Homemade Brownie Recipes

Brownie Recipes

Brownies are a fun family dessert that most kids and adults love. They're usually pretty good when you make them from the box- the pour in brownie mix, add water, stir, and bake recipes. But, they're even better when you know that you made them from scratch.

Below are a few of my favorite brownie recipes. They're easy, quick, and yummy!

Chocolate- Cream Cheese Brownies


  • 1- 6 oz package of semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1- 3 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 beaten egg


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and lightly flower an 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Melt the chocolate and butter, and let cool.

Mix the flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a mixer, beat 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, gradually adding 3/4 cup of sugar. Continue to beat the eggs until thick and a lemon color.

Add the dry ingredients to the egg mix; beat until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate and nuts.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until fluffy. Stir in the remaining beaten egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.

Spread half of the chocolate mixture into the pan. Pour the cream cheese mix on top of the chocolate. Then pour the rest of the chocolate mixture on top.

You can swirl layers to marble if desired.

Bake at 350F in oven for about 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Blonde Brownies


  • 2 cups all- purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.

Mix together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter and stir until well mixed.

Add walnuts to the flour mixture. And slowly add flour mixture to the sugar mix.

Spread in the pan. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars while warm.

Fudge Brownies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 ounces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8x2 inch baking pan.

Melt the butter and chocolate. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat lightly until ingredients are combined (do not over beat of the brownies will rise too much and fall over the pan).

Stir in the flour and nuts. Spread in the pan.

Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. Cool then cut into bars.

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Comments 9 comments

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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

I will have to try these brownie recipes soon! Your pictures are mouthwatering and making me hungry for some brownies now. thanks and SHARED!

madison.nicole 6 years ago

i just wanted to say that i made a batch of the cream cheese brownies and they were delicious! by far the best brownie recipe i ever tried.

Cheryl From Canada 6 years ago

I just wanted to tell you that your fudge brownies are awesome I made them today and they turned out perfect they taste awesome and this was my very first time making brownies from scratch thanks for the recipe

Madison 17  7 years ago

I really want to try the fudge brownies but i don't no what they taste like. i think the cream cheese one sounds good but i don't know if it will taste good i don't really want to try it. but its always an option.

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Lara 7 years ago

I made the blonde brownies tonight with walnuts. I did not have any vanilla essence so I added a touch of honey, they were scrumptious =D thanks so much

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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia Author

Elisabeth, I'm glad that you liked them. Definitely try the cheesecake ones next.

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elisabeth reid 8 years ago from Colorado

Okay...right after I posted that comment, I went downstairs, turned on the oven and made a double batch (I've got a husband and a house full of kids) of the fudge brownies. I was going to do the cream cheese (because it called for semi-sweet chocolate chips and I knew I had those) but didn't have any cream cheese. I had to substitute extra dark Hershey's chips for the baking chocolate, but it worked and they were wonderful.

Thanks so much.

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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia Author

These are by far my favorite brownie recipes. If you try them out, let me know how you like them.

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elisabeth reid 8 years ago from Colorado

Oh, yum. As fate would have it, I had to buy a new oven a week ago and I'm just itching for stuff to bake.

You're a lifesaver. And my husband will thank you. And my children will thank you. And my chocolate-craving hormones are already thanking you.


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