Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 brownies


Chewy Chocolate Brownies are a welcome snack after a full day at school. Or treat the office to some home baked goodies!


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 8 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts ( optional )


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Microwave sugar, butter and water in a large, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 3 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring once. Add broken baking bars; stir until melted. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition until well blended. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture; stir well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 16 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out still slightly sticky. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

sugar, butter and water in medium saucepan just to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Proceed as above.

Loved them!

by V. VICKIE , Texas City, TX on Jan. 2009

These brownies are scrumptious!! I love them!! Thanks so much.

Top 3 worst brownies!

by R. Ryan , Ballston Lake, NY on Jan. 2009

The brownies were very fluffy, with little texture and almost no flavor. They are certainly not chewy or chocolatey.


by B. Becky , Los Alamos, NM on Jan. 2009

classic recipe!

Amazing Brownies, Just like out of the box!

by S. SHAR , DALLAS, OR on Sep. 2008

So, good. I just baked them for a little less time than the recipe says, but they are awesome and my family loves them! Be sure to make allot because the pan will be empty soon.

Best Brownies!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Apr. 2007

We had company in this weekend, and I fixed these for them to snack on! They were terrific! They even took the rest back to eat on in the car!


by L. Leslie , QUAKERTOWN, PA on Dec. 2006

I believed these brownies were going to be chewy but they really weren't. They certainly were chocolatey and their flavor was good but I don't think I'll be making them again.

They ALL love them!

by A. Annette , MYAKKA CITY, FL on Oct. 2006

I first made these for my sons wrestling team last year. Now I have to make them not only for the wrestling team but for the track & field team and the football team! What started out for a few has grown to many but it's worth it! I have a standing order from a few who wants the Chocolate Lover's Frosting on them. What a HIT!

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

by V. VANESSA , YAZOO CITY, MS on Sep. 2006

I love these brownies. They are simple and my family love them. You can not go wrong in making these. It is a party pleaser.

Good and bad

by K. Kimberly , Houston, TX on Jul. 2006

I made these one night on a whim and they were very moist and chewy. Maybe I did something wrong though because they fell apart easily. We liked the texture, but hard to eat.


by D. Daryn , Vancouver, WA on Jan. 2006

These are easy to bake... great for a first time baker or young baker to make. Everyone enjoys them!