Fudgy Brownies

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a medium pan over very low heat. Stir together and remove from the heat. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the flour and salt. Add nuts. Spread the mixture into a buttered 8-inch square pan. Bake until set, about 40 minutes. Cool before cutting.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
4.6 60
The epitome of the perfect brownie as written. However, for the more health conscious who are not willing to sacrifice taste or texture (like me!, I recommend the following changes. 1:1 coconut oil instead of butter, 1:1 coconut sugar instead of refined sugar, sprouted spelt flour instead of all purpose. So delectable I'm making it for a family gathering - no one will suspect the "different" ingredients. I put it into LoseIt's recipe feature, and the way I make them if you cut it into 9 pieces they are 350 each. (This should mirror the calories in the recipe as written since these are just better for you, not lower cal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really yummy! I like that here are so few ingredients. I made mini muffins and baked them for about 14 minutes. It made 31muffins. They are hard to resist. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are wonderful! I forgot to grease my muffin pan so I had a hard time getting them out because they are so moist. I will remember next time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
there are so awesome item not reviewed by moderator and published
Last night I made these brownies. I did make them in a mini muffin tin and cooked them for about 15 mins tops. Needless to say they are all gone and I'am making more tonight. They turned out great, gooey and fudge like in the center! item not reviewed by moderator and published
To sweettooth27 the chocholate measure is for a block of chocolate like Baker's brand that come in 2 oz pieces. I am using powdered cocoa and shortening as a substitute to make this recipie. I added a Cream Cheese icing to make it even more sinfully delicious and that was my birthday cake for this year! Happy Birthday to ME! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not the best recipe for brownies. It is a very thin and small batter, with a brownie pan it spreads out too thinly. I even had to make another batch. I would like it if you put the chocolate measurements in cup instead of ounces. Another concern sorry, the nuts SANK to the bottom, to prevent that I tossed them in flour and folded them in gently in the brownie batter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am making these for Christmas dessert but they may not make it that far because I just took them out of the oven and can't stop eating them! They are delicious! Very chocolatey but not overly sweet. I, like other people, doubled the recipe, cooked them in a 9x13 pan and cooked for exactly 25 mins at 350. I also added a tad bit more flour; it made just the right balance of cake like brownies and fudgy brownies. I will definitely make this again! Thanks Gale for this great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best brownie recipe ever!!!!!!! Only recipe I have made for the last 8 years. Thank you Gale Gand!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing brownies. I used cocoa powder/oil instead of actual chocolate, and cooked it in an 8-inch round for 20 minutes, and they turned out great. I will definitely be making these my go-to brownies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Simpler than a mix and so much better! I baked my in mini-muffin tins for about 15 minutes and topped with a little German chocolate frosting. They are perfect.....rich and gooey inside and slightly crisp on the outside. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These brownies were super simple to make and tasted wonderful! They're definitely not cakey, but are gooey and fudgey. I served them warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream - YUM!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
THESE WERE THE WORST BROWNIES I EVER MADE OR ATE. THEY WERE SOGGY IN THE MIDDLE AND TOO CRISPY ON TOP. HAD TO THROW THEM OUT item not reviewed by moderator and published
You don't even need a mixer for this one. I switched it up a bit to fit what I had on hand. the only difference is for the chocolate part I used two large squares of very high (72% dark chocolate , I get mine at Trader Joe's) and 6 T. of unsweetend cocoa powder. I've even made this gluten free. It has such a small amount of flour in it, you can easily use all purpose gluten free flour instead. It's just as great! I find I have to bake it a bit longer but start with 20 min. then check them every 5 min. until they start to crack and look a bit shiny. They will still be slightly soft when done.Don't over cook they'll set up when cooled. Very chocolaty . If you like dark chocolate instead of very sweet you will love them. We live in wine country and my husband likes to pair them with a good red wine.Yum! ENJOY!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too only baked them for 20 minutes as suggested by other reviewers and they came out very well. They're cake-like, not very sweet and go extremely well with vanilla frozen yogurt. My pan was 8.5" square, not 8" squared like the recipe requires, but they still came out delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly and made 12, large brownies. They were amazing :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I, too, doubled this recipe and poured into a 9 x 13, greased pan. I did make some alterations of my own, as well, after reading all the reviews. I used, in doubling, 3 oz of UNsweetened and ONE oz. of SEMI SWEET baking chocolate. I also added a wee bit more flour (I admit I just "threw" a small fingerful in) and then, just for fun, added a couple (or 3) TBSP of dark, sweet cocoa POWDER. I baked them for about 42 or 43 minutes, but they were almost going to overbake, so I took them out. They were PERFECT! (for me, and several friends and my kids, as well)! LOVE LOVE LOVE how they turned out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! I did make a couple of changes. First, I used Special Dark baking cocoa - I was out of the semi sweet squares. Second, I shortened the bake time by a good 10+ minutes. They were moist and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've now made this 3 times- all different results... however I think I have found "my" recipe and brought it in for coworkers and we all think we have a winner. I do 3 types of chocolate though and double it so it makes a 9x13 pan-worth.. so since I'm doubling--- 1 oz of unsweetened chocolate and 1 oz of bittersweet choc melted and then after mixing flour, salt, etc. 1 drop 1/2 cup of (unmelted) semi-sweet choc chips into the batter, then pour into pan... Then drop another 1/2 c of (unmelted chips, scattered) on top of batter and bake. The chips add good texture... I also don't do nuts- personal preference though. They are so rich I don't think they need frosting-would be sugar overload! And, I'm really glad they revised the baking time as when I first came across this recipe I was totally confused with the baking time. For my recipe (doubling it) I found 43 mins to be my perfect #. Enjoy!! So good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the recipe was quick and easy however they were not too good. Maybe I did something wrong because they didnt have enough chocolate and not too chewy. I will try again and hopefully they would be better next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've had a bar of Valrhona Manjari in the cabinet just waiting on the perfect recipe to enhance the flavor of this lovely chocolate. Gand's recipes haven't always worked for me as I don't have nearly the skill she does, but this looked easy enough online so I thought I'd go for it. Am I glad I did! This thoroughly satisfied my chocolate craving. I almost ate the entire pan myself. What I liked most about it was how easy it was to throw together. This is my new brownie recipe when I am looking for a perfect and pure chocolate fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of those great recipes (especially if you like fudgey, chocolately brownies) that you can use as a base for experimentation. We loved its simplicity and taste. We doubled the recipe and kept checking it until it was perfectly done (by our oven) after 32 minutes. A true treat with vanilla ice cream! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super fudgy and moist!! Added about 1/4 of peanut butter to it, but that only gave a hint of peanut butter taste, so next time I may try more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was rated 5 stars, so I may have done something wrong. After 40 minutes of baking, the inside was still too soggy and outside was way too crunchy... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought a brownie recipe from Gale Gand should be a safe bet, but these were disappointing. They were flat (thin) and very grainy (too much sugar?). My kids ate them, but I didn't. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The brownies were ok. I suggest either using a smaller pan, or double the recipe. They were really thin. Also, shorten the cooking time to about 20-30 minutes. Mine were sort of chewy, but all in all, were still pretty good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just what I expected. I actually layered home made caramel in between the brownies before baking and had very good turtle brownies. I agree witht he 25 minutes, it took about 30-35 with the caramel in it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My took 25m to cook. The best ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
definitely needs less time then given. won't be disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9"x13" pan for a party. Mine was done after about 30 minutes as well so it must be a typo as others have mentioned. It was chewy and chocolately. Everyone liked it. I drizzled some vanilla icing on top only because my daughter wanted it but it really does not need it. I have another brownie recipe from a well-known, trusted cookbook but when I was done, I couldn't tell that it was homemade. It actually tasted a lot like a box brownie mix. Why go through the trouble if it doesn't taste homemade, right? With this recipe, you can definitely tell that it was homemade. I will be using this recipe again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The brownies were great! but I think they could have been baked for less time.We cooked them for 21 minets. so for next time try to cook it that long.But the the brownies were ok. But the brownies were very skinny. so we did it a second time and they were much better. So next time dubble it. But the best part was that they tast so much better if you dubble it and cooked it for less time.So remember to dubble and cook it for less time. Even a nine year old said it dident tast so well. If you do that I promise you they will come out perfect. And when we tried the second batch they tast so much better. See ya and thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These brownies are so simple and soooo good! Everyone I make them for loves them and asks for them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my daughter and her school friends. She had to ask everyone to please take only two :) I am making it again today. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best brownies I have ever made!! They are super fudgy and very addictive!!! I too lessened my cooking time to 20min at 350 and they came out perfect!! I will be using this recipe from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Be warned: these are extremely addictive brownies. They are incredibly easy to make. This is the first recipe I ever made so often I memorized the recipe. I've made it 3 or 4 times a week for the last month. I've tried several different brands of baking chocolate, unsweetened and semi sweet. I even made it with cocoa powder and shortening. Each batch, though distinctly different, was delicious. The most important thing to know about the recipe, noted in many other reviews, is that the given baking time is wrong. Thank you Gale Gand! Sweet Dreams is my all time favorite Food Network show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are by far the fudgiest and most delicious brownies I have EVER had. I have just one suggestion for all of those fellow chocoholics out there. Use dark chocolate cocoa powder or bakers chocolate instead of milk chocolate. It make them even more sinful!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought they were good, though nothing special, but my mom (who doesn't like brownies or chocolate cake) and my friends who are picky really loved this recipe! They weren't really fudgey, but I only had self-rising flour, so that might be why. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a brownie that wasn't too sweet, with a rich chocolate taste. This was it. The best part is that it is such an easy recipe. I did cook the brownies for less time - around 25 minutes. These tasted fantastic with heavy whipped cream and strawberries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The brownies are fudgy as promised. The sweet and chocolate flavors are just right, unlike most oversweetened brownie box mixes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this is a very good recipe. I dont like my brownies too sweet and I was a lil low on sugar anyway so I only used 3/4c and I also noticed that the cooking time is indeed far off. I had them in for 25 as some recommended but I think even 20 mins would suffice. So as I made them I think they came out as a nice balance of cakey and fudgey.. which is a good balance. Itd probably be a bit more fudgy with less cooking time. I think the amt of flour is fine.. or else it would get too cakey which I dont like personally. But very easy and quick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The were fudgy and wonderful, but the weren't really chewy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These Were great but not chewy like i expected. But make sure you check them after 25 minutes because mine were done after 25 minutes item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually make Ina Garten's "outrageous Brownies", but didnt feel like making so many. I tried these and they are sooo good! They are not as cloyingly sweet as Ina's and have a great crackle on the top. I like that it makes a small amount..perfect for whipping up a craving for the famiy. I cooked for 30 minutes and that was plenty for perfect fudgey brownies! Please bring Gale back for shows! Love her! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first time I've made brownies not out of a box. They were awesome. Very moist and chewy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy and the brownies were wonderful! I received loads of compliments! So far I have tried one other brownie recipe before this one, but those brownies paled in comparison. I did mix in some chocolate chips just before pouring the batter and they turned out to be a great addition. My only warning is not to go by the 40 minute baking time -- mine were done in about 25 minutes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haved tried several Brownies recipes. This recipe so far is the best ever. Bob Garden Grove, CA item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had everything on hand!! I can't say I've ever had a brownie like this one it's just different! I added a touch more flour it just seemed like it needed more. A keeper for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't get all the hype. These brownies were good, but not all that distinguishable. They tasted like the packaged kind from the store. I like something with a little more pizazz. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i've made many brownie.finaly found the one!this is sooo good.thick chocolate taste.fudgy.it's good right out of oven or cooled.i like it warm with cold vanilla ice cream.good dessert.Don't over bake.with my oven,25minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very yummy, simple, and easy. Not as fudgy as I hoped, and I had to add nearly an extra cup of sugar to get it to the flavor I liked. But still, this is the best brownie recipe I've found. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making these for three years, and they are no effort at all and so incredibly delicious! They take the same amount of time as the boxed brownies (which I have not made since I discovered this recipe!). Please, try these they are so wonderful and I am a huge brownie fan! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is an incredibly easy and fast brownie recipe that can be whipped up in under 15 minutes. the brownies were fudgy and moist. very delicious. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these twice now, with different nuts and different brands of unsweetened chocolate. Wonderful both times, incredibly chewy and moist and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made brownies from scratch a number of times, but this is far and away the best recipe I've ever used. These brownies are absolutely delicious and sinfully rich. I doubled the recipe and added a bit more flour to get the batter to a consistency I liked, but overall, it's a fantastic recipe and so easy to follow. If you're looking for a simple recipe that will yield delicious results, look no furthur. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time that I've made brownies from scratch and from now on I will never buy a prepared brownie mix. These were so easy and tasted better than the mix. They were fudgy and gooey. This is also the first brownie that I didn't need to frost because they are perfect as is!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy and quick to prepare, producing a thick, fudgy (non cake-like) brownie as the name promises. Definitely this is a keeper recipe. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
  item not reviewed by moderator and published
these come out excellent every time. i have made these 5 times or so and everyone loved them every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe. Not only is it extremely easy to follow and quick to prepare, the brownies come out perfect every time. I have made these multiple times and people always comment on how delicious they are. item not reviewed by moderator and published

This recipe is featured in:

Ultimate Baking Guide