Classic, Chewy Fudgy Brownies (VIDEO)
These are the BEST classic, chewy fudgy homemade brownies made with chocolate chips. Dozens of readers have raved about it!
What’s your favourite brownie? For me, it’s these, the classic chewy homemade brownies with a touch of fudgy consistency with that crispy top. The type of brownie you bite into you and your world becomes a mix of all sorts of textures and flavours plus the addition of delicious partially melted chocolate chips.
I knew I had to come up with the ultimate chocolate brownie recipe.
I found that the easiest way to get these type of chewy fudgy brownies was without cocoa powder and to melt chocolate chips for the fudge consistency and chocolate base. Also, I opted for making these brownies using oil instead of butter, which in my experience makes brownies chewier and makes the brownies even more moist and seems to hold the brownie a bit more together.
I made these homemade brownies for a charity event at school and kept hearing “the brownies are sooo good” then I got outed as the one who made it. Which resulted in a lot of smiling with teeth on my part, thank-yous and swelling of my head and ego. Wish I could tell you I reacted more modestly. Oops. Followed by “you should start your own baking company” and my friends who always seem to be convenient, paid-with-food awesome spokespersons go “she does.” *flips hair* “She always make cheesecakes, cakes, cookies…”
My friends are the best.
If you want these reactions, make these chewy fudgy homemade brownies! But attempt to keep the head swelling down a bit. Or not.
P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:
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Classic, Chewy Fudgy Brownies (VIDEO)
- 1 cup chocolate chips, melted - I recommend Ghirardelli, (188g)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (107g)
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 large eggs, (114g) in shells
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (I use raw brown sugar, cane sugar or coconut sugar), (158g)
- 3/4 cup melted coconut oil, 150g
- 2 tablespoons water, (28g)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips, unmelted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/165 degrees C.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave for a minute, stirring after to see if chips have melted. If not, microwave in increments of 30 seconds until completely melted. Alternatively, you can melt in over a small pot of boiling water (Not a lot of water in the pot) and put the chocolate chips it in a heat proof and melt proof bowl over the pot and stir until melted.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda until combined. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add the eggs, sugar and oil and mix until combined for about 2 minutes. Add the water and the vanilla extract. Add to the dry mixture to the wet mixture and melted chocolate chips and stir for about 3 minutes until combined.
- Stir in the last 1 cup (unmelted) chocolate chips.
- Pour into a greased, parchment lined, or a greased foil-lined 8x8 square pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
- When finished, remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan on a wire rack. The pan should be completely cool. It can take up to an hour and a half to cool completely.
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These look just like the box-mix kind my mom used to make when we were kids – that were seriously the best! And even better since they are homemade! So fudgy and chocolatey …. can you send me one right now???
Haha of course you can have some! Only two left though haha. Thanks Ashley! 🙂
Love this short list of ingredients! Don’t get me wrong- I’d never turn down a fancy dolled up brownie, but my favorite are the simple rich chocolatey ones. I usually make cocoa brownies with butter but would LOVE to try these. In fact, I think I’ll bake a batch for my husband to take to work tomorrow. YUM! Thanks for sharing, Jess.
You’re welcome Jelli! Yes, these rich simple ones are great!
I was trying to find a good brownie recipe that used chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder, so I used Google and found this. I was a little worried on how they turned out, but they are AMAZING. Seriously. I would make this a thousand more times. I’ve never been much of a baker at all, but these turned out perfect and look exactly like the picture. Thanks so much!
Thank you so much Amy! I am SO glad you loved them!!!
I just love your brownie recipe!! They sooo moist and delicious! I will definitely give this a try!
Thank you Denise!! Please do 🙂 !
They’re…… sorry typo
Can I sub the sugar with maple syrup?
I haven’t tried to, but you should be able to! I know that since maple syrup is liquid, you should be able to use about ½ cup maple syrup. Let me know how it goes. I haven’t tried it myself so I am just going off of my previous knowledge.
For the flour—- all purpose or self rising? Thank you!
All purpose and you’re welcome Lauren!
I just made these brownies and they are currently baking in my oven now. I didn’t have chocolate chips, I did however have a couple leftover milk chocolate bunnies from Easter so I chopped those bad boys up and melted half in the microwave and the other half I mixed in the batter. I love brownies soooo much and can’t wait to try them. I promised my kids sundays when they get home from school tonight and thought these would make the perfect brownie sundays. This is definitely my new go to brownie recipe. Thank you so much 🙂
Although I found that I had to bake mine 45 minutes, not 35. But they are cooling on the counter and smell amazing.
Thank you Shauna! I hope you really enjoy them! Love the idea of the chocolate bunnies! YUM!
You’re so welcome Shauna!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for such a delicious recipe. For a year and a half I’ve been trying to find the perfect brownie recipe, and refused to use the boxed mixes. This recipe has everything I want in a brownie. I made some Monday afternoon, gone the next day 🙂
You’re so welcome Tamara! I’m so happy you found a recipe you loved and that it was mine 🙂 !!
Hi Jessica, I can’t wait to try out this recipe tonight. What kind of oil do you use?
Great! I used coconut oil. Let me know how they turn out!
Do u think I can use olive oil instead?
I haven’t tried it in these brownies but I’m sure they would come out just as great!
Hi Jessica, I tried it. They are like little pieces of goodie from heaven!! Thank u so much!!
I’m SO glad you enjoyed them Stephanie! You’re so welcome!