50 Brownies

Try dozens of twists on the ultimate crowd-pleasing dessert from Food Network Magazine.

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Brownie, Dessert, Chocolate
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11. Fudgy Brownies: Melt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips and 1 stick butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring. Off the heat, whisk in 3/4 cup each light brown sugar and granulated sugar; cool slightly. Whisk in 4 eggs, one at a time, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in 1 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread in the pan; bake 45 minutes.

12. Walnut Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), folding in 1 cup chopped walnuts.

13. Minty Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), using only 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Fold 1 cup mint chips into the batter. Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

14. Milk Chocolate Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), replacing the semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate chips and using only 1/2 cup each brown sugar and granulated sugar.

15. Malted Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), replacing the semisweet chocolate chips with milk chocolate chips, using only 1/2 cup each brown sugar and granulated sugar, and adding 1/2 cup chocolate malted milk powder with the flour. Top with chopped malted milk balls before baking.

16. Cheesecake Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownie batter (No. 11); spread in the pan. Beat 8 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Swirl into the brownie batter. Bake 55 minutes.

17. Peanut Butter Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownie batter (No. 11), folding in 1 cup chopped peanuts. Spread in the pan; swirl in 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter before baking.

18. Tropical Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), folding in 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts. Top with vanilla frosting: Beat 1 stick butter, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar. Chill, then top the brownies with toasted shaved coconut.

19. Cherry-Almond Brownies: Soak 1 cup dried cherries in 2 tablespoons amaretto. Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), folding in the cherries and 1 cup slivered almonds.

20. Raspberry Brownies: Make Fudgy Brownies (No. 11), adding 2 tablespoons raspberry liqueur with the vanilla. Top evenly with raspberries before baking.