The Very Best Gooey Chocolate Brownies

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Looking for the ultimate gooey brownie and ice cream dessert?

Just like the Triple Chocolate Brownie at Dairy Queen? Yep. That’s what we’re going to bake today. You and me.

And if this is the first time you’ve made brownies, this is the perfect recipe for you to try. Fudgy brownies with a crackly top.

Brownies should be gooey, right?  Fudgy and chewy too.  That’s what I was going for with these amazing brownies. 

3 gooey chocolate brownies stacked with parchment paper in between
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Recipe at a glance…

Ingredients: Box brownie mix, dark chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, eggs, vegetable oil, water

Time: Pre time: 10 min; Bake Time 30 – 35 min;

Equipment: mixing bowls, electric mixer, measuring spoons & cups, 8″ square baking pan

Easy to make, and packed with so much gooey chocolate goodness. Is your mouth watering yet?  Mine too! 

You know the Brownie Explosion dessert you can sometimes get at Dairy Queen or a crinkly top Hot Fudge Brownie with a scoop of ice cream from Roy Rogers?  These chewy brownies are so much better.  Yum. Yum.

These are best brownies.  And what makes them so easy to make?  Well this is a brownie recipe that uses your favourite boxed brownie mix. 

Yep, we are going to use a mix.  That’s the base, and then we’ll add some extra fudgy goodies, so that you will have a chewy fudge brownie. 

So no need to worry about whether or not you have brown sugar, vanilla extract, or unsweetened cocoa powder.

And once baked, you can serve it up with your favorite vanilla ice cream. We love easy dessert recipes and I’m always looking for ways to help you get started baking! 

That’s the number 1 comment you all tell me, that’s it hard to get started to bake, but that you love it once you do!

This is the best fudge brownie recipe in the world, trust me ok!

You will need: Your favorite boxed brownie mix, 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips (be sure to get the real chocolate chips) and Chocolate Sauce.

3 brownies stacked and one single brownie on a white plate shows fudgy brownies with crinkly tops

Gooey Brownies make you feel cozy….

Gooey Chocolate Brownies are a good idea any time.  So simple to make, yet a rich and satisfying dessert to eat! Sometime I get so caught up in baking pies and cakes that I forget about the easy dessert recipes like these awesome rich chocolate brownies.

And my honey, Mark has a real sweet tooth and loves anything chocolate.  I always keep a variety of cake mixes in my pantry too, so that when the mood strikes, I’m ready to bake!  You can read all about setting up your own baker’s pantry right here.

Just thinking about a chewy fudge chocolate brownie conjures up a vision of brownies and a big glass of milk.  Am I right?

I can remember my Mother-in-law making her special homemade brownies during the week as a treat, when we would go over there for dinner!  They were so chewy and fudgy too. 

I’ve been making her recipe for a very long time, and it’s become another family favourite recipe.  It’s a homemade from scratch recipe, that uses sugar and cocoa, and gives you a ‘cake like’ brownie. 

We love chewy fudgy brownies in our home, and that’s why I’ve developed this simple chocolate brownie recipe for you to try!

I just made a batch this past weekend, and you can see by the photos that they are very rich and fudgy, just the way a good brownie should be.  🙂

Ingredients to make this ooey-gooey brownie recipe

  • Brownie mix
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Water
chewy fudge brownies in a white bowl with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce on top


If you want to change up this great recipe, go for it! You should be able to tweak it so that it’s perfect for the entire family to enjoy! Use your creativity to fall more in love of these chocolaty treats!

Make gluten-free brownies – If you can use bake mixes for brownies that are gluten-free, you can easily make these into gluten-free brownies!

Add in some peanut butter – A simple scoop of peanut butter or even drizzling some peanut butter on top is a great idea!

Drizzle on some melted chocolate – You can either add on some chocolate chunks or mix them into the chocolate mixture or drizzle some melted chocolate right on top!

Espresso powder – Love the idea of having a coffee flavor? Make it happen! It’s your sweet life treat!

Add an extra egg – If you want a cake-like brownie, add an extra egg.

And if you’re feeling really adventurous, create made from scratch brownies that everyone will love! You don’t have to use a brownie mix if you don’t want to per se, it’s just easier too!

How to store

The best part about this delicious brownie recipe is that it’s so easy to store to enjoy again! Once you let these ooey gooey brownies cool down from baking, you just need to add them to an airtight container with a lid. They don’t even have to be stored in the fridge! It’s as easy as that!

Can you freeze brownies?

You can freeze baked brownies. Why not save some of your favorite sweet treats for later? The best way to freezer ooey gooey brownies is to add them to a freezer safe bag. I like to freeze my brownies in serving sizes so I can just unthaw what I’m planning on eating right then and there.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies FAQS

Should Brownies be gooey? 

I think brownies should be gooey and chewy!  There really are two different types of brownies – those that are gooey and chewy like this recipe, and then there are cake like brownies.  What makes them cake like is the number of eggs you include – fewer eggs means a chewier brownie.

How do you know when brownies are done?

For gooey, fudgy brownies, bake for the exact time stated, and take them out of the oven at the minimum time.  So if the recipe calls for 30 to 35 minutes then take them out of the oven at 30 minutes.

Should Brownies be gooey in the middle?

When you mix the dark chocolate and milk chocolate chips into the batter, make sure they are distributed evenly in the batter.   If not, they might gather and sink to the bottom of the pan.  These brownies will definitely be gooey chocolate goodness in the middle!

three brownies stacked with waxed paper between each brownie top fudgy brownie has crackly top

Tips for Making Perfect Gooey Chocolate Brownies

  1. Mix all of the ingredients until well moistened, but don’t over stir – we don’t want tough gooey chocolate brownies.
  2. Follow the instructions exactly.
  3. Check your oven times carefully.  If the edges of the brownies have pulled away from the pan, you will have a cake like brownie.
  4. These brownies are rich and flavourful, one square per person is perfect.
  5. You can substitute white chocolate or butterscotch chips if you wish.
  6. This baking time is perfect for this chewy fudge brownie recipe.
  7. Serve your brownies warm, with a big ole scoop of vanilla ice cream, and lots of chocolate sauce.
  8. Save your brownies (if you don’t eat them all!) in an airtight container. You can also cut them into squares and freeze the pan of brownies for up to 3 months.

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Chewy Fudge Brownies

These are the perfect brownies that chocolate lovers everywhere will crave.

I can’t think of anything better than a bowl full of these gooey chocolate brownies served warm,  topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.  Lots and lots of chocolate sauce!

An easy dessert recipe that you will enjoy making over and over to serve to family, or when you have friends over for coffee and dessert!  Need something for a school bake sale?  This chocolate fudge brownie recipe is perfect for that.

 I would love to see photos of your Best Brownie Recipe!  Do you think this is an easy dessert recipe you would like to try?

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This gooey chocolate brownies recipe is the best chocolate fudge brownie ever! We use a brownie mix as the base and add lots and lots of chocolate! 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 9 people
Calories 134 kcal


  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Place the mix, eggs, water and oil in a large bowl and mix together using an electric mixer.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a greased 8 X 8 square brownie tin and the bake time is at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven to cool.
  • Cut into squares and serve with your favorite ice cream and add a generous drizzle the chocolate sauce over all.  How much you use is up to you!
  • Enjoy!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 36mg | Sugar: 2g

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.