Decadent Saucepan Brownies

I love making brownies in a saucepan. It’s so much easier to clean up, and brownies are so forgiving, it’s hard to mess them up. For this recipe, I broke the cardinal rule of food blogging – “Don’t let the kids eat it all before you take a picture.” Hence, the sad photo below of brownies in the oven!

These decadent saucepan brownies were so good, they were gone in a flash – before I could take a photo of their deliciousness. So, imagine a beautifully chocolately brownie against a simple backdrop, illuminated with natural North Carolina light. 😉 Got the image in your head? Now you’re all set to make your own…

If you are needing an easy dinner party dessert or a fun afterschool baking project with your kids, this recipe for decadent saucepan brownies is perfect. My kids love to measure out the ingredients and stir the batter. (And, of course, lick the batter after the brownies go in the oven…) These decadent saucepan brownies are great on their own or as the base for a beautiful brownie Sundae.

Decadent Saucepan Brownies
Decadent Saucepan Brownies
5 from 1 vote

Decadent Saucepan Brownies

You can make decadent saucepan brownies in one pan and it takes just a few minutes to prepare!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c flour (I used cup4cup gluten-free flour)
  • 1 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 c mini chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 or 8x8 pan.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the sugar and the butter over medium to medium low heat. Stir with a wooden spoon or heat resistant spatula while the butter melts.
  3. Once the sugar and butter are combined, add the vanilla. Stir. Set aside to cool for a couple of minutes. (I usually preheat the oven and grease the 9x9 brownie pan at this point.)
  4. Add 3 eggs. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Stir well.
  6. Add the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks and spread in a greased 9x9 pan.
  7. Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes.


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11 thoughts on “Decadent Saucepan Brownies”

  1. What a neat idea! I’d love to try this in an oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven and see if it worked with just one dish.

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