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We have experimented with many variations of Homemade Brownie Recipes, and the family has declared this THE BEST HOMEMADE BROWNIE RECIPE!

They are perfectly fudgy, moist inside, and full of chocolate flavor.

They are easy to make, everything mixed in one bowl! 

The recipe below does NOT include nuts, due to an allergy, but you can certainly add some in, and the pictures include a version with nuts!

To add nuts, finely chop about 1/2 cup of the mix-in of your choice (pecans, almonds, walnuts, mint chips, peanut butter chips, caramel chips, and even extra chocolate chips for an extra boost of chocolate flavor). 

Homemade Brownies


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray pan with nonstick baking cooking spray
  • Get out a medium sized mixing bowl, and a rubber spatula.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Fold in the wet ingredients right into the dry ingredients.
  • You CAN using a mixing stand or hand mixer if desired, just keep it on low.
  • Stir until just combined, then pour the batter into a pan and bake.

Once you remove the brownies from the oven, let them cool slightly. They are best served warm and gooey! Feel free to top with some vanilla ice cream!

Homemade Brownies


  • Do NOT over bake: Brownies baked too long will end up dry and crumbly. Start checking the brownies 5-10 minutes before the recipe says that they should be done. Insert a cake tester in the center to check doneness. It should come out clean and dry, without any batter on it.
  • Add an extra egg or egg white: Adding a full egg will give you more cake like brownies. Adding an extra egg YOLK to make them chewier.
  • Use a dusting wand to lightly sprinkle on some powdered sugar.


You can use either!

I find that my metal pans result in crunchier edges, and I need to reduce the oven temp by 25 degrees.

With a glass pan, you may need to add about 5 minutes of baking time.

You can also use a BROWNIE BAR PAN if everyone prefers crunchy edges!

Homemade Brownies

How to store leftover Homemade Brownies:

Slice leftover brownies into individual squares and store in an airtight container at room temperature; they’re best eaten within 1 to 2 days.

How to FREEZE Brownies:

To freeze brownies, allow them to cool completely, but do not cut them into individual servings. Wrap them up tightly in plastic wrap, then wrap again with heavy duty aluminum foil, and place inside a large freezer safe ziploc bag. You can freeze up to 3 months, so be sure to LABEL AND DATE before placing in the freezer. When ready to serve, thaw at room temperature before cutting into individual servings. You can warm in the microwave or oven before serving, if desired.

Homemade Brownies

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Homemade Brownies

Homemade Brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Stick Butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Self Rising Flour (if you use All Purpose, add 1/4 tsp Baking Soda and 1/4 tsp Salt)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder (I use Hershey’s)
  • Choice of nuts, if desired


Preheat oven to 350.

Spray 9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt butter on stove top

Mix melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract in a small bowl

Add eggs to mixture, stirring well

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl (flour and cocoa powder)

Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients bowl until well blended

Pour into baking dish

Bake 20 minutes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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Chanta Spiller

Saturday 8th of August 2020

I made these brownies and they are delicious! I did not have any vanilla extract though but they still turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for this recipe! My first time making brownies from scratch and thanks to you they were a huge hit with both my husband and I! Will be making them again very soon!

Karen Puleski

Saturday 15th of August 2020

I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed them!!!

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Kathy Pease

Monday 17th of July 2017

These look so delicious and not too hard..Even I could do this :)

tammy ohagan

Monday 17th of July 2017

Wonderful little brownie! Not too thick, not too thin, just right! Comes together and into the oven quickly. I added about 1 additional T. of cocoa. Just mix all ingredients with a wooden spoon in the same pan as you melted the butter, about 50 strokes, just until good and combined. Had to try 3 of the brownies as soon as they were cooled, just to be triply sure they were good.

Karen Puleski

Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed them :)

Anita Jude

Monday 17th of July 2017

This looks amazing and looks delicious

Richard Hicks

Sunday 16th of July 2017

Will have to try and make these. Look so [email protected]!

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