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The BEST Crinkle Top Brownies.

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Because there is a lot to celebrate today, and because it’s FRIDAY…and because everyone knows that Friday’s deserve chocolate.

So if there was ever a classic brownie recipe to have in your back pocket, it’s this one. Trust me on this. They remind me of the brownies I’d eat as a kid, and I’m really not sure there’s anything better. These are light, a little fudgy, extra chocolatey, perfectly sweet, and they have the most flakey, crinkly top ever. Oh my gosh, SO GOOD.

Before I dive into the delicious details, let me explain the reason I am sharing them.

As most of you know by now, my younger brother Red took home his first Olympic gold medal last week in Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle in PyeongChang, South Korea. If you missed my recap post, you can read part one here and part two here. I said from the start that I wasn’t going to make any fancy Olympic themed food. One, because I am not good with decorating food in fancy ways, and two, because I just didn’t have any great ideas.

That said, after returning home from Korea last week, I felt the need to create a recipe that I knew Red would love. I mean, he did win GOLD, so a celebratory dessert is certainly in order. Right?

Yes, yes, yes. For sure.

Here’s the thing, Red’s a semi picky eater, and doesn’t like anything fancy. His favorite desserts are Special K-Bars (cookbook recipe), chocolate chip cookies, and brownies.

I have a lot of brownie recipes on HBH, but I don’t have one brownie recipe Red would actually eat. Red likes his brownies simple. Chocolate, no frosting, maybe some powdered sugar, and preferably eaten slightly warm. So basically the brownies my mom would make us when we were kids. The ones that came straight out of the Betty Crocker box.

Not going to lie, I loved them too…which is why I am SO excited about these brownies. I really cannot stress enough just how good they are.

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When I set out to make these crinkle top brownies, I thought for sure that I’d make them first try and they’d be perfect. I think I felt so confident because I’ve made a hundred and one brownie recipes. But guys, I tested these brownies over and over and over. It was so important to me that they would have the perfect texture, not be dense or cakey, and have the most flakey, crinkly top.

They needed to be perfect, just like the ones I remember eating as a kid with my brothers.

It took a while, used up a lot of eggs…and even more butter.

Like two full days of testing, way over a dozen eggs, probably pounds of butter. Six batches later (possibly more, I lost count), I finally got them right. My freezer is now full of brownies. It’s awesome and very dangerous.

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So what’s the secret to that perfect texture and crinkly top?

Real melted chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a good amount of whisked eggs.

The chocolate is obvious, but the whisked eggs? You need those to create that crinkly top. Whisking the eggs prior to mixing them in the batter creates air within the eggs that helps to create that crinkly top. It might seem like an unnecessary step, and a waste of a clean bowl, but just trust me on this, it’s what makes these brownies great.

While that and all the semi-sweet chocolate…and butter.

YUMMMMMM.

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Red has yet to try these brownies, seeing as he’s still in South Korea, but I’m feeling pretty confident that he’s going to love them.

Speaking of Red, he is competing one last time tonight in Men’s Snowboard Big Air, alongside two of his USA teammates, Kyle Mack and Chris Corning. Kyle is a super close friend of the family, who’s honestly almost like another brother. Pretty excited for the both of them, but I have my fingers crossed for Kyle on this one, as Big Air is much more his event. Make sure to watch tonight at 8pm EST on NBC!

Annnddddd with that, I’m thinking these brownies are the perfect chocolate treat to eat while cheering the boys on.

Lastly, if you make these Crinkle Top Brownies, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Crinkle Top Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 20 brownies
Calories Per Serving: 274 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper.
    2. In the microwave, melt together the butter and 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (stir at 30 second intervals) until melted and smooth. Stir in the sugar, vanilla, and instant coffee. 
    3. In a small bowl whisk the eggs for 1 minute until bubbly on top. Stir the eggs into the chocolate mix. Add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Stir until just combined. Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
    3. Evenly spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until the brownies are just set. Let cool (or not) and dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy! 

Notes

*For extra thick brownies, bake them in a 9x9 inch square baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. 

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  1. 5 stars
    These are incredible brownies! So fudgy inside with a crunchy layer outside. I also didn’t find them too sweet. Definitely recommend giving them a try!

  2. Hi there 🙂 I’ve made this before and absolutely adore it! What could I use as a good substitute for butter? I need to make this recipe lactose friendly for a dinner party this week.

  3. Delicious! But the top is not as crinkly as seen in your photo. I followed the recipe.
    I baked on convection bake – is that the reason why my brownies are not crinkly?

    1. Hey Cassie,
      Happy Friday!! I so appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! The key for the crinkle top is to really make those eggs nice and foamy. xTieghan

    2. I have no idea what I did wrong. I used a 8×8 pan so I cut the recipe in half like you suggested. My brownies are really dry & crumbly. The only thing I can think is maybe because I used 2 normal sized eggs instead of 2 large eggs? What are your thoughts on what could have caused this?

      1. Hey Ashlin,
        Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry they did not turn out for you. Since you used a smaller pan and cut the recipe in half, did you also reduce your baking time? xTieghan

  4. I keep making these over and over again because they never last for more than one or two days in the house. So gooey and chocolatey and delicious 😍 Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is easy to follow, and the brownies come out deliciously every time! Out of all the brownie recipes I’ve tried, this one beats them all by far.

    1. Hey Erna,
      Awesome! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Yes, that will work just fine for you. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Valerie,
      I would cut the recipe in half if you are going to use an 8 inch pan. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  6. THESE ARE THE BROWNIES FROM TOUR CHILDHOOD. Just add chopped walnuts (at least according to my childhood). I’ve made these a handful of times and have always omitted the instant coffee because I never seem to have that in my pantry. I’m sure they’re even better with the instant coffee, though. These are full proof every time. Don’t bother with boxed brownies full of lord-knows-what chemicals, these are even better.

    1. Hey Shannon,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    These are my go-to brownies. I started keeping them in the freezer for self-control purposes – and discovered (unfortunately?) that they are AMAZING frozen. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hey Jacque,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a wonderful weekend:) xTieghan

    2. This brownies are AMAZING. The taste is pure perfection. I had a bit of trouble though- I had to rebake after taking them out of the oven because they weren’t done. These will now be my go to brownies! Thank you for another great recipe!

      1. Hey Michelle,
        Happy Monday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  8. I made this and liked the texture as it was not too dense. My son loved it too. For his birthday, he wanted something a little different and suggested I make a brownie carrot cake. So I used this brownie recipe to form the base and added on your carrot coconut cake on the top and baked it. It was fantastic and so rich! I added a mascarpone cream cheese buttercream on top – divine! Have tagged you in my IG

    1. Hey Aru,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    I’m not much of a baker, I made these with high hopes and 3 minutes into baking I realized that I forgot the sugar! Threw the hot ass batter back into the bowl, added sugar, hoped for the best and they still turned out great (somehow). Thanks for the foolproof recipe!

    1. Hey there,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  10. 3 stars
    Very flavorful but they were just complete mush 🙁 I even baked 5 minutes longer and they couldn’t hold their shape at all.

    1. Hey Rachael,
      Sorry to hear this, was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? Please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

    1. Hey Emily,
      So sorry, coffee grounds will not give the same results, you either want to use the instant coffee or just omit it. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give them a try! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve tried many brownie recipes from both scratch and box mix and this is now my GO TO brownie recipe! I’ve changed it up with dark chocolate, dark cocoa, semi-sweet, it doesn’t matter! It’s all good and always a hit…constant compliments. Thanks for making my baking skills look good!

    1. Hey Pearl,
      Awesome! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    These were delicious. Unfortunately i had to add 20 minutes to the cooking time, after taking the out after 30 minutes the brownies were liquid in the center. After reading the reviews I noticed that other people had to increase their cooking time also. Tieghan – did you use a convection oven when you baked these brownies?

    1. Hey Christine,
      I am so so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try!! Sorry these took you longer than expected. I used regular bake for these, did you bake them in a glass pan? This will require extra time. xxTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is such a huge hit with the family… I have to make it EVERY TIME they come over hehe – I was wondering if it would be possible to make them in a mini cupcake tin? Trying to make them more “COVID” friendly for an outdoor get together. Thanks!!

    1. Hey Mansi,
      So so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try!! Yes, these would be great as mini cupcakes! xxTieghan

  14. 4 stars
    I wrongly melted all the choco chips….
    but it was still sooooo gooooood!!!
    Only thing is it’s kinda too sweet for me eventhough I used dark chocolate….
    Do you think I can use less sugar? Or texture will be completely different if I can change amount of sugar?

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Monday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! Sorry, I would not adjust the sugar here. xTieghan

  15. 4 stars
    Very good and easy to make! Would make again. Mine however didn’t crinkle on top. Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Hey Anna,
      Fantastic!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! The key to the crinkle top is to whisk the eggs like crazy:) Have a great Sunday:) xxTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    I baked this in a glass 9×13 pan and 31 minutes was not nearly long enough. I’m guessing 35-38? I’ll try it again because they had a really good flavor!

    1. Hey Linda,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Usually things take longer to bake in glass dishes. Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  17. HOLY SHMOLY!!!!! THESE ARE AMAZING! i made some to go with my evening coffee and ended up making a second batch as my family devoured the first

    1. Hey Brittany,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Yes, butter will work just fine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  18. Hi! I don’t have any cocoa powder and was wondering if I could skip cocoa powder and use more flour and semisweet chocolate chips instead? What do you think?!!

    1. Hey there,
      So sorry I wouldn’t recommend that for this recipe:) Please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      So sorry to hear this! Was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? The key for the crinkle top is to whisk the eggs like crazy! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    I am really blown away by how incredible these brownies were. Of note, I used 1C semi sweet and 1C 65% chocolate chips but it was spectacular. I’m excited to try it again with two cups of semi sweet. Also, my brownies were still liquidy after 30 min so I put them back in for an additional 10. Def saving this recipe. Thank you!

  20. Do you have the measurments in grams of each ingredient?.Like for example flour.Cause I don’t know how much is a cup.

    1. Hey Sara,
      All of the metric measurements are listed above:)

      2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
      360 g semi-sweet chocolate chips
      300 g granulated sugar
      1 tablespoon vanilla extract
      2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
      4 large eggs, at room temperature
      62.5 g all-purpose flour
      43 g unsweetened cocoa powder
      1 teaspoon baking powder

      I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  21. These brownies look incredible! Are there any adjustments I need to make for baking them at 9500 feet elevation?

    1. Hey Laurie,
      No need to adjust, you can follow the recipe as is! I hope you love the brownies, let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    I substituted 1:1 gluten free flour, and used crisco instead of butter- the brownies still had a great gooey texture with crispy crinkle top, an they were a hit with my gf/df classmates!

  23. 5 stars
    So fudgy! And they got really tall in my 9×9 pan. I baked for closer to 40 minutes and they might have benefited from a bit more time. Overall really rich and yummy.

  24. Hi! I love everything you make! I use your recipes every week!! Can I make this using gluten free flour?

    1. Hey Britt,
      Yes, I would use an equal amount of GF flour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    These brownies are now my family’s favorite brownie! Wow, they’re perfect, and soooo simple. I can whip them up and have them in the oven between meeting during the work day, and serve them as dessert that night! Fabulous!

    1. Hey Tiffany,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    I have been looking for the perfect brownie recipe, and like you I used up much butter and many eggs in my search! But my search is over! These are the best! Thank you again for another great recipe!

    1. Hey Susan,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hey Mike,
      I think that would work just fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  27. Hey there! I made these last night and I followed the directions and they taste great but they were so crumbly and wouldn’t stay together. Any suggestions?

    1. Hey Erin,
      So sorry to hear this, they are definitely a crumbly brownie, but were they dry? If so, sounds like they may have been baked for too long. Please let me know if this helps for next time! xTieghan

  28. We use to make these often as they were our favourite brownie recipe. I recently went gluten-free so we tried these with sweet brown rice flour. I also only had coconut sugar in the house so that is what we used for sugar. They turned out great! Definitely a different brownie – a little more cake-y than fudge-y but still quite good! The coconut sugar definitely took away some sweetness, but that was ok with me as I don’t like things too sweet anyways. Next time I may try reducing the amount of rice flour to see if they come out more fudgey. Someone also mentioned they added xanthan gum so I may try adding that or some tapioca flour next time.

    1. Hey Chloe,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, it makes me so happy that it was enjoyed. Happy Friday! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      You might have to increase your baking time by 5 minutes or so. I hope you love the recipe, let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    WOW… wow wow wow. Currently devouring a brownie as we speak and it is incredible! Best brownie ever, hands down!

  30. 5 stars
    Sooooo delicious!!! So moist and decadent and the crinkle top adds a good crunch. These are my new go to brownies for sure!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    So delicious, so easy…so happy I decided to make these today. I passed on the ice cream and had a second piece of the brownie instead. That good!!

    1. Hey Colleen,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am delighted that the recipe was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  32. Shoot! I don’t have cocoa powder, any way to use with regular chocolate chips? melted or something? or just not the same…

    1. Hey Rebeca,
      So sorry, the cocoa powder is key:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Judy,
      So sorry to hear this, all of the measurements are correct. What do you mean they wouldn’t hold together for you? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  33. I just made these and the flavor is great. I followed the recipe but I melted the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. They crinkled on top but the inside did not cook. It was like warm batter. I’m not sure what went wrong. I guess I need to keep them in the oven longer?

    1. Hey Molly,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? What size baking pan did you use? I am thinking you just needed to bake a little longer. I hope this helps! xTieghan

    1. Hey Taryn,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed! Have a fantastic weekend! xTieghan

  34. What can I substitute for the coffee? I cannot stand the smell or taste of coffee! (Yes I realize I am in the minority here)

    1. Hey Dawn,
      You can simply omit the instant coffee. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sarah,
      I would use an equal amount of espresso powder. I hope you enjoy the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    The perfect brownie recipe! I accidentally only melted 1/2 cup of chocolate chips with the butter, and then only added 1 cup to mix in before baking. They actually turned out fantastic, they were so light and wonderful.

    The second time I made them I followed the instructions properly, except I substituted 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for peanut butter chips. So good!

    The crinkle top is just perfect.

  36. 5 stars
    The brownies are great! I halved the recipe for an 8×8 and omitted the instant coffee granules bc I don’t have them. They baked for almost 40 min tho but they are so fudgy and a seriously crinkly top!

  37. 5 stars
    Omg your recipe is THE best!!! Thanks so much everyone loved them and it was my first attempt. Will definitely make them again. What I struggled with though was to know when to take them out of the oven. The inside was still runny at 28minutes so I kept them in the oven while checking on them every minute, until by min 32 I turned the oven off and left them inside for 3 minutes or so. They were still goey inside . Do you have any tip to know when they are ready based on how they look or something to try to make sure they’re done? Thank you!!!

  38. 5 stars
    OMG your recipe is THE best!!! Thanks for that! Everyone loved them. What I struggled with was to know when to take them off the oven though. I felt like the inside was still runny at 28minutes so kept adding time in the oven by increments of 1 minutes. But would love a trick to help know when to take them out based on how they look.
    Thankss

    1. Hey Ridhima,
      So sorry I wouldn’t recommend that for this recipe. I hope you love the brownies, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  39. Best Brownie recipe! Made it twice already and everyone loved it. I did have to bake it for 40 minutes but it was still crunchy outside and gooey soft inside!

    1. Hey Poliana,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  40. eager to try this recipe, but don’t have instant coffee on hand. could it be replaced with brewed liquid coffee? if so, how much would you do?

    1. Hey Allyson,
      I would stick with the instant coffee or just skip it:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Samantha,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  41. 5 stars
    Just made these and ate them. These might be the best brownies I have ever eaten. The smelled so good that we just could not wait to eat! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Happy Valentine’s Day❤️ xTieghan

    1. Hey Maria,
      Sorry those won’t give the same results, you can always skip the instant coffee. I hope you love there recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Stevie,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Happy Valentine’s Day❤️ xTieghan

  42. Hello! I’ve been wanting to make these since the recipe came out. I’m wondering if I can substitute 2 tsp of actual coffee instead of instant coffee?

    1. Hey Jenni,
      Yes, that would be fine to do, you could also just skip the coffee:) I hope you love the recipe, let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  43. Made these tonight and they are EASILY the best brownies I’ve ever made! I ran out of semisweet chocolate chips halfway through so I used a mix of those and dark chocolate chips. Amazing! My new go-to for sure!

  44. 2 stars
    I was super excited about these, but they didn’t work for me. I’m not sure where I went wrong. The butter was bubbling up through them while the baked—like oozing. And I used a glass pan—maybe that didn’t help. I also melted the entire two cups of chocolate chips, which was my mistake! I didn’t realize the two cups were “divided” until it was too late.

    I appreciate the melted chocolate and the resulting taste!! Not just cocoa is always a plus!! But personally, they were too sweet for me. Maybe less sugar next time for me? They did make the house smell divine though! I will keep trying!

    1. Hey Mandy,
      Sorry you had issues with the recipe. I think your issue might have been with all of the melted chocolate. xTieghan

  45. 3 stars
    The flavor is delicious, but mine didn’t turn fudgy nor crinkled as the pictures, I don’t know where I made a mistake, this is the first time a recipe did not work for me, did everything by the book but they turned out a bit oily, crunchy in the outside and flaky (soupy) during the baking time.

    1. Hey Vivi,
      So sorry you had issues with the recipe. Was there anything you adjusted? What size baking pan did you use? The key for the crinkle top is to really whisk the eggs. A little more information would help me to better answer your question. xTieghan

    1. Hey Christa,
      You can use coconut oil, just know that you might not get the crinkly top. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

  46. Hi there! These are amazing in flavor, but mine did not turn out fudgey like the picture. When I was baking my brownies in an 8×8 pan, they were pretty soupy during the baking process. I baked them for 35 minutes and in the end they turned out a little oily, crunchy on the outside but also a little flakey/dry on the inside. Any tips?

    1. Hey Caroline,
      So sorry you had issues with the recipe, you really need to use a 9×13 pan for the full recipe. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  47. 5 stars
    I’ve made lots of brownie recipes over the years and always thought none were worth the effort over Ghirardelli brownie mix… but these are my new favorite! So happy I couldn’t resist following Tieghan’s Instagram story. They’re gooey but not straight fudge. I’m going to try these with some butterscotch chips for Valentine’s Day 🙂

  48. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, these are so chocolatey and gooey. You really have to love chocolate. I would say they are too rich to eat on their own. You must have a tall glass of cold milk or in our case we topped with some ice cream. Wicked fudgy!

  49. 5 stars
    Lord have mercy these are amazing. Such intesnse chocolate flavor and PERFECT texture. I love a fudhy brownie, but have had issues with other recipes with the brownies always seeming to be underdone. These were spot on perfectly cooked. Served with some vanilla ice cream. Will be my go to brownie recipe from now on!

  50. great recipes, all of tieghan’s. awful website tho. have tried several major browsers. no difference. repeatedly has to reload then crashes. please fix this issue!!! it makes it too hard to cook from your site.

    1. Hey Marsha,
      So sorry you are having issues, everything is working on our end! Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    Thank you for this Crinkle Top Brownies recipe. I made them yesterday, the are SO GOOD, my husband said: never make boxed brownies again! lol. Enjoy following you on Instagram, thank you for the recipes & videos. I have made several of your recipes: short rib pasta, cheesy baked chipotle chicken tacos, Parker house rolls to name a few! I want to buy your cookbooks!

  52. 5 stars
    Perfect and so, so simple. Not really much else to it! This is the 6th Half Baked Harvest recipe I’ve made in the past two weeks. I’m totally hooked!

  53. 5 stars
    Just made these and wow they are delicious! I accidently did 2 tablespoons of instant coffee instead of 2 teaspoons but still really tasty!

    1. Hey Sydney,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a go, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  54. Mine turned out cakey, and I followed the recipe verbatim. Not sure what I did wrong. Flavor was still good though.

    1. Hey Michelle,
      So sorry about this, they should be fudgy, was your baking powder fresh? Let me know how I can help:) xTieghan

  55. These were amazing. My kid said “I could actually eat these the rest of my life.” Far from “healthy brownies” but pretty much tops for yummy goodness! I used a smaller pan and it took quite a while to bake (50 min), but we were patient!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a go, I am so delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Mary,
      Whichever you prefer:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jen,
      I would recommend using GF flour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  56. 5 stars
    I made these for the first time tonight and OH. MY. GOODNESS. They were so delicious and moist and so dang easy to make. Best brownie recipe!

  57. 5 stars
    Very easy and delicious recipe ! I added nuts, classic. Will try it again and next time, will take the time to let it cool down. We were so enthousiast that we moved it out of the dish too early and it broke 😇🤫😂💔

  58. Hi!!! Doesn’t the baking powder make these brownies cakey??? Could I skip it to make them fudgier?? Thanks!!!!

    1. Hey Fran,
      These are some fudgy brownies, I would follow the recipe as is:) I hope you love them. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  59. Hi!!! Doesn’t baking powder make these brownies cakey?? I like them veeery fudgy with no hints of cakeyness, so should I omit the baking powder? Thank you!!!

    1. Hey Carlene,
      Yes, that will work just fine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  60. These are soooo delicious, I love the “fudginess” of them. I have made them many times and I’m really not a brownie lover🤔. That’s how good they are.

  61. 5 stars
    No need to try I know they are going to be so good Taking them over to my grandson for his birthday He loves chocolate

  62. Hi this is sooooo goooood for me but many of my friends said it’s too sweet and too gooey. Is there a way to reduce the sweetness and the gooeyness? Like maybe reducing the melted choco chip? Will only using 1 cup of choco chip still work?

    Thanks

    1. Hey Meidi,
      Sorry I haven’t tested this, but you could reduce your chocolate chips. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  63. 5 stars
    These are BY FAR the best from scratch taste and easiest brownies I’ve ever made and eaten… sorry barefoot contessa… i love her brownies too but these are even better!!! Thanks for all the great recipes!!

  64. These are additive. They have become our go to brownies when we want to indulge. No need for any other brownie recipe ever! Thank you!!

    1. Hey Marika,
      You can keep the instant coffee in the recipe, my little sister loves these! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amberly,
      You can skip the instant coffee. I hope you love the recipe. Please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  65. 5 stars
    Made these last weekend for a group of friends and they all loved them! So fudgy and delicious. The best brownies I’ve made!

  66. 5 stars
    Holy yum! This may be the best brownie recipe I’ve ever made. The instant coffee granules make the flavor of the brownies so much more rich and of course, tastes like heaven when paired with some vanilla ice cream.

  67. 5 stars
    I’ve made these brownies three times so far! They are absolutely delicious. This last time I had an overabundance of satsumas and so I threw some zest and juice into the mix. I had a rough time putting the batter in the oven it was so yummy! Thank you for being my go-to recipe!!

  68. 5 stars
    I’m always skeptical about brownie recipes. Too many of them end up with a grainy texture or they’re too sweet. Wow was this recipe good. I can easily say it was hands down the best brownie I ever tasted.

  69. 5 stars
    We made these spur of the moment tonight (night 2 of “Election madness”). Hit the spot! The coffee adds such an amazing richness. I’d say one important note: Along with these brownies you NEED at least one of the following:
    1. Fresh Whipped Cream
    2. Big Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
    3. A Glass of Milk
    Or all three!!!

    1. Hey Ale,
      There are 113 grams in 1 stick of butter. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  70. 5 stars
    Holy smokes these brownies are so simple and incredibly delicious! I only had unsalted butter on hand but supplemented with 1/4 teaspoon salt & they turned out great

  71. You said 2 cups to semi sweet chocolate but in the instructions you only instructed 1/2 cup to melt with butter and 1/2 cup for mixing later.

    1. Hey Alyn,
      In step 2 you are going to use 1 2/2 cups of the chocolate chips and in step 3 you are going to use 1/2 cup of the chips, so all of the 2 cups of chocolate chips is accounted for:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sharon,
      I would recommend using Cup4cup GF flour for this recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if I can help in any other way! xTieghan

      1. I would love to make these but we are allergic to eggs. 😑 any suggestions on what we can use to substitute? Would aquafava work? If so how much? And should we whip it?
        We make your vegan chocolate chip cookies weekly and love them so much so I’m wondering if I can do the same for this recipe. Thank you for all.

        1. Hey Marcelle,
          So sorry, the key for the crinkle top in these brownies is the eggs. You could certainly try a substitute that you enjoy. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Angela,
      Thanks for trying the recipe, I am thinking you bake a little too long. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  72. I was so excited to try this recipe! I followed everything exactly only halved the recipe since I had just one stick of butter. They came out very dry and crumbly. What could have gone wrong? I only baked for 20 minutes. Could the butter/chocolate/sugar mixture have been too warm when I added the eggs? The batter did seem to get grainy at this point. Thanks!! I’m ready to try them out again 🙂

    1. Hey Teresa,
      So sorry you had issues with the brownies. Next time I would use the full recipe as baking can become finicky when cutting in half. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Aw so sweet! I am so glad these turned out so well for you, Brandie! I hope your boys love them just as much! xTieghan

  73. 3 stars
    While these do taste delicious, the baking time was way off for me. I had to bake them for almost an hour and they still seemed pretty underdone. I prefer my brownies a little firmer so these were a little too rich and fudgy for me.

    1. Hi Alex! I am really sorry to hear that! If there is anything I can help with, please let me know! Otherwise, I hope you love some other recipes of mine! xTieghan

  74. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING! I’ve made them several times now and absolutely love them.

    I was wondering if I could use a baking bar of semi-sweet chocolate, chopped up, instead of chocolate chips. Would that affect the brownies and would it be a 1 to 1 ratio? I wasn’t sure if I would need to add anything if I used bar chocolate instead.

    Thanks SO much!

    1. Hey Jenn,
      That would work, I would just use an equal amount of chocolate. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  75. 5 stars
    I baked them tonight and it was delicious. I have a go to recipe but it has a bit to much sugar. This one in the other hand just the right amount of sweetness. Thank you again for a wonderful recipe!

  76. 5 stars
    Absolute perfection! Way too good, I am moaning with delight! These are the best brownies ever! Enjoying warm with your coffee no churn ice cream. Great job Tieghan.

  77. 5 stars
    Brownie Lovers, this is the recipe for you!! Honestly, I didn’t think they could be that good but they are. My husband says they are the best he has ever had. That is saying a lot, he is the ultimate brownie consumer and a critical one at that. Great job again Tieghan! My chocolate loving family thanks you too!

  78. 5 stars
    These are amazing. Have made them a couple times now. Exactly how moist should they be? They seem to come out more on the fudge-like side, dense but definitely hold their shape/are not runny. Toothpick/knife test no matter how long we keep them in does not come out very clean. First time I baked maybe 10-15 mins or so extra, the second used the whole 30 mins. It didn’t seem to make much difference honestly other than the first batch were a bit tougher in texture versus drier which we didn’t like at all. Still ate them though cuz brownies. Second batch is better I just worry they may be too raw. I am not used to such fudgy brownies. Just wanting to check!

    1. Hey Amber,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try! These definitely are on the fudgey side, the only thing I would recommend is to cover with foil and bake a little longer, but not too long so they don’t try out. You could also use a large pan. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  79. 5 stars
    Made these tonight to go in the No Churn Fudge Brownie Coffee Ice Cream tomorrow and wow, they’re amazing! So fudgy, soft, and chocolatey. I baked mine in a 9×13 glass pan and bumped the temperature down 25 degrees and cooked them until they were set so they wouldn’t burn on me. Such an easy recipe! I’ll be returning to this one for sure.

  80. 5 stars
    Another winner and easy to make! I made it in a glass dish because that was the 9×13 I had on hand and had to cook a little longer but all good.

    1. Hey Nicole,
      You can use an equal amount of gluten free flour for this recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  81. 5 stars
    It’s taken a long time to come across a recipe that beats boxed brownies, but she did it again! I subbed King Arthur gluten free flour and added xantham gum. Use the best quality cocoa powder you can because it’ll shine in this recipe. I halved the recipe and baked in an 8×8. They were perfection!

  82. Do you use a glass or metal pan? It might be my oven too but 30 minutes at 350 in a glass 13×9 pan and they were still very soupy in the middle.

    1. Hey Amanda,
      I like to use a metal USA Pan. Sorry for the troubles, I would just continue baking until they are fully cooked. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  83. Can it be any instant coffee? And, is instant coffee the same as instant coffee granuals or something different? Thank you, Bari

    1. Hey Bari,
      You are going to want to use instant coffee powder. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Kim,
      Yes you can make these a day in advance and I would just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  84. Hi! I’m looking to make this recipe X 4. Any chance it would work to double the recipe and bake in an 11×13 pan?

    1. Hey Frieda,
      Unfortunately I would not recommend doing that, baking can become extremely finicking when multiplying the recipe several times. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  85. I’m not alone thankfully in my results after following this recipe to a T, I also followed an increased baking time to 35 min using a 9×9 pan the brownies completely failed to cook?

    1. Hey Kim,
      I am so sorry you had issues with the brownies. Again all ovens are slightly different, so I would continue to make them until they are fully cooked. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  86. I was super excited to try these but disappointed in the result. Maybe you can help me trouble shoot. They seem overcooked and really dry but I took them out after 23 mins because they looked done. I used coconut sugar instead of cane sugar but everything else was the same. I whisked the eggs for a whole minute with a hand mixer. What gives? Any clues?

    1. Hey Destiny,
      So sorry you had issues with the brownies. Unfortunately I think the coconut sugar could have been your issue. Next time I would recommend using cane sugar. xTieghan

  87. 5 stars
    Best brownies ever! Had all the ingredients and didn’t even have to use my kitchen aid! Came out perfectly, will be my new go to! Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Pratika,
      So sorry but I have not tested this recipe without the eggs and they are key for the crinkle top! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  88. If I’m trying to make these gluten free for my granddaughter, can I just switch out the flour for gluten free flour?
    Thanks!
    Diane

    1. Hey Diane,
      Yes I would use an equal amount of gluten free flour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  89. Forgot to take a picture and these brownies quickly disappeared. BEST. BROWNIES. EVER!!!! @goodiesbyoldies

  90. Hi! I’m hoping to make these brownies but just wanted to ask about how to check the “done-ness”. I have little luck with sighting when brownies are done so i wanted to check if it’s done when it’s shiny / cracked (as in your pictures)? 🙂 Thanks in advance! They look so good I can barely wait to try it!

    1. Hey JM,
      I would recommend sticking a knife in the center of the brownies, if it comes out clean they are done! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  91. 5 stars
    Hello, I made this recipe and my brownie loving mind was blow. Not only was it super easy to make, but the end results are fudgy with the most amazing crinkle top. Thank you for sharing. This will def be my go to from now on.
    Xoxo

  92. 5 stars
    I made these the other day, but omitted vanilla and the instant coffee since I didn’t have either. I thought 2 sticks of butter was a bit much at first, but these taste so good! They basically taste like fudge to me, sweet for sure. I might reduce the sugar a little bit next time around.I subbed cacao powder for the cocoa and it worked perfectly! Thanks!

  93. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe for my family at least 5 times.
    It is the only homemade brownie recipe that every loves!

    1. Hi Alexandra,
      Gluten free flour with work but I haven’t tested this with coconut sugar. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  94. 5 stars
    This has been my go to dessert during quarantine. I’ve definitely had to step up my gym time because of these but it is SO WORTH IT!!

  95. What could I substitute for the instant coffee granules? These look delicious by the way – cant wait to try

    1. Hi Linda,
      You can omit them. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  96. Will whisking the eggs till it forms peaks help create the crinkly top or just loads of bubbles and it becomes airy?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      You don’t want to whisk until the point of peaks, just until it has lots of bubbles. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  97. Dis this recipe today, absolutely love the flavor, but I didn’t get the crackly top.. I beat the eggs for more than a minute on high speed, got every other step right . What do you think could have gone wrong?

    1. Hi Edna,
      So sorry you didn’t get the crinkle top. I would recommend whisking and mixing these brownies by hand. If you over beat the batter you won’t get the same results. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  98. Hi! Two question here. What is the weight of the chocolate in grams and can I use Dutch Process CP? Thanks!

    1. Hi Shelby,
      It is about 350 grams of chocolate chips and yes dutch process cocoa powder is okay to use. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  99. I have tried making this recipe twice and both times it has come out like a dryish cake instead of brownie – the only change I made is cutting down on the sugar by half. Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong? I use a glass pan if that matters. I would love some gooey brownies during quarantine!

    1. Hi Rane,
      So sorry you are having issues with this recipe. Unfortunately by cutting down the sugar, you are adjusting the recipe so it will yield a different result. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  100. 5 stars
    These are the best brownies I have ever had. Followed the recipe exactly, except the instant coffee. Wow.

    1. Hi Susan,
      It is melted. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  101. These brownies were delicious! I’m usually disappointed when I make homemade brownies (I’m someone who loves them out of the box), but there were incredible. I had to bake them a few minutes longer than the 30 minutes since they were so gooey. Can’t wait to make a cream cheese version of these.

    Found this recipe thanks to Cupcakes & Cashmere! Now am a big fan and have bought your cookbooks. Thanks for the reminder on freezing — already put half in to resist temptation!

    1. Haha I am so happy these turned out so well for you, Katie! I hope you are loving the books and continue to enjoy the recipes on my site! Thank you so much! xTieghan

    1. It is such a great thing to be doing during all of this though! Such a stress relief. I am really glad you loved these brownies, Christina! Thank you! xTieghan

  102. 4 stars
    I halved the recipe and used gluten free flour. Came out great! The top wasn’t as crinkled but tasted delicious!

  103. 5 stars
    My first time baking ever, and this is hands down the most simple recipe to follow! The brownies were the most perfect texture and the coffee indeed enhanced the flavour of the chocolate. Big hit amongst all my friends and family :)! Can’t wait to try other recipes on this blog.

  104. 5 stars
    These are perfect! They taste like classic brownies, but adding the coffee gives it a really nice kick!

  105. Hey there – was so excited to finally try non-box brownies! I followed this recipe to a T, baking 9×9 pan, and even after ~50 min I still wasn’t seeing the crinkle and it wasn’t even cooked through! Anything I should watch out for next time? Eggs were room temp and everything.

    1. Hi Kate,
      So sorry you had issues with the brownies. Mixing the eggs really well is KEY for the crinkle top. The recipe does call for a 9×13 pan, so using a 9×9 pan will definitely increase your baking time. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  106. Making these tonight!! If I bake in a 10” skillet, would you recommend halving the recipe? Any other recommendations for baking in a skillet?

    Thanks 😊

    1. Hi Maureen,
      So sorry but I have not tested this in a skillet so I am unsure how it will turn out, but yes you can halve the recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  107. 5 stars
    I have tried lots of Brownie recipes and this is by far the best. Came out perfect, fudgy and not to forget with crinkle top! Thanks a lot.

    1. Thank you for trying this one! I am so happy to hear that this turned out so well for you! xTieghan

  108. 5 stars
    These are the best brownies I’ve ever made! I am the first to admit to using box brownie mix to make things easy but these take 5 minutes longer to prepare and are 10000x better. It is going to take everything in me to not eat this entire pan. The pregnancy cravings are real!

  109. 3 stars
    I do not understand how these could possibly be cooked in 30 minutes in a 9×13 glass dish. I did 30 minutes and have continued to check on them every five minutes for an additional 25 minutes and they still don’t seem to be done. I’m hoping at this point they will carry over while they cool down but I am so frustrated.

    1. Hi Kirsten!
      I am really sorry to hear that! I would love to help you out on this! Is there anything that could have been changed? xTieghan

    1. Hi Anna! I have not, but I would recommend cup4cup if you would like to try it! I hope you enjoy! xTieghan

  110. i used the kitchenaid mixer and these came out really airy and fell apart on me. should i just hand mix it? thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Joanna,
      So sorry you had issues with the brownies, but yes I would highly recommend to simply mix by hand next time. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  111. 5 stars
    Making these for the third time! Hands down, best brownie recipe out there. Honestly Tieghan, there isn’t a recipe of yours that I have not liked or had to adjust in any way. Thank you so much!!

  112. Love this recipe!! Just wondering, do you think gluten free flour would work as hoping to make for a friend? Many thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Georgia! That is so sweet of you! I actually have not made these with GF flour, but I would recommend cup4cup flour! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  113. This looks incredible! Absolutely LOVE your recipes. Thanks for sharing. If I halved the recipe – would I still need to leave the brownies in the oven for the same amount of time?

    1. Hi Priyanka,
      I would reduce the baking time by 10-15 minutes but be sure to keep an eye on them. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  114. 5 stars
    The best ever brownies and so easy to make! Did not have instant coffee but used a splash of brewed coffee leftover from the morning. Amazing!

    1. Hi Kelsey! Oh what a bummer!! You could try using an egg replacer for the last one if you wanted.. like chia egg or flax egg! xTieghan

    1. Hi Shivali! I have not tried it, so I do not feel comfortable recommending! Please let me know if you try it! xTieghan

  115. Hi! Can I use regular white sugar instead of granulated sugar? If so, will it make any changes on texture/taste?

  116. Tried this today but my batter was not as thick as yours after mixing everything 😢😭 used a mixture of Belgian dark chocolate and chocolate chips tho. And followed the rest except for less sugar!

  117. 5 stars
    THE BEST! What do you recommend is the best way to freeze and reheat these?
    Also just made your Crinkle Top Chocolate PB Skillet Blondie last weekend, both the Blondies and Brownies are fantastic on their own but even better served warm with vanilla ice cream!!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      So glad you enjoyed the recipe! I would pre slice and freeze the brownies in an airtight container and then warm in the microwave. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  118. 5 stars
    i normally don’t give reviews (mainly because i forget) but i have to rave about these brownies! they are super moist inside, with just the right amount of crisp on top. i accidentally burned the top slightly, but that’s definitely not the recipe’s fault. my parents and i ate these over the course of about 2-3 days, and they stayed just as good as they were fresh out of the oven. 10/10, 100% recommend!

  119. Amazing!! Tried these brownies out during this isolation, and they were so easy! I’m not an avid baker so I wasn’t sure how they would come out. That said, these brownies weren’t challenging and they were delicious! Prefect cracked top, just the right amount of gooey and rich! Yum!

  120. These are THE best brownies. My official go-to! They are easy and always amazing!! Thanks for all your great recipes!

  121. Hi Tieghan! Love your recipes. Wondering if you could half this recipe and how cooking times may change? If not, would these freeze well? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sonal,
      Either of these would work! I would probably freeze them. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions!

    1. Hi Felicia,
      Yes totally fine to use! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  122. 5 stars
    I’ve made these three times now and they keep getting better! My husband is an “essential worker” so I named a pan for his coworkers and he said they were gone in 20 minutes! Super super easy to make and during my furlough super super easy to binge on. I’m never making box brownies again!

    1. Aw that is so sweet of you!! I am so glad you all loved this recipe, Kyra! Thank you for trying it! xTieghan

  123. 2 stars
    Each time I’ve made this recipe which is three times now – each time it’s still raw batter in the center! I don’t know why I’m following the recipe exactly!

    1. Hi Callan,
      So sorry you are having issues with the recipe. What size pan are you using? This will have an effect on how the brownies bake. Also, please remember that all ovens are slightly different so if they are still raw in the center simply cover with foil and bake for longer. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  124. 5 stars
    I made these tonight and they did not disappoint. Wow. I didn’t add the coffee and they were still delicious. Easy to put together and just so good. Thank you!

  125. Made these this weekend. Absolutely delicious! Amazing there were no hard crispy edges, which we were glad of!

  126. Can I substitute cacao powder for cocoa powder? Is it the same thing?
    Thank you ahead of time for your help.

    1. You can use the Cacao powder in place of the coco powder, my mom would actually prefer them this way:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  127. Hello! I only have one stick of butter at home now. Can i therefore half all the other ingredients as well and bake the brownies?

    1. Hi Nas,
      Yes that will work. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  128. 5 stars
    These are so delicious! I love that they are made with pantry staples. I whipped these up on a whim and they were perfect! Thank you!

    1. Hi Laura! I don’t recommend using normal coffee grounds. They will leave you with a grainy brownie. If you can’t use instant, just omit the coffee all together. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  129. These look amazing!!
    Have you ever tried these with gluten free flour or a nut flour? I have a friend who is gluten free and would like to try and make them for her!!

    1. Hi Laura! I have not tried this recipe with GF flour, but if you would like to I would recommend using cup4cup! I hope you love these! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  130. Hi! If I wanted to omit the chocolate chips at the end (don’t love chocolate chunks!) should I melt that half cup with the butter or leave it out? Thanks!

    1. Hi Robyn,
      You need the chocolate chips at the end, I promise they end up melting into the brownies and do not make them chunky. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  131. 5 stars
    This recipe is the best brownie recipe I’ve ever tried ! This is coming from a baker that usually messes up baked goods in the oven ! 🙂 so goooood!

  132. I only have unsalted butter on hand – can i just add salt to the dry ingredients? if so, how much would you recommend?

    1. Hi Sam! Yes, unsalted butter works, just add a pinch of salt, maybe about a 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  133. I made this today and it is really really good. But my brownies ended up crumbly when I cut them, I followed the recipe. What could I have done wrong? Thank you.

    1. Hi Elaiza,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, so sorry they crumbled next time I would recommend waiting a bit longer to cut into them until they are slightly cooled. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  134. I have made this recipe two times in two weeks. I’m obsessed! This is the ultimate brownie recipe!! My only tweak is that they take my oven 40 min to be just set. Thank you!!! 💛

    1. Hi Zaina,
      I do not think olive oil would give you the same results as the butter, so sorry! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Sara! Just add a pinch of salt, maybe about a 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! xTieghan

  135. 5 stars
    Second time making this recipe in less than a month because it is SO good!! so quick and easy, and this time I made them with dark chocolate chips and they have an even richer flavor! We love the crunchy top and soft middle, and we have to hide them from ourselves or we’d eat them all in one sitting. Served it with some ice cream on the side for a perfect Monday night treat. Only regret is not finding this recipe sooner because my boyfriend wishes I had been making this recipe instead of the (still tasty) boxed brownie mix.

    1. Ah that is so amazing to hear! Thank you so much for trying this, I am really glad you are loving this one! I hope you are staying well! xTieghan

  136. Hi! Just made these brownies today and they came out more cakey than expected, but the chocolate flavor was still good! I don’t want to rate them just yet as I did change up the recipe a bit (I was concerned about the amount of butter and am not used to using that much in a baking recipe). Instead of 2 sticks of salted butter (which is 16 tablespoons), I used 10 tablespoons of Smart Balance buttery spread (about 1.25 sticks of butter). I also reduced the granulated sugar to just 1 cup (I believe the chocolate chips already add some sweetness), omitted the instant coffee (I had none on hand), and baked for 30 mins. Would the reduced butter or type of butter affect the consistency and texture of the brownie? I know stick butters are generally more dense and fat than tub butters. I’d greatly appreciate some input!

    1. Hi Christine,
      Sorry you didn’t enjoy the consistency of the recipe, but yes the butter substitute that you used would create a different texture as well as omitting the sugar. Totally fine to leave the instant coffee out, but next time I would recommend just using the 2 sticks of butter and the sugar that the recipe calls for in order to get the right texture. Thanks so much for trying the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Maheen,
      I would cut the sugar by 1/4 cup. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  137. My brownies did not have much of a crinkly top and I am not sure why. I had to.cook them for longer than 30 minutes until the toothpick came out dry. They were very goey and was not sure if this is how they were supposed to be? I accidentally melted all of the chocolate chips before I realized that 1/2 cup should have been added later so not sure if this affected them. I had trouble getting the parchment paper to stay and looked up what to do and it said to spray the bottom of the pan, then added the paper.

    1. Hi Carol! Is there anything else you could have done differently? I would love to help you out! xTieghan

    1. Hi Audrie! No, it shouldn’t. The coffee is used to enhance the flavor, so I would recommend using it if you like it! xTieghan

  138. 5 stars
    O. M. G. These are so freaking good! One question though…I made mine in a 9 by 13 pan and they were a little gooey, which I’d rather that than dry, but what can I do to make them not fall apart? Just bake longer?

    1. Hi Kate,
      So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Yes just bake for about 5-8 more minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  139. Hi! Sorry if this was asked already but I am making these tomorrow and just discovered that I have Cacao powder not cocoa powder. With Covid 19 and it being sooo inconvenient to go to market for just one thing right now, I’d like to know if using cacao is okay or would it ruin the brownies? Thanks in advanve for responding 🙂

    1. Hi Iris,
      You can use the Cacao powder in place of the coco powder, my mom would actually prefer them this way:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  140. Hello! Looks great, would it be possible to switch out the flour with a gluten free flour? Specifically Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour.

    1. Hi Jims! I have not tried it, but I believe it should work well! Please let me know if you do try! xTieghan

  141. 5 stars
    These were incredible!!!! My boyfriend loves brownies, and I’ve been trying to find a recipe that is delicious and not out of the box. And boy, did I find it with this recipe! They are chocolatey, fudgy, gooey, and the crinkle top is perfect. My boyfriend was very impressed and I will definitely make them again. The instant coffee adds a rich, complex flavor to it. They were super rich and so delicious. I cooked them for 28 minutes and they were a little underdone, so I would probably cook them for 30 minutes next time. Amazing recipe. Thank You!!!

    1. Hi Katie! I am so glad you both loved these brownies! Thank you so much for giving them a try! xTieghan

  142. 5 stars
    These were DELISH!! I halved the recipe for my 8×8 pan AND substituted whole grain oat flour bc that’s all I had. They turned out almost like flourless chocolate cake… addicting.

    1. Hi Anna! I have not tried it, but I would recommend cup4cup flour! I hope you love these! xTieghan

  143. 5 stars
    Absolutely LOVED this recipe! I had a ton of fun baking these, my family and I loved them and they are definitely simple enough for someone like me who hadn’t made brownies from scratch before. This is definitely my new go to recipe when it comes to brownies!

  144. Hi there! These were Amazing made them tonight but I’d prefer a firmer middle not so gooey a taste and everything else was perfect – any idea how to make firmer? Less egg perhaps? Thx xo

    1. Hi Julie,
      Next time I would recommend using a larger baking dish! Thanks for giving the recipe a try! xTieghan

  145. Hi I’m from the uk! Your recipes looks amazing. Just wondering when you use the measure ‘cup’ do you literally mean just one average sized mug?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Lauren! No, it is just a measuring cup. It will be about 300 grams of granulated sugar and the flour would be about 62.58 grams! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know if there are any other questions I could answer! xTieghan

  146. Hi! I have an egg allergy. Would bobs red mill egg replacer or flax egg work instead? What do you suggest? Thanks!

    1. Hi Carolyn! I have not tried an egg replacement, but I am sure either will work great! Please let me know how it turns out and if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  147. 5 stars
    I used to always make boxed brownies (I love to bake but usually only do it when I have a craving, and I’m lazy) – but I think I’ve found my new go to recipe. These are so easy and the consistency is amazing! I love that I can whip them up quickly, no electric mixer needed, after the baby is in bed, and I can enjoy with some red wine 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Hi Kim! I have not tried GF flour, but if you do I would recommend cup4cup! I hope you love this! xTieghan

    1. Hey Melissa! I would recommend just omitting the coffee. Regular will not mix well into the brownies. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe and happy Easter! Thank you!! xTieghan

    1. Hi Jean,
      Yes you can leave the instant coffee out! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  148. 4 stars
    Made exactly as the recipe except I used bittersweet chocolate which created a darker gooey brownie with a crispy top my family loved. But for me maybe next time I’ll add a little more flour (3/4c) so it’s not too fudge. Thank you

  149. Hello, looks amazing but can we have the equivalent of the quantities in grams for the European visitors pleaaase?! Thanks

    1. Hi Claire! There are metric measurements on the site! It is at the bottom of the recipe to change! xTieghan

  150. 5 stars
    Gooey and fudgy and moist and amaaazing!! I don’t even like sweets, but ai made these for my boyfriend and I tried one… OH BOY!!! Sooo good! Coffee gives them an extra kick! Love these!! Left them in the oven for about 40 min after they didnt seem totally ready at 30 min. But turned out great! Especially nice and warm with a scoop of ice cream!

    1. Woo!! I am so glad you both loved these brownies Ana! Thank you so much for trying them! Stay well! xTieghan

    1. Hi Laura,
      You can use unsalted butter, I would recommend adding a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I hope you love the recipe! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  151. Instead of chocolate chips, can I use regular chocolate? If so, which type- regular milk? And how much?

    1. Hi Nayana,
      You can use a chocolate bar but you will need to chunk into smaller pieces. I would recommend semi-sweet chocolate. I hope you love the recipe! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Ana,
      Yes that is fine just be sure to grease the pan well! I hope you love the recipe! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  152. 5 stars
    Top 5 brownie recipe I’ve ever made! I did a half batch and now thinking I should have done a full amount.

  153. Hello!
    I just made these in an 8×8 and boy are they thick! Haha. Also, did you mean to say Baking soda instead of baking powder? My brownies actually rose like a cake and wasn’t flat like yours in the picture.
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Yes, in the notes I state for a thicker brownie to use a 9×9 pan, so using an 8×8 will definitely make them super thick. The recipe is correct with the baking powder. Next time I would recommend using a 9×13 pan for a thinner brownie. I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Hilary! I have not, but I am sure it would be amazing! Please let me know if you do try it! xTieghan

  154. I was super excited to try this but the recipe did not work at all. I bake ALL the time, and I found myself wondering how is this going to work with only 1/2 cup of flour, the batter was incredibly runny … I followed the recipe exactly and they literally just stayed a giant pile of goop in the oven and came out an undesirable consistency. I’m not going to rate because I would like to know your opinion on what went wrong..

    1. Hi Molly,
      So sorry this recipe did not workout for you. There is only 1/2 cup of flour because you are adding 1/2 cup of cocoa powder. Are you able to tell me if you adjusted the recipe at all? It definitely should not have been running. Please let me know how I can help. Thanks! xTieghan

  155. 5 stars
    Just made these after seeing them posted in Instagram. If you could only smell my house from them baking! Turned out exactly like the picture and description. Best fudge brownie recipe I’ve used and will definitely be my go to from now on!

  156. 5 stars
    I’ve never made brownies by scratch always thinking it’s hard but this was so easy! Pure chocolate, gooey, fudgey and crinkly! All you could want in a brownie! I used the instant coffee and personally it made the brownies so much better! It really enhanced the chocolate flavor. This will be my go to brownie recipe.

  157. If I wanted to make these in a 8×8 or 9×9 pan, could i halve the recipe? And how long should i cook them?

    1. Hi Eleanor,
      You can bake these in a 9×9 pan for 35 minutes, no need to half the recipe! I hope you love them, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  158. 5 stars
    EASY AND DELICIOUS! I’ve made these brownies multiple times. They are deliciously fudgey in the middle and have that great crackle crust on top. The texture of the two together is really wonderful. In addition to the yum factor, these are super easy to make! I never add the instant coffee (I never have it) and it’s still my favorite brownie recipe. I highly recommend this recipe (as well as many other Half-Baked recipes).

  159. i just made this brownie. taste so so good, but the top was not crinkle nor shiny..
    is it becos of the sugar i reduced ?
    btw, i made half recipe, with 75gr sugar.

    1. Hi Pauline,
      So sorry the top was not crinkly. It is super important to make sure the eggs are nice and foaming to get the crinkle top. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  160. 5 stars
    (I know I am late to the party here, but I just discovered HBH two days ago; hope this review is still helpful!)
    Just made these and easily one of the most accurate and easiest brownie recipes I ever found.

    I followed each step to the letter and the brownies came out picture perfect. The flavor was rich, sweet without being too cloying, and had a wonderful consistent inside — smooth, gooey but with structural integrity so it did not fall apart. 350 degrees at 30 minutes worked perfectly for my oven; usually I have to adjust the temperature or time, but not here! I never knew to whisk my eggs before adding them to the mixture but it was a game changer as it made the batter smoother. Super accessible ingredients yielded perfect results.

    These brownies will be a new staple for me. My first HBH recipe and it was a success! Thank you, Tieghan! 🙂

    1. Welcome!! I am so glad you found my blog and hope you love every recipe you try! Also, so glad you enjoyed this brownies, Rachel! Thank you for trying! xTieghan

  161. Would coconut oil work as a replacement for bigger? No dairy over here. Otherwise I could try using the earth balance (+ a pinch of salt?). Let me know if you could!! Can’t wait to try these!

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Yes you can use coconut oil, just know that you might not get a super crinkley top. I hope you love the recipe! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Cynthia! It brings out more of the chocolate flavor! I really love adding it to my brownies, but omit if you don’t like it! xTieghan

  162. 5 stars
    We are making this for the second time while in quarantine. Thank you for providing us with THE PERFECT brownie recipe to save our sanity! This is my go-to, and I am so happy about it!

  163. I’m about to make your “crinkle top” brownies. I have Trader Joe’s semi sweet chocolate chunks, not chips. Can I use the same measurement, 2 cups? Thank you!

  164. 3 stars
    I think all the baking powder in the recipe made it taste more like a dense cake. Although I did try to make it in cupcake trays, so maybe something went wrong along the way. I may be wrong but I’ve observed that usually brownie recipes don’t contain baking powder.

  165. I’ve just eaten half of it on my own !!! It’s divine. I’m making use of ingredients I have in the home which was bars of dark Lindt chocolate so used those instead of semi sweet chips. Only had half the amount of butter so made up the rest with coconut oil. I need to give the rest of this slice away before I finish it all … lol

  166. Would a 9 x 13 pan work if I doubled the recipe? Also, would leaving chocolate chips put change the texture?

    1. HI! This recipe already requires a 9×13 inch baking pan. You do need the chocolate chips. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  167. I have finally baked these the other day and I am happy to say they were veryyy delicious! I think that the next time I will use an even darker chocolate, but that is just because I, myself, prefer a darker bitter chocolate brownie taste, Thank you very much for the recipe, and I look forward to baking many more of your recipes!

  168. 1 star
    Didn’t cook properly cooked on the outside but not at all in the middle(yes I checked what my oven was on and it was correct), didn’t even taste that nice as well!!! Waste of time. I followed the recipe properly and even managed to fold everything in nicely. Disappointed

    1. Hi Isabella! I am really sorry to hear that this did not work for you!! Please let me know if there are any questions I could help you with! xTieghan

  169. 5 stars
    My favorite brownie recipe! For years I only made boxed mix brownies cause I never found a recipe that I loved until this one. Thank you for sharing! One question though, if I freeze, will they keep their crinkly top texture upon defrosting?

    1. HI! I have never frozen these, but I would think that the top would stay crinkly once thawed. You could always warm them in oven to get that crispness back. That would be delicious!! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and Happy New Year! xTieghan

    1. HI! The brown sugar will give the brownies a bit of a different taste and possibly a different texture too, but I do think it should work just fine and still be delicious. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and Merry Christmas! xTieghan

    1. HI! The brown sugar will give the brownies a bit of a different taste and possibly a different texture too, but I do think it should work just fine and still be delicious. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and Merry Christmas! xTieghan

  170. Since I’ve learned the recipe for these brownies, I’ve done them a dozen times and I can tell you: they never fail. Best brownies e.v.e.r!

    1. HI! I like to use Hersey’s unsweetened. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hi there! I am sorry, I don’t not think that would work well. I recommend using the butter. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

  171. Hi, this recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it. I live in France and don’t typically use chocolate chips but rather chocolate bars for cooking, as you find here. Would you be able to tell me the weight of two cups of chocolate chips so I can use that measure? I tried to see if anyone else has already asked but couldn’t find anything about it. Thanks again for your inspiring recipes. Sarah

    1. Hey Sarah! You need between 7-8 ounces of chocolate. Using chocolate bars will be so great!! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hi Liz! I don’t recommend using normal coffee grounds. They will leave you with a grainy brownie. If you can’t use instant, just omit the coffee all together. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  172. Hi!
    I am making these for a picnic and I’m thinking of doubling the recipe and making one batch with salted caramel. Is there any reason I couldn’t take the caramel from your salted caramel brownies recipe and use it the same way?
    Thanks!

    1. Hey Rosie! The caramel from my other brown recipe will work great here. Fun idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  173. I’m wanting to make this later today.. I only have Unsalted butter, how much salt should I add to the recipe? CANT WAIT TO TRY THEM!!!!

    1. Hey Heather! I would recommend 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  174. Hi. Can using less amount of butter affect the crinkle top ? I have whisked my eggs till they’re fluffy but the only thing I do is use less butter :/

    1. Hi there! Yes, less butter will definitely affect the outcome of the recipe. I would recommend following as directed for best results. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe and happy 4th of July! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hi Lilli! The coconut sugar will effect the outcome of the brownie and I am not sure you will get the crinkle top. I think taste wise it should be fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. HI! If you love those flavors, then sure! I would use 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  175. Hi,
    Great recipe, thanks! If mine turned out to be very-very crumbly, what could I have done wrong….?
    Thanks,
    Mariann

    1. Hi there! Was there anything you changed about the recipe? Can you give me some details about how you have baked these? Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. HI! I recommend just omitting the instant coffee. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. HI! I recommend just omitting the instant coffee. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  176. 5 stars
    Just made this for a baby shower. I was very apprehensive to make them, as I have not have look with Teagan sweet recipes, and I don’t like brownies, and my only experience with them was “Betty”. But my children and husband love brownies as long as they are not too “fudgy”. Anyway I look at the recipe for days, did lots of research with books, was very concerned at the amount of butter and eggs, thinking it was going to make them too fudgy. Finally decided to make them, follow recipe exactly, and OMG!!!! They are amazing perfect cake-fudge brownies!! Not cake not fudge just a piece send from heaven… that’s what she said. First thing to go at baby shower I had to snatch the last piece for my 9 year old boy!! thank God when he came to the house he first word were where’s my brownie? I guess my days with Betty are done…. Oh yeah I melted the chocolate and butter in stove, low heat, as I was concerned about burning the chocolate in microwave, as I have done that before

    1. Hi! I am so glad you decided to make these and they turned out amazing for you! Thank you so much Waleska! xTieghan

  177. 4 stars
    Are these suppose to be very fudge? I keep baking and baking them (they have now been in and out of the oven for over an hour and they are still so liquidy that I can’t even pick one piece up without it all falling apart. I have followed this recipe to a T. I’m also at 1200 FT above sea level, if that makes any difference.

    1. HI! The elevation does make a difference. But did you change anything about the recipe? Any info on how you have made these would be helping in problem solving. Hope they turned out ok!

  178. 4 stars
    Very yummy recipe! Thank u for sharing! Perfect eaten hot and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Would reducing the melted chocolate make the recipe a bit less fudgy?

    1. HI! Yes, I would reduce the chocolate chips to 1 1/2 cups to make them less fudgy. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan

  179. 5 stars
    This looks so good! You’re talkin about ‘cup’ measurement. I’m from Holland, we use grams. In your movie you use large and small bowls… Can you give me some clue how much grams a cup / half a cup of the different ingredients are? Thank you so much.
    Just dicovered your blog, and I love it.

    1. Hi Ginie! Personally, I use an online calculator to convert, so I am not positive on the exact measurements. Please try this and let me know if you have any questions!

  180. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh these are the best brownies! I have been searching for a brownie recipe that is better than a box for like a year and these win 100 times over! Thanks girl!

  181. 5 stars
    Help!!! I ate all of the crinkle off of the top of these and dug out the chewy, fudgy corners too! So sad that I cant share them with anyone else now…?❤️?

  182. These turned out way too gooey. I will probably not make them again, I baked for 28 minutes. Maybe I should’ve baked for longer.

    1. So sorry about that Teri! They may need a bit more time if you are closer to sea level! Please let me know if you have any questions!

  183. 5 stars
    I halved this recipe and baked in an 8×8 pan and they were DELICIOUS! I’ve cooked many meals from your site but this is my first baked good and I’m so glad I tried it! Super quick and easy to make and they were the perfect combo of chewy and fudgy. .

  184. 4 stars
    Made these today and they out fudgy and chocolatey just like I like them!! Definitely a keeper recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  185. 5 stars
    Really Hungry making design and pictures … Good job and congratulation for professional kitchen master!

  186. I don’t generally have instant coffee, can strong brewed coffee be added as a substitute? Looking forward to making these, with or without the coffee!

    1. HI! You can add 2 tablespoons brewed coffee to the brownies. That will work great! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  187. 5 stars
    HI, Tieghan! I just tried these brownies, and their consistency blew me away — delicious! Thank you! I wanted to ask if you have a favorite cocoa you like to use for deep, chocolatey things such as brownies. Again, thanks for all the delicious-ness you add to the world!

  188. I saw this recipe while we were in Florida for the winter. Now that we are back in Boulder for the rest of the year I was wondering about whether or not your recipes are made for “altitude” cooking. Where you live is even higher than Boulder! Just curious…trying these today just as written…but need to go get more butter as I need to make two batches!

  189. 5 stars
    First, thanks for practicing and getting the recipe just right. I’ve made these brownies twice now. And it won’t be the last! First time I baked them in the 9×13. Today I used my 9×9. Also, instead of adding the last 1/2 cup chips when mixing, I added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts the second time. I didn’t have instant coffee on hand either time, just some instant espresso, so I adjusted the amount added. These are excellent brownies. Thanks again.

    1. You can omit the coffee if desired. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  190. I THINK YOU ARE REFERRING TWO HALF STICKS OF BUTTER. DO YOU MEAN I STICK OF BUTTER (8TBSP)? TWO STICKS SEEMS TOO MUCH BUTTER.. CAN YOU CLARIFY. THANKS?

    1. It’s 2 full sticks of butter, 16 tablespoons or 1 cup butter. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  191. Just made, delicious.. but I had to keep them in for about 45 minutes, didnt use coffee — maybe that

    1. Yes, they freeze great!! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  192. i know this is like a lot of extra work for you but it would be so amazing if we could have the nutritional information in your recipes… i do love love your site and devour your recipes but yeah id love to have this little extra someday if possible…

    1. Hi Amalia! I have been considering adding it, but I like that my recipes focus on eating whole foods, not on the fat content or amount of calories. I hope you can understand!

  193. 5 stars
    I made the double-thick version in the 9×9 for company. It took about 1 hour and not the 30-35… but omg it was well worth the wait. We gobbled up warm with good quality vanilla ice cream and dare I say… hot fudge. You could have heard a pin drop in the dining room if it weren’t for the scraping of plates. A definite keeper! Merci!

  194. Hi! Would unsalted butter sticks work as a substitution for salted butter???? Would I need to add salt to the recipe if I do?

    1. HI! Yes, unsalted butter works, just add a pinch of salt, maybe about a 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  195. I have asked questions before but do not see an answer. What an I doing wrong? Are your baking recipes adjusted for altitude?

    1. Hi Cat! My recipes will work at a higher altitude, so no need to change it. I hope you enjoy these brownies!

  196. Would it taste the same (if not better ?) if I replace the chocolate chips with chopped up baking chocolate instead? This looks really good and I am going to bake this later today. With boys out of school due to the nor’easter storm, this will be perfect. Thanks again.

    1. HI! You can use an equal amount of chopped chocolate, but I would use a semi-sweet variety to ensure the brownies are sweet enough. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  197. I stumbled across this recipe, and will be making it either today or tomorrow. It sounds fantastic! Would I be able to bake this in an 8×8 in. pan? If so, for how long? Thank you!

    1. Sure, but they will be much thicker than the ones in the photos. I would bake 30-35 minutes. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  198. any idea on the calories in these? i’m sorta dieting right now and i know this is definitely not the thing to go ahead and eat right now but I NEED TO I HAVE TO I MUST have them 🙂

    1. Hi Amalia! I do not have the caloric information for these brownies, but I find online food calculators work great! So sorry about this. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  199. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious and easy to make! My mom, who doesn’t even like brownies, LOVED these. They are moist, dense, but also have a touch of that coffee flavor. Will definitely make again!

    1. HI! These will work great at your altitude. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  200. The tops of my brownies didn’t look as crinkly as yours, I probably didn’t whisk the eggs enough. Nonetheless, these brownies were amazing!! I made them for a group of people and everybody was raving about them!

  201. 5 stars
    These were amazing and so easy to make! I loved eating them warm with some vanilla ice cream. My new go-to brownie recipe!

    1. HI! The coffee highlights the chocolate flavors. Yes, you can omit the coffee. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  202. Just pulled these out of the oven!!! (Insert very excited emoji!) But I was just thinking this afternoon while browsing your blog that it would be really neat to have a behind-the-scenes post! Recipe fails, kitchen in disaster mode, lol, etc…

  203. These look fantastic! I appreciate that you test your recipes extensively — so many bloggers slap something together based on what they’re pretty sure they used that one time they made that dish a while back LOL. I’ll have to give these a try! Love me a brownie! I used to be a middle brownie only girl, but I’ve since been converted to a corner lover! 🙂

  204. 5 stars
    These were delicious. Very easy to make and I love the crunchy top. Everyone in extended family from young to old loved them

  205. Congratulations to Red on his GOLD!! I think this is certainly a perfect celebratory recipe for him and I myself can’t wait to give it a go – maybe I will try it for my friends birthday, the celebratory brownie! YUM!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  206. 4 stars
    Excellent recipe! Just baked and tried. The consistency turned out well, and was baked just enough to have a slight gooiness. I had to make a slight adjustment – didn’t have baking powder and after listening to a podcast on opting for unsaturated fats, I cut the butter down to 1 stick instead of 2. For these two reasons I was very surprised by how well the texture came out. If I could make any change, it would be to add a bit less sugar as the semi sweet chocolate and cocoa powder gave it some too. Overall I’d say this is a win and sticking as a go to recipe for from-scratch brownies. Thank you!!!!

  207. 5 stars
    I made these brownies and the family all agreed……”best brownies ever”! Our new “go-to recipe”.
    The baking time ended up longer than suggested but I attribute that to using Jumbo eggs rather than large eggs and the oval baking pan size was somewhere between 9×9 and 9×12 and also baking at 9100ft elevation often takes longer.
    Thanks Tieghan for persevering with your many tries and generously sharing your success with us!

  208. 5 stars
    You’ll have to try sometime a recipe that dissolves the sugar in butter on the stove. It makes for a perfect crinkly top!!! I have egg allergies so found this method to be awesome.

    1. 5 stars
      Hello.This article was extremely fascinating, especially since I was looking for thoughts on this issue last week.

  209. These look gold-medal worthy! Congrats again to your brother on his gold (and on his fifth place finish tonight). Congrats also to his friend/like-a brother Kyle Mack for his silver tonight. Nice that Kyle got his silver after his jacket finished first on your brother in Red’s first event!
    …and I can’t wait to try these brownies!
    Thanks, Tieghan!

  210. Hey Tieghan,
    I love these brownies! I agree that simple is best. 🙂 My mom also used to bake me and my sister brownies and I miss her food. These seem like a lovely dessert to have while watching the Olympics or a movie night. I hope Red and Kyle did well! Haha these brownies would be a nice dessert for when they get back. Maybe you can have a movie night with all of their favorite foods for when they get back.
    I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s post and Sleep well. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you like these brownies and yes I totally hope to have a fun night with them! Thanks~

  211. It just so happened I turned the olympics on and the first thing I see is Big Air and it was Red’s turn. Not sure I would watch it if he was my brother, it’s a crazy sport! ? The cameras are so good!

    1. So glad you got to see him! Yes, it is such a crazy sport and so hard to watch! Just so glad he makes it down safe haha!

    1. Of course not! You can just omit it. Not a huge deal. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  212. These look divine! And congrats to your brother! I agree with another comment posted by a reader about doing a BTS with failed recipes. I’ve always wondered what people do with their failed recipe tests. Do you still hand them out to family and friends? Straight to the trash? Thanks!

  213. 5 stars
    Tieghan you are seriously a mind-reader. I was literally just searching for crinkly top brownies (the ones from my childhood as well!) yesterday on Pinterest lol but couldn’t find any that really matched what I wanted. These sound Perfect! If I halved the recipe and baked them in a 8×8 pan would that work out okay? I don’t need them to be extra thick, and 2 sticks of butter is a LOT for me to use in one recipe!

    1. HI!! Yes, you can halve the recipe and bake in a 8×9 pan. That will be amazing! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  214. I’m always on the hunt for a good brownie recipe (fudge-y, not cake-y). I like mine simple too. No frosting needed! Thanks for sharing and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for our guys (your brother and friend, particularly) tonight!!!

  215. 5 stars
    I loved reading about your brownie-perfection journey ? It made me curious about if you would ever do a post on some recipe mistakes and things that go ‘wrong’ in your kitchen! It would be so interedting to hear about the behind-the-scenes issues ❤️❤️

  216. Trying this weekend….with Gold Medal flour. Ha!
    When Red won, I thought you might make him pizza with French fries. These brownies look perfect for dessert (or in my case, an appetizer).
    Congrats to Red and your family!

  217. They look so good! I can actually feel them sticking to my teeth as I bite, know what I mean? Just looking at the photos makes me feel that!