Quick and Easy Brownies

March 14, 2019 by Kristine Underwood

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Calling all brownie lovers! You need these quick and easy brownies in your life ASAP! Quick and easy brownies that you can make in one bowl. The brownies are thick and fudgy and loaded with chocolate!

quick and easy brownies stacked up 3 high on a white plate

Hey friends! It’s Kristine from Kristine in between again – just stopping by with a new recipe for you. I hope you’re sitting down though, because it’s NOT a cookie recipe! I have something even better for you this week – a homemade, from scratch, quick and easy brownie recipe!

quick and easy brownies on parchment paper

Quick And Easy Brownies Backstory

To be completely honest, I was never a huge brownie fan; I much preferred a good sugar cookie (as you know), but one day last week I got a wild hair to make a really good from-scratch brownie. I dunno why, but I’ve never done it before!

So I gathered up some ingredients and got to work. The first batch I made wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The brownies were thick, but cake-like and had very little chew. Bummer.

I wasn’t about to give up that easily though, so as I sat at the kitchen table chomping away on my not-so-perfect brownies, which were still completely delicious, I brainstormed some new ideas.

I adjusted a few things with my previous recipe idea, added in some extra chocolate, strapped on my apron and went at it again. This time, I just knew I had a winner.

quick and easy brownies on parchment paper with a knife

And I was right. When I pulled the brownies out of the oven, they were perfect. The center was slightly puffed up from baking and the edges were cracked and crispy. As the brownies began to cool off, the center fell and created the most delightful wrinkled brownie top you’ve ever seen!

The brownies themselves are the perfect chewy texture (win), and the centers of each brownie are super fudgy (also a win), and with the addition of the chocolate chunks, the brownies are super-duper chocolatey (biggest win yet).

quick and easy brownies stacked on a white plate

A few things to keep in mind about these quick and easy brownies:

  • These brownies can be made in one bowl.
  • You can using baking chocolate or chocolate chips, whatever you have handy works great!
  • You want to make sure to line the baking pan with foil. It makes slicing and serving (as well as cleanup) a breeze.
  • You want to avoid over-baking these brownies, 30-32 minutes TOPS will do ya. The top of the brownies should be slightly puffed up at the end.
  • They are very fudgy, so they slice the best if they are completely cool, so try to resist the temptation to cut right into them – it gets messy!
  • You can double the recipe and bake them in a 9 x 13 size pan if you need more.

And now for that recipe…

 Quick And Easy Brownies Recipe

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Quick and Easy Brownies

Quick and easy brownies that you can make in one bowl. The brownies are thick and fudgy and loaded with chocolate!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 154kcal
Author Kristine Underwood


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate baking chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment or foil.
  • Melt butter in the microwave and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, sea salt, and baking powder until evenly combined.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in chocolate baking chips.
  • Add butter and mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter in a prepared 8 x 8 pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Allow brownies to cool for 15 minutes prior to removing from pan and slicing.
  • Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 4.4% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 3.3%

Kristine E. Underwood, author of the food and lifestyle blog Kristine in between.Hi there! I’m Kristine the cookie baker, photo taker, and fitness lover behind the food and lifestyle blog, Kristine in between. I believe in finding balance between health, happiness, & lots of homemade cookies!

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