The Best Chewy Brownies



Brownies The Best Chewy Brownies

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4  cup oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dark corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips + additional for topping
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted + additional for topping

Melt butter, cocoa powder, sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking frequently until mixture comes to a boil.  Remove pan from heat and cool 5 minutes.

Add chocolate mixture to a large mixing bowl, along with oil, cornstarch, corn syrup, baking soda baking powder, salt and eggs, and mix until well combined - about 3 minutes.  Whisk in flour, chocolate chips and pecans until just combined.  Spread batter into a greased 8x8-inch pan.  Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips and pecans, if desired.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until set.  Cool on a wire rack.  Drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.

Makes 9 big brownies


  1. These brownies look wonderful...Happy Easter Emily!

  2. Those look delicious. I have never used corn syrup in a brownie, but I'll bet that makes them really nice and chewy and fudge-like. I love the caramel swirls too. Hope you and your family have a great Easter!

  3. simple truth: brownies are appropriate any time.

  4. These brownies look AHHHMAZING! and the nuts and caramel totally put them over the top!

  5. Hmmm...I only see six of the nine! ;-) But they look delicious.