How To Make Brownies From Scratch

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Today I’m going to show you how to make brownies from scratch. This easy brownie recipe will be your go-to favorite!

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Learning to make brownies from scratch doesn’t have to be hard or tedious. Use this tried and true recipe to make your own homemade brownies. You’ll never go back to the boxed mix!

A finished brownie made from scratch on top of a glass of milk ready to be enjoyed.

One of the best things about baking is the end result…and the second best thing is that it’s so much fun! This great homemade brownies recipe is even good for little ones to help whip up.

You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer, just be sure not to overmix your batter! It’s possible and totally not necessary, these brownies will come out great with very little effort.

Here is what you will need to make brownies from scratch:

You’ll need a few fresh ingredients and some pantry staples. Check out the printable list below for amounts, nutrition info, and serving information!

From the pantry you’ll need flour, sugar, cocoa powder, sea salt caramel sauce, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.

Here we see a top down shot of the finished brownie cut and on a plate ready to eat.

The fresh ingredients we are using are butter, milk, and eggs. That’s the great thing about making these brownies from scratch, most of the items are on hand regularly so it’s quick and easy to whip up a batch of these sheet pan brownies.

How to make brownies from scratch:

Of course we will have a few more steps than with a boxed mix but don’t let that scare you, these brownies from scratch are not that much more difficult and the end result is much tastier!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Using wax paper, line a baking sheet.  Set aside. 

In a bowl, add the melted butter and cocoa powder.  Beat until smooth using an electric mixer. 

Add the sugar and flour and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla and caramel sauce.  Mix until combined.  The batter will be thick. 

Drizzle the top with caramel sauce.

Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.  Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick will come out clean.  As soon as you take the brownies out of the oven, make the icing.  

To make the icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.  

Pour the icing over the brownies while they are still warm.  The icing will melt and cover completely.  

Dust with powdered sugar and allow the frosting to set.  

This is another pin that shows the finished brownies from scratch recipe on a glass of milk with the title across the top.

Here are some other delicious desserts to try:

I love making desserts. They’re such a crowd pleaser and who doesn’t love to have a sweet treat now and again? If you are looking for desserts try out some of my favorites.

This no bake pudding cake is amazing, so easy and quick. Another family favorite is this eclair cake, also a no bake recipe!

A close up shot of a single brownie on a plate ready to be enjoyed.

For those of you who like fudge, check out these fudge recipes. There’s something for everyone and each recipe is perfect for gifting!

Another sweet treat that also doubles as an indulgent breakfast are these homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch!

A close up of one of the finished homemade from scratch brownies on a plate.

Printable Guide For How To Make Brownies From Scratch:

Yield: 24

How To Make Brownies From Scratch

This featured image shows the delicious brownies from scratch ready to eat with a glass of milk on the side.

Today I'm going to show you how to make brownies from scratch. This easy brownie recipe will be your go-to favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • Brownies
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs (large)
  • ¼ cup sea salt caramel sauce, plus more for drizzle
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Icing
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, plus more for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using wax paper, line a baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the melted butter and cocoa powder. Beat until smooth using an electric mixer.
  3. Add the sugar and flour. Mix.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla and caramel sauce. Mix until combined. The batter will be thick.
  5. Drizzle the top with caramel sauce.
  6. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick will come out clean.
  7. As soon as you take the brownies out of the oven, make the icing.
  8. To make the icing, combine all ingredients and beat until smooth.
  9. Pour the icing over the brownies while they are still warm. The icing will melt and cover completely.
  10. Dust with powdered sugar and allow the frosting to set.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 1285mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

A final pin showing the finished brownie on a plate and the title at the bottom.

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