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The Best Brownies

The only brownie recipe I've needed for 16 years of marriage.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: baked treat
Keyword: baked goods, best brownies ever, brownies, chocolate, dessert, sweets, treats
Servings: 20
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Lillie


  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips for sprinkling on top


  • In a mixing bowl, mix melted (but cooled) butter, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 2 tsp vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients (sifted if you're an overachiever--I'm not!) in a bowl. Then mix dry with wet just until smooth batter is formed. (Truth is, I add the dry ingredients right on top, then stir a little with a spoon right on top to combine before mixing it all together. One less bowl.)
  • Spread batter in a parchment lined or sprayed 9x13 pan and sprinkle with 1 cup of chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. 


  1. I often double this recipe, and bake in a large parchment-lined sheet pan for 35-40 minutes.
  2. You can use milk or semi sweet chips, or even chopped chocolate bars etc... I usually prefer semi-sweet chips.
  3. I've even made these when I was supposed to bring a pink treat for a baby shower. Skipped the chocolate chips and cut them into tiny squares topped with fresh raspberry buttercream. CROWD pleaser.
  4. Recipe is calculated for 20 brownies (4x5) cut out of a 9x13 pan.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.7g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 10g