5 Minute Fudge Brownies

by Vicky


These are my absolute favorite brownies!  The title is a tad misleading, don’t blame me I didn’t make it up 🙂  It simply means that it only takes 5 minutes to mix this batter up from scratch and get it in the oven!  How simple is that?  It’s just as quick and easy as a box mix and I can guarantee you it’s a whole lot tastier and healthier!  Now you know I’m no health nut, but have you ever glanced at the ingredients on a box of brownies from the store?  Its crazy!!!


This recipe only has 9. BIG difference!  I do not buy snacks for my kids, instead I homemake them.  It’s so much healthier, but also so much cheaper.  Being a family of 8, and I stay at home, we are on a strict food budget.  My kids get to enjoy fresh homemade snacks throughout the week.  You may be thinking I only have the time because I do stay at home.  I can assure you I’m rather busy, baby twins are a full time job alone!!  😉


That’s why my most favorite recipes are quick and easy. I found this recipe o100daysofrealfood.com. I’ve been making these for a couple years now and haven’t changed a thing about the recipe. Which says a whole lot right there! I make the kids brownies with white whole wheat, they can’t taste the difference. I stay away from full whole wheat in baked goods. Although I do have a favorite whole wheat bread I used to love. I may need to dig that recipe out and share it.



This recipe can easily be adapted for gluten free.  Just swap the flour out.  Funny thing is every single time I make me some gf brownies the kids always manage to eat mine too! They always weasel me out of them. It’s hard to say no to such cute little faces! I love nuts in mine and they claim they hate them, but that never deters them…..



5 Minute Fudge Brownies


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour I used white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • nuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Generously grease a 8X8 or 9X9 square baking dish
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Make a well (hole) in the center and drop in the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix together thoroughly and then fold in the chocolate chips
  • Add the brownie batter to the baking dish and flatten out the top into one even layer.
  • Bake for about 28-30 minutes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

LittleChefTip: To cut brownies, even while hot, use a plastic knife!



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Miz Helen 01/23/2017 - 8:18 pm

Your Brownies look amazing! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Miz Helen

Ashley 05/14/2021 - 2:12 pm

Do you think I could double the recipe for a 9×13? ☺️

Vicky 06/17/2021 - 9:04 am

Hi Ashley! You most definitely can, I double the recipe all the time!

Laura Mann 07/10/2021 - 5:32 pm

Absolutely delicious! My go to brownie recipe now and so much better than box mix. We had to double the recipe for a 9×13 for the two of us because they are so good. Thanks Vicky!

Vicky 10/13/2021 - 9:55 pm

Glad to hear, Laura! They’re popular around here as well!


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