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This no fail recipe for the Best Brownies ever bakes up perfectly fudgy with a crackly top every single time. So easy to make and comes together in just ONE BOWL and a whisk.

The Best Brownies

The BEST Brownies  - these mouth-watering brownies are perfectly fudgy with a crackly top every single time. Easy brownies to make with just one bowl and a whisk.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best brownie recipe, best brownies, easy brownies, easy chocolate dessert, easy chocolate desserts, easy dessert recipe, fudge brownies, fudgy brownies, no fail dessert, one bowl brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 brownies
Calories 235 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract vanilla bean paste
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
  • sprinkle of sea salt optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup. Set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a large microwavable bowl or over a double boiler.

  3. Add both of the sugars and whisk until combined. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, baking powder, and salt and whisk until combined.

  4. Whip batter vigorously (using your whisk or a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy - this helps to create that crinkly "meringue-ish" top - skip if desired).

  5. Stir in flour and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chunks or chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top using an offset spatula.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the brownies have risen and are cooked through. Sprinkle sea salt if desired. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

Nutrition Facts
The Best Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.