The Best Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies

I love love love brownies. They are probably my favorite chocolaty dessert. I have tried countless brownie recipes and I never found one that was as good as the boxed brownies that I haven been eating for years. Good news… I’ve finally found a recipe that is BETTER than boxed brownies. That’s right, you read that correctly. Every recipe I previously tried was either too dry or too cake like. This recipe is perfect! They’re gooey, chocolaty, moist and they will keep you coming back for more. I can honestly say I will never make boxed brownies again. These were honestly the best brownies I have ever tasted.


The Best Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies
A super moist and delicious brownie recipe. You'll never buy boxed brownies again!
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  1. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  2. 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  3. 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 1 tsp. baking powder
  6. 1 tbs. vanilla extract
  7. 4 eggs
  8. 1 1/2 cups flour
  9. 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with shortening; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt butter over low heat.
  4. Once butter is completely melted add in sugar and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour sugar mixture into a large bowl.
  5. Beat in cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla, eggs.
  6. Mix until combined.
  7. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  8. Spread brownie batter into prepared pan (batter will be very thick).
  9. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  10. Cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
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    May 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    Did a search for chocolate brownies & found these & made them on the fly since I was out of boxed brownies. These brownies are SUPER rich. Yes, they are gooey but the batter is just too dense in my opinion & they’re so rich that you really can only eat one (and I LOVE chocolate!) I personally won’t be making these again. I much prefer the boxed brownies that are gooey & rich without being dense & overpowering.

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    May 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    THESE ARE AWESOME BROWNIES! The flavor is such that you just cannot achieve with a mix. Watch the baking time carefully. Mine were done at 25 minutes and this is a recipe that you do not want to overcook. Use the best unsalted butter and cocoa that you can find and I think you will agree that this is a total keeper.

    Oh and if you’re a chocolate chocolate person, you can (gasp) frost them. I used a super simple chocolate frosting: 1 c. granulated sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1/4 milk: bring to boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add 1/2 c. chocolate chips and 6 large marshmallows. Pour over top of brownies and let set for an hour or so before overindulging. SUPERB!

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    June 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Just made them without the extra chocolate chips simply because I didn’t have any. Batter was so thick, they came out so GOOD! Thick, chewy and decadent!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Karissa Krishart
      June 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      So glad you liked them Kelley. They’re one of my favorite desserts ๐Ÿ™‚

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        August 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

        These are unbelievable! It’s the second batch I’ve made in 4 days. Lol. I do one cup chocolate chips and 1 cup peanut butter chips. OMG. You are correct. I will NEVER BUY BOXED MIX AGAIN! thank you for these brownies.

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          Karissa Krishart
          August 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

          Oooh peanut butter chips would make these even better. Good idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lisa from Wisconsin
    July 28, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    These brownies are AMAZING! Moist, thick and fudgy! Yum Yum Yum!!

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      Karissa Krishart
      July 30, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      So glad you enjoyed Lisa ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jessica Boake
    August 28, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    In the oven now… smells amazing! I really can’t wait to devour them ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Karissa Krishart
      August 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

      Hope you enjoyed Jessica! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    October 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    My roommate made these last month at my birthday, they were AMAZING! They sort of had this really creamy after taste, almost like it was like a hint of cream cheese. SO chocolatey and good!!

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    November 12, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Very happy with these brownies. They were so moist and dense. Will definitely keep this recipe. Thank you

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    March 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    The best Brownies by far with the chocolate icing on them… my husband has told me!

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      Karissa Krishart
      March 9, 2014 at 6:24 PM

      So glad your husband liked them Annette ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    Making the brownies for my friend who is in need of a chocolate fix. I hate using boxed mix cause I never know what I’m really eating and theese brownies are so easy who would want to!! Thanks a bunch.

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      Karissa Krishart
      April 25, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      Your friend will love these Anna! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Helen joy
    May 8, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Do I have to add milk? My brownies seemed really dry and I added milk and it was better, if I would hav left it without milk if would’ve been really dry.

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      Karissa Krishart
      May 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      I noticed when I refrigerated the batter too long it got really dry. My suggestion would be to check on it and when its firm bake immediately.

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        September 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM

        I didn’t see where it said to refrigerate the batter. Did I miss an instruction?

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          Karissa Krishart
          September 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

          You don’t need to refrigerate the batter. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Stacey K
    May 20, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    I have made these at least 4 times over the past month! Not only are they incredibly easy, i.e. you don’t have to soften the butter ahead of time, but they are incredibly delicious too. Instead of adding chocolate chips in the batter I add hersheys peanut butter chips. OMG!! Also approved by my pregnant (with twins!) sister in law who says “The. Best. Ever.” Thank you for this keeper:)

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    brownie lover
    July 4, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    can’t wait to make these brownies! all these great comments. they are off to the boat!

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    Connie M
    July 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    With no boxed brownie mix in the house, we thought we’d try this recipe. AMAZING! This now ranks as a favorite. I will try the half choc and half peanut butter chips next time. Thank you for posting. Yummy!

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    July 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM

    Should we use salted or unsalted butter? HELP

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      Karissa Krishart
      July 23, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      I always use salted when baking unless stated otherwise.

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    August 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    im making these for my nephew birthday tomorrow. ive had these in the oven for 45 min now and they are still goey in the middle. they look beautiful and smell amazing. im just wondering if i was the only one that had to cook these a little longer.

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    August 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Oh Yeah… making these right now for my bf’s birthday, he is a choco-holic! I like to add in a little danger to my baking by putting Oreo’s in the bottom of the pan, probably a mistake health-wise but what the heck, right?

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    Jessica Wild
    September 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    I am training to be a chef and always on the look out for recipes I can take and make my own. These ones are perfect just as they are! So delicious! Moist and so rich. Gorgeous! Never using another recipe again!

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    November 7, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    It seems delicious!!
    But I have a doubt and hope you can help me. How Many grams is 1 cup?
    Thank you.

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      Karissa Krishart
      November 7, 2014 at 2:39 PM

      I’m assuming you’re talking about the butter. In that case you will need 225 grams ๐Ÿ™‚
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    April 23, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    DELICIOUS! They did not last long at our house – super moist, gooey, and chocolate-y = perfect brownies!

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    May 10, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Hey, I absolutely love your blog. This is the best brownie recipe I have every made and I will never buy another boxed brownie mix again. It is super easy and I could eat the whole tray. I hate you and love you for it haha. I just started out on my own blog but I wanted you to know that I linked this recipe in it and thank you for this delicious chocolate fix, they did not last long in my house.
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    May 18, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Everything a brownie should be! And, easy to make too! Sooo good! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    August 23, 2015 at 3:04 PM

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    September 14, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    These brownies are great. I just want to pass on my experience baking them. I checked on them at 25 min and figured I’d give it 2 more minutes but really I should’ve probably taken them out at just 23 minutes. I know the instructions say 30 min at 350 but that would’ve been way too long. Mine came out a bit dry at 27 min. Next time I make this recipe (which I definitely will!) I’m going to take them out at 23 min.

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    September 19, 2015 at 8:21 PM

    I made these with one stick salted and one stick unsalted butter and used only about one and a half cups chocolate chips only because that’s what I had on hand. They came out delicious! Absolutely perfect!
    I can’t wait to try the recipe as written!

    Topped them with vanilla ice cream, candied pecans and caramel. Heaven!

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    November 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    I absolutely love to bake and I make everything from scratch. I was really looking forward to making these and they smelt so good while I was baking them. I always bake for my roommates and when I came home from class today I found two brownies in the trash in our kitchen. I was a little bummed so I tried the brownies (since I hadn’t yet) and they were very overpowering. So overpowering that I had to add to the brownie pile in my trash :/ I was a little disappointed.

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    December 17, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    It’s a snowy, cold weekend up here in the north and I wanted a comforting dessert recipe. I made this exactly as written and it did NOT disappoint. One of my favorite recipes for brownies now, and so easy! Thank you for sharing this!

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