Homemade Chocolate Brownies From Scratch (Fudgy & Delicious)

Have you ever wanted to make from scratch brownies? These fudgy, gooey brownies are so easy to make, you’ll never make brownies from a box again!

Homemade Brownies From scratch

Now, before you tell me that the box brownies are so much faster and tastes amazing, you’re right. I don’t deny that. I love a good brownie mix.

But THIS homemade brownie recipe makes the most gooey, chocolate brownies that I’m fairly confident will become your favorite! They might just look like plain brownies in the pics, but they are SO GOOD! 

Homemade Brownies From Scratch Recipe

Brownies from scratch are NOT that much more time-consuming to make either. You also only end up with a saucepan and one mixing bowl for dishes.

You know how everyone has that one chore they just loathe? Laundry? Vacuuming? It’s dishes for me, which is sort of bad considering my job, but I power through. ;)

TIPS FOR HOMEMADE BROWNIES

  • When buying your cocoa powder, be sure to buy unsweetened cocoa powder. Sounds confusing, but trust the process, these brownies are sweet (but not too sweet)! You can often find dark cocoa powder as well, which I’m sure would be delicious too.
  • I make this homemade brownies recipes in a 9 by 13 pan (lined with parchment paper). This makes it a lot easier to cut out your brownie squares. If you’ve ever bought the little pop-up parchment paper sheets from the grocery store, you know how life-changing they are! Look for them!
  • Be sure to fully cool your brownies before cutting them into squares!
How to Make Homemade Brownies

MAKE YOUR HOMEMADE BROWNIES EVEN MORE AMAZING

  • Let’s talk about chocolate chips. I always like to enhance chocolate desserts with extra chocolate chips. Life is short. For these brownies, I use mini chocolate chips, but you can certainly use any kind you prefer!
  • Add in candy bars between layers of the brownie batter for an even more decadent dessert.
  • Frost the top of your brownies with a chocolate frosting or glaze once they’ve cooled.

Try to resist eating all the brownie batter (it’s amazing, I know), or else you won’t get to enjoy these “better than box mix” homemade brownies. They’re so gooey and full of chocolate flavor!

How to Make Brownies from Scratch:

Homemade Brownies From scratch

Homemade Brownies

Gooey chocolate brownies made from scratch! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add sugar and stir until just combined.
  • Remove from heat and pour into heat-proof mixing bowl. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and stir until combined. 
  • Stir in cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and flour until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Spread brownie batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Don’t over-bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 231mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 290IUCalcium: 37mgIron: 2.4mg
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Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

I cut these homemade brownies into about 24 squares which I think was perfect. You could certainly make more servings by cutting smaller squares or go big with bakery-style larger brownies.

I highly encourage you make this brownie recipe from scratch now, you can control your ingredients more, and you’ll find they’re just as delicious as box mix brownies.  

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Love chocolate? You’ll love making these homemade chocolate brownies from scratch!

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12 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, these are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing the easy and delicious recipe! We served them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  2. It quickly disappeared in my house! Such an amazing brownie recipe! Thank you!

  3. Julie Blanner says:

    These look delicious and like they wouldn’t last long in my house!

  4. lauren kelly says:

    These are incredible! Homemade brownies are the best. GREAT recipe!

  5. Beth Klosterboer says:

    Thanks for the tip about buying unsweetened cocoa powder! I always have an issue with my brownies being a tad too sweet and that fix made them just right. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Brownies are hands down my favorite dessert and these look incredible!!!

  7. I added chopped walnuts and used milk chocolate chips and these were the BEST homemade brownies!!!!! Looked just like the pics you posted, too! I needed to cook for 20 min, though, as I have a very shallow and long baking pan (14x 9?). Thank you so much for making me try scratch brownies, they are the best I’ve ever had and my husband and kids agree!

    1. Hi Jessie! SO GLAD to hear this! The chopped walnuts and milk chocolate chips sounds like a delicious addition! Glad you enjoyed :)

  8. These came out really well! :) I’ve only made brownies from scratch once before and this was a much simpler recipe to follow. I used a mix of flour that is gluten-free, and they still were awesome!

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