Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies that take just a few minutes to prep and have a deep chocolate flavor with rich dark chocolate chunks.

If you’re a dark chocolate fan, you’ll love these Brownies that pack tons of dark chocolate flavor. They’re a perfect gift for any chocolate lover in your life, along with Dark Chocolate Cupcakes, Dark Chocolate Orange Fudge, and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies.

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies on a plate with a glass of milk.

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies are five of the most beautiful words in the English language. No melting chocolate in double boilers, no fussy recipes. This batter comes together so quickly you will feel like you barely put in more effort than a box mix.

You know how sometimes you can have different levels of recipes? Like you have a quick version and a more indulgent, complex version? My Fat Witch Bakery’s Chocolate Caramel Brownies are the intense, roll up your sleeves and dirty 4 or 5 bowls brownies, but these are done with one bowl (assuming it is microwave safe to melt the butter) and a whisk. The caramel ones take about 45 minutes to prepare before baking, these take maaaaaaybe 5 minutes?

Don’t worry though, the flavors here are still amazing! The brownies are soft and tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside and with enough chocolate to make anyone happy. You won’t miss the “I’ll just buy a box mix and make them in a hurry” feeling because these brownies take just a few minutes longer to prepare and taste about a hundred times better.

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies on a plate with a glass of milk

More Easy Delicious Brownie Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of chocolate chips go well in Chocolate Chunk Brownies?

Mix up the chocolate chips. Add in White Chocolate, milk chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chips or Caramel Filled Chocolate Chips.

Can you add fruit to Chocolate Chunk Brownies?

Yes! Use freeze dried fruits: Try making them with strawberries, bananas or raspberries. We love the ones from Trader Joe’s.

What kinds of nuts go well with Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies?

You can add any kind of nut you enjoy with chocolate, like almonds, walnuts, pecans, or peanuts, Or even better try honey roasted nuts (these are a HUGE hit).

What size brownie pan should I use for Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies?

Want to make these brownies in a pan instead? This batter is the perfect size for an 8×8 pan. Bump your cook time up to 25-30 minutes.

How to Store Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies

  • Serve: These decadent brownies can stay good at room temperature for up to 2 days. To keep the Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownie recipe from going stale, cover them in plastic wrap or put them in an airtight container.
  • Store: You can also store brownies in an airtight container in the fridge. They’ll stay good for up to 3 days. Warm them in the microwave to make the chocolate melty and gooey again!
  • Freeze: To freeze these brownies, cut them into squares, and put them in a freezer bag or airtight container with the layers separated by parchment paper. They’ll keep well for up to 3 months.
Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies  on a plate with a glass of milk

Pin this recipe now to remember it later

Pin Recipe

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies that take just a few minutes to prep and have a deep chocolate flavor with rich dark chocolate chunks.
Yield 12 brownies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 stick unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter and cocoa powder the bottom and sides of the muffin tin.
  • In a large bowl add the melted butter and sugar. Whisk well for a minute or so until sugar is dissolved and the butter mixture has cooled.
  • Add in the vanilla and eggs and whisk until well combined.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, cocoa, and salt and add to the large wet mixture.
  • Whisk until just combined.
  • Add in the chocolate chunks.
  • Scoop into muffin tin, 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes, don’t overbake.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Keyword: Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies Collage

Photos used in a previous version of this post.

Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies on a plate with a glass of milk
Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies that take just a few minutes to prep and have a deep chocolate flavor with rich dark chocolate chunks.
Easy Dark Chocolate Chunk Brownies that take just a few minutes to prep and have a deep chocolate flavor with rich dark chocolate chunks.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

Dinner, then Dessert, Inc. owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes and pictures to be reproduced anywhere other than at this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed the recipe and would like to publish it on your own site, please re-write it in your own words, and link back to my site and recipe page. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.


Leave a comment & rating

Have you checked the FAQ section above to see if your question has already been answered? View previous questions.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. My children absolutely loved these brownies, i have cooked them in a pan as well as muffin tins also mini tins, the minis are great for a quick chocolate fix, the muffins size brownies were a hit at a birthday party.
    i use dark choc bits instead of chunks and once i didn’t have enough so i did a batch with mixed milk and dark choc bits.

  2. These are the best chocolate brownies I have ever made (I tried a lot of recipes). So delicious, just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect! Next time I’ll try it with nuts. Thank you for sharing this with us ?

  3. We definitely have high and low effort recipes here, too – sometimes the low effort recipes are even better! I love that brownies as gorgeous as these ones are so easy to make.

    1. Presentation definitely counts for something! Although they were only pleasant to look at for a few hours before my family gobbled them down… 🙂

  4. Muffin tins make the perfectly portion controlled brownies. I also do it for rice krispies treats!

  5. LOVE that these are made in a muffin tin – my husband and I fight over the brownies at the edge of the pan, with these it’s like the best of the brownie in each one!

  6. Oh wow – these look amazing, and I just love how quick they are to prep! I also really liked all your great ideas and suggestions for variations! The dried fruit is such a fun idea, and the honey roasted nuts sounds amazing! Such a terrific post!

  7. Easy and chocolate chunk brownies is a very dangerous combination! I love how you made them in muffins tins – I’ve never seen this done before.

    1. It’s very dangerous! I’m lucky I’ve got so many other things I need to make or I’d go back to this constantly!