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Grandma's Wonderful Brownies - the BEST Brownies from Scratch


With a rich chocolatey center and a crispy crackly top, my Grandma's Wonderful Brownies are truly the BEST brownies from scratch!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) (softened)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Prepare two 8x8 pans with parchment paper or non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), cream together butter and sugar.
  4. Add eggs and mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk or sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Add melted chocolate and vanilla extract to creamed mixture and mix well.
  7. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  8. Split batter between the two prepared pans.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top of the brownies is crackled and a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies is clean when removed.
  10. Allow brownies to cool and cut each pan into 16 squares.