Chewy Brownies

Fudgy, dense and chewy and crackly tops. . .my favorite things in a brownie. These one-bowl brownies are a cinch to make and taste amazing!
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate , chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 large eggs plus 2 large yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or chunks


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk cocoa and boiling water together in large bowl until smooth. Add unsweetened chocolate and whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk in oil and melted butter (mixture may look curdled, but don't worry.) Add the eggs, egg yolks, and vanilla and continue to whisk until mixture is smooth. Whisk in sugar until fully incorporated. Add flour and salt and fold in with a rubber spatula until combined. Fold in chocolate chips/chunks.
  3. Evenly spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least an hour.
  4. Gently remove brownies from pan using foil. Return brownies to wire rack and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you allow several hours for these to cool, the longer these brownies rest, the better they are.