Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

One bowl fudgy brownies

This is my go to fudgy brownie recipe. If you’ve ever had brownies at my house that were dipped in granulated sugar, you’ve had these. This recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Brownies is adapted from one in Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook. There’s nothing simpler than a one bowl recipe! Minimal dishes with maximum chocolate fulfillment!

I made these easy one bowl brownies for a gathering of volunteers who helped with a big fund  raising projects.  Dipping the bottoms in sugar prevents them from sticking to each other and the serving dish. I added them to a tray with lemon bars and fruit. Something for everyone! Cut into small pieces, they are one bite nibbles…and assuage some of the guilt from diving into a dessert platter. I hope you will consider these for your next gathering. They do not disappoint…I hope these fudgy chocolate brownies will become a favorite of your family, too.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies


Adapted from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

  • 1 stick butter, plus more for pan
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1/4 t salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Butter an 8" square baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1" overhang on two sides. Set aside. Place butter and chocolate in microwave safe bowl and microwave gently until butter and chocolate are melted (30 seconds x 3, stirring in between sessions). Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir sugar into chocolate till combined. Whisk in eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Bake until cake tester comes out of center with just a few moist crumbs, 40-45 min. Cool completely on rack. Run knife around perimeter of pan and lift brownies out of pan using parchment. Cut into 2 inch squares. May dip bottoms in granulated sugar to stack.

Note: For easier slicing, place pan in freezer for one hour before cutting.

    Total time: 2 hours

      Yield: 16 servings


        Nutrition Facts
        Serving Size
        Amount Per Serving As Served
        Calories 3699kcal Calories from fat 1617
        % Daily Value
        Total Fat 180g 277%
        Saturated Fat 105g 525%
        Transfat 4g
        Cholesterol 987mg 329%
        Sodium 908mg 38%
        Carbohydrate 518g 173%
        Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
        Sugars 425g
        Protein 45g

        Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

        Calories 2000
        Total Fat Less than 65g
        Sat Fat Less than 25g
        Cholesterol Less than 300mg
        Sodium Less than 2,400mg
        Total Carbohydrate 300g
        Dietary Fiber 25g
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        1. There are mo stupid questions!

          I keep a good supply of Ghirardelli chocolate bars in my pantry…they are each 4 ounces (weight), so I use two. So if you have any semisweet chocolate, I’d go by weight. Chocolate chips will work in a pinch, but I like the bar chocolate much better. Let me know how you like them 🙂

        2. So glad he liked them!!!

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