After you make this recipe, you'll never buy a box brownie mix again! In fact, brownies are incredibly easy to make, and just as quick to whip up as many bought mixes. Try this homemade double chocolate brownie recipe today!
This double chocolate brownie recipe is easy enough for the kids to help, but I also like making homemade brownies just in time for my oldest to get home from school. There's nothing that makes him smile more.
Homemade Double Chocolate Brownies
Growing up, we used to make brownie sundaes on Sunday evenings, but the brownies weren't nearly as good as double chocolate brownies.
The brownies were served up warm with a scoop of ice cream, drizzled in chocolate syrup with a cherry on top. Yum! Since this recipe is double chocolate brownies, you could skip the chocolate syrup drizzle...OR NOT! ;-)
I think this would be a great idea for a birthday party or other celebrations. There could be a brownie bar with different toppings and flavors of ice cream like: cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, or chocolate almond milk ice cream.
Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe Ideas
One of my favorite things to receive is when people put together the dry ingredients of a recipe into a mason jar and attach a list of the liquid or fresh ingredients needed and baking instructions. It never costs a ton of money, but it's always incredibly thoughtful.
In my pantry, we don't really own boxed dry mixes we can make ourselves. I either have a few jars like this sitting around, or I quickly put the ingredients together. There's really not much of a time differential between store-bought and homemade, and it's usually cheaper to make this type of thing from scratch, so why not!
If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for someone, this brownie mix would be perfect! I could see a mason jar with the instructions in a cute wicker basket with a smaller mason jar full of chocolate chips. Maybe add in a jar of cherries and homemade chocolate syrup for an even bigger surprise.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make double chocolate brownies from scratch?
Simply scroll down to see the step-by-step recipe to make double chocolate brownies. It's EASY!
How can you tell if your brownies are done?
Cook the brownies as directed. Pull the brownies out and insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done!
If there is batter on the toothpick, they may need to be baked longer. However, if there if the toothpick comes out nearly clean, brownies will finish cooking and set on the counter.
How long will brownies stay fresh on the counter?
Brownies left on the counter will last three to four days. If refrigerated, they will last around a week.
Can you freeze brownies?
Absolutely. Let the brownies cool, and wrap a few times around with cling wrap, then wrap with a layer of aluminum foil. You can then put them in a freezer bag or wrap them tightly in freezer paper. They will keep in the freezer for three months.
MORE RECIPES TO TRY: Try this brownie recipe as well! Do you still want dessert, but you are skipping flour right now. Try these flourless brownies!
Double Chocolate Brownies Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups unsweetened cacao (or cocoa) powder
- 2 cups flour (we use einkorn)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 10 oz dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Combine all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl until the batter is smooth and even.
- Pour batter into a greased 9×13" pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly across the top of the batter.
- Bake until edges are firm, and center is just set – about 25-27 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.
- Serve plain, or with vanilla ice cream!
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I was so excited about making these! I never give bad reviews and I hate doing it but this is simply to give others a heads up since there were a lot of quality ingredients wasted. I am a home Baker and bake a lot! I followed this recipe to a t. They came out really dry, and just not good at all! I’m sorry but perhaps 2 cups of cacao is just way too much?
Hi Bee! Don’t feel bad about leaving an honest review :-)
I’m not sure what could have gone wrong for you, we make these often without any dryness. I’m wondering if they just overbaked a bit?
Different ovens can run a little hot, and that really can make a huge difference. Either way, I’m so sorry that it turned out that way for you! Such a bummer!
If you have them still, you could turn them into brownie pops with some icing <3