Best EASY Homemade Brownies | Chewy & Fudgy Recipe!

Best Easy Brownies require just 1 bowl, no mixer, and take less than an hour to make!


10 tablespoons (142 grams) unsalted butter
4 ounces (113 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (25 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a metal 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.

In a large microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate and butter. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Add the sugar to the hot butter mixture and whisk vigorously until combined. Allow to cool until just barely warm.

Add in eggs, yolk, and vanilla extract and whisk for about 1 minute, or until very well combined. This helps create that shiny crust on top.


Use a rubber spatula to stir in flour, cocoa powder, and salt until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared pan and smooth out. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool in pan 30 minutes before slicing.


You can easily double this recipe and bake in a 9 by 13-inch metal baking pan for about 35 to 40 minutes.

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