The BEST Brownies

The BEST Brownies. Super fudgey, rich and chocolatey. The BEST Brownies you will ever eat!


I perfected The BEST Chocolate Cake, now it’s time to perfect brownies!

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts. I prefer them served warm with a big scoop of ice cream on top. I also like walnuts in mine for an added crunch.



Here’ what makes these brownies AMAZING:

  • Brown Butter: Adds so much flavor and extra nuttiness to the brownies.
  • Less Flour: Makes for a fudgey, chewier brownie.
  • Brown Sugar: Gives extra moisture to the brownie versus granulated sugar. Brown sugar also gives the brownies extra flavor.
  • Coffee: Instant coffee granules bring out the cocoa flavor in the brownies.

amazing-chocolate-browniesThese Brownies come out soft and chewy on the outside and firm around the edges. Just how I like my brownies.

This recipe is also extremely simple to make. No mixer required. Simply brown the butter, stir in sugars, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Allow to sit for 5 minutes then fold in the rest of the ingredients. That’s it!


The BEST Brownies

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Serves: 9 brownies
The BEST Brownies. Super fudgey, rich and chocolatey. The BEST Brownies you will ever eat!


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
  • walnuts, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray with cooking spray or grease with butter. Set aside.
  3. Add butter to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until light brown / caramel in color. 5-10 minutes. Make sure to keep and eye on it so butter does not burn. It also helps to use a light colored saucepan for this.
  4. Pour browned butter into a large bowl along with both sugars, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules and baking powder. Stir until combined and allow to rest for 5 minutes or until the mixture has cooled down.
  5. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and mix until batter has a nice sheen to it.
  6. Fold in the flour and stir until combined. (Do not over mix)
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is set and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool completely and lift out the aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  9. Cut into 9 brownies and serve.
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Adapted from Simply Recipes and Cookie and Kate


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  • Kathy Bradford

    “These are the best brownies I ever tasted!” “Wow!” “How did you make these!?” “I NEED this recipe!” These were just a few of the comments that were uttered between the grins and moans of delight when I took these to work today.

    My first clue that I would love this recipe was that no mixer was needed. My second clue was the aroma when the cocoa powder hit the browned butter and brown sugar. It was a wonderful way to start the day. It was so easy, and the return for effort was well worth waking up a little early.

    I wanted a shortcut recipe that would come together quickly that would be similar to your recipe for Turtle Brownies. The brownie batter mixed up quickly and easily. I pressed half of it into the “sling” and then cut up six snack-sized “Milky Way Simply Caramel” candy bars and pressed them into the batter. I covered the pieces with the remaining batter and baked as directed. Ten minutes before they were to be finished, I lightly pressed broken chunks of salted pecans on top of most of the brownies. They toasted beautifully as the brownies finished baking.

    Thank you so much for the best brownies I ever made!

    • Thank you so much Kathy!! I am so glad everyone enjoyed them! I love the additions you made especially the salted pecans on top. Yum!!

      • johanna Lilley

        Hey, does it matter if you dont add the coffee granules. Or is it a must use?

        • Hi Johanna,

          You don’t have to add them if you do not have them. They make a nice addition but are not necessary.



  • Dianna

    Hi, Kelley, would gluten free flour work just as well in your recipe? It looks divine!

    • Hi Dianna,

      I haven’t personally tried it with gluten free flour so it is hard to say for sure. However I don’t see why it wouldn’t!

      Let me know how you make out! Thanks!


  • Mirna

    Hi! Would love to try the recepie. What are the Wright measurements of the ingredients? (like gram etc) thank you!! Love Mirna

    • Hi Mirna!

      Unfortunately I do not have the measurements for grams.

      Sorry about that!