This copycat Pizza Hut brownies recipe is easy to whip up in the comfort of your kitchen whenever the craving strikes. The brownies have a thick, fudgy texture, and every bite is positively loaded with cocoa and melty chocolate chips.
Pizza Hut triple chocolate brownies
Have you ever tried the brownies at Pizza Hut? Their triple chocolate brownies are thick and chewy and made with cocoa powder, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate chips. If you love them as much as I do, definitely add this recipe to your baking list!
My homemade version is so easy, and in my family’s opinion, tastes even better. It’s the perfect treat for a fun family night or to bring to a party. Or top them with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy a decadent dessert.
Why are Pizza Hut brownies so good?
- Divine taste + texture: Pizza Hut triple chocolate brownies have a deliciously fudgy center, chewy edges, crackly tops, and are chockfull of chocolate chips.
- Simple to make: The brownies whip up in minutes and are super easy to make.
- Pantry staples: This no fuss-recipe calls for ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Easy is the name of the game! Each ingredient plays an important role in creating brownies, just like those from Pizza Hut! Check the recipe card at the end of the post for specific measurements.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder is responsible for the chocolate flavor. Be sure to sift your cocoa powder if it’s lumpy.
- Chocolate chips: Pizza Hut brownies delight with the addition of chocolate chips. I like to add them to the batter and sprinkle some generously on top.
- All-purpose flour: Be careful not to overmeasure the flour, or the brownies might end up cakey. Kitchen scales will provide the most precise measurements. Otherwise, use the spoon and level method.
- Granulated sugar sweetens the brownies. I used 1 cup, but you can use 1 1/2 cups for extra sweet brownies.
- Powdered sugar. In addition to granulated, you also need powdered sugar, which contains a little cornstarch and helps to bind and thicken the batter.
- Eggs: 2 large eggs achieve Pizza Hut brownies’ gooey, fudgy texture. Since the recipe doesn’t contain any baking powder, the eggs are essential for the brownies to puff up in the oven.
- Oil keeps the brownies moist and fudgy. I recommend a mild, neutral-tasting oil like vegetable, canola, or sunflower oil.
- Water: A little water helps to keep the brownies moist.
- Vanilla extract: A splash amps up the chocolate flavor.
- Salt is needed to balance the sweetness and enhance the chocolate aroma.
How to make pizza hut brownies
This Pizza hut brownie recipe is one of the easiest desserts to whip up at home! Simply follow my step-by-step guide, and you’ll be munching on a warm batch of triple chocolate brownies in no time!
#1: Prep work
- Preheat the oven to 325°F / 165°C / gas mark 3.
- Lightly grease an 8 in x 8 in / 20 cm x 20 cm square baking dish with oil or cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
#2: Combine dry ingredients
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, flour, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and salt.
- Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
#3: Mix wet ingredients
- Whisk together the oil, eggs, water, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
#4: Make batter
- Next, sprinkle the dry ingredients over the wet mixture and fold until just combined. The batter will be thick.
#5: Transfer batter into pan
- Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Using a spoon or rubber spatula, spread out the batter and smooth the top.
- Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
#6: Bake brownies
- Bake the brownies for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs attached.
#7: Cool + cut
- Remove the brownies from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours.
- Then lift the brownie out of the baking pan and slice into 9 or 16 squares.
Before you get baking, hang on for a second – I have some tips to share! These are my favorite hacks to ensure your homemade Pizza Hut brownies turn out perfect.
- Good quality cocoa + chocolate: The secret to making great brownies is using high-quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I added semi-sweet chocolate chunks and dark chocolate chips to my brownies to load every bite with extra chocolate.
- Line the pan: Lining the bottom and sides of your baking dish with parchment paper (baking paper), allows for easy release of your copycat Pizza Hut brownies once baked. I recommend letting the parchment paper overhang on 2 sides to lift the brownie out of the pan easily.
- Avoid overmixing: Less is more when it comes to brownie batter. After adding the dry mixture, gently fold the batter just until you no longer see any flour or cocoa powder.
- Don’t over-bake: No one wants dry brownies, so be careful not to bake them for too long. The brownies are ready when a toothpick comes out with just a few crumbs attached. They’ll continue to firm up and set while they cool.
- Let them cool: I know it’s hard, but try your best to resist eating these brownies straight from the oven. Waiting for them to cool makes it easier to slice, and they will taste gooier and fudgier. And the chocolate flavor will be even richer!
How many servings does this Pizza Hut brownie recipe yield?
If you stick to Pizza Hut’s serving sizes, the recipe yields 9 brownies. Of course, you can cut the brownie into 12 or 16 pieces if you prefer slightly smaller portions.
Can I double the recipe?
Of course! If doubling, bake the brownie in a 9 in x 13 in / 23 cm x 33 cm baking dish. The baking time is roughly the same, but I would bake them more toward 50 to 55 minutes.
What is the best baking dish for Pizza Hut brownies?
The right pan makes all the difference when it comes to brownies. Light aluminum pans are my go-to for thick, chewy brownies. They are great heat conductors, bake evenly, and cool down quickly.
Dark aluminum pans absorb more heat, so it is easy to overbake brownies. Glass baking pans don’t have the best heat conduction and tend to bake unevenly.
Can I use a 9×9 in pan?
Yes, you can use a 9 in x 9 in / 23 cm x 23 cm pan, but the brownies will turn out thinner. Also, be sure to reduce the baking time and bake the brownies only for 20 to 25 minutes.
How to store Pizza Hut brownies
I think Pizza Hut chocolate brownies are best eaten the day they are made. If you happen to have leftovers, follow these tips to keep them fresh and delicious for as long as possible:
- Cover tightly: Keep the brownies tightly covered with plastic wrap or tin foil or store them in an airtight container.
- Store: You can store brownies at room temperature, and they will be good for 3 days. You can also keep them fresh for longer in the refrigerator, where they’ll last for 5 to 7 days.
- Slice as you go: If you know you won’t eat all brownies right away, consider cutting off one square at a time. This ensures the brownies stay moist and don’t dry out too quickly.
Can you freeze Pizza Hut brownies?
Yes! Once cooled, arrange the brownies on a lined baking sheet and flash-freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Then wrap each piece in plastic wrap and place them into a freezer-friendly container or large freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
You could defrost your brownies, but I actually love them frozen. These brownies never freeze all the way and take on an irresistible chewy, almost fudge-like texture. So good!
- 1 cup / 200 g / 7 oz white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup / 50 g / 1.3 oz powdered (confectioners’/icing) sugar
- 2/3 cup / 65 g / 2.4 oz cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
- 3/4 cup / 95 g / 3.3 oz all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
- 3/4 cup /120 g / 4.2 oz chocolate chips, divided (see Notes)
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 1/2 cup / 120 ml / 4 fl oz neutral-tasting oil (e.g. vegetable, canola, or sunflower oil)
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Prep work. Preheat the oven to 325°F / 165°C / gas mark 3. Lightly grease an 8 in x 8 in / 20 cm x 20 cm square baking dish with oil or cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
- Combine dry ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, flour, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and salt. Whisk until everything is well combined and there are no lumps.
- Mix wet ingredients. Whisk together the oil, eggs, water, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.
- Make batter. Next, sprinkle the dry ingredients over the wet mixture and fold until just combined. The batter will be thick.
- Transfer batter into pan. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish. Using a spoon or rubber spatula, spread out the batter and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake brownies. Bake the brownies for 40 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs attached.
- Cool + cut. Remove the brownies from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours. Then lift the brownie out of the baking pan and slice into 9 or 16 squares.
I used a mix of semi-sweet chocolate chunks and dark mini chocolate chips. Regular chocolate chips are fine too. I recommend sticking to Pizza Hut's combination of semi-sweet and dark chocolate. Still, you can use just one or the other.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 5g
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