Fudgy brownies are rich, sweet, moist, and decadent. Whether you’re looking for a dessert to bring to the potluck or a late-night chocolate snack to indulge in, these brownies will do the trick. They're easy to make in one bowl and ready in about 30 minutes. You can prepare them ahead of time, wrap them individually, or eat them hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (my favorite!). However you enjoy them, you will love them.
Why You’ll Love Fudgy Brownies
- Gooey, fudgy texture. These fudgy brownies get their texture from the perfect ratio of ingredients. By adding in a little less flour and cocoa powder than my classic brownies, it will keep them super fudgy. Plus, the bake time also plays a role. If you bake the brownies for 25 minute, you will get extra fudginess, or bake for 30 minutes for a more cakey texture.
- Rich and chocolatey. These brownies are packed with real chocolate and cocoa powder, giving you double the richness and flavor. You can also add in a handful of chocolate chips on top at the end for extra chocolate because why not?
- Minimal clean up. One of my favorite parts of this recipe is that it is a one bowl brownie recipe, which means that there are less dishes to clean. I mean, why clean more dishes if you don't have to?
To make these easy one bowl fudgy brownies, you will need the following ingredients:
- semi-sweet chocolate - use coarsely chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
- sugar - both granulated sugar and brown sugar.
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
How to Make the Best Fudgy Brownies
- Prep the pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and line it with parchment paper so that it hangs over two sides to make it easy to life the brownies out of the pan when baked.
- Melt the chocolate. Melt the chocolate with butter in a medium heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water, or you will burn the chocolate. Whisk until melted and smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients. Remove from heat and add sugars into the chocolate mixture and whisk until completely combined. Let the chocolate mixture cool for a few minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla, and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. This will ensure that the brownies have a classic crinkly top. Add in flour, cocoa powder, and salt and fold together using a large spatula until just combined. Transfer the thick batter into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean with moist a few moist crumbs attached. For a super fudgy brownies, bake for 25 minutes. For a cakey brownies, bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve. Once the brownies are done, remove the baking pan from the oven and place it on a wire cooling rack. Once cooled completely, lift it out of the pan and cut into squares. Or grab a spoon and enjoy it hot out of the pan with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- How to make a larger batch: To make a larger batch, double the recipe and pour the batter into a 9x13-inch casserole pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes.
- How to customize: You can add in extra chocolate chips or nuts on top before baking. After baking, you can add a drizzle of Salted Caramel Sauce on top.
- How to store: Fresh brownies keep the best at room temperature for up to two days in an airtight container. You can extend their lifespan by putting them in the refrigerator for up to one week, but you may lose some of the delicious fudgy texture. Reheat in the microwave for 10-20 seconds for best results.
- How to freeze: Free cooled brownies in a freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours or at room temperature before serving.
More Chocolate Dessert Recipes
- Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
- Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
- Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Double Chocolate Loaf Cake
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Caramel Cheesecake Brownies
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