Quick and Easy Brownies


This easy brownie recipe takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish for a chocolaty treat!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 brownies

Bake these easy brownies whenever you need to quickly satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with kitchen staples, you'll come back to this easy brownie recipe again and again.

Easy Brownie Ingredients

You likely already have the ingredients you'll need for these easy brownies on hand:

· Sugar: These easy brownies start with two cups of white sugar.
· Flour: All-purpose flour creates structure in the batter.
· Butter: Two sticks of melted butter give the brownies moisture and richness.
· Eggs: Eggs lend even more moisture. Plus, they help bind the batter together.
· Cocoa powder: Of course, you'll need cocoa powder for chocolate brownies!
· Vanilla: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of the brownies.
· Baking powder: Baking powder acts as a leavener, which means it helps the brownies rise.
· Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
· Walnuts: Nuts are optional, of course, but they add a welcome crunch.

How to Make Easy Brownies

It could be simpler to throw these quick and easy brownies together on a whim. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below – but here's a brief overview of what you can expect:

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl, then spread the batter into a prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry. Cool, then cut into squares.

How to Store Easy Brownies

Store the brownies in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days at room temperature or for up to one week in the refrigerator. You can freeze brownies for up to three months.

Learn more: How to Store Brownies to Make Them Last

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"We loved the brownies," says Lela. "The brownies were so easy and simple to make. You add all the ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon."

"These are delicious," raves Lindsay. "I like the texture, it's between chewy and cakey. This recipe is so easy to make. I used one bowl and one spoon and one spatula. Easy on the dishes."

"These are the best brownies I have ever had," according to one Allrecipes community member. "They are super easy to make by myself (I am 13) and delicious! I have made them like six times already and they are very fun to make!"

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 4 eggs

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup walnut halves


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

  2. Mix sugar, flour, melted butter, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Decorate with walnut halves.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 20 to 30 minutes; cool before slicing into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
14g Fat
36g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 98mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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