Better Than Boxed Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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Oh so delicious Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies. We’re going back to childhood with these better than boxed brownies! It’s just like the classic treat you remember, but even BETTER! Picture a fudge-y, extra chocolate-y, rich crinkle-top brownie that is so simple to make. Oh, and do you want to know the best part? These brownies are FULL fudge, no crispy edges…which means, everyone gets a center piece! Perfect for a quick and easy summertime treat, a delicious after school or lunchbox snack, or just whenever you’re craving an extra fudge-y brownie.

sixteen brownies on parchment paper with bowl of melted chocolate and two spoons beside, glass of milk, measuring cup of salt, and plates on marble surface

About The Recipe

Is there anything better than a classic brownie? This is something we’ve been wanting to share on the blog for a while, but just haven’t gotten around to to it..that is, until now! Brownies with mix-ins are fun, but when you get just a big piece of fudge-y chocolate…there’s simply nothing better.

This brownie is the base of all of our brownie recipes and, just to be honest, it needed it’s own time to shine. The brownie itself is fudge-y alllllll the way to the edges, extra chocolate-y, perfectly sweet, and rich.

The secret? Using one of the bake-even strips! It allows the brownie to bake uniformly, which means, no more crispy edges. It’s such a simple trick that results in the best-ever brownies.

Oh, and did I mention that ah-mazing crinkly top? Seriously, it doesn’t get any easier than this!

All you need is a couple of pantry staples, less than an hours worth of time, and you will have a batch of homemade brownies coming right out of your oven.

overhead close up of brownie on parchment paper

If there’s only one brownie you NEED to bake for the rest of your life, then this is it! Seriously, so delicious and so simple.

Reasons You Will Love These Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  • Only SEVEN ingredients!
  • Extra fudge-y and chocolate-y.
  • Super simple to make.
  • A crowd pleaser.
  • The perfect dessert for any and all occasions!
three stacked brownies on parchment paper with more brownies and glass of milk behind

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Large Eggs
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
chocolate chips, vanilla, salt, butter, flour, eggs, and sugar on marble surface

How To Make Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Step 1: Melt chocolate

In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and butter. Place over low heat, stirring continuously, until melted and smooth. Set aside.

Step 2: Whip eggs and add rest of the ingredients

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Beat on high speed for 10 minutes.

Mix in chocolate mixture.

Stir in the flour.

Step 3: Bake

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool in pan. Turn out and slice.

What Type of Chocolate Should I Use?

For this recipe, we highly recommend using a high quality dark or a bittersweet chocolate! Anywhere from 60% – 70% works wonderfully with this recipe.

How To Tell When Brownies Are Perfectly Baked

We found that, with these brownies in particular, using a cake tester or tooth pick is the best way to tell when they’re perfectly baked. After inserting the cake tester, it should still be a little damp with maybe one or two crumbs on it.

This means that the brownies are still fudge-y and moist, while being just barely baked!

brownie propped against another with more around, spoon dipped in chocolate behind, and white flowers

How To Store

After these brownies have cooled, you can store them a few different ways! In an airtight container or a zip top bag and left at room temperature for 2-3 days, in an airtight container or zip top bag in the fridge for 5-7 days, or store in the freezer in a freezer safe bag for up to 2 months!

Substitutions

  • Semi-sweet can be used in place of bittersweet chocolate.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Turtle Brownies, S’mores Brownies, Blackout Brownies, Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies

overhead of sixteen brownies on parchment with some pulled away, two spoons, and melted chocolate beside, with two plates, and flowers around with glass of mik

Expert Tips

  • Make sure to beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla for a full 10 minutes!
  • If you do not use a bake-even strip, the brownies will be more traditional. Crispy edges and fudge-y middle.
  • These brownies are very fudge-y. If you like them a little more done, leave in an additional 5 minutes.

When you make these Better Than Boxed Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

sixteen brownies on parchment paper with bowl of melted chocolate and two spoons beside, glass of milk, measuring cup of salt, and plates on marble surface

Better Than Boxed Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Traci
Rich, fudge-y, extra chocolate-y and SO. DELICIOUS. These Dark Chocolate Fudge brownies are easy to make, super simple, and so much better than boxed!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 9 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Spray an 8-inch square pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and butter.
  • Place over low heat, stirring continuously, until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
  • Beat on high speed for 10 minutes.
  • Mix in chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in flour.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

Substitutions:
  • Semi-sweet can be used in place of bittersweet chocolate, but the brownies will be a lot sweeter.
 
Expert Tips:
  • Make sure to beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla for a full 10 minutes!
  • If you do not use a bake-even strip, the brownies will be more traditional. Crispy edges and fudge-y middle.
  • These brownies are very fudge-y. If you like them a little more done, leave in an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1barCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 267IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

When you make this recipe, remember to tag @bakerstble or hashtag it #BakersTable!

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