Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies {Copycat Recipe}

Recently I was waiting in a long Starbucks line, peering into their bakery case, studying it actually, to see what I could remake at home.

Remaking restaurant recipes and coming up with homemade copycat versions is what I do for fun.

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!!

‘Fun’ may not be the right word but after 8+ years blogging about food, self-imposed challenges like this inspire me. In fact my copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf is one of the most popular recipes on my site.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I personally have been partial to this brownie recipe I created in 2014. I’ve remade it umpteen times but it relies solely on melted chocolate.

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!!

iPhone photo of the real thing that inspired this recipe

However when I was reading the Starbucks site it says their brownies are made exclusively of cocoa powder which is a twist I wasn’t expecting.

So I turned to a brownie recipe I made in 2013, courtesy of Alice Medrich, doctored it up, and voila we have copycat Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies. My family raved about these.

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!!

They’re rich, fudgy, not cakey, perfectly chewy, and so easy to make. One bowl, no mixer, and studded with chocolate chunks.

You can save yourself the $2.45 per brownie and when it’s homemade the calories don’t count either.

Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies {Copycat Recipe}

The brownies are rich, fudgy, not cakey, perfectly chewy, and so easy to make. One bowl, no mixer, and studded with chocolate chunks. You can save yourself the $2.45 per brownie and DIY.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large, microwave safe bowl add the butter and heat on high power to melt, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and whisk to combine.
  4. Add the cocoa powder and stir to combine (Note – If your cocoa powder is particularly lumpy you may wish to sift it before adding it).
  5. Add the flour, salt, and stir to combine.
  6. Add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks and stir to combine.
  7. Turn batter out into prepared pan (it will be thick) and smooth the top lightly with a spatula.
  8. Evenly sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chunks on top, lightly tapping them down so they adhere.
  9.  Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Allow brownies to cool in pan on a wire rack for about 2 hours before slicing and serving. I sliced them into 8 generous rectangles similar to how Starbucks does it.

Adapted from The Ultimate Fudgy Caramel Brownies

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63 comments on “Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies {Copycat Recipe}”

  1. Amazing recipe. I’m a fan of. SB Brownies and this was better. Just didn’t like it in the fridge.. It became too hard.

  2. Made this recipe tonight for a bake off at Work. Brownies turned out just wonderful I added a teaspoon of espresso powder to bring out flavor more and also added half a cup of macadamia nuts. Y’all really have to let these cool down before cutting!! Just wondeful!!

    • I almost always add a tsp of espresso powder because I totally agree that it really brings out the flavor but for whatever reason, I didn’t mention it in this recipe, but yes great thinking and glad you loved these!

  3. I made these the other night, my family loved them. i think i still prefer Starbucks brownies personally though. I added too many chocolate chunks for my own preference. If I make them again I’ll add a bit less, and i’ll try adding the espresso powder as the other comments have mentioned above! These were also my first go at making brownies from scratch and they did turn out great! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • If you have never made homemade brownies before, it’s hard to compare that to Starbucks…baking takes some practice to perfect over time :) But overall glad your family loved them! And yes, add the espresso powder, it really helps a ton.

  4. This is my first time making brownies from scratch. Holy moly, these are SO good!! My husband LOVED them as well and said they were the best brownies he’s ever had. Thank you for the best blog!

    • Thanks for LMK it was your first time ever making scratch brownies and glad they turned out amazingly well for you! And that hubby said they were the best brownies he’s ever had – I love hearing that!!

  5. A great recipe! I love that it is made solely with cocoa powder in one bowl and doesn’t require melting chocolate. Very quick and easy and it has become my go-to brownie recipe! I have made these brownies a few times and always get lots of compliments. I have tried several recipes from avericooks.com and they always turn out very well!

    Rating: 5
  6. OMG!! this are the best brownies, everyone raves about them, thank you for the recipe

    Rating: 5
  7. I make these all the time! The recipe is super quick and easy and I always seem to have the ingredients! Sometimes I add peanut butter chips instead of chocolate chunks.

    Rating: 5
  8. Wow, these are absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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