Bakery Style Brownies

Look no further, these thick, fudgy Bakery Style Brownies are the perfect, one bowl brownie recipe you’ll ever need! They also make a great bake sale treat!

When you’re looking for classic recipes, be sure to add this perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe to your list! Soft and chewy. While you’re at it, don’t forget our favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe too!

Stack of 3 thick and fudgy brownies on a white plate.

Perfect Brownie Recipe

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect brownie. But, there’s a flaw in that plan. The “perfect brownie” really depends on my mood.

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a fudgy brownie with powdered sugar on top. Sometimes these buttermilk brownies are the answer to my chocolate cravings!

And every once in awhile, a little peanut butter brownie can’t hurt either!

Today though, I was on a quest to create a THICK brownie. But it couldn’t be cakey.

Because I’m sorry, I am NEVER in the mood for a cake-like brownie. I’d rather just have chocolate cake.

Thick chocolate brownie dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles.

These Bakery Style Brownies are exactly what you’d expect a good bakery to crank out, yet you can make them at home, anytime!

And, they held up to a little bake sale shenanigans. My kids think it’s fun to say “my mom loves to bake and would be happy to bring 50 dozen treats to the bake sale. Tomorrow.”

Anyway, these Fudgy Brownies are our new go-to bake sale treat. We cut each large square in half to make a triangle, then dunked them in melted chocolate and added some fun topping: sprinkles, m&m’s, toffee bits!

What toppings would YOU use?

Ingredients Needed

Looking for a recipe that is better than a boxed mix? Here’s what you’ll need.

Butter. I use unsalted butter so that I can control the salt in my baking. No need to soften this butter because we’re going to melt it!

Chocolate. You’ll need semi-sweet chocolate chips AND unsweetened cocoa powder for this brownie recipe.

PRO TIP: The better quality of chocolate you use, the better the taste. I usually opt for Ghirardelli.

Eggs. Vanilla Extract. This recipe calls for FOUR eggs. THAT is how you achieve gooey brownies with a chewy center and crispy crust.

Flour. Salt. Baking Powder. As you add in your dry ingredients, you will mix them in by hand JUST until combined.

Look no further, these thick, fudgy Bakery Style Brownies are the perfect, one bowl brownie recipe you'll ever need! They also make a great bake sale treat!

How to make Brownies

  • These can be made in ONE bowl. Whether you use a medium sized saucepan, or microwave safe large bowl…clean up is a breeze!
  • I use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips in my brownies, use what you have on hand! You can even toss some in at the end to make them chocolate chip brownies! Or toss in some walnuts for some nutty brownies!
  • LINE your baking dish with parchment paper (or foil). Not only does it make clean up easier, but you can just lift your brownies out of the pan and cut them!
  • DO NOT OVER STIR. When you add in the dry ingredients, use slow but big stirs to incorporate the dry into the wet. Just when you see no more dry, STOP STIRRING!
  • Want to eat them sooner? Chill them in the refrigerator so they are easier to cut. Want to make a brownie ice cream sundae? Eat them warm!
  • If dipping them in chocolate and adding topping, you’ll definitely want to wait until they have cooled COMPLETELY. Then cut them in 9 large squares, and cut those squares diagonally so you’ll be left with 18 triangles. I use this melting chocolate for perfect results!

PRO TIP: For perfect cutting, use a cheap, disposable plastic knife after the brownies have cooled. WORKS LIKE A CHARM.

You now have in your fingertips the perfect bakery style brownie recipe! ENJOY 🙂

Love Caramel? Give these Salted Caramel Brownies a try next! Or use this recipe to make a delicious M&M Brownie for your next party. Add a batch of nutty Walnut Brownies to the list too!

Bake Sale Treats

Look no further, these thick, fudgy Bakery Style Brownies are the perfect, one bowl brownie recipe you'll ever need! They also make a great bake sale treat!

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Yield: 9 large brownies

Bakery Style Brownies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Look no further, these thick, fudgy Bakery Style Brownies are the perfect, one bowl brownie recipe you'll ever need! They also make a great bake sale treat!



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and add in chocolate chips and sugar.
  3. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add in eggs, one at a time, stirring completely after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Using big strokes, stir in JUST until mixed and no longer see dry ingredients. DO NOT BEAT OR OVER STIR.
  5. Pour batter into dish and bake for about 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.
  6. If wanting to dip in chocolate and toppings, melt Ghirardelli wafers in microwave for one minute, stirring halfway through. Cut COOLED brownies into 9 squares, then cut each square into a triangle. Dip into melted chocolate and add desired toppings! ENJOY


  • Do not over stir after adding the dry ingredients.
  • Use a plastic knife for cutting cooled brownies. Works like a charm without ripping the brownies.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Look no further, these thick, fudgy Bakery Style Brownies are the perfect, one bowl brownie recipe you’ll ever need! They also make a great bake sale treat!

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Posted on December 31, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. Thaniks you for your recipes! Y0u have the whole directions and recipes so easy to understand and use! Awesome!m Ginny Price

  2. Question, I’ve made these twice now and the center is caving in?!?!? My pan is a 8×8 and I cooked them 10 minutes longer. Should I bake them even longer?

    1. They will cave slightly in the center. After they cool completely they will be ready for cutting. THese are more of a gooey moist brownie, not a cake-like brownie.

  3. Do you have to use morsels, or can you just use regular chips…? I’m super excited to make these, they look delicious!!!

  4. Just made them tonight and they are perfect! I can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Thank you for sharing them!

  5. Hi can these be frozen/refrigerated ?? Also what’s the shelf life or how many days can they be out without going bad? Thank you!

  6. Am I supposed to keep in the oven until a toothpick comes out clean because it’s been well over an hour now?

    1. I’m making the recipe for Bakery Style Brownies, it looks delicious, BUT you need to add the original recipe for the bakery style frosting instead of JUST dipping them in melted (Ghirdelli Wafers ) ! Thank you so much !

  7. These brownies are awesome! I’ve made so many recipes but this is exactly the kind of brownie I’ve been looking for … I’ll use this every time now! Thank you! I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of unsalted butter .. I didn’t have any so I used regular butter & omitted the salt. Thank you!!

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