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This easy Double Chocolate Brownies recipe uses just one bowl and makes the best chewy fudgy brownies ever! A delicious quick and easy dessert!

three fudgy chewy double chocolate brownies with chocolate chips brownies stacked

If you love chocolate desserts, you’re going to love these easy homemade brownies! And, if you need a one bowl brownies recipe without cocoa powder, well, today is your lucky day!

The other night, I had a serious chocolate craving, so I thought I would make a batch of brownies for myself the family. But, we were low on sugar, and so the recipe I was going to use was out of the question. Since I didn’t feel like heading out to the store, I made a batch of these double chocolate brownies, instead.

An Easy Brownie Recipe for Kids

I’ve been making these easy brownies forever. In fact, I found the original brownies recept on the back of a bag of chocolate chips, and I just changed it up a little. This is my go-to recipe for thick, chewy brownies, and I use this as the base for all of my other brownie recipes.

These are so easy to make, and the kids love helping out.  I used to allow my older kids to help stir the melting chocolate when they were younger, and now my younger kids get this job. Actually, even my younger kids can make these brownies themselves!

You can make the brownies in one bowl, and melt the chocolate in the microwave, or you can use your stove to melt the chocolate chips and mix everything in one pot — whatever works best for you.

Either way, you get a batch of fudgy, uber chocolaty brownies with just a hint of cinnamon. And, the hardest part? You won’t want to stop after just one! Seriously, I made these gooey double chocolate brownies again yesterday, and we only have a few left!

How to Make Easy Homemade Brownies

First, melt the chocolate chips on the stove or in the microwave. If you’re using the microwave, melt the chips according to package directions or in short increments, stirring well.

melt chocolate chips in pot on stove

Then, stir in the remaining ingredients. The batter will be very thick, which is perfect!

melt chocolate chips and make brownies in one pot

Next, pour the brownie batter into a prepared baking pan. You’ll want to grease it, spray it with non-stick spray or use parchment paper to line the pan. I started using parchment paper whenever I make cookie bars and brownies, and it’s so much easier this way!

What Pan is Best for Baking Brownies?

This recipe uses a 9 x 13 pan. You can use a glass or metal pan, although brownies baked in a metal pan tend to bake more evenly. I used to use a glass baking dish, but I switched to a metal pan and love it!

How do You Know When Brownies are Ready?

Brownies are done when the sides start to pull away from the edges, the corners are firm and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. You may see some chocolate on the toothpick since there are chocolate chips in these brownies.

The center should be set but might be a little softer than the edges, which is perfect. You don’t want to overbake brownies!

brownies baked in a metal pan with parchment paper

These brownies are so hard to resist, especially when they’re warm from the oven and the chocolate chips are just oozing out from the sides. They’re also incredibly soft, chewy and practically melt in your mouth.

I made these right before I had to pick the kids up from school, and I set aside a few so that I could take pictures. So naturally, my Teen Queen headed straight for the kitchen and took a chunk out of one of the ones I set aside! Sigh.

So, the next time you have a craving for chocolate, you can whip up a batch of these easy double chocolate brownies in no time at all. Just set aside some for yourself!

stack of thick double chocolate brownies with glass of milk

More Easy One Bowl Brownies Recipes

Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe

5 from 7 votes

Double Chocolate Brownies

By: Dee
This easy Double Chocolate Brownies recipe uses just one bowl and makes the best chewy fudgy brownies ever! A delicious quick and easy dessert!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16


  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a heavy-duty sauce pan or microwaveable bowl, melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the butter over low heat, stirring frequently until chips are completely melted. If you're using the microwave method, heat chips in short increments, (according to package directions) and stir in between.
  • Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly, and stir in the vanilla extract, then the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir until completely blended.
  • Stir in the remaining chocolate chips
  • Spread brownie batter into a greased or parchment paper-lined 13 X 9-inch baking pan, and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until the edges are firm, center is set, and a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Do not over bake -- center will firm up as brownies cool
  • Allow to cool, slice, and enjoy!


Calories: 277kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 82mg, Potassium: 149mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Samantha Julius says:

    Good day
    I would like to try your amazing looking brownies as my son has an upcoming bake sale at his school. I used the serving size converter but I see that the method stays the same even though the ingredients increased.

    Is there a way to update the method instructions according to the serving size please?

    Kind regards

    1. Dee says:

      I can update it. But in the meantime, just double the recipe and divide the batter into 2 pans. The cook time should be the same. Hope this helps. 🙂

  2. Dana says:

    These are so chewy and delicious! Made a batch for dessert… kinda ended up eating all of them…5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks! I’m happy you liked them! 🙂

  3. James says:

    My girls made these twice this weekend. Awesome!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      They do go fast. Thanks so much, James! 🙂

  4. Angie says:

    These brownies look so perfect! I love rich chocolate desserts!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Angie. It’s all about the chocolate here! 🙂

  5. Cathy says:

    The more chocolate, the better!!