Chewy Brownies

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Are you team chewy brownies? Then this is the recipe for you. It uses a combination of oil and butter; the oil gives the chewy texture, while the butter provides the rich mouthfeel we love. (Light brown sugar also adds to the chewiness and offers a touch of caramel flavor.) Use the best-quality unsweetened chocolate you can find for these brownies—chocolate is the main flavor, so it really makes a difference to the finished dessert. Pro tip: If you like a crackly crust, mix the chocolate, sugar, and eggs together until they are shiny.


  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for baking pan

  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 7 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped (1 ⅓ cups)

  • 3 tablespoons safflower or coconut oil

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan. Line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; butter parchment.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter with oil. Remove from heat. Add both sugars and whisk 10 seconds. Add eggs and whisk vigorously until glossy and smooth, 45 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, stir in dry ingredients. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan, smoothing top with spatula.

  3. Bake until set and a tester inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes, then remove using parchment; let cool completely on rack before cutting into squares. Brownies can be stored in an airtight container up to 2 days.


Cook's Notes

Briskly whisking the eggs into the batter creates a shiny, crackled top crust.

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