Classic Chewy Brownie

Right before Mother’s Day, I received a text from my cousin.  He wanted an easy brownie recipe so that he could make them with his girls for Mother’s Day.  His wife loves chocolate, and it was going to be a special treat for her.  After browsing through the site, I soon realized that I didn’t just have a plain brownie recipe.  I have Caramel Macchiato Brownies, Rocky Road Brownies, Millionaire Brownies, Oreo Toffee Brownies but no classic chewy brownie recipe.

It was after that search for him that I decided to break out the baking items for a simple brownie dessert.  What good is a catalog of recipes for my kids without the classics?  I needed to make a good chocolate, chewy brownie with an amazing outer crust.  I mean don’t we all fight for the corner portion?

Classic Chewy Brownie Recipe

I decided the perfect time to try and make these brownies would be for my nephew’s kindergarten graduation party.  He LOVES desserts and especially loves a good brownie.  I can even say that he was more than excited to get his hands dirty in the flour and eggs to help me make this dessert.  He just might be my future sous chef turned chef with his enthusiasm and love for food.

The next time you are looking for a classic chewy brownie recipe let this one be the choice for your family and friends.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Chewy Brownies

Classic Chewy Brownie


  • 1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking bar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl whisk the butter, sugar and eggs.  In a separate bowl combine the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder and flour.  Slowly start adding it into the large mixing bowl.  Beat until all dry and wet ingredients are well combined.

Melt chocolate in microwave on 20 seconds intervals.

Butter and flour a 9 X 13 baking dish.  Pour half of the batter into the dish and then spread the chocolate all over it.  Top it off with the rest of the batter and place into the oven.

Bake for 25 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.

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8 comments on “Classic Chewy Brownie”

  1. These brownies look delicious! Love the classic fudgy texture- you cannot go wrong with a brownie 🙂

  2. classic brownies are always the best and this recipe looks so perfectly fudgy and decadent!

  3. These looked really good, so I made them. Unless I did something incorrectly, I could not pour the batter into the pan. I had to spread it with a spoon that was ran under hot water so the batter didn’t stick to it. And I really could not get only half the batter to spread– so I spread all the batter and poured the melted chocolate chips on top and kind of worked it in. I double checked to make sure I had all the ingredients correct (I omitted the espresso powder because I am the only one who likes coffee in our family): otherwise I’m not sure what made the batter thicker than the recipe indicates. So I’m asking for your opinion or to know if you did a step not listed in your recipe. A side note is we live at around 4000 ft altitude; sometimes recipes cook a little differently at alternate altitudes. They still turned out yummy, they just didn’t look as pretty as yours.

    • Hi Sebrina! Thanks so much for your feedback on this recipe. Yes, altitude can make a difference but I do recall the batter being a little thicker than your typical box brand. I just worked with it a bit to get it to spread out around the pan. Hope this helps.

  4. Yes, it did. Thank you! The guys liked them (my husband, son, and farm hands).

  5. This is the best brownie recipe I have ever seen.
    I had to use 7 sheets of printer paper to print the Classic Chewy Brownie recipe. The easy methods showed didn’t work so it took me to the long version and 7 sheets of paper and I still didn’t get the entire copy. I don’t mean to complain but on social security, lol
    Why didn’t the easy print that I saw, not print…Had to get the entire story.

  6. Hi, I tried highlighting the Classic Chewy Brownie recipe and it worked…I am so happy I was able to print it on one page. Happy I figured out a way to do it and saved paper this time 🙂

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