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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Fudgy Brownies


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (Fudgy Brownies)

157 calories; 10 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 90 mg sodium. 60 mg potassium; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 2 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 243 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting


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  • 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.


Reviews (3)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
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 ¿
Rating: 5 stars
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
Rating: Unrated
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