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Homemade Brownies Recipe

Homemade Brownies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
These rich, delicious and chewy homemade brownies are surprisingly easy to make! If you are looking for a bakery style brownie with a shiny crust, this is it! Made with cocoa powder, there is no melting of chocolate is required. 
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 16 brownies


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder Dutch Process recommended
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


  • Position oven rack in center of oven.
  • Preheat oven to 325ºF
  • Line a 8-inch square pan with parchment or alumni paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray, then set aside.
  • Place butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl and heat for one minute. If butter is not fully melted after one minute, return to microwave and heat in 15 second bursts until fully melted. Remove bowl from microwave.
  • Add sugar, cocoa powder and salt to the melted butter and mix well to combine. The mixture will likely be dry, that's to be expected.
  • Allow mixture to sit for five minutes to make sure it has cooled prior to adding additional ingredients.
  • After mixture has cooled slightly, add vanilla and mix well.
  • Add room-temperature eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg is added. Once both eggs have been added, mix with an electric mixer on medium for 3-5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder, and stir to combine.
  • Add flour mixture to batter and mix by hand to combine. While we want to avoid over mixing, this batter does need to be stirred well to incorporate all the ingredients. Stirring about 40 strokes with a spoon is a good guide.
  • Fold chocolate chips (or nuts) into the batter and gently stir until combined.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a tester comes out with some moist crumbs attached. Once the center has started to set up and no longer jiggles when you shake the pan, it's time for these brownies to come out to avoid over baking.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy. If not eating the same day, wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Brownies will stay fresh for 3-4 days if well wrapped.



Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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