How To Make The Best Brownies

The best brownies should be soft, rich, and filled with fudge and buttery flavor! Learn how to make this simply delicious dessert.

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper so that the paper overhangs by a few inches on two opposite sides.

Step 2

Place 1 cup (6 oz) chocolate and 1/2 cup unsalted butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave at half power in 30-second increments until butter is melted and chocolate melts when stirred. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

Step 3

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until well-blended.

Step 4

Add chocolate mixture to sugar mixture, and mix until smooth.

Step 5

Add 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt and mix until just combined.

Step 6

Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Run a knife along the non-lined sides of the pan. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Step 7

Using the overhanging parchment paper, lift the cooled brownies out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut into bars.

Variations

For even more chocolate, add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the mixed batter before transferring it to the baking pan. If brownies with nuts are your favorite, add 1 cup of chopped nuts to the mixed batter. For a sweet and salty version, sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoonful of coarse salt over the top of the batter in the pan before baking. Ready to get started?