Kennedy Family Recipes



While there are a lot of great options for brownie mixes, this homemade recipe makes my favorite brownies.

For more inspiration about brownies, I recommend the Best Brownies You'll Ever Eat video on YouTube. I don't follow this recipe, but the techniques shown are excellent.

This recipe makes chewy and fudgy brownies that are just the perfect texture.



The KEY STEP to making brownies is using a hand mixer to mix the batter for 10 minutes. It may feel like an eternity, but it's the key to fudgy and light brownies.

Add a pinch of sea salt to the top of the brownies to add a salty note with the chocolatey brownies.

Make sure to coat the pan with a generous amount of butter to try to prevent the brownies from sticking to the pan.

If you have problems with the brownies sticking to the pan, try slamming the pan upside-down onto a cutting board.

List of Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup of Dairy-Free Butter (recommendation: Earth Balance - Soy Free Butter Spread)
  • 1.25 Cups of Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of All-Purpose Flour
  • Sea Salt (optional)

Recipe Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees (Fahrenheit)
  2. Spread a generous amount of dairy-free butter on the bottom and sides of an 8"x8" shallow pan
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients EXCEPT the flour
  4. Using a hand mixer, mix the batter for 10 minutes (important step!)
  5. Add the flour to the mixture and GENTLY fold in flour into the batter until just incorporated (to prevent over mixing the batter with the flour in it)
  6. Scrape the batter into the pan and even out with a spatula
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, checking with a toothpick (no batter when sticking it into the brownies) to see that the brownies are cooked all the way through
  8. (Optional) Halfway through the baking, add a pinch of sea salt to the top of the brownies
  9. Let the brownies cool for at least 15 minutes before enjoying!