The World’s Best, Easiest, Fudgiest Brownies

Quite a statement, I know. But it’s true. I can mix up these brownies in 5 minutes flat. Except for when I stop to take 8,000 pictures. That slows me down a bit.  This recipe is so easy it should be illegal.

It all starts with the chocolate. Unsweetened baking chocolate.

And butter. Chocolate and butter. I’m liking this already.

While the chocolate and butter are getting all melty in the microwave, beat the sugar, eggs, and vanilla for 2 minutes.

Ah, the chocolate/butter is looking good! Give it a little stir…..

And it’s all set.

Add the chocolate/butter to the sugar/egg/vanilla and mix together.  Mmmm, look at that swirl!

Gently add the final ingredient – flour.  Don’t overmix!

And here, dear friends, is where the pictures stop. My fingers got a little sticky while scraping the batter into the pan. Also, I may have been using them to clean the bowl. But there’s no proof of that.

Wasn’t that easy? Here’s the recipe – make it today!

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2  eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8×8 inch glass baking pan. Place 4 ounces of baking chocolate with 1/2 cup of butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave  until the chocolate is soft and the butter has melted, about 2 minutes. Stir to mix.
  2. Place the eggs, sugar, vanilla in a large bowl, and beat on high for 2 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and beat in the melted butter-chocolate mixture. Stir in the flour until just combined (do not over mix). Spread the batter in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with fudgy crumbs, about 35 minutes.

This is recipe is adapted from a similar recipe at

    • esther
    • February 23rd, 2010

    I need to give you an even faster recipe than this, it only has 4 ingredients!

    • Nate VG
    • February 24th, 2010

    Ugh they look so good. I would make them except for the fact that i am deathly sick. When you come to “the north” we will have to make them.

    • johnclore
    • February 24th, 2010

    I’m on it. Looks more “wholesome” than the kind from the box. Yup, I’m on that kick again! Trying to get away from so much over processed food. We’ll see how long this lasts! Adkins stage 1, anyone?? Anyone? hahaha

    • johnclore
    • February 24th, 2010

    wow, since when does it simply say “John Clore” and not the nashvegas clores? That looks so weird, like John is a chocoholic looking for a wholesome brownie recipe. ha!

    • mom
    • February 24th, 2010

    we make these too. but doubled, of course. don’t like those 8×8 recipes!

    • Emma
    • February 24th, 2010

    Mix the chocolate and butter for two minutes aye? That’s very exact.Mom and i just made cookies. The swirl picture looks pretty. As Nate said “When you come to the North we’ll have to make those brownies” i will
    help you make them and Mom will let you borrow one of her aprons of


    • Shammi
    • February 25th, 2010

    my neighbor and i just made a couple batches after a long day at the zoo – so yummy!

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