These double chocolate brownies are the best brownies you can make at home, as simple as a boxed mix, but so much better. The perfect fudgy, chewy, chocolatey brownie!
These brownies are the perfect brownie. They’re fudgy chocolate in each bite. With little bursts of mini chocolate chips throughout. They’ve got the perfect crunchy edges with the light crisp and crackly crust on top that you know you love. They’re chewy and gooey. They’re rich, sweet, and seriously delicious.
They taste like the best boxed brownies you’ve ever had, or even better! And you know how much I love boxed brownies! If you want some easy ideas to make box brownies better we’ve got you covered. And I love topping them with this chocolate brownie frosting too, to make an even more decadent treat.
This recipe may even replace my need to buy boxed brownies, because it’s almost as easy to make as they are, and doesn’t have too many ingredients. All you need to make these chocolate brownies is white sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, chocolate chips, eggs, vanilla, and oil.
You could even make these into a homemade “boxed” brownie mix, because you can keep a container of the mix on hand. When you want to make them just scoop out a little and add in the eggs, vanilla and oil. Just as easy as a boxed mix!
A while back I participated in something called “The Surprise Recipe Swap”. Basically each month, you were assigned another blog/blogger. And then you would visit their blog and pick one of their recipes that you want to cook or bake. Then you would post your version of their recipe onto your site.
I was assigned Persnickety Plates, which is funny now because Melissa and I are blogging buddies, but I didn’t know her at all at the time. I had a heck of a time scouring through Melissa’s delicious recipes and deciding which one to make, because there are way too many good choices.
But, let me tell you, these brownies did not disappoint. From those, these amazing double chocolate brownies were born.
I picked brownies, because I love brownies!! I mean, if you know one thing about me, you should know that I love brownies.
I however, don’t always love dark chocolate, I decided to switch my brownies up with regular cocoa powder. But if you like dark chocolate you’re welcome to make these with Hershey’s Special dark cocoa for that super rich dark chocolate taste.
How to make chocolate brownies?
These brownies couldn’t be easier. I mean, seriously boxed level brownies easy. First you’ll mix together your white sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. It should come together and resemble a dry brownie mix.
Add in your chocolate chips. This coats them in the flour and keeps them from sinking to the bottom when it bakes. You can use milk chocolate, semi sweet chocolate, or dark chocolate chips. Mini chocolate chips are great too. I haven’t tried them, but mint, butterscotch, white chocolate chips, etc should work great too.
Add the eggs, vanilla, and oil to the dry ingredients and mix them all together for a couple minutes until you’ve got a nice wet brownie mix batter. Pour that all into a greased 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking pan.
I like to sprinkle a couple extra chocolate chips on top to make the brownies look extra pretty.
Bake it all up until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. A few crumbs are good, just make sure it’s not still runny batter. Crumbs mean the brownies will be extra fudgy 😉
Can these brownies be doubled?
This brownie recipe as is, makes an 8×8 square or 9×9 square brownie pan worth of brownies. The brownie batter can easily be doubled and baked up in a 9×13 inch pan instead. This will increase the baking time, and your brownies should be done in about 30-40 minutes, or when a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Top these brownies with some ice cream and chocolate syrup for the best brownie sundae, and maybe the best dessert ever!
These brownies are my favorite brownies ever and I think they’ll become your favorite as well too. The perfect fudgy, chocolatey, chewy brownies with the best flaky crispy top on them. Just look at that gorgeous shine on the topping.
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Double Chocolate Brownies
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I like mini chips best)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl, the sugar, flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.
- Stir in the chocolate chips with the dry ingredients to coat them in the flour mixture
- Add in the eggs, vanilla and oil and stir until combined.
- Spread batter into a greased 8×8 pan.
- Bake for about 22-28 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Recipe first published on June 20, 2013. Photos and text updated on February 4, 2019.