One bowl salted brownies

Brownies don’t have to be a pain to make. This salted brownie recipe is mixed in one bowl and makes for easy cleanup!

One bowl salted brownies

I can probably count on one hand the number of days we spend in our house without any type of dessert lurking about the house. There is usually a cookie, ice cream, or some other sweet treat in the kitchen or refrigerator.

Sadly, we experienced one of these days recently. My husband’s birthday and Father’s Day were both around the corner, so I was preparing to make two desserts in one weekend. However, that meant that I did not bake anything for the week or so leading up to the special days.

One bowl salted brownies

When my husband searched high and low for a sweet bite after lunch one day, he found nothing. Well, except for a candy bar. I got the hint and looked for something to satisfy his sweet tooth.

Because it had been a while since I made brownies, I figured that they were the easiest to bake. I made a one-bowl recipe so I could cut down on the number of dishes I would have to clean.

One bowl salted brownies

These brownies came out of the oven super gooey. In fact, they started oozing everywhere, so I highly recommend letting them set in the refrigerator for a few hours. Afterwards, my brownies were so fudgy that it was insane. Addie mentioned that the brownies were a bit hard for her to bite into after refrigerating, but I didn’t have any issues (her braces were the likely culprit).


Husband’s rating: 3.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
My rating: 4.5 out of 5

One bowl salted brownies
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5 from 1 vote

One bowl salted brownies

Love brownies but hate how many bowls you have to dirty? Never fear because these fabulous salted brownies are made in one bowl!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars
Servings: 16
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 and ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously grease or line a standard 8"x8" or 9"x"9 square baking pan and set aside (I used a silicone square pan and did not grease or line it).
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt together the butter and 1 cup of the chocolate chips in the microwave for 45 seconds. Gently stir and then microwave for an additional 45 seconds. Let the bowl sit untouched for about 2-3 minutes before whisking everything together until uniform.
  • Add the granulated and brown sugars, salt and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Gently fold in the flour and cocoa powder until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the remaining chocolate chips and mix until no dry streaks remain.
  • Transfer the batter to your prepared baking pan and sprinkle the top with some flaky sea salt. Bake in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs attached.
  • Allow the brownies to cool before slicing and serving.


Leftover brownies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator and will last several days.
Source: Barely adapted from Tasty


  1. Maura
    June 18, 2021 / 9:09 am

    5 stars
    Another great brownie recipe, Eva!

    Yes, gooey, but just the way we like them! Full disclosure: I forgot the flakey salt on top! Still scrummie, nonetheless!

    • evabakes
      June 18, 2021 / 9:19 am

      Yay – so happy you enjoyed them, Maura! Gooey brownies are the best!

  2. Maddie
    June 18, 2021 / 12:08 pm

    when do you add the eggs?

    • evabakes
      June 18, 2021 / 12:56 pm

      Oops – add them after the salt and vanilla. Mix them in well before adding the flour.

      • Maura
        June 18, 2021 / 12:58 pm

        Yeah. It was only logical.

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