Brownie Recipe That’s Pretty Easy to Make

Brownie recipes are pretty easy and make for a great snack or dessert. There are a bunch of different variations you can do, so don’t feel like you need to follow this one to a T. At the same time, this one will give you the classic brownie that everyone loves.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it. Most stores like Aldi or Publix carry all the ingredients you’ll need.

Click here to skip to the notecard version of the recipe

What It IsNameWhere to buy
Cookware8 inch brownie panAmazon
CookwareMicrowavable bowlAmazon
CookwareVarious measuring cupsAmazon
CookwareVarious measuring spoonsAmazon
CookwareLarge mixing bowlAmazon
CookwareWhiskAmazon
CookwareLarge spoon for mixingAmazon
Ingredient1 Stick of salted butter (114 grams)Store
Ingredient2 ounces of cocoa powderStore
Ingredient2 large eggsStore
Ingredient1 cup granulated sugarStore
Ingredient1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractStore
Ingredient1/2 Cup all-purpose flourStore
Ingredient1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate morselsStore
Ingredient1 teaspoon of vegetable oilStore

Step 1 of this Brownie Recipe

Get the butter.

butter for brownie recipe

Then, get a bowl.

Unwrap the butter and throw that in the bowl.

Microwave it until it’s melted or mostly melted.

melting butter for brownie recipe

While that’s in the microwave, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

preheating oven

After that, get the melted butter and put it on the counter.

melted butter for brownie recipe

Next, get your measuring cup. In my case, I only had a 3/4 cup measuring cup for this brownie recipe.

measuring cup

Get your semi-sweet chocolate morsels.

Toll House Semi-Sweet Morsels for brownie recipe

How many times have you just been tempted to eat a bunch of them straight from the bag? Measure out 1 cup of those and pour it into the butter.

3/4 cup measuring cup

Pour those into the butter.

butter and chocolate

Make sure that they melt into the butter, too. Mix the chocolate around as best as possible.

mixing butter and chocolate for brownie recipe

You should have something like this for your brownie recipe so far:

mixing chocolate and butter

A nice and buttery chocolate soup. As tempting as it is the just start eating this, don’t. Get a bigger mixing bowl next.

bowl for brownie recipe

Grab Your Eggs

eggs for brownie recipe

Crack each egg into the big bowl.

eggs in bowl for brownie recipe

Once the eggs are both in, start mixing them around as best as possible for this brownie recipe. As you can see, I didn’t have a whisk handy so I used a butter knife. We do what we can, right?

beating the eggs

Moving on. Get a measuring cup or the same one that you used for the chocolate chips.

measuring cup for brownie recipe

Also, grab the granulated sugar.

sugar for brownie recipe

You’ll need to measure out one cup of that.

cup of sugar

Pour it into the beaten eggs for this brownie recipe.

sugar in eggs for brownie recipe

Mix that around really well. Again, as you can see, I was using a butter knife. Crazy times we live in.

Following that, get your vanilla extract.

vanilla extract

Measure out a half teaspoon or do your best to eyeball the right amount. I didn’t have any measuring spoons for this, so I eyeballed the amount.

pouring vanilla extract

Mix that up. Once it’s all mixed, grab your bowl of butter and chocolate.

Take that bowl and pour all of it into the egg mixture.

pouring chocolate for brownie recipe

As you might be able to guess, the next step is to mix all of that around really well.

making a brownie recipe

Again, it will probably be tempting to just start eating at this point in the brownie recipe but do your best not to. Once that’s mixed, get some flour.

Gold Flour

I used Gold Medal. It’s a pretty historic brand of flour. If you’ve ever been to Minneapolis, you’ve probably heard about it. It’s perfect for this brownie recipe! Get your measuring cup next.

measuring cup

Measure out a half-cup of all-purpose flour.

Dump that into the big bowl with the chocolate.

dumping flour into the chocolate

Mix it all around really well. I upgraded from a knife to a spoon. Everybody needs a big spoon for their brownie recipe at some point. After that’s mixed up, grab some baking cocoa.

baking cocoa for brownie recipe

You’ll need your measuring cup again. This little one that I had was a trusty lil’ thing.

measuring cup

Measure out 2 ounces of cocoa powder. This part will be pretty difficult if you don’t have ounces. Again, though, if you eyeball it as best you can, you should be fine.

cup of cocoa for brownie recipe

Dump that in with the rest of the brownie recipe mixture. Then, get some vegetable oil. This will act as a thickening agent for the cocoa powder.

vegetable oil

Measure out about a teaspoon of that and pour it on the cocoa powder.

pouring thickening agent in brownie recipe

Mix all of that around really well for a nice brownie batter.

mixing brownie recipe

Once that’s all mixed up, start pouring the mixture for this brownie recipe into your pan.

brownie recipe in pan

You can probably use the spoon to smooth the batter out. A spatula would also be good for that.

Once it’s done in the oven, you should be looking at a final product like this one:

cooked brownies

Notecard Version of Brownie Recipe

1. Melted 1 stick of salted butter in a bowl. Add 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the bowl once it’s hot and mix everything around.
2. Crack two eggs into a big mixing bowl and whisk them around really well. Then, add 1 cup of granulated sugar and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix well.
3. Dump/spoon all the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, stir all that around really well.
4. Measure out a half cup of all-purpose flour and dump that into the bowl. Measure out 2 ounces of cocoa powder and dump that into the bowl. Pour 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil on to the cocoa powder. Mix all of that really well.

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Bob Buckley

Bob Buckley writes about food and business.