Fabulously Fudgy One Bowl Brownies!

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Fabulously Fudgy One Bowl Brownies! Brownies are the ultimate pantry recipe, and this one is so simple you can memorize it for those times when you’re craving a little comfort. It makes enough to share, too!

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If you feel the need to do a little ‘distractibaking’, brownies are the perfect  choice ~ this easy one bowl recipe offers plenty of delicious diversion. And of course, like any great distracti-bake, it ends with something utterly irresistible to eat, which is the point of it all, now isn’t it.

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Why I love this fudgy one bowl brownie recipe SO much!

The one bowl thing, it makes such a difference.

It bakes in a 9×13 pan, so everybody can have brownies, and we can even freeze some for later.

I love that they’re made with melted chocolate and not cocoa powder so they have a rich chocolate flavor.

They’re fudgy but not wet or gooey.

They have that nice crackly top.

short stack of fudgy one bowl brownies!

These one bowl brownies have the perfect texture

You can see the texture of these brownies in the pics better than anything I can convey in words. It’s moist, definitely fudgy, and not cakey. But it’s not so wet that it doesn’t have a nice ‘crumb’… it’s brownie perfection! This will be my go-to brownie recipe from now on.

A stack of fudgy brownies with milk

Baking tips for best brownies

  • This recipe calls for melted chocolate. I like to use dark or bittersweet because it gives the best flavor payoff.
  • When melting the chocolate (I use dark chocolate chips) I don’t melt them completely, there are still some lumps left, and that translates into tiny pockets of pure chocolate in the baked brownies. A definite plus.
  • You’ve heard it a million times before, but don’t over-bake. An under-baked brownie is still delicious, but an over-baked brownie is just sad.

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More from the pantry treats~

fudgy brownies, sliced into squares




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5 from 6 votes

Fudgy One Bowl Brownies

Fabulously Fudgy One Bowl Brownies!  Brownies are the ultimate pantry recipe, moist, chewy, and so good ~ it makes enough to share, too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Calories 447kcal
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 1/3 cup or 8 ounces, dark chocolate chips (or dark chocolate cut in small pieces)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour


  • Preheat the oven to 350F Grease and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper. The paper is optional, I use it to lift the cooled brownies out for slicing.
  • Put the butter into a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. Add the chocolate and stir. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then stir again to mostly melt the chocolate. It's fine if there are some lumps left.
  • Add the two sugars to the bowl with the chocolate and stir or whisk briskly to thoroughly combine.
  • Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, making sure they get completely incorporated.
  • Stir in the vanilla and salt, and then fold in the flour.
  • Turn the batter into your prepared pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, just until set around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out without batter clinging to it. The toothpick will be moist, however.
  • Let cool before slicing.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    January 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Well, good thing I have been cooking for 50 years as the melted chocolate and melted butter mixture was not incorporated into the mix. I have literally dozens of your recipes saved and I use them frequently. However, there seems to be more errors in directions, ingredients lately. My brownies, with added flour because of altitude, are baking as we speak because I knew when to incorporate the chocolate mixture. Smells divine! Please try to be accurate with instructions, especially for new cooks?

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      January 8, 2021 at 5:25 am

      Hey Sara ~ I’m glad the brownies smell divine! In step two I tell you to whisk the eggs etc into the bowl (with the chocolate.) I’ll clarify it so there’s no confusion.

  • Reply
    Karen Barnett
    July 13, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks for this brownie recipe, Sue! I made some today and they’re so yummy! I loved the ease of using only one bowl in preparation, and the bittersweet chocolate gave the brownies a wonderfully rich taste! The parchment worked great for easy cutting and storage (however brief that’s going to be)!

    • Reply
      July 14, 2020 at 4:56 am

      Hey Karen, glad you tried these 🙂 Bittersweet chocolate is the secret, for sure!

  • Reply
    Angela McD
    March 24, 2020 at 9:03 am

    5 stars
    Perfect names, Fabulous and Fudgy.
    These are all of that and more, absolutely Delicious. Thanks Sue for yet another wonderful recipe. Made them as soon as I received your e mail , yesterday.
    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made your Strawberry Buttermilk cake and Cranberry Breakfast cake. Just yummy

    • Reply
      March 24, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Angela, this made my day 🙂

  • Reply
    March 23, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    These look delicious. And I am definitely in need of a little comfort. All I have are semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I’m going to give it a go. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.

    • Reply
      March 23, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      They’ll work fine, brownies are very accommodating 🙂

  • Reply
    March 23, 2020 at 9:12 am

    5 stars
    Looks easy enough for my elementary and preschool kids to try as part of school today…with a built in treat after! Thank you!

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