The Best Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Chocolate brownies

Chocolate chip cookies will always hold the number one place in my heart, but sometimes a chocolate brownie is the only answer to all the questions of the universe.

I wish I could take more credit for this recipe, but 95% of it comes from the Food Network goddess, Ms. Rachel Ray. Enjoy!

Chocolate brownies

The Best Chocolate Brownies

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 304kcal
Look no further for the recipe you'll turn to for every celebration, bad day, or moment in between. It's the perfect brownie recipe for any occasion.
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  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract optional
  • 1/4 tsp coffee grounds optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 8" square baking pan with parchment. Coat the parchment with cooking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar, vanilla, salt, (optional) almond extract, and (optional) coffee grounds. Whisk until creamy, about 1 minute.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well between additions. Add the cocoa powder and flour; stir with a spoon or spatula until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into the pan.
  • Bake the brownies for about 42-47 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool in the pan set on a wire rack.
  • If time allows, chill in the fridge before serving. This makes the brownies really fudgy!


  • This is a great recipe to dress up however you see fit. Frost the brownies. Add in different kinds of chips. “Frost” with marshmallow cream and set under the broiler for a hot second. Pretty much can’t go wrong.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg