2 Ingredient Brownies


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This 2 ingredient brownies recipe is a quick and easy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings. All you need is chocolate and eggs to create this fudgy and delicious dessert.

two ingredient brownies.

Brownies with just a handful of ingredients? Count me in.

You know that we do brownies very well around here. Whether it be by using alternative flours (like coconut or oat flour), baking them without eggs, or using sneaky ingredients (like black beans or pumpkin), we nail the taste and texture every single time.

While all these are delicious, the easiest way for some fudgy brownies is to make this two ingredient brownie recipe.

Table of Contents
  1. Why this recipe works
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make 2 ingredient brownies
  4. Tips to make the best recipe
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More brownies you’ll love
  7. 2 Ingredient Brownies (Recipe Card)

Why this recipe works

This 2 ingredient recipe came by complete accident. I was intending to make my 3 ingredient brownies but didn’t have bananas or peanut butter on hand. Instead, I tried with eggs and was THRILLED with the results!

  • There is no flour or grains. Unlike my vegan or almond flour brownies, these have neither of the two basics.
  • It’s made in one bowl. This is the kind of dessert to make that requires barely any clean up.
  • You can make it diet friendly. With a few tweaks, you can cut out the sugar, the dairy, or even the carbs.

If you are looking for a richer version of this dessert, try the 2 ingredient chocolate cake.

Ingredients needed

  • Chocolate. I like to use a chopped up chocolate bar as it melts better and honestly, tastes better than chocolate chips. Use whichever chocolate you prefer for baking

Sweetness level

As these brownies have no granulated or liquid sugar added to them, the sweetness comes from the chocolate chips. As someone who loves rich and dark flavors, I used dark chocolate (70%) but if you prefer sweetener brownies, use semi-sweet or milk chocolate.

  • Eggs. Room temperature eggs.
  • Mix-ins. This is completely optional but feel free to fold through some chopped nuts, chocolate chips (I typically add 1/4 cup for extra chocolate throughout) or even top it with some frosting.

How to make 2 ingredient brownies

Start by melting your chocolate either using the microwave or stovetop. Once melted, let it cool slightly while you prepare the eggs.

In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and beat until completely incorporated. Slowly add the melted chocolate into it and whisk together until a smooth batter remains. If adding mix-ins, fold them through.

Now, transfer the batter into a lined 8 x 8-inch pan and bake for 28-30 minutes. Let the brownies cool completely before slicing.

2 ingredient brownies.

Tips to make the best recipe

Just like in black bean brownies, incorporating the ingredients very well will yield the perfectly fudgy brownie with a crinkly top.

Here are some other tips so you are left with rich and gooey brownies every time.

  • Beat the egg whites to create cakier brownies.
  • Do not overbake the brownies as they continue to cook as they are cooling down.
  • Your melted chocolate must be cooled slightly before adding it to the whisked eggs. If not, they will begin to cook the yolks.
  • For a richer chocolate flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon of instant coffee or coffee extract.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftovers can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week. If you’d like these to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

To freeze: Place the cooled brownies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

2 ingredient brownie.

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2 Ingredient Brownies

5 from 679 votes
This 2 ingredient brownie recipe needs just eggs and chocolate to make, and are an easy dessert fix!
Servings: 9 brownies
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 26 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons chocolate chopped, 11 ounces
  • 6 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your chocolate. Set it aside to cool slightly.
  • Add the eggs to a large mixing bowl and beat the eggs together until completely whisked. Gently stir through the melted chocolate until a smooth batter remains. If using chocolate chips, fold them through at the end.
  • Transfer the brownie batter to the lined pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let the brownies cool completely before slicing.


TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week. If you’d like these to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
TO FREEZE: Place the cooled brownies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1brownieCalories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSodium: 47mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 180IUCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 20g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Hey! Thank you for all the amazing recipes you share! I did try this one in smaller amount (I wanted to bet on 1 egg only) however, the quantities by cups were very tricky for me with the chocolate. I use solid 100% dark cacao…went melted it was very reduced so I thought I was ok. It didn’t work out much, any recommendations! Big fan of yours!

  2. Hi…the 2 ingredient brownies are fantastic! Thank you so much for this brilliant healthy option. I have several family members that have an egg allergy , what can I substitute in this recipe to make it for them?

    Thank you. Robin

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