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Death by Chocolate Brownies

These indulgent rich brownies have the perfect fudgey texture, aren't overly sweet, and are easy to make.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Lori Vaughn


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder*
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chunks, divided**


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an 8x8 pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Add all of the dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Mix gently until combined.
  • Mix in 1 cup of the chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the thick batter into the greased pan and evenly scatter the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs.


*If your cocoa powder is lumpy, sift it into the mixture. No one wants a surprise chunk of cocoa powder in their brownie!
**You can trade out the semi sweet chunks for any kind of chocolate chip. I love the richness of the semi sweet and the look of the chunks, but if you love a sweeter brownie, milk chocolate is a great choice. 
***This recipe doubles great. Double the ingredients and put in a greased 9x13 pan. You'll bake for the same amount of time.