Brownies Recipe

Brownies Recipe
Staff Writer
Brownie
Yasmin Fahr

Brownie

The classic chocolate brownie is something I often crave and always love. Lots of kids and adults feel the same way, I am pretty well convinced. Think the smell of brownies baking will bring the neighbors over? Feel free to double the batch, just in case!

Almost everyone has a seriously impassioned opinion about what kind of brownie is the absolute best. Chewy! Cakey! Soft and gooey! But whatever your favorite style, when presented with a plate of homemade brownies, hardly anyone can resist having at least one (after all, it’s only polite!).

Click here to see How to Make the Perfect Brownie.

9
Servings
397
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: For chewy brownies, use 1 less egg.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter, plus more for greasing
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9-by-9-inch square baking pan (you can also line the pan with aluminum foil and grease the foil).**

Melt the butter and chocolates in a medium to large saucepan over low heat, or use a microwave. Watch carefully. Meanwhile, gently beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in the vanilla.

When the butter and chocolate mixture is melted, take it off the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour and cocoa powder and stir well with a spoon or whisk, but do not overmix.

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan. (If you’re using chocolate chips or nuts, mix them into the batter first or sprinkle them on top of the batter before baking, pressing them down a bit into the batter.) Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Let the brownies cool before lifting them from the pan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
73mg
10%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
176mg
12%
Water
24g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Brownie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Brownie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.