One Bowl Brownies

Quick Summary

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!

One Bowl Brownie Recipe

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.

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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!
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Ingredients

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 ExtractPURE 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!
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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!

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One Bowl Brownies

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! 
4.67 from 107 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter, melted and 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

Instructions
 

  • 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 stir together melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 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.

Notes

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 179mg, Potassium: 136mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 280IU, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 1.5mg
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    1. 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved these brownies so much! Even if it took more than one bowl I would make them again and again!

  3. For the chopped chocolate is there a preference for type used ( unsweet/semisweet/ bittersweet/milk) ?

  4. 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!

    1. 1 star
      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?!?!

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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.

  7. 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.

  8. I have a daughter in-law that needs dairy free. Can I successfully substitute Smart Balance for butter? Can you brown Smart Balance?

    1. 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.

  9. 5 stars
    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 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    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!

  11. 5 stars
    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.

  12. 5 stars
    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?

    1. 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!

  13. 5 stars
    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!

  14. 5 stars
    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!

  15. Amazing! Just made these and can’t stop eating them. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks so much.

  16. 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?

  17. 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?

  18. 4 stars
    Wish I knew why my brownies arent baking at 350 for 25 min but taking almost an hour and still liquid in the middle?

    1. 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.

    2. I used a heavy French ceramic baking dish, and mine took longer too. Metal and Pyrex would be faster.

  19. 2 stars
    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.

  20. 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!

    1. 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

  21. 2 stars
    Too much salt (and I love salt in my desserts) not fudge at all. More like cake. Won’t be making this recipe again.

  22. 5 stars
    Best brownies ever!! Your recipes are always top notch. Can’t beat that they are one bowl either ☺️

  23. 4 stars
    Made these tonight while we’re in “Corona Captivity” and everyone loved them! Will definitely be moving this recipe to my Success Board.

    1. 5 stars
      My husband hates brownies, well until I made these.. they are so delicious and easy to make 🙂

  24. 5 stars
    I loved it. I subbed half a cup of almond flour from my almond milk and omitted the espresso powder. Thank you for sharing!

  25. 5 stars
    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?

    1. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 5 stars
    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!

    1. So I followed everything to the T and mine turned out super dense and heavy. No sure where I went wrong… wasted them

  28. Do you really use 1 tablespoon of vanilla? Or should it be 1 teaspoon? Making tonight because they sound delicious. Thanks!

    1. 5 stars
      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!

  29. Why is there no rising agent in the recipe? I don’t understand how this recipe can work without baking soda or baking powder

  30. Hi! I read the recipe wrong and used and 8×8 pan…any guesses on how long they should bake?

    1. They will take longer so the middles can get done. Add an additional 10 minutes and check them. It might take longer.

  31. 5 stars
    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!!

  32. 5 stars
    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!!

    delicious!!!

  33. 5 stars
    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

  34. 4 stars
    awesome brownies. are you supposed to be able to taste the salt though? i added 1 tsp of kosher salt as directed.

    1. 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!

    1. 5 stars
      These were amazing. I used dark chocolate chips and it turned out well
      Thank you for the recipe.

  35. 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!

    1. 5 stars
      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!

    2. 5 stars
      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!

    3. If you have a problem with the unhealthy recipes then don’t follow the blog. Don’t waste your time. Focus on you.

    4. 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.

  36. 3 stars
    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. 🙁

  37. 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

  38. 5 stars
    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!

    1. Grace,
      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.

  39. 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!

  40. 3 stars
    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.

  41. 5 stars
    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.

  42. 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

  43. 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!!

  44. 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!

  45. 4 stars
    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.

  46. 5 stars
    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!

  47. 5 stars
    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!

  48. 5 stars
    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!

  49. 5 stars
    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!

  50. 4 stars
    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?

    1. The toothpick should come out mostly clean unless you hit a chocolate chunk:)

  51. 5 stars
    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!

  52. 4 stars
    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.
    Yummy though!!

  53. 5 stars
    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++++++++++++++++++++

    1. 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

  54. 5 stars
    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!

  55. Let me start this comment that I AM NOT A BAKER. I’m the type that makes toll house cookies and mess them up. The kids say that’s ok mom you don’t have to bake! So for me to say these brownies are not just easy but a HUGE hit should hold some weight. Easy and delish- I subbed out espresso chocolate morsels and added all at once. Thank you for the recipe!

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

    1. 5 stars
      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.
      So amazing.

  58. 5 stars
    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.

  59. 5 stars
    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.

  60. 5 stars
    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…

  61. 5 stars
    It was amazing! We had to put for a bit longer cause it wasnt baking at first but it was exactly like the description

  62. 5 stars
    Its a wondeful and easy to make less mess .. and my children so as their friends love it… thanks for sharing…

  63. 5 stars
    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 ….

  64. 5 stars
    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.

  65. 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!

  66. 5 stars
    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!

  67. 5 stars
    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!

  68. 5 stars
    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

    1. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 3 stars
    These were good but did not have the crackly top. I wondered about the number of eggs as they were quite cakey.

  71. 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.‍♀️

  72. 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?

    Thank you!

    1. 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!

  73. 5 stars
    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

  74. 5 stars
    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!

  75. 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!!!!

    1. I haven’t used it, but if you like the flavor, it should be fine. Yes, use the same amount.

  76. 5 stars
    Just finished making them. Wow! They are delicious. Appreciate all the tips about storing/freezing them. Another winner ⭐️

  77. 5 stars
    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

  78. 5 stars
    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

    Bernadette
    Rosenberg, TX

  79. Can I substitute melted coconut oil for butter (1:1) in the recipe? Looking for a dairy free option. Thanks!

  80. 5 stars
    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!

  81. 5 stars
    The recipe is really good! I didn’t have brown sugar, so I used 3/4 cup of syrup instead and it still worked

  82. 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.

  83. 5 stars
    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.

  84. 5 stars
    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

  85. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, these are in the oven now, and the batter alone out of this world! So long ghirardelli mix!

  86. 3 stars
    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.

  87. 5 stars
    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!

  88. 5 stars
    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!!

  89. 5 stars
    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!

  90. 5 stars
    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

  91. 5 stars
    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 ⭐️

  92. 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.

  93. 5 stars
    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!

  94. 5 stars
    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.

  95. 5 stars
    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!

  96. 2 stars
    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.

  97. 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

  98. 5 stars
    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!

  99. 5 stars
    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!

  100. 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.

  101. 5 stars
    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!

  102. 5 stars
    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!