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Fudgy brownies are rich, sweet, moist, and decadent. Plus, they're easy to make in one bowl (meaning less cleanup!) and ready in about 30 minutes. |

Fudgy Brownies

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  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9 large brownies or 16 small brownies
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Fudgy brownies are rich, sweet, moist, and decadent. Plus, they're easy to make in one bowl (meaning less cleanup!) and ready in about 30 minutes. 


  • 6 ozsemi-sweet chocolatecoarsely chopped (or 1 cup chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup butterunsalted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Remove from heat and add sugars into the chocolate mixture and whisk until completely combined. Let the chocolate mixture cool for a few minutes. 
  3. 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.
  4. Add in flour, cocoa powder, and salt and fold together using a large silicone spatula until just combined. Transfer the thick batter into the prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean with moist a few moist crumbs attached. Bake for 25 minutes for a super fudgy brownie, bake for 30 minutes for a more cakey texture.
  6. 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.


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.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American