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This fudgy homemade brownies recipe has only 6 ingredients and come together quickly with just one bowl and a spoon. Super fudgy, rich and full of chocolate flavor this is the best brownie recipe!

Brownies cut into squares.
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Why You Should Make Them

  • Only 6 Ingredients – These ingredients are regularly on my shopping list for baking some of my favorite recipes, like Chocolate Chip Muffins or Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.
  • It’s a One-Bowl Brownie Recipe – The few ingredients are mixed together in one large bowl to simplify the process.
  • 10 Minutes of Prep – The whole process can be done in 10 minutes, then about 30-35 minutes baking time, giving you fresh, ooey, gooey brownies in under an hour.

Ingredients Overview

  • Chocolate Chips – I like semi-sweet for brownies so you can get the richness of the chocolate without being too sweet. Or try using half milk chocolate and half semi-sweet.
  • Butter – 1 stick of butter, or ½ cup. Salted or unsalted. If using unsalted, add a pinch of salt to the batter.
  • Sugar – Granulated white sugar for sweetness. Brownies don’t often use brown sugar but it’s always an option if you like.
  • Eggs – You’ll need 2 eggs and one yolk (from a third egg). Using the whole 3rd egg could result in the mixture becoming too wet.
  • Flour – Regular all-purpose flour.
  • Vanilla Extract – Pure vanilla will have the best flavor but just use what you can get your hands on.

How To Make Brownies from Scratch

Get a detailed list of ingredients & instructions in the recipe card below.

  • Melt butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl in 30-second intervals until smooth.
  • Beat in sugar, vanilla, and eggs until well combined, then stir in flour.
  • Pour the batter into a square baking dish and bake at 350℉ for about 35 minutes.
chocolate chips and butter in a large bowl.
melted chocolate in a large bowl.
Brownie batter in a square pan.
Brownies baked in a square pan.

FAQs

Should you let brownie batter rest?

While it’s not a terrible idea to let the batter sit for 10-15 minutes, it’s not necessary. You are ready to bake as soon as the batter is spread into the pan.

How do you know when brownies are done?

Use the toothpick trick! Stick a toothpick into the center of the pan of hot from the oven brownies. If the toothpick comes out clean, the brownies are ready. If there is some wet batter on the toothpick, they need more time.

Also, brownies don’t always “look” done. They should be cooked and dry looking around the edges, and they may still look alight underdone in the middle. This is fine! They will continue to cook and firm up as they sit.

How do you know when to stop mixing brownie batter?

A good rule of thumb when mixing brownie batter, cake batter, or cookie dough is to stop mixing when the last of the flour disappears. Always mix by hand, and use a wooden spoon to make easy work of the mixing.

Storage

Leftovers should be cooled and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

They freeze really well, and that’s a great way to stock up and always have brownies on hand! In fact, I often will make a double batch and freeze the second for when the next craving hits!

Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality chocolate – The better the chocolate, the better the brownies. Use a high-quality chocolate chip like Ghiradelli or Guittards.
  • Opt for under-baking so you don’t overbake – You can pull these out a few minutes under and be totally fine; they will firm up more as they cool and be nice and gooey in the middle. You just want to keep an eye on them because nobody wants to eat burnt brownies.
  • Use a toothpick to check for doneness – As I mentioned in the FAQs above, the toothpick trick is one of the best tricks to help you know when the brownies are done. If the toothpick comes out clean with a few crumbs attached, the brownies are ready.
  • Ovens vary – Keep in mind that every oven is different. My oven may take 30 minutes, but yours may require an extra 5-10 minutes. Or, it may take less. I always recommend to check on your baked goods at least 5 minutes before instructed to make sure they don’t overbake.
  • Baking pan – I recommend using a metal baking pan (instead of glass or ceramic) to avoid overcooking. This is the one I use and highly recommend.
Stack of three brownies.

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Recipe

Homemade Brownies Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This homemade brownies recipe is fudgy, rich and so chocolatey. Made with one bowl, one spoon and just 6 ingredients, they're also super easy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 brownies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup salted butter 1 stick
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place butter and chocolate chip in a medium size, microwaveable mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted.
  • Beat in sugar, then vanilla and eggs, until well combined.
  • Stir in flour until just combined.
  • Pour into a well greased 8″x8″ pan. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before cutting.

Notes

I like to line my pan with enough overhang to remove the entire baked and cooled pan of brownies. This makes it much easier to slice.
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Nutrition

Calories: 423kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 3gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 417IUCalcium: 33mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Unsweetened Sue says:

    I just cooled and sliced these brownies. They are everything I want in brownies–rich, chewy, chocolatey, and absolutely divine-tasting.

    Plus, they really were quick and easy to make from start to finish.

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Sue! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  2. Leissa George says:

    I have tried over 43 different fudgy brownie recipes and slaved hard to get the consistent brownie I could rely on coming out perfect every time. But alas, it alluded me over and over till I tried yours. I didn’t have the extra egg yolk your recipe called for so I substituted it with 1.5 tbl. oil and it worked and came out super yummy. I am sharing your recipe with a side not for those who might not have the extra egg yolk like I did. Blessings to you !

    1. Kristin says:

      Absolutely love the feedback Leissa! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  3. dora camacho says:

    Made today and have one word for them, AMAZING!

    If u haven’t tried them u must. You won’t be disappointed!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s great to hear Dora!

  4. Tami Garrow says:

    These were so good I stopped being sad that the Falcons lost yesterday. Thanks! My new go-to brownie recipe. So simple, so scrumptious.

    1. Kristin says:

      Hahaha Tami!! Glad they helped ease your pain a little! 😉

  5. Jamie burton says:

    Made these yesterday and they are gone today! Delicious! I added a half cup of chocolate chips to the batter and everybody appreciated it. Next time I want to try a dark chocolate instead of the semi-sweet, then milk chocolate after that. Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Kristin says:

      Oh that sounds even more amazing! Thanks for sharing the tip.

  6. Joanne says:

    Your brownies look so fudgy — nice photo’s! My guys will love them!