Chocolatey Fudge Brownies from Scratch Recipe

Chocolatey Fudge Brownies from Scratch Recipe

How To Make Chocolatey Fudge Brownies from Scratch

When you realize you can make a better brownies from scratch recipe, you will never make a batch from box mix again. Here’s a recipe you must try!

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • ½cupbutter,(115g) salted or unsalted
  • 8ozchocolate bars,(226g) semi-sweet , coarsely chopped*
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar,150g
  • ¼cupbrown sugar,(50g) packed light or dark
  • 3large eggs
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ½cupall-purpose flour,+ 2 tbsp (80g), spoon & leveled
  • 2tbspcocoa powder,(11g) unsweetened natural or dutch-process
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1cupchocolate chips,(180g) semi-sweet
  • chocolate buttercream,optional


  1. Melt the butter and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly.

  2. Remove from the heat, pour in a large mixing bowl, then allow to slightly cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Line the bottom and sides of a 9 by 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment, leaving an overhang on all sides. Set aside.

  5. Whisk the granulated and brown sugars into the cooled chocolate/butter mixture.

  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking until smooth after each addition.

  7. Whisk in the vanilla. Gently whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips.

  8. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies begin to pull away from the edges of the pan.

  9. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.

  10. Once cooled, lift the foil out of the pan using the overhang on the sides.

  11. Frost with chocolate buttercream, if desired. Cut into squares.

Recipe Notes

  • Unfrosted brownies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week. Frosted brownies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 211.19kcal
  • Fat: 11.44g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.83g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.44g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.96g
  • Fiber: 1.26g
  • Sugar: 22.50g
  • Protein: 2.43g
  • Cholesterol: 41.78mg
  • Sodium: 49.98mg
  • Calcium: 24.96mg
  • Potassium: 67.55mg
  • Iron: 0.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 50.82µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg
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