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One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

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These One Bowl Fudgy Brownies are just plain spectacular. They are rich and fudgy, made in just one bowl; and finally, they are outrageously delicious.

Easy Fudgy Brownies are a dream come true! With just a few ingredients and minimal equipment, they’re perfect for the new baker and yummy enough for a seasoned cook!!

One Bowl Fudgy Brownies stacked on a serving tray with a small white plate with two brownies and berries in the foreground


One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

I have made these one bowl 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, raspberry streusel bars and my best fudgy 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 on a white serving tray with a berry garnish

Tips for Making the Best Fudgy Brownies

With a limited number of ingredients, you’ll want to use the best ingredients possible, especially the chocolate. Here are a few tips for making easy fudgy brownies.

  • I like to use semi-sweet chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips in this recipe. Chocolate chips usually have some additives to help them keep their shape while baking, so I prefer a chocolate bar that will melt easily.
  • Ghirardelli bars are easy to find at most markets and are what I use most often. They’re more reasonably priced than European chocolates, but if you want to splurge, go for it.

How to Melt Chocolate

  • I find it easiest to melt my chocolate in the microwave. Just chop your chocolate well, and microwave gently. I do it in 30-second increments, stopping to stir frequently until chocolate is smooth.
  • To make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate, which can make it lumpy, pull out the bowl when there are very small pieces of unmelted chocolate left. They will melt with the residual heat from the melted chocolate.

Helpful Tools to Make Brownies

  • Mix by hand so no extra air is incorporated into the batter. I like to use a wooden spoon, then a silicone spatula to scrape the batter into the pan. An offset spatula is the perfect tool for smoothing the top of the batter.
  • I line the baking sheet with non-stick foil. This helps you easily remove the baked and cooled brownies to a cutting board to slice. Plus it prevents the brownies from sticking to the sides and bottom of the pan without having to grease.

Tips for Baking, Serving and Cutting Fudgy Brownies

  • Do not overbake or your fudgy brownies will not be fudgy. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out with just a few moist crumbs, not liquidy batter.
  • 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.
  • PRO-Tip: For those of you who live at a higher altitude, a friend tested these for me twice and they had a big air pocket under the top crust both times. The lack of leavening other than eggs apparently messes with the outcome so take note if you live in a mountainous area.

These one bowl fudgy brownies are perfect to take to any gathering and are one of the simplest desserts you’ll ever make.   Add these easy fudgy brownies to your baking repertoire. They’re guaranteed to get rave reviews.

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One bowl fudgy brownies

One Bowl Fudgy Brownies

Delectable fudgy brownies made in one bowl!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 16 brownies


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 8" square baking pan with nonstick foil, 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.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.

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

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 brownie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g


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62 comments on “One Bowl Fudgy Brownies”

  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 🙂

  3. 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. Another great browny’s recipe,looks rich and tasty,that what i love about dessert 🙂

  8. luv brownies, may give this a try 🙂

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

  10. 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. 🙂

  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 🙂 And I also photographed my banana brownies on such a plate… what a lovely coincidence, Lizzy :)) Great minds think alike 🙂

  16. Great mom! That’s a pretty awesome road-trip goodie picnik 🙂 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. the brownies look gooey, fudgy and full of chocolate-y goodness! simply divine! 🙂

  21. 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. 🙂

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

  26. 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 🙂

  27. I could use some brownies right now.

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

  28. 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. 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. 🙂

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

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

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

  36. 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. Luce irresistible de lujo,abrazos hugs,hugs.

  41. 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!

  44. love this! i want some:)

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

  46. 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 🙂

  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 🙂

  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!

  54. Yummy! I wish I had a brownie right now. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  55. there brownies are a piece of chocolate heaven on a plate and easy peasy! thanks Liz

  56. Made these for a NYE party and they were easy and delicious! Rich and fudgy just like you said they’d be! Great tip on coating the bottom with granulates sugar too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  57. Look amazing! I’ve always wondered why I get a crust on the surface like yours sometimes and not others? Tysm

  58. I love the tip of dipping the brownies in sugar to prevent sticking! Thanks for sharing your fudgy brownie recipe on MM. Will be featuring it on tonight’s party.

  59. Even the batter prior to baking was delicious! (Yes, I licked the bowl ☺)

  60. It was really amazing!! A huge hit in y house!

  61. One of my fave brownie recipes!

  62. So easy and SO good. Surely, a chocolate lovers dream brownies.

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