My All-Time Favorite Go-to Homemade Brownie Recipe

Just last week, my little girl and I made these brownies and sent them with her handmade note to thank Uncle Doc for stitching her up!  We ate the corner pieces and now I’m dreaming for more.  Another story:  my husband and I have actually made a thrifty date night out of baking these and watching a movie!

Estimated Times
Preparation: 10 mins
Baking: 18 mins

Servings: 2 dozen bars


2 cups (a 12-oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided (variation:  use mint-chocolate, dark chocolate, butterscotch, or other chips or candy pieces for the 2nd cup)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces (or margarine)
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (variation: 3/4 cup all-purpose with 1/2 cup whole wheat)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Blend flour, sugar, and baking soda in a medium bowl (let the kids help here!) and set aside.

Melt 1 cup morsels and butter in large, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

Add in eggs and mix until blended.  (Kids can help here, too!)  Add dry ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in vanilla, remaining morsels, and nuts. Spread into baking pan.

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars and enjoy!  (For the ultimate indulgence, go ahead and add chocolate icing made from scratch- amazing!)

Please do tell…what is your favorite go-to baking recipe?

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5 Replies to “My All-Time Favorite Go-to Homemade Brownie Recipe”

  1. My go-to brownie recipe involves a box mix. 🙂 And no nuts! But your brownies DO look pretty tasty… !!

    1. I, too, am commonly seen grabbing up boxes with coupon match-ups and whipping them out when the kids (or me) need a treat!

  2. YUM! I love the combination of all the different kinds of chips! My husband and I would have a great date night with these and a movie!

  3. where do I find the “ultimate indulgence chocolate icing recipe?? Thanks

    1. Thanks for giving me a recipe post idea… and here it is. Basic decorator icing recipe to follow….

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