'I've made these moist brownies many time and they're always a hit,' relates June Formanek of Belle Plaine, Iowa. If your family doesn't gobble up the whole pan, you can use the leftovers in the sweet treats that follow.

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15 mins
25 mins
40 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a microwave, melt unsweetened chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla for 1-2 minutes or until light and lemon-colored. Beat in the chocolate mixture. Add flour; beat just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans if desired.

  • Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 24.5g; cholesterol 77mg; sodium 102.3mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

Rating: 5 stars
This is our favorite recipe with minimal modifications. I use 1 1/4 cups flour and when I want them to be a little less dense (rise a little) I add 1/8 cup milk. I don't beat the batter with an electric mixer. I think it turns out fine when mixed with a fork or wisk. The chocolate chips are optional, this is a great brownie without them, but if you are serving the brownies warm the melted chips are a bonus. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have to say, usually I'm the type of gal that comes on to find a recipe and instantly goes for the most/best reviewed. I had some melted butter for another recipe that didn't work out, and the butter amount matched to this so i decided to make it. WHAT A RECIPE!!!!!!!!! Perhaps it's not reviewed by over 100+ people, but my goodness what a delicious brownie recipe. It's moist and delicious, and it's a brownie that makes you feel good inside. 5/5 stars indeed. I had no unsweetened chocolate chips so i used sweetened, but just as well. I imagine it's just as delicious without double the sweet! I'll definately be taking this to the family party next week! a WINNER. Remember, just because it has a lower review, amount of views, doesn't mean it's any less delicious. Congrats on a great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These brownies turned out FAN-TAS-TIC!! They were so moist and chewy, and they were the perfect balance between chocolate cake and chocolate fudge. The experts (my 4 kids!) loved them, too, so I'll be storing this recipe as my new favorite. The only change I made is that I omitted the nuts. (Not by my choice - why do kids dislike nuts??) Next time I'll make half the pan nutty and the other half nut-less for them! :) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These brownies were delicious! Did not sprinkle the confectioner's sugar on them - were good without it. They were devoured in minutes. Keeper! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The brownie IS fudgy, true to its name, and I like the addition of the chocolate chips for even more gooey “chocolatiness.” I also like that the recipe calls for butter which always lends superior flavor. Just a personal thing, perhaps, but I think I would prefer the lift that maybe a half teaspoon of baking powder would give this as well as a half teaspoon of salt to heighten the flavor – but that’s just being picky. I wouldn’t hesitate to make these again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
These were okay. Not a lot of flavor. I prefer a more intense chocolate flavor in my brownies. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Melts in your mouth. My husband told me I can't make these again because they were too good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made these for the church thanksgiving dinner. They were really easy to make. It made two 9x9 pans so I brought some to a friend as well. They were gone by the end of the dinner, and my friend loved them. The only thing about them is that I found them REALLY chocolatey. Next time I will probably use half the chocolate chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Best brownies ever! Chewy yet crispy on the outside. Everyone who tried them said the taste was amazing! Read More