It's all about bread this month at the Bold Baking Academy! Sign up now!
Brownies & Bars

The Chewy Brownies Of Your Dreams

4.7 from 52 votes
My Chewy Brownies recipe yields the chewiest brownies known to man, packed with gooey melted chocolate. You have to give them a go!
Chewy brownies on a cooling rack.

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Even though I’ve been a professional baker for years, there are still some tricks that I unexpectantly CRACK! So I switched up one simple technique for this brownie recipe and created the chewiest brownies known to man.

To make the Best-Ever Brownies, you need to use high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, brown sugar, and bittersweet chocolate (70%) chunks to balance out the sweetness.

But to make the chewiest brownies you’ve ever experienced in your life, the trick is to beat the wet ingredients (the butter, oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract) on high for 5 minutes. The mixture will get really thick, which is what you want! Then, you add in the dry ingredients, bake, and enjoy! 

Chewy brownies cut into squares without separating them.

ALL Of My Brownie Recipes

If you’re looking for brownies, Bigger Bolder Baking is the right place. I’ve not only mastered them, I’ve turned them into a sweet, sweet art. Look at all the variations I have:

What Makes These Brownies Chewy

If you like your brownies chewy, I mean, so chewy they are the polar opposite of my brownie brittle, then you need to bookmark this page! While this recipe calls for the same ingredients as my Crinkle Top Brownies, which has a bunch of delicious textures, beating your wet ingredients and then adding your dry will give you the chewiest brownies. 

It’s such a simple step; it’s hard to believe it makes such a difference! 

What You Need To Make Chewy Brownies

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • 8×8 inch baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer or stand mixer or strong whisking abilities

A close up of a chewy brownie with melted chocolate.

How To Make Chewy Brownies

Unbelievably chewy brownies are just a few steps away! Here is how you make chewy brownies (get the full printable recipe below):

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare an 8×8-inch baking tray by buttering it and lining it with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the melted butter, oil, both of the sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Using an electric hand mixer, beat this mixture for 5 minutes on high speed until it becomes very thick. (You can do this by hand, but you’ll need some elbow grease.) 
  3. Over the same bowl, sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet until it is JUST combined. You don’t want to overmix! Then, fold in half of the chocolate chunks.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared pan, smooth the top, and generously top with the remaining chocolate chunks.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center of the brownies no longer jiggles and is just set to touch.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making Chewy Brownies

  • You can make this recipe without an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, but for best results, I do recommend using one. 
  • Bake until just set and the jiggle is gone from the middle. If you overbake, your brownies will not be gooey and fudgy. 
  • Use bittersweet chocolate; it gives a real richness to your brownies.
  • Dark brown sugar gives brownies lovely, deep caramel notes. If you don’t have any on hand, make your own
  • Don’t be shy with the salt and vanilla extract! Those ingredients are what makes these brownies so irresistible. 
  • When serving, I recommend warming the brownies in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. It just makes them so gooey and delicious.

Two chewy brownies stacked up on each other.

How Do I Store Chewy Brownies?

These brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can also store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. Be sure to let them come to room temperature before serving! 

Get More Brownies!

And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook!

Full (and printable) recipe below!

Watch The Recipe Video!

Gemma's Chewy Brownies Recipe

4.7 from 52 votes
My Chewy Brownies recipe yields the chewiest brownies known to man, packed with gooey melted chocolate. You have to give them a go!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16 brownies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
My Chewy Brownies recipe yields the chewiest brownies known to man, packed with gooey melted chocolate. You have to give them a go!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 16 brownies


  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (coconut or canola)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (6 1/4oz/177g) dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (8 1/4oz/227g) white sugar
  • 4 large eggs, (room temperature)
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) all purpose flour
  • 1 cup (4oz/115g) good quality (unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups (9oz/255g) bittersweet chocolate (roughly chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) then butter and line an 8x8 inch baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the melted butter, oil, both sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, whisk for about 5 minutes at high speed until the mixture becomes very thick. You can also do this by hand but you will just really need to give it some welly.
  • Over the same bowl sift in the flour and cocoa powder. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until JUST combined (do NOT over mix). Fold in half of the chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, then smooth the top. Generously top with the remaining chocolate chunks.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the center of the brownies no longer jiggles and is JUST set to the touch.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the baking tray and slicing into 16 brownies. Enjoy!

Submit your own photos of this recipe

7 Images


J Stoutamire




Denise R.

most useful
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
6 months ago

Oh so yummy and you are right – very chewy! Pure perfection! My tip for brownie lovers is to always cut your cooled brownies with a plastic knife (like for picnics). You will have far less tearing and cleaner cuts than you would with a metal knife 🙂

6 months ago

HI gemma ur baking is right and im a big fan of urs im still 9 but i bake ur recipe with my mother hope u make a another video

J Stoutamire
J Stoutamire(@jroybal)
6 months ago

Everything was going great until I pulled them out of the oven and realized they were overcooked by about 5 minutes of so. They’d only been in there for 45min but I should have listened to my inner voice saying to set the timer for 40min. Still turned out VERY chocolatey and good, just not as gooey as I would have liked. I used 4oz of semi sweet and 4oz of bittersweet chocolate chunks as I’m not a fan of dark chocolate. I also added pecan pieces as I put nuts in virtually all my baking. Will definitely make again… Read more »

6 months ago

Hi Gemma, is this quantity for one 8×8 baking tray or 2?
Seems to me like a lot of ingredients for my 8×8 that I measured. 😊
Just making sure!
Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for all the aswome recipes that I’m making over and over again. 🤗

6 months ago

Please tell me the substitute for eggs

6 months ago

Hi Gemma.
I just baked my batch of Brownies. They tasted awesome with a glass of cold milk. Thank you from the Caribbean island. I have a picture.

Last edited 6 months ago by Snoryea
5 months ago

I made them, delicious. Thank you for your recipes and tips.

5 months ago

hello! is it ok if i could just not add in any chocolate chunks into my batter? i prefer my brownies without chocolate pieces

C Maraj
C Maraj
5 months ago

can I swap the bittersweet chocolate for semi sweet chocolate chips? I can’t find bittersweet chocolate near me 🙁

c maraj
c maraj
5 months ago

is it okay if I swirl in biscoff cookie butter spread to this recipe, or will it make it too sweet?

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere!

A few key Bold Baking facts:

  • My online show Bigger Bolder Baking has been viewed more than 500M times!
  • I’ve been featured as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix, Best Baker in America on Food Network, and Hulu’s Baker’s Dozen.
  • My first cookbook, Bigger Bolder Baking, has more than 2000 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews

No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 baking authority.

  • Subscribe to my Bold Baking Academy for in-depth video baking COURSES, a dedicated baking CONCIERGE, and a COMMUNITY of passionate bakers just like you! Here you’ll become a better, bolder baker as new courses release every month.
  • Not ready to become a member? You can sign up for my free newsletter to get new baking recipes every week along with expert tips, tricks, and techniques.

Become a Better, Bolder Baker in the Bold Baking Academy!