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The Best Fudgy Brownies

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Awhile back, I decided to start doing the majority of my baking from scratch. At some point, I found and tweaked this recipe for The Best Fudgy Brownies. I have never looked back! I cannot bring myself to buy the boxed stuff anymore because this recipe is so quick and easy to make, and they taste absolutely amazing! The depth of flavor and fudgy richness make these my absolute go-to brownie. This recipe is oven ready in about 10 minutes, and made with common pantry staples.

All you will need is:

  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, I use Hershey’s
  • 1.5 sticks Salted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Kosher Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips/Chopped Walnuts/Chopped Pecans

Making the Best Fudgy Brownies

To get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan. Remember to preheat to 325 degrees if you are using a non-stick pan.

Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder until well incorporated.

Whisking Butter and Cocoa

Next, use some elbow grease and whisk in the 2 cups of granulated sugar.

Adding Granulated Sugar

The batter will be very thick once all of the sugar has been mixed in.

Sugar Mixed In

Beat in the eggs one at a time until well mixed.

Whisking in the Egg

Whisk in the rest of the dry ingredients, until just blended.

Whisking in Flour

Finally, stir in the chocolate chips..and the nuts if you like your brownies to have nuts in them. Chopped pecans or walnuts are great if that’s your kind of thing. We are mega chocolate lovers at our house, so extra chocolate chips is our preference!

Stirring in Chocolate Chips

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and tap the pan on the counter two or three times to release any air bubbles.

Batter in Baking Dish

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Warm Brownies in Pan

Once the brownies have cooled, cut into 2×2 squares and serve!

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The Best Fudgy Brownies are also excellent when they are served warm with some mint chocolate chip or vanilla ice cream, and hot fudge…of course!

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The Best Fudgy Brownies

Super rich, fudgy, chocolate brownies – made from scratch!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Salted Butter 1.5 sticks
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Morsels


  • 1/2-1 cup Chopped Nuts of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 baking pan (for non-stick preheat to 325).
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in the cocoa, until well incorporated. Remove the pan from the burner.
  • Whisk in the sugar until mixed. Beat in the eggs next, one at a time.
  • Finish stirring in the remaining dry ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips (and nuts, if desired).
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Keyword Chocolate Desserts, Easy Brownie Recipe, From Scratch Brownies, Fudgy Brownies, The Best Brownies, The Best Homemade Brownies

Like this recipe? Try my version of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies next!

The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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