One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

I have shared these One Bowl Fudgy Brownies once before, but they are spectacular enough to warrant a second post. First, they are rich and fudgy; second, they are made in just one bowl; and finally, they are outrageously delicious.

One bowl fudgy brownies

One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

I have made these fudgy brownies numerous times for my family, for guests and as part of meals I’ve delivered to friends. My oldest, Tom, was off for a weekend bachelor party…and I had a feeling a bunch of twenty-some year old guys would have the beverages planned, but not the food. I offered to send a tray of goodies which included lemon bars, chocolate caramel streusel bars and these brownies…of course, he was delighted with this idea. And I was told quite a few of these goodies disappeared on the drive down to their destination.

One bowl fudgy brownies

Channeling Martha!

I have used Martha Stewart’s suggestion to dip the bottom of these brownies in granulated sugar numerous times. It prevents the brownies from sticking together when stacked plus gives a nice sugary crunch to every tasty bite. These are perfect to take to any gathering…and are one of the simplest desserts you’ll ever make. Β Add these one bowl fudgy brownies to your baking repertoire…they’re guaranteed to get rave reviews.

One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

Serves 16 brownies     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Delectable fudgy brownies made in one bowl!


    Recipe 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 350ΒΊ. Butter an 8" square baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a 1" overhang on two sides. Set aside.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.


      Nutrition Facts
      Serving Size
      Amount Per ServingAs Served
      Calories 231kcal Calories from fat 101
      % Daily Value
      Total Fat 11g17%
      Saturated Fat 7g35%
      Transfat 0g
      Cholesterol 62mg21%
      Sodium 57mg2%
      Carbohydrate 32g11%
      Dietary Fiber 1g4%
      Sugars 27g
      Protein 3g

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

      Total FatLess than65g
      Sat FatLess than25g
      CholesterolLess than300mg
      SodiumLess than2,400mg
      Total Carbohydrate300g
      Dietary Fiber25g
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      1. Mmm – truth is, not sure these would make it OUT of the bowl!

      2. These really do look like the ultimate brownies! So sweet of you to pack up all those goodies πŸ™‚

      3. Fashion, Art and other fancies says:

        I always love a rich and fudgy brownie. Have a delicious day;-)

      4. I’m just thinking of how to remain in shape with all these fantastic recipes , this fudge is so lovely…can’t resist a bite.

      5. Looking at this amazing brownie, I know why it disappeared along the way.

        You can post as many brownie recipes and I will still drool over it but so sad I am unable to taste it. See whether there’s any way you can courier these to Malaysia.

      6. Lizzy these look amazing?, georgeous, heavenly, all of these??? sure:)

      7. Asian-spice mix says:

        Another great browny’s recipe,looks rich and tasty,that what i love about dessert πŸ™‚

      8. luv brownies, may give this a try πŸ™‚

      9. I love a good fudgey brownie, and these look GREAT! Happy Thanksgiving Lizzy!!

      10. The Mom Chef says:

        Boy, these are right up my alley. Being not a brownie fan but surrounded by those that are, it’s good to have a recipe that’s fast and easy.I sure don’t want to be wasting time on something I’m not going to touch….ever. πŸ™‚

      11. You had me at “one bowl”:) Your fudgey brownies are magnificent, and I can just imagine how great they taste.

      12. I think you may have just become the *go-to dessert Mom* for all future bachelor parties!

      13. No doubt Tom enjoyed these, I know I would have. Makes you wonder how much of those goodies you prepared actually did make it to the bachelor party!

      14. You had me at the subject line – own bowl, fudgy annnnd briwnies.

      15. mmmmm…. love it… and you have the same rectangular plate as moi πŸ™‚ And I also photographed my banana brownies on such a plate… what a lovely coincidence, Lizzy :)) Great minds think alike πŸ™‚

      16. Parsley Sage says:

        Great mom! That’s a pretty awesome road-trip goodie picnik πŸ™‚ Love this brownie

      17. Sinfully delicious!!! Love ’em… I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them!

      18. If they’re spectacular enough for a second post, they must be fabulous!

        Thank you!!

      19. I am a sucker for brownies! These look perfect! I am guessing the whole tray of goodies was gone pretty quick with a car full of boys!

      20. Baker Street says:

        the brownies look gooey, fudgy and full of chocolate-y goodness! simply divine! πŸ™‚

      21. Cassie/Bake Your Day says:

        My husband adores brownies. These look perfect. I love one-bowl desserts! Happy Thanksgiving Liz!

      22. You are a brownie expert ,I love the brownies you post and this looks so fudgy and gooey , yummmmm!!!!!!!!

      23. Those are good-looking brownies! I love brownies with texture–too often, they’re dry and boring, but these look perfect.

      24. I love fudgy brownies…. I swear they are better than the cake like ones but I am sure that is a personal preference. And to be honest I would eat any brownie given to me lol. These look fantastic and I am sure majority disappeared before making it to the party. πŸ™‚

      25. Who can forget these awesome brownies. perfect treat for the holiday dessert spread.

      26. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family says:

        Brownies=chocolately goodness
        One bowl is right up my alley, I love to use the least amount of dishes possible.
        Thank you for a second posting, as I didn’t get to see the first πŸ™‚

      27. I could use some brownies right now.

        Well, properly made ones anyways. My previous ones don’t count.

      28. once in a blue moon says:

        you always drive me wild with the good stuff!

      29. These browning look so rich and delicious. I definitely hear them screaming “eat me” though that may just be me…I am drooling regardless. They’re perfect!

      30. These are definitely worth sharing again! They look perfectly fudgey and delicious! Brownies are hard to resist!

      31. Fudgy brownies are the BEST…these look wonderful! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving, Lizzy!

      32. Curry and Comfort says:

        Awwww… you’re such a good Mommy!! What a nice care package of stuff for their party. I agree, you can post this recipe every week… it’s that good. πŸ™‚

      33. These look perfect! They have that crackly top I always look for.

      34. Magic of Spice says:

        They do look amazing! I know they would not make the trip at all if it were my boys πŸ™‚
        Wishing you and family a wonderful holiday…

      35. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

        “tweaked them back to an unhealthy version” love it! These look killer indeed!

      36. Three-Cookies says:

        I will try these someday soon, though sounds and look rich and decadent. I am surprised that he didn’t finish the whole lot on the way:)

      37. Oh my, more reasons to speed up the adoption. I love brownies. Like more than life itself. I’ll have to try these little beauties out.

      38. You had to say fudgy. Now I have to have them. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with garce and gratitude.

      39. Love that these are super easy to make, AND fudgy! No better thing than brownies that get your craving cured fast ;)!

      40. Rosita Vargas says:

        Luce irresistible de lujo,abrazos hugs,hugs.

      41. Lola Lobato says:

        For me it’s an other comfort food. Just a bite of those fudgy brownies may change your day. Nice recipe Lizzy.

      42. Hi Liz! These look delicious and no wonder they disappeared on the drive! That was SO nice of you to make them for your son and his friends! I love, LOVE brownies!

      43. These brownies look heavenly!


        love this! i want some:)

      45. Foodness Gracious says:

        Exquisite pictures and super looking brownies! Well done Lizzy and have a great thanksgiving!

      46. 2Peeeps Health and Fitness says:

        yummy look delicious, take care liz

      47. I’ve been looking through recipes trying to think of an extra dessert to take to our family gathering tomorrow and I think this just might be what I have been looking for. I love one-bowl recipes! They look fudgey delicious!

      48. Mouthwatering!!

        Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

        Thankful for supportive web-friends like you πŸ™‚

      49. Oh Lizzy, I think you should change the name of your blog from This skinny chick can bake to This skinny chick is the brownie queen. You have some amazing brownie and chocolate recipes. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming!
        Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

      50. Nothing better than a really gooood brownie! Looks very tempting πŸ™‚

      51. I see why these disappeared so quickly!

      52. Liz these brownies look perfect! Wouldn’t expect anything less! Yumm!!

      53. I made these brownies… oh my! Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe. Now if I could only hide half the batch from my friends who are coming over!


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