16 Best Chocolate Brownie Recipes 

Fudgy, gooey, rich, chewy – many adjectives to describe a fantastic chocolate brownie recipe. There’s no wonder it’s a favorite of many!

These baked goodies have a distinctive rectangular shape and dark brown color. Just the sight of a delectable brownie is enough to make you drool. 

If the thought of making brownies has always intimidated you, don’t be! They’re easy to make and come in wide varieties. 

To help, I’ve included recipes for the best brownies you can make. Serve this to your friends and families to make them drool. 

For the wow factor, serve with vanilla ice cream. 

1. Best Homemade Chocolate Brownies by Love and Lemons 

As I always say, nothing beats baked goodies made at home with love. Thus, I’ve included the best homemade brownies recipe I could find. 

Love and Lemons promise a rich, fudgy, glossy brownie with perfectly crisp edges. 

This brownie builds on a basic recipe, AKA boxed mix. It’s familiar but has improved flavors, so it’s more delicious and decadent. 

You’ll need granulated and powdered sugar, flour, salt, and chocolate chips to make them. Add eggs, water, oil, vanilla extract, and unsweetened cocoa powder. 

For the cocoa powder, try using Hershey’s Special Dark Dutch-processed cocoa powder for the best results. 

2. Easy Fudgy Brownies From Scratch by Inspired Taste

Making brownies from scratch is intimidating. But this brownie recipe will show you that making the best fudge brownies isn’t that hard. 

With this recipe, you can expect the classic qualities of fudgy brownies. Besides that, the brownies also ooze with phenomenal chocolate flavor. 

Thus, start collecting your butter, cocoa powder, eggs, salt, vanilla, and flour. These are the most essential ingredients. 

For the cocoa powder, you can use natural, Dutch-processed, or raw. Solid chocolate is not included to keep the middle moist and the top shiny. 

But you can add chunks or chips if you want more cocoa goodness. 

3. Best Brownie Recipe Ever by Stay At Home Chef

Of course, every recipe promises that they are the best brownie recipe. But this one might just be true to their word. 

These brownies have the usual ingredients like melted butter, eggs, sugar, etc. 

The milk chocolate chips are unique to the recipe. You’ll melt or add in whole forms. 

Adding milk chocolate chips when the recipe has dark cocoa powder provides amazingly contrasting flavors. This makes them taste more complex, engaging, and memorable. 

But if you aren’t a fan of milk chocolate, you can leave out the whole chips. You can substitute them with semi-sweet chocolate chunks instead.

4. Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Gimme Delicious 

Can you make the best-tasting brownies with one medium bowl only? Gimme Delicious says you absolutely can!

This is one of the easiest recipes. You only need six ingredients, and you’ll have the tastiest brownies within 20 minutes of baking time (plus cooling). 

You’ll need unsalted butter, unsweetened cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, and salt. But if you’re using salted butter, leave out the last ingredient. 

Optional ingredients are baking chocolate and oil. Not needed, but they make it much better. 

Baking chocolate makes the flavors more intense and chocolatey. Oil, on the other hand, makes the brownie gooier.

5. Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Cafe Delites 

Just one look at these brownies from Cafe Delites, and you can see how fudgy they are. They have a rich flavor with a striking dark brown color. 

The secret to the fudginess is oil. Just a tablespoon of it makes sure that the brownies stay moist. 

The recipe also gives important tips to make your brownies as perfect as they can be. For instance, make sure to melt the butter hot to get gorgeous cracks. 

Also, make sure to avoid overbeating your batter. Otherwise, you’ll incorporate air and end up with a cakey brownie instead of a fudgy one. 

6. Chewy Fudge Brownies 

Chewy brownies allow you to have the whole experience in your mouth. The brownie pieces dance on your tongue as you chew them, exuding rich chocolate flavors. 

This recipe calls for five ingredients only: salted butter, eggs, sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. Once your brownie mixture is ready, pour it into a baking pan with parchment paper. 

You can also add chocolate chunks on top of the brownies before baking. While baking, they will sink into it because of their density.

Let your brownies cool completely. Then, slice into squares and serve with vanilla ice cream and cherry on top!

7. Gooey Chocolate Brownies 

It’s chewy, gooey, rich, and chocolatey. Topped with ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge sauce, these brownies are everything!

Getting all those qualities into one may be a challenge, but it’s not with this recipe. The ingredients, tips, and procedures are all well-thought-out to be simple but still result in a dozen phenomenal brownies. 

Once the brownie mix is in your prepared pan, set the baking time correctly. If you want a very chewy brownie, bake for longer (40 to 42 minutes).

Meanwhile, gooey and fudgy brownies take a shorter time. You can bake them for 35 minutes only. 

8. Milk Chocolate Brownies 

I’ve included some recipes above with milk chocolate chips. But this one highlights the creamy, milky flavor. 

This is the best if you have a sweet tooth. Milk chocolate makes your brownies taste much sweeter and chewier. 

These brownies are also a way to break from the intense flavors you usually get from dark chocolate brownies. 

If you’re ready to start, take out your milk chocolate bars, not chips. Bars bring out authentic flavors without many additives. 

Make sure to take out the brownies once they’re done. Leaving them inside the oven for too long can overcook them. 

9. White Chocolate Brownies

Most of the recipes here are dark chocolate brownie variations. Thus, they are all different shades of brown. 

This is the only brownie recipe on this list that deviates. These white chocolate brownies feature light shades that are rare in these desserts. 

But don’t judge a book based on the cover. It’s as fudgy and delicious as its more traditional counterparts. 

The unique ingredients in this recipe are white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. 

You’d also need butter, egg, vanilla, salt, flour, and powdered sugar (for toppings).

This recipe is enough for an 8 inch square pan. 

10. Chocolate Chip Brownies 

A lot of the recipes here have chocolate chips in the ingredients list. But I like this one because of the color contrast that highlights the chips.

With this recipe, you’ll be making blonde or light brown brownies with embedded chocolate chips. I’d say it’s like a chocolate chip cookie but in brownie form. 

The brownie base has a vanilla and brown sugar flavor. Only the chips provide rich chocolate flavors. 

With less than ten ingredients, you’ll have sixteen tasty brownies. It takes less than an hour and is much better and more unique than any boxed brownie mix. 

11. Chocolate Coconut Brownies

Chocolate and coconut isn’t a classic or popular duo. But the fresh flavors compliment the decadent chocolate. 

If you’re in doubt, check out this chocolate coconut brownies recipe! It may be out of the box from the usual chocolatey brownie box mix. 

But its unique flavors make it worth the try. It has three layers: a fudgy bottom, coconut, and chocolate ganache. 

The brownie base can either be homemade or box mix. The coconut layer is a mixture of cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and sweet shredded coconut. 

You can set aside extra shredded coconut for garnishing the brownies. 

12. Chocolate Walnut Brownies 

Nuts are a great addition to brownies. They provide exciting flavors and texture to the brownie. 

They also cut into the richness of the chocolate. For this recipe, the highlighted combination is chocolate and chopped walnuts. 

This recipe also has bittersweet chocolate and milk. These two with butter comprise a melted chocolate mix that provides intense flavors for the brownies. 

You can use different pans, like a glass pan, for baking. However, the edges may not be as crispy, unlike when using metal. 

To know if it’s cooked, watch out for moist crumbs clinging to the test toothpick. 

13. Chocolate Mint Brownies 

There’s a divided opinion on chocolate and mint. Some find it weird, while others find it amazing. 

If you’re part of the latter, make yourself these chocolate mint brownies. Like the chocolate coconut brownies, this recipe also results in a layered dessert. 

The first layer is a homemade fudge brownie. It’s followed by a mint frosting layer, which is then topped by a chocolate ganache. 

For the mint layer, you’ll need butter, sugar, milk, and peppermint extract. If you want, add a drop of green gel coloring. 

It takes effort and a lot of chilling, but it’s worth it. 

14. Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies 

Just because you have gluten sensitivity doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some great brownies. Thus, I’ve included a gluten-free recipe. 

There’s little to no difference between regular chocolate brownies and this one. It’s got a moist and fudgy base, rich flavors, and a crackly top. 

It’s pretty simple, too! Instead of all-purpose flour, you’ll use gluten-free flour (choose one with xanthan gum). 

You’ll also need sugar, cocoa powder, butter, eggs, chocolate chips, salt, and vanilla. More or less the same profile as a regular brownie. 

Make sure to get high-quality ingredients. In this way, you’re assured of a fantastic brownie. 

15. Chocolate Brownie Cake 

A cake and brownie in one? Topped with a glossy and delectable chocolate ganache? Count me in!

From top to bottom, this dessert explodes with chocolate goodness. After all, the base is a mixture of chocolate cake and fudge brownie mix. 

Besides those, you’ll also need eggs, water, oil, heavy whipping cream, and chocolate morsels. Overall, this recipe doesn’t demand much. 

This recipe has two elements: the brownie cake and the chocolate ganache. You can cut back on the ganache if you don’t want it too rich or decadent. 

This recipe uses a bundt pan to bake the cake. 

16. Cakey Chocolate Brownies 

Nearly all of the recipes here feature fudgy brownies. While they are a crowd favorite, some prefer brownies with a cakey texture. 

For them, I’ve added this recipe. It’s dense and moist like a cake and pairs well with a great, sweet glaze. 

The ingredients are a bit different from the fudgy type. It includes butter, sugar, Dutch cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla.

You’ll also need espresso powder, eggs, water, and flour. Optional add-ins include chopped nuts or chocolate chips. 

They may not be as popular, but these cakey brownies are in another league of their own. 

16 Decadent Chocolate Brownie Recipes 

16 Decadent Chocolate Brownie Recipes 

Recipe by Brenda

Try the most amazing chocolate brownie recipes!


  • Best Homemade Chocolate Brownies by Love and Lemons

  • Easy Fudgy Brownies From Scratch by Inspired Taste

  • Best Brownie Recipe Ever by Stay At Home Chef

  • Easy One Bowl Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Gimme Delicious

  • Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Cafe Delites

  • Chewy Fudge Brownies 

  • Gooey Chocolate Brownies 

  • Milk Chocolate Brownies

  • White Chocolate Brownies

  • Chocolate Chip Brownies 

  • Chocolate Coconut Brownies

  • Chocolate Walnut Brownies 

  • Chocolate Mint Brownies 

  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies 

  • Chocolate Brownie Cake 

  • Cakey Chocolate Brownies


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