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Absolutely the Best Brownies Ever + RECIPE VIDEO

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Servings 24 brownies

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Perfectly rich, dense, fudgy brownies every time. They are so easy and come together with just a bowl and a whisk. This is the only brownie recipe I use! Includes how to recipe video


I like brownies. Cherry Cheesecake Brownies. Almond Joy Brownies. Texas Brownies. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies (okay, those are for my husband).

It’s time I shared this recipe with you.

stack of four fudgy brownies on a black background

I have made these brownies countless times. They go back to my University days when I found all my recipes on and had no knowledge of food blogging.

On a whim, I decided to try this brownie recipe.

Best decision ever.

stack of five fudgy brownies with a bite taken out of middle brownie

I mean, how do you possibly choose a brownie recipe from 371 recipes on Allrecipes alone?

Back in the day, I had a recipe box on Allrecipes, Better Homes and Gardens, Taste of Home, Kraft, etc., etc., etc.. The day I succumbed to the pressure of Pinterest and asked my sister for an invite was a pretty big turning point in my life. To have just one recipe box — what a genius idea!

Anyway. This is THE brownie recipe you need. (Though since I first made this recipe, I’ve found other favorites, like these Flourless Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies and these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies).

Unless you like cakey, fluffy, crumbly brownies. These are definitely not those.

These brownies are dense, fudgy and rich. They are slightly chewy at the edges and incredibly moist and fudgy underneath. How many times can I use ‘fudgy’ in a brownie description without it becoming redundant?

stack of three brownies with bite taken out of top brownie

I reduced the sugar just a bit in these, because the 3 cups of sugar called for in one 9×13″ pan is a lot, in my opinion. If you like things extra, extra sweet, feel free to add it back in.

I also subbed all of the flour for whole wheat flour. In a brownie like this, I honestly think you would have no idea that it’s 100% whole wheat flour. Again, if you don’t have any or just don’t want to use whole wheat flour, feel free to swap it out for all-purpose.

You need these in your life.

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The Best Homemade Brownies

4.87 from 37 votes
This recipe makes perfectly rich, dense, fudgy Homemade Brownies with crisp, crackly tops—every time! They're super easy, and come together with just a bowl and a whisk.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 26 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 194cal


  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 500g
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or sub all-purpose (about 195g)
  • 1 cup cocoa about 80g
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • chocolate chips for sprinkling on top or to mix in, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla with a whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in flour, cocoa and salt until combined.
  • Line a 9×13" pan with tin foil or parchment and spray with non-stick spray. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 24-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. They do not need to be totally set as they will continue to cook in the pan — if you like them gooey-er, you just take them out on the earlier side. If you want them fully baked, wait until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 194cal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Keywords brownie recipe, brownies from scratch, fudgy brownies

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Jamie says

    These were absolutely delicious and will be the only recipe I use going forward. I had to cook them a bit longer but my oven is quirky and I included a pretzel crust on the bottom.

  2. Leora Celeste says

    This is hands down the best brownie recipe I’ve ever used! I did reduce the sugar a bit because we prefer it that way, but they came out perfect! Thank you!

  3. Krisgren says

    This is my go to brownie recipe, I have never had them fail. They are so chewy and chocolatey, this is what a brownie should be. My kids thank you lol

  4. Jacqueline says

    These were delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I only had a half a cup of cocoa powder to us and they still came out tasty. Next time I will make sure to have enough!

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