Eggs And Chocolate Are All You Need For The Easiest 2-Ingredient Brownies

Who doesn't love a good homemade brownie? While all brownies are good, it's hard to beat a brownie batch that came right out of your own oven. If you agree, you'll be delighted to learn that there's a way to make brownies with just two ingredients: eggs and chocolate. All you need is a bag of chocolate chips (or chocolate bars) and six eggs. The eggs will be whipped, which will give the brownies volume so they won't be so dense (despite not having a leavening agent) and the overall texture will turn out cakey.

For the chocolate, you need about 12 ounces, which is the size of most chocolate chip bags. If you only have chocolate bars, you can use that as well, you'll just need to chop it up into small pieces equaling 1⅔ cups.

Start by beating the eggs with a stand mixer or electric mixer using the whisk attachment; begin on low speed and increase as you go for about eight minutes or until the eggs are completely whisked and pale in color. Microwave the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted. Finally, fold the whisked eggs into the chocolate bowl — add the eggs in sections, instead of all at once. After pouring into the pan, bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once they're finished, let them cool completely before diving in to enjoy.

What else to know about 2-ingredient brownies

Because there are only two ingredients, each ingredient goes a long way. With this in mind, you'll want to be aware of the chocolate that you choose. For example, if you use dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage, then the brownies may not have much sweetness (remember, when it comes to dark chocolate, the higher the percentage, the less sweet it is). So, it may be best to go with semi-sweet chocolate, which is common for a bag of chocolate chips.

Additionally, while this recipe can certainly be made with just two ingredients, if you happen to have other ingredients on hand, you can make this batch even better. For example, adding in chocolate chips would make these brownies even more chocolatey — and impart a crunchy texture. Similarly, if you have a bag of M&Ms or a similar candy lying around, those would work beautifully mixed into the brownie batter. Or, if you love nuts in your dessert, you can add your favorite kind. To make the brownies a bit more decadent, you can top them with chocolate frosting — either store-bought frosting or, if you have the ingredients on hand, homemade rich chocolate frosting.