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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg