If you’re looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down!

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Ultimate Brownies! If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down! | HomemadeHooplah.com

About The Ultimate Brownie Recipe

If it were up to me, we would always have freshly made brownies in the house. When I imagine what the ideal food would be to cure my cocoa cravings, brownies are always what I picture in my mind.

But, sadly, I usually I have to make do with subpar chocolate substitutes since we somehow never have brownies in the house.

I’m usually feeling pretty lazy when the craving for chocolate strikes (funny how that works out, amirite?) so I act as though I can’t have delicious brownies if I haven’t already picked them up from the bakery or if I don’t have a mystery box of powder I can throw together so I can “make” my own.

I’m sure you know how that is.

The first world struggle is real.

That all ends today, though. Because as of today, I’ve conquered the elusive homemade brownie, made completely from scratch!

And, better yet, they are the best brownies I’ve ever had.

This also means that I’ll have to start my new workout regime tomorrow, because I’m clearly doomed now that I’ve acquired this new knowledge thanks to Handle the Heat.

I can attest that these brownies hold up to the name. For “textbook” brownies, they are the ultimate in all the right qualities – moist, chewy, and with a crinkled top that’ll have you chasing all the crumbs.

No joke, this recipe is dangerous to a chocolate craving, in all the right ways.

Ultimate Brownies! If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down! | HomemadeHooplah.com

What else I like about this recipe: it’s made in a 8×8 pan, so for all intents and purposes, it’s a small batch recipe. This recipe makes six to nine big brownies and that’s more than enough to get me through a day or two of Netflix marathons.

You can easily double up the recipe if you want to, but for me, I like that there’s some built-in portion control.

Ultimate Brownies! If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down! | HomemadeHooplah.com

This recipe was originally posted on September 24, 2015. It received a TLC update with new photos on June 3, 2016.Ultimate Brownies! If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down! | HomemadeHooplah.com

Recipe Details

Ultimate Brownies! If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down! | HomemadeHooplah.com
4.29 from 7 votes

Ultimate Brownies

15 mins prep + 35 mins cook
510 kcal
Yields: 9 brownies
If you're looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking arsenal, I guarantee this is the BEST brownie recipe out there, hands down!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8x8 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, then set aside.
  • Add the unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, and butter to a microwave safe bowl. Heat bowl in the microwave for 1 minute, then stir. Continue to heat for 30 second increments until chocolate is smooth. Be careful not to burn the chocolate!
  • Let chocolate cool for 10 minutes.
  • While chocolate cools, beat 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk, and sugar to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until mixture is light and thick (like runny frosting). Add the vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir cooled chocolate into egg mixture with a spatula until combined.
  • Add flour and salt to bowl and slowly fold into the chocolate. Stop mixing as soon as the flour as been thoroughly absorbed into the chocolate and is no longer visible.
  • Pour wet brownie mix into the 8x8 baking dish and smooth out the top with a spatula. Place in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes, until tester comes out only with a few moist crumbs. Note: Depending on the time of year, I've sometimes had to increase the cook time as high as 55 minutes. Trust your tester as your guide to determine when the brownies are truly done baking.
  • Let brownies cool completely before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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    • Betty Welnack

    I am so disappointed in this recipe. My brownies came out crumbly. They were not over baked and I was careful not to overmix. I’ve been baking and making brownies for years and have never had anything like this happen. Definitely not moist and fudgey. Any idea what could have happened?

    • AMS
    • 5 stars

    These brownies are amazing 😋 Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Dianne

    I made these brownies yesterday. I doubled the recipe and baked them in a 9×13 pan. The thickness came out how I would expect a brownie to be and they took 30 minutes to cook. At first I was disappointed because I did not get a shiny crust on top – not sure what i did wrong with that. Today I just had one and they are really, really amazing! I was worried because when I cut them they seemed to be more of a cake brownie than fudge, but – oh no, they are most definitely fudgey! And I love them. They are definitely a dark chocolate brownie and not too sweet which I like, but next time I may consider trying milk chocolate because my guys aren’t huge fans of dark chocolate. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s a keeper fo me

    • Marie

    Can this recipe be doubled and baked in a 9×13 pan? If so what is baking time?

    • Stephanie Reinsch

    Is that 1090 calories per pan or square???

      • Chrisy

      Hey Stephanie! The nutritional info is only an estimation, but it should be per square (assuming you cut the finished pan into 9 brownies).

  • Hey Laurie, thanks so much for writing in! I’m so glad you liked them 😀

    • Laurie

    We made these – they were delicious! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

    • liv

    Can you put the brownies in the freezer afterwards? I am making the brownies for the next day and was wondering if you could reheat them?

    • Lucy

    Ooh yummy they look and sound delicious Lucy

    • Stephanie | Worth Whisking

    Having a go-to homemade brownie recipe is a must! This one looks fantastic! So thick and fudgy!

    • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic

    Built in portion control is always a good thing when it comes to brownies. Anything else is very dangerous!

    • Right?! I know I’d never stop eating otherwise 🙂

    • Sabrina

    My kids are brownie fiends! They would love these!

    • Thanks Sabrina! If you make them, I hope they love them 😀

    • Alexa Gelles

    You didn’t mention how much sugar to put in!

      • Chrisy

      Wow, you are so right – thank you for catching this! Sorry about that! I’ve corrected the recipe to show that it should be 1 1/2 cups sugar.

      • Terry Wainman
      • 5 stars

      A cup & a half!