Our Ultimate Chewy Brownies

Do you like them cakey or fudgy? Light or dark? Chewy or tender? Warm or chilled? Nuts or no nuts? There's no way to satisfy everyone in the quest for the perfect brownies. However, oftentimes the baking journey is just as good as the destination (if not better), and this is a worthy batch to stop and visit.

5 mins
30 to 35 mins
40 mins
9" x 9" pan of brownies
Our Ultimate Chewy Brownies


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  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 9" pan, or 8" x 8" pan (for slightly thicker brownies).

  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

  3. Spread the batter in the pan.

  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with some moist crumbs clinging to it, but doesn't show any trace of raw batter.

  5. Remove the pan from the oven and cool the brownies before cutting and serving.

  6. Store, covered, for 5 days at room temperature, or freeze for up to a month.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Want to make a bigger batch of brownies, in a 9" x 13" pan? See our recipe for Quick and Easy Fudge Brownies.

  • For slightly thicker, less-dense brownies, add 1/4 teaspoon baking powder to the batter along with the flour.