Homemade Chewy Brownies + VIDEO

I have finally made the perfect batch of brownies!!  It has taken me many, many test batches, almost too many!

Just ask my husband and he’s a chocolate fanatic!  We have been eating these homemade chewy brownies for every meal, well almost. 🙂

You see, I have very high standards when it comes to homemade brownies.  I want them to be like the box mix, only they are better because they are homemade.

They must be chewy, that is an absolute must!  While I realize many of you like cakey brownies, I am definitely on team chewy!

They need to be thick.  This also helps them to be chewy so don’t use a 9×13 pan to make these, please!!  Keep them thick and I promise they will be chewy.

They need to have that shiny papery crust.  This is the reason I have been making batch after batch after batch of brownies.


  • 1 1/4 cups (265g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 2 ounces (56.5g) unsweetened chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup (100g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (30g) regular not dutch process unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup (45g) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper or foil and lightly grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water and unsweetened chocolate. Cook over medium low heat until chocolate is melted and smooth (about 3-5 min). The sugar will not be dissolved. Let mixture cool slightly (about 5 min).
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