Stack of chewy fudge brownies next to a glass milk bottle

Perfect Chewy Fudgy Brownies

Brownies with fudgy middles and chewy edges
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Chilling 3 hours
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 288kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate chopped*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour**


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving a slight overhang on all sides.
  • Add butter and chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 30 seconds. 
  • Stir, and continue microwaving and stirring in 15 second intervals until butter and chocolate are melted and smooth. It usually takes me 1 minute total.
  • Whisk in sugars until well-combined. Batter will look grainy.
  • Whisk in vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time, until combined. Batter should look smooth and be well-combined.
  • Whisk in cocoa and salt.
  • Fold in flour until combined. Batter should be thick.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out with fudgy crumbs.
  • Let cool to room temperature in pan.
  • Cover brownies, and chill for at least 3 hours.
  • Cut into squares to serve.


*Good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips will work in place of chopped chocolate.
**Be sure to avoid packing the flour. I fluff the flour, scoop, and level. 
***Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.6mg