My Favorite Homemade Brownies
I love the smell of homemade brownies. Waiting for these chocolatey brownies to cool is optional! These Homemade Brownies are extra chocolatey and made completely from scratch. With this homemade brownie recipe, you’ll never need a box mix again! We love these rich brownies with dense, fudgy middles and crinkly tops. They are so simple to make and they taste amazing. You certainly will be able to taste the homemade difference.
If you are looking for a go-to brownie recipe to add to your baking repertoire, we think this is the BEST homemade brownies recipe out there. It is sure to cure all those cocoa cravings and can be mixed up in minutes. I know what you may be thinking–you are too busy for homemade brownies AND the box is just so convenient. Take the homemade challenge and once you taste the difference, you won’t be going back to the box.
The best part is the recipe goes together quickly and fills a 12 X 18 pan so it feeds a crowd. The ingredients are simple and should become a staple in your pantry. You never know when you might need a quick dessert for unexpected company, and these brownies will certainly make them feel like special guests! It is the perfect dessert to take to a potluck or a picnic. Children AND adults will be coming back for a second brownie as this recipe stands above the rest.
Brownies from Scratch Tips
- Refrigerate the brownies to make cutting easier
- Don’t overmix the batter and you will get moist fudgy homemade brownies
- Spray the baking pan with cookie spray, then line with parchment paper and spray again. Once brownies are chilled, they can be removed from the pan then cut into squares.
- The brownies can be made ahead and frozen. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil to keep them fresh.
My most favorite brownies and they feed a crowd!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 large eggs
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 pound 4 sticks unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts I omit
- 2 cups 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Lightly grease and flour a 17 by 12 by 1-inch baking pan (I use a 12" X 18 "X 1" pan) and set aside. (I line pan with parchment paper then spray with cooking spray)
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl and stir to mix.
- Cream together the eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla in a separate bowl until well blended.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until all the dry ingredients are moistened. Do not over mix.
- Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips and stir to blend. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the brownies are firm to touch. They will be slightly soft in the center when tested with a toothpick. Remove from the oven and cool about 40 minutes before cutting.
- Trim the edges and cut into 2 1/2 by 3-inch bars.
To make cutting the brownies easier, refrigerate brownies a couple of hours or overnight. Lift parchment to remove brownies from pan before cutting.
From Foster's Market Cookbook
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