! I didnt have espresso powder although it’s on my grocery list. I added semi sweet choc chips.
Beautiful recipe so easy and delish
My favorite brownie recipe thus far! I used a very similar recipe previously but at room temp the brownies became hard. With this recipe, even at room temperature the brownies remain nice and soft and gooey. Super chocolatey, with a nice sweetness yet not too sickly sweet. I cooked mine for 23 minutes in a glass pan until just barely set in the center. Added in toasted walnuts, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt on top and served with berries and whip cream. Lovely.
Yay! I am so glad they are your favorite brownies!
I made these brownies a month ago and haven’t stopped thinking about them since. That is huge! I have gone my whole life craving brownies only to be disappointed once I had some, however these are the real deal! I can’t recommend this recipe enough. Add a little flaky sea salt to the top before putting in the oven for an extra special something extra.
They really are the best brownies:)
Hi there! May i know where you got your sifter?
These are ridiculously good! I’ve been a Baker’s Chocolate One-Bowl Brownie evangelist for decades. Not anymore. Making a second batch as we speak…
It was amazing! We had to put for a bit longer cause it wasnt baking at first but it was exactly like the description
Kids and I just made these yesterday and I will never use boxed mix again!!!
Can I use brown sugar two
Its a wondeful and easy to make less mess .. and my children so as their friends love it… thanks for sharing…
Its a very rich and simple recipe less mess all in one bowl …my children love so as their friends … thank you for the wonderful recipe ….
Hi, not sure why my brownies always turn out without the crackly top? What could have gone wrong?
Mine also did not get the crackly top! 🙁
These are the best brownies I’ve ever had or made! And I consider myself a chocolate expert, or addict, take your pick! I baked them a couple of minutes less than the recipe says, because my oven is a little too hot, and they came out perfectly gooey and yummy. I like to cut them up and keep them in the freezer for a refreshing snack or dessert.
These brownies were the best. Every thing you want in a brownie. Gooey, chocolaty goodness. I didn’t have espresso powder on hand but had instant coffee and there was just a hint of coffee flavor that intensified the chocolate and made it even richer in flavor. So easy. Made them with my grandkids and we added mini m&ms. We ate them warm topped with mint chocolate chip ice cream. So yummy!
Sounds like the perfect dessert!
As someone whose diet mostly consists of brownies, my life was incomplete before I found your recipe. I’m always on the search for the fudgiest recipe, and I had settled for a recipe I thought was the pinnacle of fudge. But how I was wrong. Thank you for creating such a recipe, it made my week!
I am so glad you love my brownies!
Best brownie recipe ever! This will forever be my go-to. Thanks for sharing!!
So easy. I added chocolate peanuts and they were delist.
Hello! Can i use oil instead of butter??
These brownies are so good it’s Good they are so fudge and sweet best brownies I’ve ever had so good
Glad you love the brownies as much as we do!
The only brownies I will ever bake again. The first time I baked them using a 9×13″ pan. The second time I used a smaller pan. I liked the 9×13″ version the best. Thin & moist and oh, so delicious!
I am glad you love our brownie recipe!
This did NOT last us a day Thats how good it was! Less dishes to use which is a bonus- but man these brownies are heavenly! Never going to make any other brownies
Hi what kind of chocolate? You said chopped chocolate?
I use semi-sweet chocolate. You can buy chocolate chunks or chop up your favorite chocolate bar. You can also use chocolate chips if that is what you have.
I just made these for my family and they are fabulous! I skipped sifting the flour (didn’t want to dirty another bowl….) and sprinkled salt on top. They were perfectly cooked at 25 minutes. Yum. Huge hit and I froze half the recipe.
Glad they were a hit!
These were good but did not have the crackly top. I wondered about the number of eggs as they were quite cakey.
I was not a fan of these brownies. I followed the recipe, but was concerned by the 4 eggs and no leavening agent. I was correct. They were too intense, not chewy… actually too crumbly. Sorry.♀️
So looking forward to making these! Unfortunately I can’t get King Arthur espresso until Monday but need to make these tomorrow. Can you please recommend another brand to use? Also can you tell me which brand of semi sweet chocolate bar you use?
Look at your local grocery store. You can use any brand. I like DeLallo too! Same with the chocolate, use your favorite brand. The Trader Joe’s pound plus bars are good! But grab any chocolate you love!
I’ve never made homemade brownies in my 49 years, I let my mom do it until now lol! But I tried these, my 22 year old son said they were the best brownies he’s ever had. (Let’s not tell Grandma lol, but I did share the recipe with her). For the espresso, I used 1 TBSP instant coffee, and used Imperial margarine as I didn’t have butter, and I crushed up a mint chocolate bar, Great Value brand from Walmart, and sprinkled that on top. Today I crushed up their almond milk chocolate bar and am trying that. But this is hands down the easiest and most moist brownie I’ve ever made
These brownies are incredible. Left out the espresso powder but followed everything else exactly. Baked for 32 minutes and they were the perfect level of fudgy richness. Thanks for the recipe!
These sound great – Is there baking powder or baking soda in these?
These are the best I have EVER had. EVER. No joke!!! Its Christmas time and I have have made several batches for everyone. Unbelievably good every single time!!!!
They are my absolute favorite! Thrilled you love them too!
can i substitute instant espresso coffee for espresso powder? do I still used 1 tsp? thanks
I haven’t used it, but if you like the flavor, it should be fine. Yes, use the same amount.
Espresso powder IS instant. Ground espresso should not be used here.
Just finished making them. Wow! They are delicious. Appreciate all the tips about storing/freezing them. Another winner ⭐️
Yay! I am thrilled you loved the brownies!
I’ve been searching for years for the perfect brownie recipe! One that taste just like the boxed brownies we all love and let me tell you this recipe is amazing! The best recipe I’ve found and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing
Hands down the best homemade brownies! Easy too!
They really are the best!
Love love your recipes … brownies are amazing!! I do use Crisco butter flavored baking sticks softened, and about 3/4 cup cocoa. Thank you for recipes I know will be scrumptious
Can I substitute melted coconut oil for butter (1:1) in the recipe? Looking for a dairy free option. Thanks!
These are fantastic and so easy to make! I have never made brownies from scratch, but will from now on. This is a great recipe and will be easy to adjust for various brownie flavors!
I am so glad you loved the brownies!!
The recipe is really good! I didn’t have brown sugar, so I used 3/4 cup of syrup instead and it still worked
So I was REALLY in the mood for homemade brownies, but I’m currently at my mom’s house and don’t have my go to recipe with me. I instead took to pinterest and came across this one. I did make a few changes to mimic my blessed recipe (switched the chocolate for semi-sweet chocolate chips and added a few scoops of nutella…left out the coffee) and these were the best brownies I have ever put in my mouth. This is now my new go to recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! You are a gem.
I love this recipe! My kids have taken these brownies to school for various events and they’re always a hit. Thank you for sharing.
Amazing!!!!!! Love this recipe, made it twice now w/o espresso powder and its soooooo good! I pinned to make again and again and gave to a g/f whose hubby shares my love of brownies! We talk brownies often LOL
Hmm…. didn’t get the crackly top? Taste good though…
Oh my gosh, these are in the oven now, and the batter alone out of this world! So long ghirardelli mix!
I hesitated when the recipe promised gooey and then called for 4 eggs, but decided to give it a try. They came out cakey and crumbly, just as I worried. Really good flavor though.
That can happen from over mixing, and/or baking too long.
I’ve made these a number of times, first time rating. My dear husband is in love with these brownies and gets super excited each time I make them! These definitely don’t last long in our home! Thank you for the recipe!
These are so gooey and delicious! We sprinkled Graham crackers in a bowl, topped with these brownies and a semi-melted marshmallow. They’d also be delicious with ice cream! Thanks for the recipe!!
You are welcome! I am so glad you loved the brownies.
Easy and reliably delicious!
Can I substitute almond flour to make it gluten free?
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Fantastic! I wanted something quick and easy but homemade for some guests coming over and I didn’t have much time. This was perfect! I will be making these all the time! Thanks!
Delicious. Winner! My new brownies recipe. I love homemade sweets and I give them to my family and friends. Found the Perfect Brownies recipe. Totally recommend
Delicious. Winner! My new brownies recipe. I love homemade sweets and I give them to my family and friends. Found the Perfect Brownies recipe. Totally recommend 5 stars ⭐️
These look wonderful but I have never seen a brownie recipe where the chocolate has not been melted first; a tad longer to make but I have never seen a recipe like yours.
These are the BEST brownies!! I get rave reviews from everyone when they try them. Thanks!
Just tried it today and it was more towards the cakey side it tasted good though
These are so good! My new go to brownie recipe. I omitted the espresso, because I didn’t have any. They’re super fudgy and so rich. I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks. Thank-you for sharing this recipe!
I made a double batch and one pan is already gone. Nice, easy-to-remember measurements for next time. I couldn’t tell if I underbaked or if it’s just gooey. I go heavy on the choco chips! It’s tasty regardless.
Baked these with a 9 year old for her birthday and they turned out SO good! Definitely will be my go-to for homemade brownies, thank you!
Hmmm are you sure it should be 9×13 pan? Followed recipe and brownies are pretty thin not thick and gooey or crackly. Easy to make but definitely didn’t turn out like pic. Maybe using a 9×9 or 8×8 pan it would have came out like the pic.
Love your receipes
Everything I cook turns out great with your recipes
These are BY FAR the BEST brownies I’ve ever made!!! Believe me, I’ve tried so very many throughout the yrs. Absolutely the BEST! Thank you for sharing
This recipe is so simple. I love that it’s not filled with salt like a box mix. Absolutely delicious. I used the espresso powder, nestle chocolate chips, Trader Joe’s unsweetened cocoa powder, and light brown sugar. Mmmmmm mmmm good!
Delicious! I followed to the t. Mine did not crackle on top. Any guesses as to why?
I made these as a gift for family members we visited. They were a huge hit! I definitely underbaked them (the middle was only edible by my husband, who thinks brownies are a good way to ruin brownie batter), but we ate them before they would have turned. Thank you for sharing!
For those asking, espresso powder IS instant espresso. It’s never ground coffee beans in baking. I use Medaglia d’oro which is easy to find.
Wow! I was a bit nervous that there was no mention of baking powder or soda but I tried it anyway with some good chocolate I had on hand and dang girl! And it makes an entire 13×9 too! I have tried so many recipes and this is the one for our family!
My search is over! Thank you! I can’t wait to try some peanut butter swirled on top next time!
I cant believe how easy these are! Just made my second batch. The family loved them. I didn’t have quite enough dark brown sugar so i subsituted 1/2 cup of light brown sugar with 1/2 cup dark brown and it has worked so well!
Thank you for including gluten free option. I like recipes that include modifications. My daughter loves to bake. She’s gluten sensitive.
I have made this three times now with three different gluten free flour blends and it remains the BEST ever brownie recipe. I don’t use instant expresso granules because I don’t keep those on hand. I use Saco Premium Blended cocoa (natural and dutched). I use Penzey’s double vanilla which is admittedly pricey but even with expired vanilla extract it’s still good. For chocolate I use a blend of semi-sweet chips (cook’s illustrated recommends Hershey’s brand) and broken up Hershey’s special dark bars. The only thing I do at all different is sometimes I mix premium whipped salted butter for half the total butter. I go to a local restaurant that makes fresh butter and I weigh out 4oz and melt that with a stick of cheap unsalted butter from the store. Sometimes I use a different shape of pan but adjust cooking time and drive on.
Anyway, Krusteez cup for cup gluten free flour blend (usually available at Walmart or grocery stores) works just fine. You won’t regret making this recipe. Unless you’re on a diet.
mine is still liquid at 30 minutes, what did I do wrong?!
Hands down the best I made this with GF flour and it was still great. Thanks Maria for a great dessert
Just wondering if I canuse chocolate chip for your recipe? Making this today so I really want to know!
Yes you can I use chocolate chips every time and the work just fine
These had good flavor but definitely in the cakey brownie category and I did not over mix.
Mine too. Did not over bake.
they look so good but would omit the coffee cuz not a fan of that
ya I would do the same thing omit it
I absolutely LOVE these brownies !! I hope I am doing them correctly as they don’t look anything like the picture. They are so silky smooth, fudgy and chocolatey … DELICIOUS . Thank you for sharing the recipe.
We made these for Christmas dinner and accidently LEFT OUT THE BUTTER! The melted butter had been set aside to cool and was forgotten in all the kitchen commotion. We had substituted egg-whites and when the mixture seemed too thick (due to the lack of butter), we simply added more egg-whites. We didn’t realize the butter was still in its saucepan until the brownies were nearly cooked. Since they smelled good we tasted them and they were DELICIOUS and the texture was WONDERFUL. Crunchy and chewy and beautiful. Since we still had the butter and enough ingredients for another batch, we cooked another pan with the butter and spent the rest of the day making side by side comparisons. Both batches were delicious and we decided that when we make them again we’ll skip the butter. Wonderful brownies without the cholesterol and fat. What a treat!
These turned out so fudgy and delicious!! 10/10
These brownies turned out great! I followed the recipe exactly as written – minus I didn’t have a sifter so I used a second bowl to hand mix the flour and cocoa powder to break up any cocoa clumps. I also mixed in Ghirardelli extra dark chocolate chips. These came out slightly cakey but also fudgey, best of both. I do feel like these are very rich but so are boxed brownie mix. Trust me these are way better than boxed brownies though. I used a 9×9 dark pan baked for 35 mins and it was perfect. In some spots it had that nice crackle top but not over the whole thing, I tried to not over mix. These brownies still came out amazing and would definitely make again. I made these for my Husbands birthday as he is not a cake person and he was surprised at how good these were. Thank you for such a great easy homemade brownie recipe!
Thanks for reporting back! I am thrilled you loved the brownies. They are our favorite.
What if I use light brown sugar??
Amazing! Never going back to anything else. These were delicious and we gobbled up in record time! Highly recommend! This is so easy!
What type of chocolate can be used in this recipe?
Which rack do you use to cook these?
This is an excellent brownie I used a 7/11 inch pan an added some nuts. Baked for about 40 min. Till center was almost set an toothpick had a little crumb on it. Brownies were thick an oh so chewy really a great receipt. Hubs loved them.
Amazing! The best brownies I ever had!
Read the pointers in her post they are really helpful.
Can this recipe be cut in half and baked in an 8×8 pan?
I have the same question. Did you receive a reply? or did you try it?
Yes, you can half the recipe.
Wow!!! These came out amazing! Followed exactly but used semi sweet chips and this recipe was a hit. Definitely a keeper, thank you for sharing!!
brownies looks good and glad coffee optional cuz dont like the stuff and the taste that it give to the brownies or cake
Mine came out so bitter, and fudgy. Not too sure what I did, but I’m sad 🙁
This recipe is excellent. I did not use the chocolate chips, so added a little extra sugar. They were still perfect.
Glad you loved the brownies! Thanks for sharing!
I was going to ask about that. I have everything to make them except the chocolate. Was hoping not to have to shop first, so glad you can omit the chocolate.
Do you think this recipe would work well doubled and in a sheet pan?
I haven’t tried it, but I think it will be ok.
Oh my gosh these brownies are the absolute best! I have never made a brownie from scratch that tasted this good! My family devoured them! Thank you for sharing!
They really are the best brownies! Glad you loved them!
Definitely delicious! A bit more on the cakey side than some other recipes I have tried but I would definitely make these again.
I made the half batch and they turned out fine and are yummy!
This is my third recipe from your site in just a week or so…a Happy Find!
Hands down the best brownies I’ve ever made/enjoyed. The dusting of salt, I use Fleur de Sel, is the perfect finish. Great recipe. I’ve made a half dozen times already, always in a glass 9×13 and they’ve turned out perfectly each time.
Love these! After stirring in the sugars I microwave for 1 minute this ensures the crinkly top! Then, I also make sure I bake it just until set otherwise they’re cakey instead of fidgey.
Thanks Jenna for that tip! Wish I’d read before cooking, as mine did not turn out crunchy on top, disappointed. I lost my recipe that looked like picture.
These One Bowl Brownies came out SO good, and they are quick and easy to make! Thank you so much for this recipe!
These were perfect. Glad I found it.
How long to cook in a muffin pan?
I made these with coconut oil instead of butter and I omitted the coffee and the chopped chocolate. They look delicious and fudgy. Tried the edges and just as expected. Delicious
Oh Girl! These brownies are PHENOMENAL! I made a few modifications to them. Instead of using butter I used 1/2 cocoa butter and 1/2 coconut oil, and instead of 4 eggs I used 2 eggs and 2 flax “eggs”. Everything else was just as written. They turned out AMAZING! Keeping this one in my favorites!
My favorite too:)
Used light brown sugar instead of dark and didn’t have parchment paper but still were delicious. I baked them for about 25 minutes in a med dark insulated pan. So fudgy and delicious.
Glad you loved the brownies.
I have tried many Brownie recipes….THE BEST BROWNIES! People always rave when I make them.
They really are the best:)
This is hands down the best brownie recipe I’ve ever tried. Not to mention easy! I .ade this for a crowd and everyone was asking for the recipe.
They really are the best! Glad you love them too!
These are delicious and so easy. I bake mine in a 9×13 glass pan and they’re perfect at 30 mins. At first glance I thought they were going to be cakey but they get plenty fudgy. A new go-to for brownies.
Glad you love the brownies!
Hi maria !! i have made this recipe several times and they are absolutely delicious, but i would really like to know how you get the cracky top, cause mine never turn out like that. Do you recommend mixing the butter, eggs and sugar until pale and fluffly? Or just until well combined?
i love to it nice
I have made the brownies twice and I’m very pleased with them. I had no expresso but they are wonderful even without it. This is definitely my go to for brownies from now on. Love them
My family thinks these brownies are the best and I agree.
Super easy and delicious.
Made just as recipe is written.
This is my new go-to brownie recipe.
They really are the BEST!
Absolutely delicious and so easy. I sprinkle with Malden sea salt after taking them out of the oven. My family loves them alone or as a partner with Jeni’s ice cream!
This is the ONLY BROWNIES recipe that I make! It’s the BEST!! I just learn that I’m intolerant to dairy so I’m wondering if I can used coconut oil ?? Hope so !
I haven’t tried coconut oil, but I am sure it would be ok. Different flavor, but still good.
I have made these easily 6 times. They are my absolute, go-to recipe for brownies! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
this only has one cup of flour and a full cup of cocoa, which seems like a lot. It’s in a 9 x 13 pan. It doesn’t seem like enough batter to be in that large of a pan.
this is a yummy cake
I made them last night. It was easy, baked exactly 25 min. Everyone loved them!
Awwww disaster I doubled the recipe and I can’t get them to cook fully now. First time I made these THEY WERR PERFECT just regular amount above, everyone said they were amazing I couldn’t believe my luck. So then I decided to make twice as much. Hellllppppp
Use 2 pans next time. Its safer.. I have problems doubling sometimes too..
Best brownies I’ve made in a long time! And the family loved them,
They really are the best!
This is a great recipe….added white chocolate chips on top in place of chocolate chips which I did put in batter….salted out of the oven just a bit…baked 26.5 minutes and they were perfect!
As soon as you take the brownies out of the oven, pour chocolate chips over the top and wait a minute,…. Then spread around for easy chocolate frosting!
If I halved the recipe, could I make in an 8 inch square pan?
These are almost too good!
Ha! I agree:)
I’m not sure why I have never attempted homemade brownies before because these are considerably better than the boxed version! I had all of the ingredients on hand, and used Dutch-processed cocoa. I only used about half the amount of chocolate chips and they were plenty sweet and chocolatey. My whole family loved these, as is typically the case with Two Peas recipes. Thank you, Maria!!!
DON’T HESITATE – JUST MAKE THESE. THEY ARE THE BEST BROWNIES!
Probably like most people here, we love brownies in our house. Through the years, I’ve made lots and lots of brownies but these are so darn good. Easy and scrumptious. I’ve baked them in a 9 x13 and a 9x x9 pan and highly recommend either option. I followed the recipe as written and wouldn’t change anything.
Was very hopeful about this recipe and followed the directions to a T, even mixing the butter and sugars for two minutes by hand as to not get a cake-like texture. But, the recipe did not turn out for me, and I couldn’t eat them because of the texture. Guess I will keep searching.
Really chewy brownies and delicious! They are however quite rich, so cut them small..Thanks for the recipe.
Made these following your recipe to a T and took almost an hour to bake to get the crumbles on the toothpick. They were still completely raw after 25 minutes. What do you think happened?
Weird, I have never had that issue. Is your oven temperature correct? Every oven is different so it might take a little longer, but they should cook and not be raw.
sounds scrumptious, do you think that after i mix the ingredients i can bake it in my breadmacihine? my oven is not working..thank you the BM temperature is 350degrees.