Boyfriend Brownies (Chocolate Chip Brownies) — Thick, rich, and a chocolate lover’s dream!! Fudgy in the center with chewy edges and studded with chocolate chips! If you’re craving chocolate, this EASY homemade brownie recipe is just what you need!!

overhead view of five chocolate chip brownies, one is turned on its side

Chocolate Chip ‘Boyfriend’ Brownies 

I have no idea why these are called boyfriend brownies, but I came across this chocolate chip brownie recipe recently. Between the two bags of chocolate chips in the recipe and the clever name, I knew I had to give the recipe a try.

They are fudgy in the center with chewy edges and studded with chocolate chips. They are not quite as fudgy as some of my other brownie recipes, such as Turtle Brownies, Loaded Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies, or German Chocolate Brownies, but they are by no means cakey.

Those other brownie recipes are closer to eating straight up fudge, whereas the boyfriend brownies are not quite to that extreme. They are quite thick and have a crackly top which is always a bonus for me.

You get a bit of texture from chocolate chips that are stirred into the batter.

stack of two chocolate chip brownies. the top brownie has a bite missing.

What’s in Chocolate Chip Brownies? 

To make this easy brownie recipe with chocolate chips, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter  
  • Granulated sugar
  • Water
  • Chocolate chips 
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda 
  • Salt

a homemade brownie with chocolate chips, turned on its side

How to Make Chocolate Chip Brownies

Simply melt together butter, sugar, water, and stir in a bag of chocolate chips until they melt.

Add eggs, flour, and stir in another bag of chocolate chips before baking the brownies. 

If you don’t care about neatness, I would dig into them as soon as they are sufficiently cool and top them with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. There’s nothing better than warm brownies with ice cream.

Can I Halve This Recipe? 

Most likely, yes. I imagine you’d need to halve the ingredients list and simply bake in an 8×8-inch pan. 

How Long Do Brownies Last? 

These chocolate chip brownies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Boyfriend Brownies (Chocolate Chip Brownies) — Thick, rich, and a chocolate lover's dream!! Fudgy in the center with chewy edges and studded with chocolate chips! If you're craving chocolate, this EASY homemade brownie recipe is just what you need!!

Tips for Making Brownies with Chocolate Chips 

Instead of water, you can use coffee if you want to enhance and complement the chocolate flavor even more. 

I recommend underbaking these homemade brownies with chocolate chips by just a touch because gooey and a fudgy reigns supreme for me when it comes to brownies. The longer you bake or overbake them, the faster and more prone to drying out in the subsequent days they will be.

If you want to slice the brownies neatly, let them cool for 30 minutes to an hour before slicing them. 

Boyfriend Brownies (Chocolate Chip Brownies)
Yield: 15

Boyfriend Brownies (Chocolate Chip Brownies)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 57 minutes

Thick, rich, and a chocolate lover's dream!! Fudgy in the center with chewy edges and studded with chocolate chips! If you're craving chocolate, this EASY homemade brownie recipe is just what you need!!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water or coffee
  • two 12-ounce bags semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F, line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup, and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a medium saucepan, add the butter, sugar, water or coffee, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking nearly continuously until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved (it’s okay if it’s still slightly grainy).
  3. Turn off the heat, add 12 ounces of chocolate chips, and whisk to combine until chips have melted. Transfer the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, and whisk vigorously to combine until smooth and shiny.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and gently stir to combine; don’t overmix.
  6. Add the remaining 12 ounces of chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  7. Turn batter out into the prepared pan and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs but no batter; don’t overbake because I think the brownies are better when fudgier and not overbaked an drier.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool for at least 30 to 60 minutes before slicing and serving if you want to slice them neatly.

Notes

Storage: Brownies will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days.

Adapted from AllRecipes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g

More Homemade Brownie Recipes:

ALL OF MY BROWNIE RECIPES! 

The 15 Best Brownie Recipes – The BEST 15 scratch brownie recipes that are FAST, EASY, and decadent!! If you LOVE super fudgy, rich brownies and are a chocaholic, SAVE these recipes!!

The 15 Best Brownie Recipes - The BEST 15 scratch brownie recipes that are FAST, EASY, and decadent!! If you LOVE super fudgy, rich brownies and are a chocaholic, SAVE these recipes!!

Loaded Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies – Ultra fudgy brownies topped with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, and Oreos! Loaded to the max and so good! Easy, no mixer recipe that’s as easy as using a mix!

Loaded Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies - Ultra fudgy brownies topped with cream cheese, white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, and Oreos!! LOADED to the MAX and soooo good! Easy, no mixer recipe that's as easy as using a mix!!

The Best Turtle Brownies – Super fudgy and loaded with chocolate, pecans and caramel! So.crazy.good!

The Best Turtle Brownies - Super fudgy and loaded with chocolate, pecans and caramel! So.crazy.good!!!

Texas Sheet Cake Brownies – Easy, fudgy, no mixer brownies that are rich, chocolaty and decadent! The classic Texas sheet cake frosting makes them totally irresistible!

Texas Sheet Cake Brownies - Easy, FUDGY, no mixer brownies that are rich, chocolaty and decadent!! The classic Texas sheet cake frosting makes them totally IRRESISTIBLE!!

Chocolate Coconut Mounds Bar Brownies – Like eating a Mounds candy bar that’s on top of rich, fudgy brownies! Easy and oh so good!

Chocolate Coconut Mounds Bar Brownies - Like eating a Mounds candy bar that's on top of rich, fudgy brownies!! Easy and oh so good!!

 Andes Mint Brownies – Super fudgy brownies loaded with Andes! Chocolate + mint is the best! Meet your new favorite brownies and so easy!

Andes Mint Brownies - Super fudgy brownies loaded with Andes! Chocolate + mint is the best! Meet your new favorite brownies and so easy!!

Fudge Ripple Brownies – Forget fudge ripple ice cream and try on of these EASY, decadent, and AMAZING brownies instead!! They’re topped with a cream cheese-white chocolate pudding-whipped topping layer and chocolate sauce RIPPLES!!

Fudge Ripple Brownies - Forget fudge ripple ice cream and try on of these EASY, decadent, and AMAZING brownies instead!! They're topped with a cream cheese-white chocolate pudding-whipped topping layer and chocolate sauce RIPPLES!!

Homemade Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies – A dead ringer for the real thing and just so good!

Homemade Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies - Recipe at averiecooks.com

The Best German Chocolate Brownies – Rich, ultra fudgy brownies topped with the best German chocolate frosting! Sinfully delicious! Easy, no-mixer recipe that’s an automatic hit with everyone!

The Best German Chocolate Brownies - Rich, ultra fudgy brownies topped with the best German chocolate frosting!! Sinfully delicious! Easy, no-mixer recipe that's an automatic hit with everyone!!

Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies {Copycat Recipe} – Rich, fudgy, chewy, easy, no mixer recipe that tastes just like Starbucks! Save money, make your own, and impress everyone you know!

Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies {Copycat Recipe} - Rich, fudgy, chewy, easy, no mixer recipe that tastes just like Starbucks!! Save money, make your own, and impress everyone you know!!

One-Minute Microwave Brownie – When chocolate cravings strike, make this easy brownie recipe in one bowl, without a mixer, and it’s ready in 1 minute! Rich, fudy, decadent, and accidentally vegan! (no dairy, no butter, no eggs!)

One-Minute Microwave Brownie - When chocolate cravings strike, make this EASY brownie recipe in one bowl, without a mixer, and it's ready in ONE MINUTE!! Rich, FUDGY, decadent, and accidentally vegan!! (no dairy, no butter, no eggs!)

Peanut Butter Brookies – A soft and chewy peanut butter cookie base with fudgy brownies on top! For peanut butter + chocolate lovers, this no-mixer recipe is the best of both worlds!

Peanut Butter Brookies - A soft and chewy peanut butter COOKIE base with fudgy BROWNIES on top!! For peanut butter + chocolate lovers, this EASY no-mixer recipe is the best of both worlds!!

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.