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Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies

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If you’re looking for the BEST Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies these are simply divine! They’re rich in chocolate flavor, not overly sweet and fudgy!

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Making your own brownies from scratch at home is so easy and frankly better than box mixes. My brownie recipe is quick, easy, made of simple ingredients, not overly sweet and you don’t even need a mixer to make it! A bowl and a spatula will do the job! Plus, these brownies freeze well and are even chewier if you eat them straight out of the freezer! Making them a warm day treat!

If you’re brownie crazy, try these brownies too!

Even though these are my all-time favorite brownies, I have some other great brownies on the site!

What make these the BEST Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies?

There are so many great things that make these the BEST Fudgy Brownie, let me break some of them down!

  • Not too sweet – that’s because I use a combination of cocoa powder and melted chocolate. Which results in an ultra-chocolatey brownie that isn’t overly sweet.
  • Fudgy – The secret is slightly underbaking!
  • Walnuts – Call me a sicko, but I think walnuts DO belong in brownies. I love the texture they add.
  • Chocolate chunks – I like sprinkling the top of my brownies with some chopped cooking chocolate which is specifically made for baking. It adds a nice gooiness to the brownies or a crunch if you’re eating them cold.

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Ingredients You Need To Make Fudgy Homemade Brownies

Note: the whole recipe, including the ingredient quantities, can be found at the bottom of this page – just scroll down to the bottom, or click the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of this post.

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  • Brown sugar – light or dark will work. Dark brown sugar will result in a stronger flavored brownie.
  • Granulated sugar – this is just regular white sugar. If you want a fudgier brownie, replace the white sugar with brown sugar.
  • Salted butter – or unsalted. If using unsalted, add 1/2 tsp salt to your brown batter with the dry ingredients.
  • Dark cooking chocolate – this is different to eating chocolate and can be found in the baking isle of your supermarket.
  • Eggs – I used large eggs.
  • Egg yolk – the addition of an egg yolk helps make these even fudgier!
  • All-purpose flour – also known as plain flour.
  • Cocoa powder – I used Dutch-processed cocoa powder. It’s got a stronger flavor.
  • Vanilla ExtractAlways use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!
  • Walnuts – I love adding walnuts in my brownies because of the texture they add.

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Things you can add to your brownies!

So many awesome ways to take your brownies to the next level!

  • Add nuts – Brazil nuts, peanuts or walnuts like I did!
  • Caramel – I have a great recipe here! Fold 1/2 cup of caramel sauce into the pan.
  • Candy – add m&m’s, chocolate candy bars like mars bars or snickers!
  • Dried fruit – cranberries would be awesome!

How to make Fudgy Homemade Brownies!

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  1. Add chocolate, butter and sugars to a heatproof bowl.
  2. Microwave to melt and mix.

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  1. Add eggs and whisk to combine.
  2. Add dry ingredients, vanilla and walnuts. Mix.

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  1. Add to baking tin lined with baking paper and spread evenly.
  2. Add chopped chocolate and bake.

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  1. Allow to cool, slice and serve.

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Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

  • Measure out all your ingredients before beginning the recipe
  • For even fudgier brownies, replace the white sugar with brown sugar.
  • For ultra fudgy brownies take care not to over bake. Stick to the recipe!
  • Bake your brownies on the top shelf of your oven. The outside cooks quicker than the inside which leaves you with a nice fudgy brownie
  • This batter is thick so use a spatula or spoon to spread it to all corners of the pan.
  • The centre will continue to bake after it comes out of the oven, so if these look way underbaked, they will be perfectly fudgy and baked once cooled.
  • Make sure you measure your flour correctly otherwise you’ll end up with a dry brownie. When measuring flour you should spoon it into your measuring cup and then level off. Of course, measuring by weight is a much more accurate way to measure. Kitchen scales are your best friend!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fudgy Homemade Brownies

What do they taste like?

These are the ultimate chocolate treat, not overly sweet and the added chocolate and walnuts give them that extra edge.

Can I double the recipe?

Yep! Simply double and bake in a 9×13-inch baking tin. Bake for an extra 10 minutes.

How many does this recipe make?

This recipe yields 9 brownies

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How do I store this?

Store these in an airtight container for up to three days. They honestly won’t last that long though.

How do I make my brownies extra fudgy?

Replace the white sugar with more brown sugar or underbake by 5 minutes.

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Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies

If you’re looking for the BEST Fudgy Homemade ChocolateBrownies these are simply divine! Rich in chocolate flavour and not overly sweet!

Serves 9

4.8 from 6 votes
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 572kcal


Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (105 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (110 g) salted butter 110g salted butter
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) dark cooking chocolate chopped (see notes)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup (115 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (60 g) walnuts chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup (200 g) dark cooking chocolate, chopped

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]


Fudgy Homemade Chocolate Brownies

  • Preheat your oven to 170C / 350F. Spray a 9x9 (22cm) square baking tin with oil spray and line the bottom and sides with baking paper.
  • Add the brown sugar, white sugar, unsalted butter and chopped chocolate to a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Use a whisk to stir each time until melted and smooth. Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk before adding the flour, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and walnuts (optional) and mix.
  • Pour into your prepared baking tin and sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool down completely before slicing.


Dark Cooking Chocolate - Using good quality chocolate is important in this recipe. I used semi-sweet / dark cooking chocolate. This is different to eating chocolate and is specially made for baking with. You can find cooking chocolate in the baking isle of your supermarket. 
Why the egg yolk?
The egg yolk helps make these brownies richer and chewy. It’s a remarkable thing and works with cookie recipes too!=
These brownies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days. You can even freeze them. They don’t freeze solid, they just get super chewy. So delicious!
How to stop your baking paper from sticking to the sticky brownie batter as it bakes
It’s simple! Just use little metal clips. I bought mine from amazon. But you can find them anywhere. Just make sure they’re not coated in paint. The plain shiny metals ones are best.
Nutrition - is based on per bar/slice.
A note on measurements - all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.


Calories : 572kcal
Carbonhydrates: 57g
Protein: 8g
Fat: 40g
Saturated Fat: 20g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
Monounsaturated Fat : 11g
Trans Fat : 0.4g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 103mg
Potassium : 141mg
Fiber: 7g
Sugar : 39g
Vitamin A: 398IU
Vitamin C: 0.2mg
Calcium: 39mg
Iron: 2mg
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Lexi April 23, 2022 - 9:56 pm

Hey! I think you forgot to include eggs in the steps!

Nick Makrides April 26, 2022 - 12:02 pm

Yep just fixed it, thanks for letting me know! N x

HASMITA April 24, 2022 - 5:20 am

5 stars
please advise what can i substitute for eggs when baking any cakes or browmies.
thank you 🙂

Nick Makrides April 26, 2022 - 12:31 pm

Hi Hasmita! Unfortunately, for this recipe it must be eggs. Would you like to see me make and eggless brownie recipe? N x

Cryslot April 29, 2023 - 5:58 am

5 stars
Hi nick! How can I make the tops crinkly?

Nick Makrides May 13, 2023 - 2:44 am

Hi Cryslot! There are loads of things that can give you that crinkly brownie top, but it’s a bit hot and miss and it’s not what I was striving for in this recipe, I wanted something fudgy in texture. I can certainly work on one for the site though? N x


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