Brownie Recipe:

Brownie Recipe:

Easy Fudgy Brownies From Scratch (our Favorite)

This is my absolute favorite brownie recipe. They are rich, fudgy in the middle, and made completely from scratch. These brownies are so much better than the box, and I bet you have what you need to make them already sitting in your kitchen. Jump to the Easy Fudgy Brownies Recipe or see below for a printable recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup unsweetened cocoa, such as Hershey’s 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all.

Why Don’t You Add Chocolate?

This recipe is slightly adapted from Alice Medrich’s Cocoa Brownies found in many of her cookbooks. Medrich is a genius when it comes to chocolate. Search on Google and you’ll see that some brownie recipes call for chocolate that is melted into butter, then mixed with sugar, eggs, and flour. This recipe is different — and smart.

What Kind of Chocolate Chips Should I Use? Can I Leave Them Out?

We used Guittard Milk Chocolate chips in this recipe to give a contrast between dark and milk chocolate. If you are a fan of dark chocolate, use semi-sweet chocolate chunks. The whole chocolate chips that are folded in with the batter can also be successfully left out of the recipe. (Source: thestayathomechef.com)

What Kind of Cocoa Powder Should I Use?

We used Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder in this recipe. In addition, it was also tested with Guittard red dutch process and Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder, all of which worked successfully. Hershey’s was our favorite.

What Flavor Variations Can I Try?

Although I absolutely love my brownie recipe just as it is it’s sometimes fun to switch it up with different flavors and textures. See some of my recommendations below;

How Do I Make My Brownies Extra Fudgy?

Can I Make These Without an 8×8 Inch Pan?

Sure! You can use a larger pan and have thinner brownies OR you can make a wall inside of your pan with aluminum foil then line it with parchment paper. If you look very closely in the photo for step seven below you can see that I did this!

The Only Brownie Recipe You’ll Need!

The inspiration for these brownies came from Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies in the Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. We made them fudgier and supremely chocolatey. Here’s why these are the best homemade brownies:

How to Store Brownies:

At Room Temperature – Brownies can be stored at room temperature in a low humidity environment. To keep them fresh and moist, cover with plastic wrap directly over the brownies and store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

Fudge Brownies

Fudgy, cakey, fudgy, cakey... can't make up your mind? If you're looking for a brownie that's right in between those two styles, you've found it. These brownies combine a fudge brownie's ultra-moist texture with a subtle cake-like rise, for the best of both worlds.


Brownies are definitely America's favorite bar cookie. It is hard to believe that they began their life in a Sears, Roebuck, and Co. catalog over 100 years ago (1897). Brownies are so named because of their dark brown color, not because they contain chocolate. In fact, the first brownie recipes didn't even contain chocolate. In Fannie Farmer's 'Boston Cooking-School Cook Book' the Brownie recipe calls for butter, sugar, Porto Rico molasses, an egg, flour, and pecan meat. So, I think we can safely say that our Brownie has evolved over the last century. This Brownie recipe does contain chocolate, lots of chocolate, both semi-sweet (or bittersweet) chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. So it has a deep chocolate flavor with a wonderfully moist texture.

Best Brownies Recipe

Get lost in the joys of baking. Use the easy-to-make Best Brownies Recipe from HERSHEY'S KITCHENS to transport you to chocolate paradise. It’s simple to prepare, mix, and melt, reminiscent of your favorite box of brownies. Try using your favorite brown chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate for the deepest flavor. Try using your favorite brown chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate for the deepest flavor. Description: This recipe makes about 26 Brownies. Yield: Best Brownies Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c vegetable oil 1 egg 6 3/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder 6 oz melted unsweetened chocolate 6 oz softened unsalted butter

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