A single bowl and just ten ingredients is all that stands in the way between you and these deliciously decadent One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies.
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Original content posted February 2016. Updated March 2019.
If you do something to help me or my family out, nine chances out of ten I’m going to find a way to say thank you by making you something in the kitchen. These One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies? Last week they were a big, chocolatey thank you to a girlfriend for bringing my two oldest home after school when I was having car drama and was stranded at home with my youngest two.
Said friend said she hates me for breaking her diet by giving her a pan of brownies, but I’m pretty sure she’s not angry at me whatsoever.
These are my go-to brownies. The one that I could pretty much recite the recipe for and the one that is made on an almost weekly basis. I swear we never go longer than two weeks without a pan of these One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies. They’re rich, they’re fudgey and those dark chocolate chips on the top? Yep, they’re pretty much the best thing ever.
In fact, they’re also the base for my decadent Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed S’mores Brownies, my sweet treat mashup Oreo Marshmallow Treat Brownies and my moist and delicious One Bowl Blueberry Brownies. And of course, my crazy amazing Samoa Brownies.
As the name implies, all you need for these One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies is a single bowl, a whisk and a wooden spoon. You could probably nix the whisk, but it does make combining a few things easier, so I say use it if you’ve got it.
And the ingredients? If I’m a betting type of gal, I’d say you’d likely have all the ingredients in your pantry or fridge right this very second. Easy peasy.
Do yourself a favor. Make yourself a pan of One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies and make a pan for a friend to say thanks for just because. I guarantee you that everyone will be happy that you did. Because, seriously. Whoever said no to a brownie?
How Much Coffee Should I Add to Brownies?
Now, before you go scrolling down to the recipe and have your jaw hit your keyboard in disgust that these brownies have coffee in them and you know, you are so not a coffee drinker, give me just a minute to explain.
Me? I’m so not a coffee drinker either! Ever. Well, except for that one semester in undergrad when my then boyfriend, now husband, got me hooked on it except that I was putting so much creamer and other things in it that it wasn’t really coffee at all.
Instead of drinking coffee, I love to bake with it. It totally brings out the flavor of the chocolate and makes it more intense. And these brownies don’t taste like coffee! Promise. There is only 1/4 cup of coffee in this brownie recipe.
How to Make One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies
 In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
 Add cocoa and coffee to melted butter.
 Stir together to combine.
 Add sugar, eggs and vanilla to saucepan.
 Stir together until well combined.
 Add flour, baking powder and salt.
 Stir together until just combined
TIP: You’ll want to stir only until there are no dry ingredients visible.
 Pour batter into greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan and smooth into an even layer.
 Sprinkle chocolate chips over batter in an even layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until just set and a toothpick inserted into the center removes cleanly.
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One Bowl Chocolate Fudge Brownies
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup strong coffee prepared
- 1-2/3 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/3 cup flour
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter.
- Add cocoa and coffee to melted butter.
- Whisk together to combine.
- Add sugar, eggs and vanilla to saucepan.
- Stir together until well combined.
- Add flour, baking powder and salt.
- Stir together until just combined
- Pour batter into greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan and smooth into an even layer.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over batter in an even layer.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until just set and a toothpick inserted into the center removes cleanly.
Brownie all the things, I say!