From birthdays, to Christmas holiday cookie swaps, to diet cheat days, this gooey recipe can be made on the fly with staple pantry ingredients. It’s a top-quality homemade brownie recipe that will make you forget boxed mixes exist. These brownies are surprisingly fudgy with no oil or milk. Instead, premium Ghiradelli chocolate chips melted into the batter create chewy fudge brownies you can pull off at home. 

Channeling Ghirardelli Square in SF

These fudgy brownies remind of my San Francisco office days when I worked off busy Market Street, close to the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop. The shop workers passed out dark chocolate caramel Ghiradelli bites to people passing by. I often passed by.

I’d snag a Ghirardelli chocolate as I ran across the street to catch the train, sticking the candy into my bag so I could find my MUNI train card. I’d always find the candy days later out of the blue. The feeling was about as great as finding cash in your recently washed jeans. 

In honor of my time in SF, I chose to pack these fudgy brownies with Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Using really good chocolate takes the gooeyness up a notch, so I’d plan on grabbing chocolate chips worthy of a gourmet dessert.  

Stunning Brownies

To help you successfully pull off at-home fudge brownies (and avoid baking mishaps along the way) here are a few brownie pointers:

  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper so you can eat the chewy brownie corners (instead of getting a workout in as you try to pry them from your bakeware)
  • Don’t add eggs to the melted butter until the butter is near room temperature (unless, of course, you’re in the mood for sugary scrambled eggs)
  • Opt for good ingredients, like premium Ghirardelli chocolate
  • Don’t bake these brownies for longer than 30 minutes – they may not seem done, but they will keep baking once pulled from the oven

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Creative ways to GARNISH BROWNIES

Cupcakes aren’t the only dessert that can carry a fun garnish. Make these brownies stand out on the dessert table with a memorable topping: 

  • Fresh berries like strawberries or raspberries
  • Cream cheese frosting with a sprinkle of fresh chopped mint
  • Cooked bacon crumbles (with maple drizzle??)

Enjoy your chewy fudge brownies!

I hope your fudge brownies make you a rockstar at your next holiday cookie swap, baby shower or party. If you’re looking for another crowd-pleasing party dessert, check out my chocolate dipped banana bites – they taste like ice cream!

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Recipe for chewy fudge brownies from scratch via sipbitego.com
Chewy fudge brownies from scratch recipe
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These chewy fudge brownies are perfect for holidays, parties and desserts throughout the year.
Servings
12 brownies
Servings
12 brownies
Recipe for chewy fudge brownies from scratch via sipbitego.com
Chewy fudge brownies from scratch recipe
Print Recipe
These chewy fudge brownies are perfect for holidays, parties and desserts throughout the year.
Servings
12 brownies
Servings
12 brownies
Ingredients
Servings: brownies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º and line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper (or grease with butter). Mix eggs and vanilla and set aside. Instead of melting the butter in the microwave, melt it with the sugar in a sauce pan on the stove to get a thick and creamy base for your fudge brownies. Mix melted butter and sugar until smooth. Once the mixture is cool (to avoid scrambling the eggs), add in eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth. In another bowl, mix the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and flour. Mix in dry ingredients to the batter. Add chocolate chips and spread the batter in a pan. Bake for about 26 minutes. If you have to keep them in the oven longer, don't bake them for longer than 30 minutes.

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