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David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

Chewy, fudgy, and bursting with chocolate goodness!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 292kcal


  • 6 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup walnuts


  • Preheat  oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the chocolate over low heat until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla until combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour and stir for 1 full minute until the batter becomes smooth and glossy, and pulls away a bit from the sides of the saucepan.  Stir in the chopped nuts.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the center feels almost set, about 30 minutes. Don’t over bake.
  • Let cool completely in the pan before lifting out the foil or parchment to remove the brownies. Cut into 12 pieces. Serve.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.7mg