These Classic Brownies always work, and always delight! Just a handful of ingredients, only ONE cup of flour, and a few minutes in the kitchen and, as an old friend likes to say, "you have a little happy!" You can also feel free to leave the nuts out if you need, you could also swap them for your favorite, I LOVE them best with walnuts.
These classic brownies hold their own pretty well, but you can make an extra special dessert out of them when topped with some vanilla ice cream or baked individually in a skillet. The latter is great if you want them in the middle of summer and want to throw them in your toaster oven! I bake almost exclusively in my toaster oven, it is a necessity when living in TX.
How to make Classic Brownies
This recipe is super simple and straight-forward. They can be made in a stand mixer if you like, or simply combined all in one bowl for easy cleanup. I use both methods depending on my mood that day.
To make these one-bowl brownies, first, melt the butter and chocolate together in a large bowl. This can be done in the microwave if you have a melt chocolate setting or in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds until fully melted. Alternatively, do this in a double boiler on the stove.
Then add the eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla to the melted chocolate and butter mixture. Whisk well to combine and small bubbles begin to form. The whipping of the eggs gives the crackly top that you love on brownies.
Whisk in the flour until almost fully worked in. Then add some of the walnuts and fold them into the batter until all the flour lumps are gone.
Place the batter into a prepared baking tin. Line the bottom of your tin with parchment paper for easy cleanup and no sticking. Top with more walnuts for more crunch!
This is a professional recipe that I used to make back in culinary school. I once made an entire sheet pan of them and mailed them to my parents. My teacher was a little shocked that I was taking the whole pan home, lol, but they still talk about them to this day!
More Chocolaty Goodness
When you need some really good chocolaty goodness in your life, maybe even give these Peanut Butter Brownies from Joanna Gaines a try. They are SUPER DECADENT and if you are a peanut butter lover like me you will love them!
If you are more of a chocolate cake person give this Chocolate Covered Peanut Cake a try. It is one of my very favorites. Are you noticing a trend here, chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven for me!
Here is the recipe for the best ooey, gooey, flakey, chewy walnut brownies. The secret to keeping them super fudgy is to make sure you don't over mix them. Whipping the eggs and getting air in them gives the brownies lift, which isn't a bad thing, unless you want super dense fudgy brownies. ENJOY!!