The Perfect Homemade Brownie

I’ve been trying out brownie recipes for years trying to find one that’s as good as boxed brownies. It’s been quite the process because they’re never, ever, EVER as good as boxed brownies. And I’m a major brownie lover so it was important to me to get it right.

Then, I found this recipe.

You guys, it’s so so good. SO GOOD! I got the crispy edges and corners. I got the chewy insides. It’s super crazy chocolatey. And I sat and ate them straight out of the tray like I would boxed brownies. I’m never buying boxed brownies every again!

You’re simply going to love making brownies from your pantry staples now without using a boxed mix!

The Perfect Homemade Brownie

  • Servings: 9-12 brownies
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 ounces chocolate, chopped, or chocolate chips (the best quality you can find)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (the best quality you can find)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×9 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and line it with parchment paper
  2. Place the chocolate in a small pot and warm over medium heat until it starts to melt. Melt the butter in the microwave and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts. Then, set aside to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, eggs, vanilla extract and salt; whisk vigorously for 2-3 mins until creamy and all the sugars are well combined into the mixture.
  4. Whisk in the chocolate/butter mixture. Then sift in the flour and cocoa powder (Fold it in just until combined; don’t over mix).
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool for 20 mins before cutting. Enjoy! 

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