Simply Brownies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A chocolate brownie recipe made in one bowl. Includes dark chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and butter melted together, then mixed with sugars, eggs and flour. Versatile and easy.
Recipe type: Brownies
Serves: 24
  • 8 ounces butter (1 cup)
  • 7 ounces white granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • 3½ ounces brown sugar (1/2 cup packed)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 6½ ounces all-purpose flour (1½ cup)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate (1 cup) * I used Ghirardelli premium baking chips, 60% cacao
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (1½ cup) *I used Callebaut chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
  2. Using a double boiler, melt butter and chocolates. Stir until butter is combined with chocolate.Remove from heat.
  3. Add sugars and stir using a spoon just until combined. Mixture will appear grainy. Cool completely.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla, using a whisk.
  5. Add dry ingredients of flour, baking soda and salt. Stir using a spoon or spatula just until combined. Do not over mix brownie batter.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 28 minutes.
  7. Cool in pan on a wire rack, then cut into 24 bars.
Using different chocolate brands will change the flavor of your brownies. That's ok, I found I liked the combination of both dark and semi-sweet chocolate. A "dark" chocolate is one with 60% or more cacao. I used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate baking chips but there are other brands you can use. For the semi-sweet chocolate, I used Callebaut chocolate chips (44% cacao). Try to find good quality chocolate, but it doesn't matter if you use chips, chunks, or cut up a bar. You're going to melt the chocolate down anyways.

If you want to frost your brownies to add sprinkles, it's easier to frost the cooled brownies in the pan prior to cutting. I would chill briefly before cutting.
Recipe by Country Cupboard Cookies at