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Homemade Brownies Recipe

These thick & chewy "better than the boxed" homemade brownies are easy to make and oh so delicious. You will never go back to the boxed kind again!!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 203kcal


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 11 tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick +3 tbsp)
  • 2 eggs cold
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch**
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips milk or semisweet
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet baking bar* chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8x8 inch pan with parchment or foil, set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the butter and sugar. Heat in the microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute and 15 seconds. Remove, stir, and cool on the counter for 5 minutes, then stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer add the warm (but not hot) butter/sugar mixture. With mixing speed on low add one egg at a time, mixing just until incorporated.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add dry ingredients. Mix until no flour pockets remain. Remove bowl from stand and fold in the chocolate chips and chunks.
  • Spread the brownie batter evenly into the prepared pan. Place in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the brownies are set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30-45 minutes before cutting and serving.



*I love using a Ghirardelli baking bar for the chopped chocolate.
-This recipe can easily be doubled to fit a 9x13 inch pan. The bake time might increase by 3-5 minutes. It will make approximately 24 brownies. I used a metal pan for these brownies, not pyrex.
**1/2 c. of cake flour can be substituted for the all-purpose flour and cornstarch.


Serving: 12serving | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg