Ooey, gooey, fudgy brownies that will become a family favourite. I rarely make any other brownie recipe because we love this one so much!
I'm a sucker for ooey, gooey, fudgy brownies. Chocolate brownies are my weakness. This recipe gives you a fudgy brownie with crackly tops every single time. It's brownie perfection!
They really are the best brownies in the world. Yes I know, I know, this is quite a claim. But seriously they are and that is, in fact, their name. So who am I to argue.
A friend sent me this link about a year ago I think. She had found a recipe for the best brownies in the world. Well, that got my attention, for sure.
Of course when someone makes a claim like that you just have to investigate further. If for no other reason than to prove them wrong. I mean who dares to say they make the best brownies in the whole world. So I did in fact investigate. And they are in fact the best brownies in the world.
If you like fudgy brownies these are for YOU! If you like cake-like brownies, then your hunt continues. Run off now you cake brownie loving folks. No need to read further. This is for fellow chewy, ooey, gooey, messy brownies lovers.
If you are in fact a chewy, ooey, gooey, messy brownies lover...well, you've come to the right place. Pull up a chair and hold on tight to it cuz I'm about to blow the roof off the joint. Y'all ready for this?
Oh small disclaimer, these are not my brownies. Well, I did, in fact, make them. But the recipe is not mine. I am not a genius. That distinguished honour goes to Alta from Tasty Eats At Home.
If you have not been to Alta's blog you should go, run there now. Or look at the brownies first then run there. I have tried to adapt these to no avail. I attempted to make them better but I honestly don't think it's possible.
So at some point during your reading of this post go visit Alta's blog, you need to stop by and check out her brownie recipe. Say hello, look around, enjoy her blog. She knows her stuff.
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- 8 x 8 inch Baking Pan- These pans are essential for baking on a regular basis. Many recipes call for square 8 x 8 inch pans so it's worth having a couple in your cupboards.
- Wooden Spoon- I have so many different brands of wooden spoons. I love using them for baking and making fudge. You can never have enough wooden spoons.
- Parchment Paper- I use Kirkland parchment paper because I can buy it from Amazon or Costco. I buy a two pack because I use a lot of it.
- Unsweetened Chocolate- I keep a few boxes of this on hand in my pantry at all times. Use whichever brand you prefer.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips- I cannot stock enough chocolate chips in my house. I like Hershey's or Nestle. Buy in bulk if you can. I store mine in mason jars.
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The Best Brownies In the WORLD!!!
- ½ cup butter
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Line your pan with parchment paper. I find wetting it gets it more pliable.
- Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate together over low heat in a medium saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon.
- Remove from heat and add the sugar. Stir well.
- Now add your eggs and vanilla, stirring until it’s smooth.
- Add chocolate chips, flour and salt. Stir until well blended.
- Pour into pan and place in oven. I always tap my pan to get out any bubbles and make it even.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes, toothpick inserted should come out clean when done.
- Remove and cool on a rack.
- Serve with a smile.
You can use my recipe for vanilla salt. You can substitute regular salt. But the vanilla one has so much more flavour so I prefer it. It's easy to make. You should give it a try. You'll thank me once you realize how good it is, and how easy it is to make!
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Note about the best brownies in the world:
- Original post was published on August 7, 2011
- Photos updated on March 4, 2014
- Video was added in August 2017.
- Post last updated on March 11, 2020.
I love a good chewy brownie. The photos made me make these brownies. Not once but twice in one week. It tastes really good but I am not getting the chewy texture at all (both times). It was more like a cake in the middle than a brownie.
You might be overmixing the batter. It could also be oven variances. Maybe try baking it for a wee bit less time. They should be soft and not cake-like. Let me know if you need more help. I'm happy to help troubleshoot this with you.
This recipe is soo good! We’ve been making them every weekend for a month. We want to mix things up a little bit and add a cream cheese swirl. Any tips?
Hi Gigi. I have a cream cheese swirl brownie recipe coming up but not for a couple of weeks.
Basically, you want to make two separate batters. Make the brownie batter and pour that into the pan. Then make another batter using 8 oz cream cheese, about 1/3 to 1/4 cup of sugar (just granulated is fine), 1 egg white and a little bit of vanilla or almond extract. Drop that batter over the brownie batter randomly, then use a butter knife to make the swirl patterns. Bake as directed.
You can amp it by adding a bit of peanut butter to the cream cheese mixture. Or Biscoff. Or Nutella. The skies the limit.
Let me know if you need any more help. Be sure to let me know if you make swirl ones!!
Thank you for warning the “cakey” lovers (that’s me) even bough I’m moving on I appreciate you saving me time!
Hi Jazmine. Happy to help. I know a lot of folks prefer cake-like brownies so I prefer to be up front with folks.
Did you say ooey, gooey, and fudgy? Now I'm just drooling over those brownies! I haven't had brownies for a year now. I have been baking quite a lot of bread recently, and I can't believe I forgot about brownies! I believe yours are the best brownies that's why I saved this recipe! I'm too excited to make them! Thank you so much for this recipe!
Hope you get a chance to try them!
It says to add eggs and vanilla, I don't see eggs in the ingredient list. How many eggs? Thank you they look wonderful. after reading that people made these I am wondering if you could just leave the eggs out?
Hi Nancy. It's 2 eggs. Not sure why you're not seeing it but it's there. I just checked to make sure there wasn't a glitch causing issues. I wouldn't recommend leaving the eggs out for this recipe. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any more questions or problems with the site. Or you can leave another comment and I'll keep my eyes peeled for it. Thanks for visiting the blog. Hope you have a great week!
They look delish, but I guess I can't try the recipe as the measurements are in metrics. Don't know if I can figure it out or not.. Also am wondering what size pan to use. I'm guessing an 8 x 8.
Hi Joan. You can click either US Customary or Metric in the recipe card and it will give what you need. It has both so everyone can enjoy the recipe.
Yes, the pan is 8 x 8 inch square.
Have a great day!
With this "self isolation" going on because of the virus I decided it was time to start my pre-summer baking lol. Every spring (though not usually this early) I bake double batches when I make something - one to enjoy at the time and the other to wrap and freeze for home made treats in the middle of summer without having the oven on. I did double the recipe and baked it in a 9x13 pan so maybe that could be why they don't have that lovely crackly top like in your pics. They taste amazing though! I followed the recipe exactly and the smell had me drooling before I even got them out of the oven lol. It might be hard to keep them in the freezer for too long though, they would be too tempting to just grab when the mood hits 😀
Hi Jane. I think a lot of people are baking and cooking right now. The blog is hopping with comments and questions since self isolation was announced.
I'm so glad you liked them. They really are my favourite brownies in the world. My whole family loves them so I rarely make any other kind.
Hope you are staying safe. Take good of yourself through this. It's a scary time in the world right now.
Is cocoa powder the unsweetened chocolate?
Hi Brandy. It's unsweetened chocolate. Hope that helps.
Hola! Cómo puedo hacer para que no se me pegue el brownie al papel?
It shouldn't stick to the paper once it's cooked. Make sure you're using parchment paper and not waxed paper. If you do find it sticking to parchment you can always use non-stick spray in addition to the parchment paper. Hope that helps.
Indeed best brownies I’ve ever tasted… Love it so much… Been hunting for best brownies all the while but to no avail… I’m so glad I’ve encountered this recipe… Can’t get enough of this… Highly recommended…
Thank you so much!
Hi, I've tried this recipe and it's indeed super delicious but I found it a bit too sweet, may I know what's the recommended measurement if I would like to cut down the sugar without affecting the ooey gooey fudgy texture? Can I substitute the sugar with brown sugar?
Hey! I wouldn't substitute brown sugar in this recipe because it would change the texture of the brownies. You could try using a sugar substitute but I don't bake with them so not sure how that would work.
You could try cutting the sugar in half but they won't be as fudgy. You could try using agave or honey with less sugar. Or use dark chocolate to lighten them up a bit.
Hope that helps a little bit.
Are the chocolate chips supposed to remain chips or melt into the batter? Making these later, thanks!
Hi Ali. Put them in whole and they will melt into the batter. Let me know how they turn out.
These are the most amazing brownies I have ever made! I have made them for several years!
I am on a Dairy & Gluten Free diet, so I used Trader Joe’s 72% dark chocolate chips (Gluten and Dairy Free) and I used 1/4 cup of gluten free flour. They are delicious and the best thing is 1/4 C gluten flour doesn’t change the taste!
I love that I can enjoy a yummy chocolate treat, when everyone else is eating a dessert I can’t enjoy!
Thank you so much for sharing you scrumptious brownies!!! ❤️❤️
I am so thrilled to hear you were able to make the GF. That is amazing. I'm going to try making them that way myself.
So happy you loved the recipe and thank you for taking them time to leave a comment.
After several failed attempts at trying "The Best Ever, The Perfect, Absolutely-To-Die-For" etc. recipes, they are all liars. This recipe is absolutely THE BEST, PERFECT BROWNIE! Thank you for posting this recipe! Anyone reading this, there is no need to search for another recipe. Make these. You won't be disappointed.
I cannot stop laughing right now. When I first started reading I was like "oh no, someone hated them and is going to tear me a new one" but then I kept reading and could not stop smiling. Thank you so much for the glowing review and the giggle. Much appreciated!
LOVE this recipe and so does my picky son!
That makes me so happy to hear.
Can I substitue cocoa for chocolate?
Just saw this. I wouldn't replace all the chocolate with cocoa powder because it will change the texture and affect the taste of the brownies.
Hi, Thanks for the recipe, I look forward to making these brownies. They look delicious! One question though … are the eggs large or medium?
Thanks also for providing the ingredients in metric measurements 😊.
Hi Dot. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I was out of town for a bit.
Use large eggs at room temperature.
You are most welcome. I'm in Canada so I like to give both.