Who loves homemade brownies? This girl! Especially when they’re made with double the chocolate.
There’s just something about scratch brownies that put them above boxed or store-bought for me.
Plus, they’re just as easy and taste better!
I’ll be honest, I had no intention of baking anything this week, including homemade brownies. However, my daughter was over the other day and wanted me to make some for her.
She says she strongly suggested, but I think you can guess it was really begging.
At any rate, that’s how these homemade brownies made their appearance in my kitchen.
Ready to make some for yourself?
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Helpful Kitchen Tools
Whether you’re baking, cooking, or painting, having the right tools for the job can make it easier. Here are some helpful tools for making your brownies.
- 11×7 Pyrex Baking Dish – Not only is this dish perfect for thick, chewy brownies, it’s also great for make-ahead casseroles. Oven to the freezer to the microwave (or back in the oven) with no cracking or breaking.
- Silicone Spatula Set – The half spoon/half spatula (spoonula) in this set is great for mixing, folding, serving and scraping. I use mine for almost everything. It also comes with a mini spatula for scraping jars so you can easily spread jams or jellies, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and other condiments. I use my spoonula for almost everything, like these no-bake chocolate brownies.
- Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack – Leave collapsed for one pan of homemade brownies yet but perfect for cooling up three dozen cookies or treats!
- Butter Spreader – This handy tool makes buttering baking pans so easy without getting butter all over your hands. Plus, it’s great for spreading butter on corn on the cob, toast, and sauté pans, too.
- Sieve Sifter – I prefer this strainer type of sifter over a traditional sifter for a couple of reasons. First, no hand cramps from squeezing the handle to sift. Second, it doubles as a pasta or vegetable strainer. Mine has been used so much that it’s actually time for me to get a new one.
Making Homemade Brownies
I use the spoonula to stir everything in this recipe, even when melting the butter and chocolate chips. It works perfectly. Just be sure to stir it often and don’t leave the pan unattended, as the chocolate can burn easily.
Use the spoonula to scrape the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, then use it to combine the sugars into the chocolate.
Next, you’ll add the eggs one at a time, completely mixing before adding another egg.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll combine the cocoa powder, flour, and salt in a small bowl.
You’ll then use the sieve sifter to sift the dry ingredients into the chocolate batter.
Simply use a clean spoon to scoop the flour mixture into the sieve, just make sure the sieve is over the bowl, otherwise, you’ll get it everywhere bit in the bowl.
Gently tap the side of the sieve until the dry ingredients have all been tapped out of the sieve. Repeat until all of the dry ingredients have been sifted into the brownie batter.
This is where you would add nuts if you’re using them.
Use the spoonula to scrape the homemade brownie batter into the prepared pan and smooth the batter out so it’s even.
Next, and what I consider the fun part, sprinkle a generous helping of chocolate chips on top of the brownie batter.
Time to bake your homemade brownies! Here’s a tip:
Check the brownies every five minutes after initial baking time to prevent burning.
You’ll need to wait until the brownies are cool enough to handle before cutting. Also, like anything else you bake, brownies will continue to cook once out of the oven.
Setting the pan on the cooling rack will allow airflow to circulate under the brownies and they’ll cool faster and more evenly.
Use a sharp knife to cut the homemade brownies into eight generous pieces. Don’t forget the glass of cold milk!
If you love brownies, then you need to try my other brownie recipes