Chewy Cocoa Brownies

You'll love these easy made-from-scratch chewy cocoa brownies! They're delightfully chewy, yet wonderfully fudgy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 282 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 11 TB unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder natural or Dutch-process
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place the butter in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for about 1 minute or until butter is completely melted. Combine melted butter, sugar, cocoa, salt, and vanilla. Stir until combined. If mixture feels hot to the touch, let cool slightly before continuing.
  3. Stir in the lightly beaten eggs until combined. Sprinkle the flour over the batter and stir gently until just combined (do not beat).
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but no wet batter. Let cool on a rack.

Recipe Notes

Brownies will be chewiest on the day of baking, and will soften slightly the following day.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Cocoa Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 97mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 9.7%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.