Toll House Brownies (Double Chocolate)

Toll House Brownies

For a chocoholic, there is perhaps no bar more perfect than a brownie. What’s not to love? Crackly edges and a slightly fudgy middle. Certainly, you can use a mix, but I personally feel that making brownies from scratch is just as easy and so much better.

Is this a copycat Nestle Toll House Brownie recipe?

This recipe is not a copycat. It’s an actual copy of the original. Nestle used to print this recipe on the back of Toll House chocolate chips, right next to their chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thankfully, I cut this from the bag long ago, because at some point they stopped printing both those recipes. Now, only the cookie is there. Nestle does have a brownie recipe on its website, but it is slightly different.

The recipe I am posting here is reproduced from the little scrap of paper cut from the back of a bags of chocolate chips many years ago. It had the teeniest, tiniest font ever! LOL. As a service to you, I am reproducing the recipe in a larger font. You’re welcome!

Why is this called “Double Chocolate” brownie?

These are really two brownie recipes. There is one that uses one cup (1/2 a package) of melted chocolate chips to make the brownie batter. Once the batter is made, the remaining chips in the package are added before baking. This incorporates chocolate chips with a traditional brownie. Some find it fabulous when eaten warm with the chips all “melty” inside.

The other recipe is more traditional. As in no chocolate chips. I typically skip the last step in the previous recipe and just bake the brownies with no chips added. These are like my mom’s brownies. I guess I’m a traditional girl.

Note: As previously mentioned, I’ve listed the extra cup of chocolate chips as optional in the recipe. And, I did the same with nuts. The original recipe does include nuts, but I almost never include them. It’s like the Hatfields and McCoys: People are either “No nuts!!” or “Yes nuts!!” when it comes to brownies, so feel free to add or not as you prefer.

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No matter which option, you’ll love ‘em!

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5 from 27 votes

Toll House Brownies

An easy homemade brownie using chocolate chips
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Sula


  • ¾ cup flour all purpose
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 TB water
  • 6 oz 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional: ½ cup chopped nuts
  • Optional: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325F. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar and water. Bring just to a boil then remove from heat. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until chips have melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually blend in flour mixture.
  • (Optional) Stir in remaining 1 cup of chips and/or nuts.
  • Spread into greased 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes at 325F.



Mini chocolate chips will melt a little faster.
Nutrition calculations do not include optional ingredients.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

FAQ and serving suggestions

Aren’t Toll House brownies just like the chocolate chip cookie?

I know what you are referring to, and those are called cookie bars. Or, from the Nestle website “Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Pan Cookie” which is quite the mouthful. I do think some people call these blonde brownies, but really, a brownie is chocolate. Let’s not cross the streams!

Brownie frosting

Talk about Hatfields and the McCoys, frosting on brownies are fighting words, to some, right up there with nuts/no nuts. If you frost, of course, use a quality chocolate frosting. I do not frost. At most, I will do a light dusting of powdered sugar. If I decide I need more, I embellish in ways described below.

How do you serve brownies?

I love brownies. Most days I would happily eat a perfect fudgy little square and be done with it. But lately, The Carnivore and I can’t seem to stop taking it over the top. We have adopted the habit of making brownie sundaes. Take a brownie, add a scoop of ice cream and drizzle some hot fudge or caramel sauce over the ice cream or the brownie. Or both. So delicious! So decadent!

#guiltypleasure #youonlyliveonce

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48 thoughts on “Toll House Brownies (Double Chocolate)

  1. 5 stars
    You had me at double chocolate–yum! Yours look so good and perfectly made! You should try buttercream frosting on top of brownies. I know it’s a crazy idea, but it’s just so crazy that is actually WORKS!

  2. 5 stars
    We made these brownies last night and they were SOOOO good! Everyone in my house loved them. Thanks for saving the old Toll House recipe and sharing it with us!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh, I had no idea that there used to be a brownie recipe on there -how cool! These look amazing – can’t wait to give them a try!

      1. 5 stars
        I love brownies, but for some reason, I can never make a good brownie! It’s so weird; mine always comes out dry and hard 😂
        But I’m so excited to try your recipe! I love anything with chocolate 😉

  4. 5 stars
    As I was reading, I didn’t even care why they were called double chocolate. Why? Because even if they were named triple chocolate, I’d make them super fast in a heartbeat hahah. The more chocolate the better! But yes, ultimately, I agree with your readers and friends – eating the melty chips really is the fabulous part! Easy recipe! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This has always been my favorite brownie recipe. I too saved it from an old package but somehow misplaced it. I used to be able to do it from memory, that’s how often I made them. When I looked online nestle had changed the recipe which now includes shortening. Yikes! So glad I found your site. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I know exactly what you mean – I was so startled when I saw shortening in their recipe! I’m glad you found me, now you can continue making these most excellent brownies!

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe.. it’s already rich with just 1 cup of chips so I wouldn’t advise to add more. I didn’t have enough semi sweet chocolate chips so I mixed in some 70% coco chips and kept the sugar the same. the adults loved it bc it wasn’t too sweet and the kids liked it too.

    1. Nadine- I agree, that’s why I offer both options. We have these regularly without the extra cup of chips. Thanks for sharing your use of 70% cacao chips – I might have to give that a try for myself!

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