Fudge Brownies Recipe

Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch.

Fudge Brownies Recipe - Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch. // addapinch.com

Fudge brownies instantly bring a sense of home and comfort for me. For years, I thought the only kind of brownies you could make came out of a box and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. They are dependable, quick, and so very simple. But, then, I discovered how simple and rewarding it is to make my very own brownies from scratch that I haven’t turned back.

Fudge Brownies Recipe - Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch. // addapinch.com

I’ve played around with so many ways of making brownies in search of the exact ratios of each ingredient to make the perfect fudge brownie for my family. We had a few requirements – crisp around the edges, but chewy on the inside, rich chocolate flavor that makes you instantly crave a large glass of ice cold milk or a hot cup of coffee.

Fudge Brownies Recipe - Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch. // addapinch.com

I included the fudge brownie mix recipe that you can give to friends in my week of handmade gift ideas last week, but I knew I wanted to give you the whole recipe so you could easily make them yourselves!

And so now, I have to share these fudge brownies with you!

Grab your milk or coffee and let’s bake these babies!

Here’s my Fudge Brownies Recipe! I hope you love ’em!

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Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in cocoa powder, espresso powder, and salt until well combined. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in both sugars and then the flour. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until just blended. Stir in vanilla and nuts, if using. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until center of brownies no longer moves when the baking pan is moved or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with some brownie clinging to it but not liquid.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 20-30 minutes before slicing. Cut the brownies as they are still warm and serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Fudge Brownies Recipe - Fudge brownies are a favorite chocolate dessert and this recipe makes decadent, scrumptious fudge brownies from scratch. // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Originally published 2012.

 

 

21 comments on “Fudge Brownies Recipe”

  1. yum! i have actually never made brownies from scratch– but this recipe might change that!

  2. These brownies look so yummy, gooey, and melt in your mouth!!! But, that top..oh! that crisy, crunchy, sugary top!!!!!!!!! This I’m definitely making very soon!!! Thanks for this recipe!

  3. I love fudgey brownies, Robyn! Hope you have a beautiful Christmas with your family!

  4. Robyn, the brownies look wonderful, and I can’t wait to try them.

    Is the espresso actually prepared espresso or instant espresso granules? I assume the former, and I don’t have an espresso machine … so how much instant espresso granules would you recommend?

    • Hi Kim,
      The recipe calls for prepared espresso. The additional liquid helps to make these brownies extremely moist and tender. If you have instant espresso granules, just add boiling water to make a 1/4 cup of espresso to add in. If you don’t have espresso powder, you can substitute 1/4 cup of really, really strong coffee, but I really recommend this recipe with the espresso. The flavor of the brownies is amazing with it.

  5. Robyn, you’ve done it again! These brownies are rich and gooey and awwwwwesome 🙂 thanks from me and my husband (who is currently in a chocolate coma).

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  7. Thanks Robyn for the lovely recipes. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  9. Can the expresso be changed to cocoa powder?

  10. made this for the thanksgiving dinner, everyone liked the texture and consistency but then complained it’s a bit too sweet. i actually used all semisweet chocolate and no milk, so i would recommend cutting some sugar maybe just 2 cups would suffice, if it doesn’t come out sweet enough for you, you can always add a frosting later?

  11. it came out really chewy that it’s a bit sticky to the teeth, is there a reason why its so? what can i do so that it’s not so sticky?

  12. There are a couple of your recipes that I would really like to try out that call for espresso. Due to reasons of health, religion, and personal taste, I don’t touch coffee of any kind, even in the smallest amounts. What would you recommend as a good substitute for the espresso that will still achieve the level of tender moistness that this recipe yields?

  13. Thanks for your Best Chocolate Cake Ever recipe.Its going to be my cake recipe forever.my customers love my cake …

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  16. I added powdered sugar by accident, please help!

  17. I am failrly new to baking and I followed this recipe for my first pan of brownies and it’s a hit! Thanks for making it easy yet very delicious, rich and did I mention easy? Thank you so much for sharing!

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