Chewy Brownies

by Katie on December 15, 2011

I have two go to brownie recipes. One recipe I have been making for years and they are thick and delicious and absolutely amazing, but they are kind of time consuming. Sometimes that’s okay, but sometimes I. NEED. A. BROWNIE and I just don’t have time to mess with double boilers and all that stuff.   You with me?

Well, these lovelies have come to my rescue.

They are made in ONE bowl! Yep…delicious, chewy, chocolatey, homemade brownies in ONE bowl! Believe me…I’ve tried my share of homemade brownie recipes and I’m usually left underwhelmed. Not so with these! I tell you…they’ve got me all excited. I’ve even made them twice this month!!

If you want a small gift for your neighbors, but you don’t have the time to hassle with cookies or candy…these are for you!

Chewy Brownies


  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa powder, coffee powder, and boiling water together until smooth. Add the unsweetened chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is melted. Whisk in the melted butter and oil. (The mixture may look curdled.) Add the eggs, yolks, and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth. Whisk in the sugar until fully incorporated. Add the flour and salt and mix with a rubber spatula until combined. Fold in the semi sweet chocolate chips.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, about 30-35 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool 1 1/2 hours.


This recipe says to cool the brownies for 1 1/2 hours. You can eat them warm, and they are great...but the flavors come together so much better after they have sat. So, if you can, let them sit and cool!

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Misty December 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

Ok, ok, I might have to tackle these. I LOVE your blondie recipe and wow many of family and friends with those babies, but brownies have always intimidated me. I must admit, I stick to box mix… I will break out of the box mix and try these before my Jan. 1st diet. LOL! :)


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