How to Make Chocolate Brownies From Scratch
If you love homemade brownies, this is the recipe for you. It’s an easy chocolate brownie recipe with chocolate chips creating rich and decadent flavors that everyone will love. The brownies will feed a crowd and are perfect for potlucks, office and holiday parties.
Brownies are one of my favorite treats, especially when they are soft and hot right out of the oven. Add a little scoop of ice cream and some hot fudge… Ok, I am getting sidetracked.
This is an easy homemade brownie recipe that makes a 13″ x 9″ pan of perfection. It takes about 15-minutes to prepare them and 35-minutes to bake. They are a great treat for after school snacks, birthday parties, or any holiday gathering.
You can make these brownies with or without the chocolate chips. You can also change it up a bit and add peanut butter chips or white chocolate chips, or holiday colored M&M’s for a different type of treat.
How To Make Brownies From Scratch
What do I need to make the brownie recipe from scratch?
- Mixing bowls
- 13″ x 9″ Casserole dish
- Hand mixer or KitchenAid Mixer
- Non-stick spray
- Chocolate Chips
Full Recipe and printable instructions listed below
How To Make Chocolate Brownies From Scratch
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt into a medium-sized bowl.
Sifting the items together will help blend the ingredients together better. If you don’t have a sifter, you can use a strainer if the holes are small enough. I use mine to drain meat as well as sift flour. Double duty!
Add the melted butter to a medium to another large-sized bowl.
I melted the butter in the microwave and poured it into the bowl.
Add the sugar to the bowl and mix.
Next, add the vanilla to the mix.
Add the eggs, one at a time, while mixing.
Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and blend.
Add a little bit at a time until all of the flour mixture is blended in. You’re almost there. Mmm…
Before you add the brownies to the batter, toss the chocolate chips in a little bit of flour.
I can’t explain the science behind this, but if you toss the chocolate chips in the flour, it will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the brownie while they cook.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I will still eat the brownies if all of the chocolate chips sink to the bottom. But, you gotta admit, they do taste better spaced out within the batter.
Add the chocolate chips, mix them into the batter, and spread it into a greased 13″ x 9″ casserole dish.
These are going to be thick, chewy, and the perfect moist brownie recipe.
Bake for 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. If you don’t have a cake tester, a knife or toothpick will work just as well.
Is brownie batter supposed to be really thick?
Yes, this batter will be very thick. Once cooked, the brownies will stay moist and fudgey on the inside, even on the off-chance they don’t get eat on the first day.
The top of the brownie has the crunchy shell, and the chocolate chips add some richness to the dessert.
I promise this will be your go-to recipe for the best brownies in the world.
If you love these, you’ll love lunch lady brownies, too. Click here to get the recipe.
This is such a wonderful treat and it really is so much better than brownie mix recipes.
Why do my brownies get hard?
Over mixing brownies can lead to hard brownies. Be sure to mix enough to incorporate the ingredients and then add to the baking dish.
Do brownies rise?
Yes, the brownies will rise a little bit. They won’t typically rise as much as a cake, but they will rise some.
Do brownies freeze well?
Brownies freeze pretty well, just make sure you wrap them up in Saran Wrap and then inside of a sealed bag to keep them from getting freezer burn. You can freeze them up to a couple of months, although fresh brownies will always taste the best.
Check out the homemade brownie recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start baking! This is a great dessert any time of the year and I think you’ll love it.
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- 1 cup butter, melted (2 sticks)
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1-1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. flour (for tossing chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt into a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
- Add the melted butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix together.
- Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, while mixing.
- Add the flour mixture and mix together.
- Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl with the tablespoon of flour. Toss.
- Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and mix well.
- Pour into the greased casserole dish, spread out, and bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Serving Size:1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 168mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 2.8g
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