Recipes and Cooking Fudgy Brownies 5.0 (2) 2 Reviews Our recipe for Fudgy Brownies from scratch is so delicious and easy to make, you'll swear off boxed mixes for fudge brownies. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on July 18, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Cool Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 brownies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup butter 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ⅔ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup chopped nuts (optional) 1 recipe Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting (optional) Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces 2 3 ounce package softened cream cheese ½ cup powdered sugar Directions In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until smooth; set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil, leaving about 1 inch of the foil extending over the ends of pan. Grease foil; set pan aside. Stir the sugar into the cooled chocolate mixture. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a small bowl stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. If desired, stir in nuts. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, spread Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting over cooled brownies. Remove brownies from pan, using the overlapping foil to lift brownies. Place on cutting board; cut into brownies. Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting In a small saucepan heat and stir chocolate pieces over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat; let cool. In a medium bowl stir together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Stir in melted chocolate until smooth. Rocky Road Brownies: Sprinkle frosted brownies with 3/4 cup tiny marshmallows and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Mint Brownies: When preparing brownies, stir in 1/2 teaspoon mint extract with the vanilla. Sprinkle frosted brownies with 1 cup chopped layered chocolate-mint candies. Raspberry Brownies: Spread 2/3 cup raspberry preserves evenly over cooled brownies; cool. Frost as directed. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Malted Brownies: When preparing brownies, add 1/4 cup malted milk powder with the flour. Frost as directed and sprinkle with 1/2 cup coarsely chopped malted milk balls. Coffee Brownies: When preparing brownies, dissolve 1 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder in 2 teaspoons hot water. Add coffee mixture and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon with the eggs. Prepare frosting as directed, except stir 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder into the melted chocolate mixture. Sprinkle frosted brownies with coarsely chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans. Peanut Butter Brownies: When preparing brownies, fold 3/4 cup chopped bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups into the batter. Sprinkle frosted brownies with 1/2 cup chopped bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups. Caramel-Pecan Brownies: When preparing brownies, use pecans as the nuts. In a microwave-safe bowl microwave 3/4 cup vanilla caramels (16 to 18 caramels) and 1 tablespoon milk on 100% power (high) about 1 minute or until melted, stirring once. Drizzle melted caramel over the batter. Bake and cool as directed. If desired, frost and/or drizzle brownies with additional melted caramel. Coconut-Almond Brownies: When preparing brownies, use almonds as the nuts. Sprinkle frosted brownies with 1/2 cup chopped soft coconut macaroon cookies. Fruit Brownies: Prepare, cool, and frost brownies as directed. In a small bowl toss together 1/3 cup sliced fresh strawberries and 1/3 cup sliced banana. Sprinkle fruit and 1/4 cup chopped peanuts over brownies. Top servings with whipped cream and, if desired, additional fruit and nuts. Double-Chocolate Brownies: When preparing brownies, fold 3/4 cup white chocolate baking pieces into the batter. If desired, sprinkle frosted brownies with assorted chocolate curls and/or shavings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 157 Calories 10g Fat 18g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 157 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 43mg 14% Sodium 90mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 12g Protein 2g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 60mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.