Step by Step: Best Chocolate Brownies

When it comes to brownies, you never know what to expect. There are infinite ways to make a brownie and just as many possible results. They can be chewy or gooey or flaky or cakey, rich and chocolatey or if you’re really lucky, all of the above.

If you’re like me, you prefer a flaky top, a gooey middle, chewy corners (the corners are the best part!) and most importantly, the most rich and delicious chocolate flavor you can imagine. And if you’re like me, then I’ve got a recipe for you:

Step 1: Heat butter and unsweetened baking chocolate in saucepan until melted…

…and whisk as needed.

Step 2: Pour chocolate mixture into large mixing bowl, add sugar…

…and stir.

Step 3: Add eggs to mixture one at a time while blending with a beater or fork.

Step 4: Prepare flour mixture by adding flour and baking soda together in a separate small bowl and then add dry ingredients to chocolate mixture.

Step 5: Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch baking dish and pour mixture into dish.

Step 6: Slide it into the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour!

Step 7: Remove from oven and let cool.

Cut into bars and serve!

A very big thank you to my baking friend Jamie who graciously let me use her kitchen to create these wonderful brownies. If you’d like to make them yourself, the recipe is as follows:

Best Chocolate Brownies
These came out so incredibly rich and gooey that I put them on my “highly recommend” list. I chose to omit the walnuts and wound up baking for about an hour instead of 45 minutes.


1 C. Butter or margarine
4 oz. Unsweetened chocolate
2 C. Sugar
4 Eggs
1 C. All purpose flour
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 C. Chopped walnuts
1 C. Semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a 2 quart saucepan melt butter or margarine and unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Transfer chocolate mixture to a large mixer bowl. Add sugar, mix well, add eggs, one at a time, beating just till blended. In a mixing bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Add to chocolate mixture along with the vanilla, mix well. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts and chocolate pieces. Bake in oven at 325 degrees F about 45 minutes or till done. Let cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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  • JEP

    Oh my, your description sounds like this just might be the perfect brownie for my taste! btw…I’ll save all the chewy corners & edges for you as I prefer soft all the way around:)

  • Amelia

    This looks like many pieces of Heaven, Mmmmm…will surely try it. Thanks for the step by step photos. Brownies are one of the easiest things to make! I love brownies. :)

  • evil chef mom

    Oh Boy, a new brownie recipe for the little sous chefs to try out, I can’t wait and I just bought some good chocolate.

  • gattina

    I love moist and chewy brownies, this one sounds wonderful!

  • Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    This is exactly the way I like my brownies! Any leftovers??

  • JDebs

    First of all, how can you like the corners the best??? We should definitely share brownies. Second, are you saying Jamie didn’t help you make these delightful brownies?

  • Hillary

    JEP – Hehe, I’ll be glad to take the chewy corners off your hands :)

    Amelia – Brownies are quite simple!

    Evil Chef Mom – Let me know how they turn out!

    Gattina – It really was!

    Lydia – No, I wish! I’ll have to make them again soon :)

    JDebs – Haha oh no! I realize now that that definitely came across that way. These brownies would NOT exist without Jamie!

  • cakebrain

    I love Brownies! Your version looks like it suits my taste! looks delicious!

  • Munchie Queen

    This sounds like the kind of brownies we made back in the 70′s! Sooo delicious and make sure you have a tall glass of cold milk handy!

  • TBC

    Thanks for stopping by my space, Hillary, and helping me discover yours.

    I love brownies.In fact, I’ll have anything with chocolate in it.
    Your brownies look nice and moist.

  • Kelly

    I am a huge brownie fan and always searching for a new, even more delicious brownie. I have these brownies baking in the oven right now. Thanks so much for the recipe-if the batter and smell are any indication they are going to be fantastic!

  • Lesley

    I have been a major pantry slacker and have neglected to buy cocoa powder for ages now. When the boyfriend and I had a major brownie craving last night, I assessed what we had on hand. So upon finding a box of baking chocolate, I googled “baking chocolate brownies”. This page was one of my first results, and I had everything in the cabinet, so it was a go! Let me just say, I have never been happier to be a slacker! These are incredible, delicious, wonderfully gooey with a perfect crust. I used semi-sweet baking chocolate and milk chocolate chips, and baked for about 50 minutes instead of 45. My batter was much lighter in color than yours, but the texture looks about the same. FAMTASTIC! This is becoming a staple recipe in our household!

  • Miracle

    Thank God I found this website! I had been looking for brownies like these for 3 years! I was hesitant to cook them but I’m glad I did! I made a batch yesterday and my co-workers and myself are wonderfully happy! They even came out like how you pictured them! Thanks so much for this recipe!!!

    5 out of 5 stars!!!

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