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How To Make Chocolate Brownies From Scratch

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. 

Homemade brownies are a delicious treat any time of year.

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

  • Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa, and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs into another large bowl and mix.
  • Next, add the flour to the butter mixture and mix.
  • Toss the chocolate chips in a tablespoon of flour.
  • Finally, add the chocolate chips to the brownie batter. Mix and pour into a 13″ x 9″ casserole dish.
  • Bake for 35-minutes.

Easy homemade brownies with chocolate chips on a counter.

What do I need to make the brownie recipe from scratch?

  • Mixing bowls
  • Oven
  • 13″ x 9″ Casserole dish
  • Hand mixer or KitchenAid Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Non-stick spray
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs
  • Flour 
  • Cocoa
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

 Full Recipe and printable instructions listed below

How To Make Chocolate Brownies From Scratch

Brownie recipe with cocoa powder

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!

This is a moist brownie recipe that makes a great treat.

Sifted flour.

 

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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. 

 

Easy Homemade Brownies are the perfect dessert for any holiday.

Add the sugar to the bowl and mix. 

 

These are the best brownies in the world and make a great gift for any holiday.

Next, add the vanilla to the mix. 

 

Easy homemade moist brownies are always a fun treat.

Add the eggs, one at a time, while mixing. 

 

Homemade fudgy brownies are easy to make and are a tasty dessert.

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…

 

Chocolate chips are a great addition to any brownies.

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. 

Homemade brownies with chocolate chips.

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.

Homemade brownies are a delicious treat any time of year.

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. 

Rich, moist, fudgy and delicious brownies.

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.

Then, share your comments below and click here to share a picture of your brownies on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share with us so we can try it, too!

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Yield: 2 dozen

How To Make Chocolate Brownies From Scratch

Easy homemade brownies with chocolate chips on a counter.

If you love homemade chewy brownies, this is the recipe for you. The homemade brownies with chocolate chips is an easy and rich tasting recipe that everyone will love.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Rest Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa, and salt into a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the melted butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix together.
  4. Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, while mixing.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix together.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl with the tablespoon of flour. Toss.
  7. Add the chocolate chips to the mixture and mix well.
  8. Pour into the greased casserole dish, spread out, and bake for 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24 pieces

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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Alicia

Sunday 21st of June 2020

I made these tonight and they were the first, from scratch brownies, that I’ve ever made. They were a hit and oh so good!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Julie Pollitt

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Hi Alicia! That's awesome. I love to hear that!

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Judy

Friday 15th of June 2018

Love brownies will try these soon I will save this recipe

Judy

Friday 15th of June 2018

Will try these soon love brownies have a great week end

Julie Pollitt

Friday 15th of June 2018

Thanks, Judy! You have a great weekend, too!