These Chocolate Chip Brownies are THE BEST! They are super rich and fudgy and are always a hit. Once you try these homemade brownies, you’ll never go back to the box kind again!

For more amazing Dessert Recipes, be sure to check out my Easy Coconut Cake, The Best Apple Crisp, and Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies.

a brownie with a bite taken out.

There is just nothing better that a fresh, warm gooey brownie.

Chocolate Chip Brownies are one of my favorites and are really simple to make. In fact, the past few times we’ve had these my 12 year old is the one that’s made them!

a spatula holding a brownie.

This is one of those desserts that you probably already have all of the ingredients for. This is perfect for when you need a last minute dessert for a party or get together, or when you have a sudden craving for something sweet. I just know that once you try them, you’ll never want to buy a box of brownie mix again!

a stack of brownies on a plate.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Brownies

  • granulated sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • cocoa powder
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • all purpose flour
  • salt
  • chocolate chips
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How to Make Chocolate Chip Brownies – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Combine ingredients

In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, melted butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. 

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Step 3: Add remaining ingredients

Whisk in the eggs and beat well. Mix in the flour and salt until well blended, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 4: Bake

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the middle is set and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Allow your chocolate chip brownies to cool slightly before serving.

a square pan of brownies.

Chocolate Chip Brownies – Tips and Notes

  • What pan works best:  I prefer to use an 8×8 inch pan for this recipe, but you can also use a 9×9 inch pan with a slightly reduced baking time. You can also double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 inch baking pan for approximately the same amount of time, 40-45 minutes.
  • Instead of cocoa powder, you can use 2 ounces of an unsweetened baking chocolate bar that has been melted and slightly cooled.
  • Flavor variations: Substitute the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, mint, or butterscotch chips, or nuts like walnuts or pecans. These brownies also taste phenomenal without any chips at all!
a stack of brownies on a plate.
a brownie with a bite taken out.

FAQs

Can you freeze brownies?

Yes, to freeze brownies, first prepare as directed and allow to cool completely. Either slice the brownies or leave in the baking dish (so long as it’s freezer-safe!) then cover tightly with both plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the brownies overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Can you make brownies without eggs?

Yes, you just need to use a substitute such as applesauce, yogurt, buttermilk, or even a mashed banana. For every egg that a recipe calls for, you’ll want to use 1/4 cup of your chosen substitute. So to make chocolate chip brownies, you’ll want to replace the two eggs from the recipe with 1/2 cup of whatever substitute ingredient you choose.

How long do brownies last?

Brownies are good for up to five days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

How to tell if brownies are done

Brownies are done baking when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. You do not want your toothpick to be completely clean as this means your brownies will be over-baked. Be mindful that the chocolate chips in your brownies will be melted and gooey, so use a few different toothpicks when testing for doneness.

How to store brownies

Once the chocolate chip brownies are completely cool, cover tightly with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and store on the countertop for up to five days.

brownies on a counter top.
a stack of brownies on a plate.
a stack of brownies on a plate.

If you try this recipe, please leave a comment and rating below. I love to hear from you and always appreciate your feedback!

a brownie with a bite taken out.
5 from 3 ratings

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
These Chocolate Chip Brownies are THE BEST! They are super rich and fudgy and are always a hit. Once you try these homemade brownies, you'll never go back to the box kind again!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 stick, melted
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, melted butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in the eggs and beat well. Mix in the flour and salt until well blended, then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the middle is set and the edges start to pull away from the pan. Allow your chocolate chip brownies to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

  • What pan works best:  I prefer to use an 8×8 inch pan for this recipe, but you can also use a 9×9 inch pan with a slightly reduced baking time. You can also double the recipe and bake in a 9×13 inch baking pan for approximately the same amount of time, 40-45 minutes.
  • Instead of cocoa powder, you can use 2 ounces of an unsweetened baking chocolate bar that has been melted and slightly cooled.
  • Flavor variations: Substitute the semi-sweet chocolate chips with dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, mint, or butterscotch chips, or nuts like walnuts or pecans. These brownies also taste phenomenal without any chips at all!
  • Storing: Once the chocolate chip brownies are completely cool, cover tightly with plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and store on the countertop for up to five days.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Calories: 327kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 185mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 378IU, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 2mg
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