Rockin’ Awesome Chewy Brownies

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Awesome Chewy Brownies – these brownies are fudgy and chewy on the inside, and crackly on top. They truly are awesome!

Best fudgy, chewy brownies with crackly tops. Amazing!

I know what you’re thinking. Brownies, what the heck! I have like 23 recipes for brownies, why is she giving me another one? But let me tell you a little secret. I’ve never found a recipe for plain ole brownies that I like as much as the ones you make in a box.

If you love fudgy, chewy brownies with crackly tops, this is the brownie recipe for you!I’ve got wonderful recipes for cheesecake brownies, mint brownies, peanut butter brownies, and several others. But no recipe for plain brownies that I like as much as a boxed mix. I know. Scandalous.

Here I call myself a cook and I like brownies from a box. But they’re just so darn good. I love the moist and fudgy middles. I adore the crackly tops. I’ve never been able to replicate that from scratch. Until now. So if you are a baker with a secret love of boxed brownies, this recipe is for you.

These easy brownies are made in one pan, and they are so chewy and fudgy!

Try not to eat the entire pan warm and gooey out of the oven.

These easy brownies are made in one pan, and they are so chewy and fudgy!

Awesome Chewy Brownies

Yield: 12 servings

Rockin' Awesome Chewy Brownies

Rockin' Awesome Chewy Brownies


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • Bring sugar, butter, oil, and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chips and stir till melted. Cool slightly. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk till smooth. Stir in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a greased 8" pan. Bake at 325° for about 25 minutes.
  • Notes

    Make sure the chocolate mixture is cooled before you add the eggs or you will have chocolate covered scrambled eggs.

    Love these chewy brownies? Here are a few more recipes to check out:

    Coconut Macaroon Brownies
    Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
    German Chocolate Brownies
    Zucchini Brownies

    To see all my brownie recipes, click HERE.


    1. Stephanie says:

      Sorry, but I’m a little confused by your notes. You said you substituted 1 Tbl. oil for the butter, so do I not use the 2 Tbl. butter at all and just use the 1 Tbl. of oil?

      Do you know if it’s possible to use cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips in this recipe?

      • Stephanie,
        Sorry my notes were confusing, I fixed them. You make the recipe as stated, with the 2 Tbsp butter and the 1 Tbsp oil. Nope, you can’t substitute cocoa for the chocolate chips. They give it the crackly top and awesome texture. Also, they have fat and sugar in them, so if you substituted cocoa, the brownies would be dry and bitter.

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