Small Batch Brownies Recipe

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease a small baking dish or line it with parchment paper.


An 8×8-inch dish works well for a small batch.

Melt Butter:

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.


You can also do this on the stovetop over low heat.

Once melted, let it cool slightly.


Mix Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt until well combined.

Combine Wet Ingredients:

Add the melted butter to the sugar-cocoa mixture and stir until smooth.


Add the vanilla extract and egg, mixing well.

Add Flour:

Gently fold in the all-purpose flour until just combined.


Be careful not to overmix; you want a fudgy texture.

Add Mix-ins (Optional):

If desired, fold in chocolate chips and chopped nuts to add extra texture and flavor.


Transfer to Baking Dish:

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.


Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.


Keep in mind that baking time may vary based on your oven, so start checking around 15 minutes.


Allow the brownies to cool in the baking dish for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting.


Slice and Enjoy:

Once cooled, cut the brownies into squares and savor the deliciousness!

This small batch brownies recipe is perfect for satisfying your chocolate cravings without making too many treats. Enjoy!


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