Homemade Brownies: You Don’t Need A Mix!

Soft chewy brownies and a cold glass of milk make a classic snack that never goes out of style. With this easy homemade brownie recipe you can quickly stir together a batch with ingredients you probably already have in the pantry.

So far, this is my favorite from scratch brownie recipe. A lot of the brownie recipes I tried with cocoa powder and oil turned out too dense and soggy for my taste. This recipe has the same texture as the store bought mixes that most folks are used to, without having to depend on the mix.

Brownie mixes are items that go on sale frequently and sometimes with coupons you can get them for just pennies. But it’s nice to have a recipe like this around too for when you need to stir something together quickly with what you have on hand.

homemade brownies with a glass of milk

This recipe begins by melting some chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for a minute. Once you have this melty chocolate mixture, you can stir in the dry ingredients as well as a couple eggs and some vanilla. The batter goes into a greased 8×8 pan and bakes at 350 for 25 minutes. It’s really almost as fast as a mix!

Here’s the complete recipe:

Easy Scratch Brownies

There's no need for a store bought mix with this simple recipe that uses chocolate chips for the yummy brownie flavor.
Author: Beverly


  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 4 Tbl Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs


  • Place the chocolate chips and butter in a glass mixing bowl (or other microwave safe mixing bowl). Heat on high for one minute, or until the chips are soft and the butter is melted. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  • Pour batter in a greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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  1. This recipe was amaaazing!! So much simpler and better than the one i’ve been using. My parents loved it too! Thanks so much for sharing <3

  2. These were the best, by far, brownies I’ve ever made!! And I was using the cheap chocolate chips! I added some walnuts. Wonderful tasty, chewy and easy to make.

    1. These are nice chewy brownies! I think the chocolate chips keep these brownies very moist and provide more flavor than using just cocoa powder.