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Homemade Fudgy Brownies

These chewy, fudgy, homemade brownies are easy to make and so delicious you will never want to make brownies from a box again!

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There is just nothing that compares to homemade fudgy brownies. I love the smell that fills our whole apartment when these brownies are baking. These brownies are made from scratch and I promise you that they’re just as easy to make as brownies from a box but they taste a million times better. I guarantee after you make these homemade fudgy brownies, you will never make a brownie box mix again!

These brownies have the perfect flakey crust with a gooey, fudgy center, just the way I like my brownies. Sometimes I  leave them plain or I top them with a milk chocolate frosting for even more deliciousness, but either way they are the best brownies ever!

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✔  I like to use Milk Chocolate Chips to make these brownies, but you can also use semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips….it just depends on how rich you like your brownies to be.

✔ To make it super easy for you to cut the brownies into squares, line your 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Once the brownies have cooled, lift the brownies out of the pan, folding down the aluminum foil sides. Then use a sharp knife to cut the brownies into squares. SUPER EASY! 

✔ You can leave these brownies plain or you can top them with milk chocolate frosting. Either way they are delicious. 


Homemade Brownies, Fudge Brownies, Easy Brownies, Brownies from Scratch

Homemade Fudgy Brownies

Yield: 15 Brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

★ Make sure to read my BAKING TIPS above before you start baking!

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  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 (11 Tablespoons) cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (11.5 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons milk


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil leaving enough overhang on the sides and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: In a medium sized saucepan, combine sugar, butter, and water. Bring to boil.

STEP 2: Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla extract; stir until chocolate melts.

STEP 3: Pour chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl. Using an electric or stand mixer, beat in eggs, mixing after each egg.

STEP 4: Mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.

STEP 5: Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 minutes.

STEP 6: Let brownies cool before frosting and/or cutting into squares.


STEP 1: Using an electric or stand mixer, mix together butter, cocoa powder, and salt for about 3-5 minutes.

STEP 2:  Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix until frosting becomes light and fluffy.

STEP 3:  Frost the cooled brownies, and cut them into squares.

*Store brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Unfrosted brownies can be frozen for up to 2 months.


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15 Responses to “Homemade Fudgy Brownies”

  1. Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats — January 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Fudgy brownie are the BEST!  A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion!

  2. Laura @PetiteAllergyTreats — January 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Brownies are my weakness… I need these in my life.  These would be great to drown my Packer losing sorrows. 🙁

  3. Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) — January 19, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Brownies with frosting are my favorite!  These look so good!

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — January 17, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Love the step by step photos! These look so dense and delicious. Chocolate for dayssss 🙂

  5. Michelle { A Latte Food } — January 17, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Jenn, yes please on these brownies! Fudgy brownies are the absolute best. Pinned!

  6. Andi @ The Weary Chef — January 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    These look so good. I never frost my brownies, but I need to start! Yum!

  7. Tonia from TheGunnySack — January 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Those are just awesome! And if they aren’t fudgy, they aren’t brownies! 🙂

  8. Natalie @ Life Made Simple — January 16, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    These look so dense and delicious… and I love that you frosted them!

  9. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — January 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Love how rich and fudgy these look!

  10. Megan - The Emotional Baker — January 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I love fudgy brownies – even better when they have chocolate frosting! These are gorgeous!!!

  11. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads — January 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

    These look like the perfect brownies! And that frosting? Yes, please!

  12. Kelley — January 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    These look amazing! I love a good brownie recipe!

  13. — January 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    These look SO incredible, Jenn!  Totally my kind of dessert.  🙂  I love that it uses chocolate chips for an extra chocolate-y taste!  Yum!  Thanks for celebrating with us!

  14. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice — January 16, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I can never get enough of homemade brownies, Jenn! And fudgy ones are the best! I could definitely go for a plate of these for breakfast right now!

  15. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Yay for birthdays!
    But, double mega yay for these super fudgey brownies! I think Imma skip the gym today and make these instead.
    Good life choice. Pinned!

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