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Homemade Brownies

Ditch the boxed brownie mix, as this recipe for Easy Homemade Brownies makes fudgy, soft, moist brownies full of rich chocolate flavor!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies, Homemade Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line square glass baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add in espresso powder and sugar and whisk to combine. Cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes, until sugar begins to melt into butter, whisking often. Remove from stove and cool while sifting dry ingredients.
  • Sift flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add in chocolate chips and toss to coat.
  • Add butter mixture, vanilla, and eggs to dry ingredients. Mix together with wooden spoon or spatula until JUST combined. Do NOT overmix or brownies will become tough.
  • Pour brownie batter into pan and spread gently for brownie batter to be evenly distributed in pan.
  • Bake brownies for 30-35 minutes, or until the center is set, but still soft. A toothpick should come out clean with a few crumbs still attached.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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