4.61 from 41 votes
Homemade Chewy Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
These Homemade Chewy Brownies are thick, chewy, fudgy and made completely from scratch. You'll never need a box mix again!!
Course: Brownie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy brownie
Servings: 9 brownies
Calories: 455 kcal
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 1 1/4 cups (265g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 2 ounces (56.5g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (100g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (30g) regular not dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (45g) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper or foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water and unsweetened chocolate. Cook over medium low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 3-5 min). The sugar will not be dissolved. Let mixture cool slightly (about 5 min).
  3. In a large bowl add mix together the flour (spoon flour into measuring cup and level off with the back side of a knife for accurate measurement), cocoa powder (spoon cocoa powder into measuring cup and level off with the back of a knife for accurate measurement), chocolate chips, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined. Pour in the oil, eggs and vanilla. Pour in the melted chocolate and stir all just until combined. Don't overmix!! Spread evenly into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out with SOME MOIST CRUMBS. DO NOT OVERBAKE if you want moist and chewy brownies. Cool completely before cutting.

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Recipe Notes
  1. Overbaking will result in drier, crumbly brownies. I accidentally overbaked them once and they were very crumbly. The toothpick needs to have a few moist crumbs on it.  Some readers like to test them 5 minutes before the suggested time. 
  2. This recipe may be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan.  You may need to add a few extra minutes to the bake time.  
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chewy Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.