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Fudgy Brownies from Scratch

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Brownies are an American treat that is simple and results in pure joy. Growing up, I preferred a blondie or a vanilla cupcake. But, when I found out that one of my husband’s favorite desserts were brownies, I had to find a recipe. I stumbled across this one from allrecipes and found it to be a keeper. Its my go to recipe for moist, fudgy brownies.

These chocolate delights are made in a single pot, which is great because washing dishes is one of my least favorite things to do. My own spin on these fudgy brownies is to use dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet. I think it gives you a deeper chocolate flavor that can be overpowered with other variants. The recipe says to bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes. However, in order to get them super soft and fudgy inside, bake them for 4 minutes less. Adjust baking time to your preference of firmness. Make these brownies for any occasion, I often like to enjoy them with some ice cream.

Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 2 Tbsp butter

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 8×8 baking dish.
  • Melt butter, sugar and water in a medium sized pot over medium heat until boiling.
  • Take off mixture off heat and stir in the dark chocolate chips until melted.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt into the brownie mixture.
  • Spread combined mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 16 minutes to get fudgy texture, 20-25 minutes for firm brownies.
  • Cool in the pan, cut into squares or fourths (no judgement here) and enjoy!

Tips and tricks

  • You can always add some chunks of chocolate to the top of the batter and let it melt. If you used dark chocolate for the brownies, I suggest using semi-sweet chunks depending on your sweetness preference .
  • Make sure you use a 8×8 pan. I used a 9×9 pan one day, and it took an hour to get the right texture.
  • If you like them fudgy and super moist, bake the brownies for 4 minutes less (16 minutes).
  • You can add nuts to your mixture or sprinkle on top for a crunch.



12 servings

Total time

up to 35 minutes



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