Fudgy Brownies

I love chocolate.  When I’m out to eat with my husband I always pick the chocolate item for dessert.  There is something to be said about being predictable, right?     😉

So naturally I’m going to be in love with brownies, especially FUDGY brownies!  These chocolate decadent treats are heavenly for so many reasons.  How much time do you have?

These brownies have a very thin crunchy top layer, perhaps to hold in all that chewy and fudgy goodness.  Some brownies have a tendency to be dry, but not these.  These are probably the richest and most moist brownies I’ve ever had and my friends and family agree.


Fudgy Brownies Recipe
(About 24 servings)


  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour *
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

*  (Update: Equivalent to 6.3 ounces)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan and set it aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract together.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.  Set the wet ingredients aside.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  6. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Spread the brownie batter evenly in the greased baking pan and bake it in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  9. Allow it to cool before cutting.

Source: All Recipes


These fudge brownies are seriously quick and easy to make.  Mix the wet ingredients.


Mix the dry ingredients.  Then mix them together with the chocolate chips and bake!


There are a bazillion (yes, I counted     😉 ) variations of brownie recipes out there.  Sure I could have added some kind of tasty frosting to the top.  Perhaps I could have added some nuts or various other treats inside of the brownie.  However, today, I am keeping it super simple, just a brownie please, and there is nothing wrong with that.     😉


Look at all that chocolate madness!  Cocoa…bam!  Chocolate chips…bam again!  Maybe I should have named these brownies “double chocolate brownies.”  I think the chocolate chips really make this recipe.  Most of them melt away when they bake, which helps add to the fudge factor here.


I’m slightly obsessed with powdered sugar and it is my perfect addition to these brownies.  However, I will absolutely admit that it is not necessary.  I added it because it made me happy.  Also, it does make for a pretty presentation.     🙂


Have I mentioned how fudgy these brownies are?     😉


Some people have a preference for what part of the brownie they like best, whether it is a piece with no edges, some edges, or if you have a special pan, all edges.

When I was younger, my three younger sisters and I always preferred the center of the brownie and so the edges were always left behind in the baking pan.  My mom, being the smart woman she is, started to bake brownies with nuts on the top, but only along the edges of the brownie.  Those nuts were our incentive to not leave the edge pieces behind.


Are you someone who prefers a corner, side, or middle cut of brownie?  I still love the middle and my husband loves the tough chewy edges the best.  Thus, none of the brownie lasts long in our house and there is no fighting over who gets what pieces.





  1. I looove a fudgy brownie. These look wonderful!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Faith. Glad you stopped by. 🙂

  2. These certainly do look fudgy and amazing! YUM!

    1. Tina says:

      So glad you think so. 🙂

  3. Nothing beats a classic fudgy brownie. Love the powdered sugar on top!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Sally! I’ll find any excuse to use powdered sugar. 🙂

  4. These look like such good brownies! I love the look of the perfectly fudgy texture!

    1. Tina says:

      That’s so sweet. Thank you. 🙂

  5. marcie says:

    Brownies are one of my absolute favorite desserts. The fudgier the better! These look so delicious!

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree, Marcie!

  6. Mmmm fudgy brownies. Perfect 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks, Aimee!

  7. If there is one thing I love it’s fudgy brownies. Such a childhood favorite that has lasted forever!

    1. Tina says:

      Totally agree. 🙂

  8. Kelly says:

    Oh my, I just made this, and I wanted to say THANK YOU for the recipe! I am waiting for it to finish baking and then cooled so I can eat it with some milk! Oh man. The batter was super thick with a nice consistency. Better than any box mix! and SOOO much better tasting (I wanted to try the batter so bad! and I know what I put in there) YUM!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m so happy that you love these brownies!! I’ve made them too many times to count (with and without frosting). My sister actually just made a batch of them for a superbowl party. She cut them out with a football cookie cutter and frosted some white lines on them…super cute. They are versatile and totally yummy!
      Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate you letting me how much you liked them! I hope to see you again. 🙂

  9. Shilo says:

    I have to say i am disappointed 🙁 I love mine really fudgy so i only baked for 30 min. They are still really really cakey! not fudgy at all! like dense, non-moist chocolate cake…. hmmm

    1. Tina says:

      I’m sorry to hear that. I actually just made a batch of these brownies last weekend and they came out just like my photos, nice and fudgy. Better luck next time.

    2. Yvonna says:

      Where do you live? Might be the altitude.

  10. Sarah says:

    This is now my go to brownies from scratch recipe. Sometimes i replace one fourth of the cocoa with dark cocoa. I’ve also added different flavored chips. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Tina says:

      Sarah, I’m so happy to hear that! I’ve been baking these brownies for over 10 years and they are without a doubt my favorite brownie recipe. I can’t believe I never thought to add different flavored chips and now I must try that. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your experience. 🙂

  11. Lisa says:

    I have searched for years and have finally found the perfect brownie recipe. Wonderful for how I like brownies. I made them this week and they were great. How could it not be a good recipe if you start with a cup of butter and four eggs!

    THANK YOU!!!!

    1. Lisa says:

      In a word YUMSCIOUS!!!!!

      1. Tina says:

        Oh yeah!!

    2. Tina says:

      Lol… this doesn’t win any health awards, that’s for sure. But they are dang delicious! You made my day!! I’m so glad that you love these as much as we do! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to write. 🙂

      1. Lisa says:

        I am commenting AGAIN. I’ve been using your recipe for the last 7 years and still the BESTEST recipe there is!

        1. Tina says:

          Oh my goodness thank you! You made my week! 🙂

  12. Meghan says:

    Maybe I missed it in here somewhere but is this recipe for a 9×13 pan?

    1. Tina says:

      Hi Meghan! It’s step #2. Yes a 9×13 inch pan. 🙂

  13. Cassandra says:

    I’ve been searching for a dense, super rich brownie and, after trying so many recipes that were not rich enough, I decided to try yours after reading the reviews. Fantastic!! The best brownies I’ve ever baked. They taste like the brownies I love from the bakeries that know what they’re doing. This recipe’s a keeper. Thank you!!!!

    1. Tina says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Cassandra! I’m so glad you found this recipe. 🙂

  14. Lisa says:

    Made these again last night and they are truly YUMSCIOUS!!​

    1. Tina says:

      Wahoo! So glad to hear it! 🙂

  15. Lisa says:

    These are my new favorite brownies!!!
    So good – so easy.

    1. Tina says:

      Wahoo! I’m SO happy to hear that! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know, Lisa. 🙂

  16. wendy says:

    Are these cooked fan or normal bake?

  17. Jamie says:

    These are amazing! I did end up using only 2 cups of sugar and still thought they were sweet. But still so yummy! I’ll be using this recipe again, but with less sugar. Thanks for sharing!!

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