Fudgy Homemade Brownies

5 from 1 vote

Sharing my favorite gooey perfectly fudgy homemade brownies today! So simple to prepare, chewy texture, and a true chocolate lovers dream. You won’t need another brownie recipe!

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Homemade Brownies

If you’ve been searching for the perfect brownie recipe, you are in the right place! I’ve been testing different ingredients, measurements and methods for years and feel like I’ve finally gotten it right! Next time you’re doing your grocery shopping, look for the Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder. It’s what I prefer when using cocoa powder in my baked goods. Makes such a difference in my opinion!

Be sure to try my Texas Sheet Cake recipe too! It also uses the Hershey’s Dark cocoa and is so delicious! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Ingredients Needed For Chewy Brownie Recipe

  • all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, Hershey’s Dark if possible
  • kosher salt
  • salted butter
  • canola oil
  • granulated sugar
  • light or dark brown sugar
  • large eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • milk chocolate chunks, Trader Joe’s chocolate block works great in this recipe

How To Make Fudge Brownie Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place flour, cocoa powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place hot melted butter, oil, and sugars into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined, a good minute. Stir in eggs and vanilla, whisking another 2 minutes. Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, gently stirring just until batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks and transfer to baking dish. Spread evenly and bake for 22-26 minutes, until mostly baked through. If you want gooey brownies, remove at 22 or 23 minutes. Let bake longer for a more cooked brownie. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or warmed with a scoop of ice cream.

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To start, place the flour, cocoa powder and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine.

homemade brownies

Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, gently stirring just until batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks. If you have a Trader Joe’s close by, look for the block of milk chocolate. This is what I use in cookies and brownies.

homemade brownies

For gooey fudgy brownies bake at 350 degrees F. for 22-26 minutes. Depending on your oven, time will vary slightly. Keep an eye on the brownies starting at 22 minutes. The center should be mostly set. You don’t want too much jiggle, but keep in mind the brownies will cook a bit more in the hot dish as it cools. If you don’t like your brownies too gooey, bake for closer to 26 minutes and check doneness.

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Easy Homemade Brownies

You’ll find that these are definitely easy homemade brownies with that perfect fudge brownie texture with shiny crackle tops.

Can I Double The Recipe To Make More Brownies?

Yes, if you’d like to make a 9 x 13 inch size batch of brownies, double the recipe as listed below in the recipe card, but start checking them at 28 minutes and every couple minutes after that for your desired doneness.

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How To Serve Gooey Brownies?

Serve gooey brownie recipe either room temperature as is, right from the baking dish or try warmed up in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Top with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream and even drizzle with chocolate sauce. I also love my gooey brownies kept in the refrigerator enjoyed cold. They become an extra chewy brownie that might be my favorite way to eat any leftovers. Also try frosting the brownies with my Homemade Chocolate Frosting. Takes the brownies to a whole new level.

How To Store Homemade Brownies

Store your homemade brownies in an airtight container or large Ziplock bag. They can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

homemade brownies

Whether you enjoy these brownies warm, cold, room temperature, frosted or topped with ice cream, be assured that you are about to fall in love with the BEST homemade brownies. Hope you love them!

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5 from 1 vote

Fudgy Homemade Brownies

These gooey, Fudgy Homemade Brownies could not be more simple to preapre and make some of the best brownies I've had. You'll love this chocolate chunk brownie!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 9
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I prefer and use the Hershey's Dark Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick salted butter melted and hot to the touch
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar light or dark
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks I get the milk chocolate block from Trader Joe's and cut my own chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place flour, cocoa powder and salt in a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place hot melted butter, oil, and sugars into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined, a good minute. Stir in eggs and vanilla, whisking another 2 minutes. Slowly stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl, gently stirring just until batter forms. Fold in chocolate chunks and transfer to baking dish. Spread evenly and bake for 22-26 minutes, until mostly baked through. If you want gooey brownies, remove at 22 or 23 minutes. Let bake longer for a more cooked brownie. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or warmed with a scoop of ice cream.

Notes

  • For gooey brownies, remove from oven at 22-26 minutes of baking. For a more cooked brownie, remove at about 30 minutes. 
  • Top brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce too!

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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19 Responses
  1. Joanna Mathias

    This recipe is everything! its so easy and its so good. I have never successfully baked anything and its very hard to wrong with this recipes.

  2. Selena C

    5 stars
    This recipe was so easy and yummy. Very rich for me so this will definitely last me awhile. I did have to cook it longer because I had a smaller pan so the brownie batter was thicker, making the cooking time longer but I expected it. Almost doubled the cook time. Some of the best brownies I’ve ever eaten and made. Thanks Jenny!

  3. Alexandra

    I can’t thank you enough for this recipe. This recipe is by far the best one I’ve tried. I am truly so grateful – the family is too, they enjoyed it so much that I had to make another batch of brownies a couple of minutes afterwards!

  4. Chelsea

    There was no unsweetened cocoa at the store, I’m assuming it was just regular because it didn’t say unsweetened, (I just thought it was odd they didn’t have any unsweetened) can I use that? Will it make a difference?

    1. Hi Chelsea, I don’t think I would substitute the unsweetened cocoa powder. If you use Amazon, check on Amazon for Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder. That’s my favorite.

  5. Rachel

    I have no milk chocolate chips or chunks. I only have semi sweet chips. Do you think I am Ietter off using those or nothing at all?

      1. Halley

        Fantastic, gooey brownies…. just the way brownies should be. Thank you for the perfect brownie recipe! My family loved them.

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