The Perfect Brownies

The Perfect Brownies


Everyone has their preference for brownie texture, right?  Our favorite is fudgy and chewy.  Not that I won’t eat a cakey brownie (I eat anything chocolate) but I prefer chewy and soft.  We like to eat them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

The Perfect Brownie - Fudgy, chewy, chocolately and so moist! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Just a few extra steps to make these perfect brownies.  It uses melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder.

The Perfect Brownie - Fudgy, chewy, chocolately and so moist! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Bake em up! Let cool and serve.  We can never wait until they completely cool (like I said earlier we eat them warm).

The Perfect Brownie - Fudgy, chewy, chocolately and so moist! by Don't Sweat The Recipe

Viola! Brownie Perfection!!! Crispy, crackly top and fudgy moist center.

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These are brownie perfection. Chewy, fudgy, moist and so delicious.
Recipe type: Brownies / Bars
Serves: 9 servings
  • 1 cup Semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1½ sticks (6 ounces) Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 ounces Unsweetened Chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs plus 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute then stir. Continue heating in 30-second sessions, stirring between each session, until the mixture is melted and smooth but not scorched. Remove from the microwave and let cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed until light and thick, about 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  4. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture with a rubber spatula.
  5. Add the flour and salt, folding gently until combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake until a tester comes out with moist crumbs still attached, 35 to 40. Do not overbake.
  7. Let cool to room temperature.

The Perfect Brownie - Fudgy, chewy, chocolately and so moist! by Don't Sweat The Recipe


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  1. Reply

    These look delicious! I already have the ingredients…so, I’m making brownies tomorrow!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy them Erin!

  2. Reply

    These look like perfect chocolate brownies. I like them chewy rather than cakey too #TastyTuesday

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      Thanks Julie!

  3. Reply

    Delicious, who can resist a good brownie! I totally agree, we prefer our brownies to be soft, chewy and fudgey, yum 🙂
    Angela x

  4. Reply

    I love soft and chewy brownies too, with a LARGE dollop of ice cream on top 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with me at Manic Monday!

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    You had me at brownie! These look amazing. This time of year I like to put Andes mints on the top of a pan of brownies right when they come out of the oven. I let them melt and then spread the melted chocolate. When it cools it makes a deliciously, thin mint topping. Thanks so much for sharing through Waiting on Wednesday!

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      Jennifer, that sounds delish! I will have to try that sometime. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Reply

    Yum! These DO look perfect! 😉 #SmallVictories

  7. Reply

    YUM brownies are my fave! I will definitely be pinning this I am tired of box brownies.

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      Thanks Janelle!

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    Your Brownies do look amazing – gorgeously moist and delicious! Thank you for bringing this yummy recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Sharing!

  9. Reply

    These look great!

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      Thanks Michelle!

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    I only said the other night that it’s about time I made some chocolate brownies again…It’s been too long. I too like my brownies gooey on the inside, I judge a brownie by the amount gooiness wraps around my teeth. And vanilla ice cream sets of the chocolatiness perfectly!


    1. Reply

      Thanks for pinning Debbie!

  11. Reply

    This looks so amazing! I also love warm brownies fresh out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla on top, and if possible with some fudge too. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing with the #FFBH! <3

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    What a great tip about melted chocolate instead of cocoa powder! Like you, I enjoy a chewy and soft brownie with ice cream on top (preferably when the brownie comes right out of the oven…). I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it on #SHINEbloghop this week 🙂

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      Thank you for stopping by Maria!

  13. Reply

    These do sound perfect!!! My mouth won’t stop watering! Thanks for sharing on the Home Matters Linky Party 🙂

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  17. Reply

    I’m ready for a plate of brownies. Yum.

    1. Reply

      Thank you Leigh!

  18. Reply

    If only I could reach through the screen!!! Pinned!
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH!

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      Thank you for pinning!

  19. Reply

    These look like perfect chocolate brownies, I think I could try them with a sugar substitute such of maple syrup.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Pili!

  20. Reply

    looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning , tweeing

  21. Reply

    OH these look absolutely amazing. I love brownies and they really do look like the perfect ones too. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. Please note it’s the very last SWM for 2015 and a special edition, year in review so you can link up your favorite four post from this year if you would like and I will return in the New Year ready to read all your amazing blog posts again. Happy Holidays #sharewithme

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    Well, I think my brownie is perfect – but now I might have to try these, just to make sure, you understand! For research purposes only. Please don’t tell my brownie, tho!! Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday and I’ll be pinning this to our TBT pinterest! Hope to see you next Thursday!!

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      hehe I won’t tell Mollie.

  23. Reply

    Your Brownies look delicious, I just love a good Brownie! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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      Thank you, Miz Helen!

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    I love the crunchy top and the gooey middle of brownies!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! See you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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