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9 Brownie Recipes You Need To Make

Brownies are the truest form of comfort, right next to my pan-banging chocolate chip cookies.

They can be made via many different techniques and ingredients, but the 7 recipes that follow are my favorite iterations. Most of them are based on my Favorite Brownie Recipe, which I’m highly devoted to. Imagine if boxed brownies and all their chewy goodness were actually chocolatey and delicious. That’s these!

rocky road brownies next to regular brownies, cut in squares

Secrets to Great Brownies

  • Use good quality chocolate. I prefer bittersweet chocolate, and dutch cocoa powder. Since brownies are all about the chocolate, you want to like what you use!
  • Don’t overbake your brownies. Check them periodically throughout baking to ensure you catch them at the right time. If you overbake, the brownies will be dry.
  • Using both melted chocolate and cocoa powder will give you robust chocolate flavor and great texture.
  • That lovely, papery layer on top is the result of whisking the eggs and sugar very well, before folding in the other ingredients. So didn’t skimp on the whisking.

What Ingredients Make Brownies Fudgy

You’ll notice in my Chewy, Fudgy Brownies, there is a higher fat to flour ratio, which means BOTH butter and oil to a small amount of flour. And there’s just a tiny bit of baking powder for leavening, to keep them from becoming cakey.

My Favorite Brownies
Chewy, Fudgy Favorite Brownies
These will always be my favorite brownies. A combination of the best elements – chewy, fudgy, and chocolate heaven.
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Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Brownies
The perfect brownies swirled with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter! Easy to make and are a great brownie recipe to make for parties.
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Coffee Blondies cut into squares, in a baking sheet
Coffee Blond Brownies
These chewy bars have all the classic features that you love in a blondie; toasted nuts and chocolate chips, plus lovely notes of coffee that set them apart.
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raspberry white chocolate brownies on white parchment paper with pink knife to the right
Raspberry White Chocolate Brownies
White chocolate brownies swirled with a delicious raspberry cream cheese filling. Easy to make and such a unique brownie to serve with their pink color!
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peanut butter crunch brownies on parchment
Layered Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies
Chewy, fudgy brownies with a creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache glaze. Cacao nibs in the filling give the brownies a little crunch!
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Brownie Butter Chocolate Cookie Brownie Skillet
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Skillet
This dessert could also be titled “Is this really necessary?” but after trying a bite I think you will agree that yes, it is. The combination of my favorite brownies mixed with my favorite chocolate chip cookies and then topped with vanilla ice cream is as decadent and indulgent as you would imagine, but also brings to mind a favorite childhood Blizzard flavor (chocolate chip cookie dough, of course!).
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chewy brownie cookies
Brown Butter Brownie Cookies
Extra chewy, fudgy brownie cookies that are infused with brown butter for the most incredible flavor! An easy to cookie to make, no chilling.
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chocolate brownie bars on a white backround
Layered Chocolate Brownie Bars
These layered chocolate brownie bars have a delicious buttercream filling that's tinted pink with a bit of food coloring. Topped with chocolate ganache and dried rose petals. A beautiful dessert!
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peppermint hot chocolate brownies, cut into squares on white parchment paper
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Brownies
These delicious brownies have a milk chocolate ganache and marshmallow fluff swirl, topped with a dark chocolate drizzle and crushed peppermint. Just like sipping your favorite hot chocolate, but in brownie form!
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My Favorite Brownies

9 Must-Make Brownie Recipes + My Favorite Brownies

Servings: 24 brownies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
These chewy, fudgy homemade brownies are a chocolate lover's dream. They have the perfect texture and amazing chocolate flavor. Plus 6 brownie recipes for every craving!
Sarah Kieffer
5 from 8 votes
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  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick; (113 g) unsalted butter, cold
  • 8 ounces (226 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup (25 g) Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (160 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • cups (300 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (100 g) packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Adjust an oven rack to the lower middle position. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and line a parchment sling.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter and the bittersweet chocolate until both are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and add the cocoa powder, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla. Add the slightly cooled chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir with a spatula until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake 22 to 27 minutes, until the sides of the brownies have set, the top is beginning to crackle and look glossy, and a wooden skewer or toothpick inserted into the center comes out with crumbs. The batter on the skewer should not be wet, but should have a good amount of crumbs clinging to it.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool completely. Use the parchment paper sling to gently lift the brownies from the pan. Cut them into squares.
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    Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I want to make this but only want to make half a recipe. Would that be an 8X8? Also, what would be the adjusted baking time??
    Looks yummy. Many thanks.

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    Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    5 stars
    I love brownies and am so excited to follow this recipe. Thank you for sharing this fantastic recipe.

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    La Folie
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 6:14 am

    Couldn’t find easy and better brownie recipes than these! Thanks for sharing!

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    My mouth is watering 🙂 My daughter loves brownies so much. Going to save this recipe, I will make it for her. hopefully, she will like it. Thanks for such a nice recipe.

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