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Perfect Every Time Brownies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 brownies 1x


This classic brownies recipe is perfectly fudgy, not too rich, and can be made with all kinds of fun mix-ins! With this easy recipe, you'll make Perfect Brownies Every Time!


  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Optional add-ins

  • 1 cup pecans and ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut and 12 caramels, cut into 4 pieces each, scattered on top of the brownies
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips and ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup caramel sauce swirled onto the top of the brownies and ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips scattered on top


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or grease well, set aside.
  3. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chocolate chips and stir until they are melted.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the brown sugar and vanilla and stir until thick and smooth.
  5. Add the eggs and stir until well combined
  6. Add the flour and salt and stir until combined.
  7. Stir in your add-in of choice (if using any) and then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.


  • These brownies keep in an air-tight container well for a few days or you can wrap them well and freeze for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature before eating.
  • Nutrition info does not include add-ins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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