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.
These brownies look gorgeous!! I am drooling already! Will certainly make them.
Just one question I have- there are a few friends of mine who don't take eggs. Can you suggest any alternative ingredient for them?
Hi Mekhala. I've not tried doing it myself in this particular recipe but typically you can substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for 1 egg. You could also try using 1/4 cup mashed banana. I'm not sure how an egg substitute would work. I don't bake with those so it's foreign territory for me. I can't guarantee how well it would work but I'd likely try the applesauce first. I've done that with other recipes. Hope that helps.
Thank you so much 😀 will try today and let you know..
Thanks again for the prompt reply 🙂
These are delicious. I just made some and they are very moist and oh so good! They will definitely stay on my list of favorite dessert recipes.
Hi Sara. I'm so glad you liked them. We just made a batch on the weekend. The kids were here so I had to make them.
Would it each possible to make these in a larger pan?
Hi Lisa. I would double batch them if you make them in a bigger pan.
Followed recipe exactly volutes brownies came out very flat. Very disappointed.
Hi Lorraine. So sorry to hear that. I know I'm always bummed when I make something and it doesn't work out so I completely empathize. Since these are fudgy brownies they aren't very tall but they shouldn't be flat. Feel free to email me if you want any help figuring out what went wrong. Sometimes elevation differences or brands used can affect the outcome. So many variables can come into play. Happy to help in any way I can.
I read through only a dozen or so comments, no one apparently made the brownies ... or they would have said there’s a recipe error. It only calls for 1/4 cup of flour ... There’s no way you can get 8 brownies from 1/4 cup flour!
It's not an error at all. It makes a full pan of brownies. Less flour means fudgy brownies. If you prefer cake-like brownies feel free to use more.
just curious could you use walnuts in these brownies
Yes, absolutely. I also recommend pistachios. So good.
can you add walnuts to the brownies
These are the BEST!!!!! Can this recipe be doubled? Thank you!!!
Hi Lani. I've made them in a bigger pan and doubled the recipe before. They turned out well. My only issue with that is I like the pieces on the edge of the pan. Ha. So I usually do two 8 inch pans instead of doubling this.
These really ARE the BEST.. I was short an egg and made half the recipe and parchment lined a cast iron skillet. I used white chocolate chips in place of the semi sweet and unsweetened cocoa for the unsweetened chocolate ( for each oz use 3 T cocoa and 1 T butter.. These were amazing
I'm so glad you liked them. I've had to substitute ingredients before too. I swear this recipe is fool-proof.
I rarely keep recipes because I like to experiment without a measuring cup but this is a keeper
Thanks so much. We love this recipe so much. I rarely make any other brownie recipe because we love this one SO much.
I'm like you, I love experimenting and flying by the seat of my pants.
I substuted baking cocoa powdercfor the unsweetened chocolate squares. 6 tablespoons cocoa powder + 2 tablespoons oil. These came out perfect!
I've had to substitute ingredients too. It's one of those recipes that is so easy to adapt. I'm so glad yours turned out well. Did you use coconut oil?
These brownies look amazing! Will definitely try them. Just wanted to know how many ounces would 8 tbsps of butter make..
Hi Shaireen. 8 tablespoons equals 1/2 cup.
1/2 cup = 113 grams = 1 U.S. stick = 4 ounces
Hope that helps!
Have you ever doubled this and used a 9X13 pan? Howd it work out?
I usually just make two 8 inch pans when I want extra. That way you get more edges which so many people like.
What size pan are you dispose to use?
Hi Nancy. It's an 8 inch square baking pan. Happy baking!
You’re NOT kidding when you said Best Brownies!!! This is the only recipe I use and my family demands these all the time. Thank you!
Thanks so much Kim. I'm glad you love them. I'm a sucker for ooey, gooey, fudgy brownies so I make these WAY too much.
I've switched to the Ghiradelli 70% chocolate chips - try them once and you'll never go back I promise!
I like Ghiradelli too but my kids are partial to milk chocolate. Ghiradelli makes amazing chocolate. It melts beautifully.
These are literally the best brownies I have ever put in my mouth! The second batch is in the oven as we speak. And it’s an RV oven which is a feat in and of itself to get something to cook evenly in it!! Thank you so much for this recipe!!!
Thanks so much Elizabeth. I love that you made them in your RV. That's amazing!
These are my daughter's favourite brownies. She loves them!
We are a gluten-free family. That being said these are the ONLY brownies I have found that everyone in our strangely wonderful family loves and will eat that I can adapt to our gluten-free life-style. They have the three most important components of any recipe...(1) Easy (2) easily adaptable to our GF living and (3) stunningly delicious. You will not be disappointed making these brownies...gluten-free or regular. They are moist, chocolate-ly and they keep beautifully. Go bake some brownies 🙂
Hi Mary Rose. I am so happy to hear they can be adapted so easily for gluten free diets. I'll have to try it myself.
My daughter loves these so much I rarely make any other brownies. Which isn't good given I'm a food blogger. Ha!
If I wanted to double the recipe to make 9x 13 pan, would that work? Has anyone tried it? Does it change the baking time?
Hi Allyce. I make them often in a 9 x 13 inch pan. You will cook them slightly longer. If you like I can make them again next week in a 9 x 13 inch pan and time it for you. I'd do it this week but I'm leaving for vacation in a couple of days.
I have made these brownies probably a dozen times now and they always come out perfectly! Presents, birthdays, sick friend-visits: these versatile smile-makers are infallible. Truly the best brownies in the world!
Thanks so much for the comment. I always love hearing that people love these brownies. My daughter loves them and basically won't let me make any other brownies. Ha!
I make these brownies every chance I get and they’re always a HUGE hit! Family and friends love how soft and chocolate-y they are. This will be the only brownie recipe I ever use!
Hi Haley. I am so happy to hear that. My daughter feels the same way and only wants me to make these brownies. They're so darn good.
If you want to change them up a bit you can add mini peanut butter cups or even caramel to the batter. So good.