Fudgy Brownies

Our recipe for Fudgy Brownies from scratch is so delicious and easy to make, you'll swear off boxed mixes for fudge brownies.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Reviews (0)

4.0 by 47 people

Rate This!

  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Makes: 16 brownies
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cool: 15 mins
  • Bake: 30 mins 350°F

Fudgy Brownies

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until smooth; set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

From the Test Kitchen

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.

Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting

Directions

  1. 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.
Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

Nutrition Facts (Fudgy Brownies)

  • Per serving:
  • 157 kcal ,
  • 10 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 3 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 43 mg chol. ,
  • 90 mg sodium ,
  • 18 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 12 g sugar ,
  • 2 g pro.
rate this recipe!
add review

Reviews (4)

47 Ratings
59 Days Ago
5.0
I didn't frost the brownies since my husband and I like the unfrosted tops. I modified the recipe to use cocoa since I didn't have any chocolate on hand. The recipe came out wonderful. I took these to a potluck and they were the first to disappear. This is now my go-to dessert recipe.
~ evamyers86
135 Days Ago
5.0
I love this recipe, so easy to make. My kids love the brownies. I saw the variations on the recipe, they sound so good. I can't wait to try them ¿
730 Days Ago
The best brownies
Kathleen Johnston 730 Days Ago
The best brownies

Similar Recipes

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Rate & Review
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Add My Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Change Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
No one has shared their photo yet.
close