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Easy Homemade Chewy Brownies

Learn how to make Easy Homemade Chewy Brownies from scratch with a few simple ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep! The brownie recipe comes together in one pan.

stack of three chewy brownies

Brownies are an easy dessert that is too good to resist! The perfect brownie recipe includes a chewy, dense or fudgy center with a slightly crispy edge. We make these Chewy Homemade Brownies often because both kids and adults love them. The recipe comes together easily with one pan and a few simple ingredients.

Serve these brownies with some homemade ice cream and a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce.

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How to make brownies from scratch

Making brownies from scratch is easy. These brownies require only a few simple ingredients, one pan and 10 minutes of prep time.

  • First, melt the butter and chocolate in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in remaining ingredients, following the instructions for the order of ingredients.
  • Pour brownie batter into a greased 8-inch squash baking dish. Bake the brownies for 30 minutes or until the center feels just about set. To make chewy fudgy brownies, you do not want to overcook the batter. 

We usually omit nuts in brownies, but feel free to add pecans, walnuts, almonds or your favorite nuts to this recipe.

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Why are my brownies so chewy?

The key to making brownies is the cook time. Slightly undercook the brownies to achieve the chewiest texture. This means cooking them until they are just set, but the center is still soft. 

You can make brownies even more chewier by chilling them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer.

How do you know when brownies are ready?

For fudgy or chewy brownies, bake them only within the time specified in the recipe. If you want the brownies to be moist, take them out of the oven once they are just set, or towards the lower end of the specified baking time.

To make cakey brownies, take them out of the oven when a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.

bite taken out of a homemade brownie

Homemade brownies

This chewy brownie is a versatile recipe. It’s even the perfect brownie for mixing into ice cream because the brownie stays chewy when frozen. Bake a batch of these brownies to share with your friends and family. We know that you’re going to love them!

Easy brownie recipes

If you love this classic chewy brownie recipe, try a few of our other favorite easy brownie recipes. 

  • Flourless Mexican Brownies – a naturally gluten free brownie topped with creamy chocolate frosting. 
  • Apple Blondie – a blonde brownie recipe made with fresh apples and your favorite fall flavors.
  • Strawberry Brownies – fudgy chocolate brownies layered with fresh strawberries and more chocolate!

Chewy-Dense Brownies

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Learn how to make Easy Homemade Chewy Brownies from scratch with a few simple ingredients and only 10 minutes of prep! The brownie recipe comes together in one pan.
stack of three chewy brownies
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate cut into small pieces
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup hazelnuts pecans, almonds, or walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly with a whisk over very low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, eggs, and the vanilla. Then stir in the flour and salt. Beat the batter vigorously for 30 seconds. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center feels just about set. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Notes

  • Recipe barely adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

Nutrition Information

Calories: 322.88, Fat: 19.39g, Saturated Fat: 9.12g, Cholesterol: 48.62mg, Sodium: 37.7mg, Potassium: 161.62mg, Carbohydrates: 34.93g, Fiber: 2.21g, Sugar: 27.35g, Protein: 3.69g, Vitamin A: 280.69%, Vitamin C: 0.47%, Calcium: 25.31%, Iron: 1.78%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies from scratch, Chewy brownies, homemade brownies
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