Best Ever Fudge Brownies

Ultra rich, gooey and fudgy, these brownies are some of the best-ever! They have crispy tops but soft and chewy middles, and bake up incredibly thick. They’ll be your new favorite in no time!


1¼ cups unsalted butter
3 cups white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I recommend a high-quality vanilla like a Madagascar Bourbon)
5 eggs
1 tsp salt
2¼th cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp – 1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional but recommended for a flavor boost; start with ½ tsp for a deeper flavor and use 1 tsp if you want something stronger)
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking bar
4 oz unsweetened chocolate chips or baking bar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13×9″ baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together. You can either do this in a microwave-save bowl in the microwave, heating at 45-second increments, stirring after each round until smooth, or you can do it in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, like a double-boiler method (just make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl). I did the microwave method and it worked just fine.
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