Our Best Brownie Recipes

Whether you're team cakey or team fudgy, we've got all the brownie recipes you could ever need. With these great ideas, your next batch is never too far away.

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The Best Fudgy Brownies

We've created the perfect brownie by employing a few tips and tricks. Using both semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder gives us the deep and complex chocolate flavor we crave. Cooking the butter until golden brown adds a toasted nuttiness, while the pop of cream provides luscious texture.

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Giant Brownie Snack Cake

We super-sized the classic Cosmic Brownies by Little Debbie! This version has a rich fudgy brownie base and is topped with semisweet-chocolate ganache topping — and of course the quintessential candy-coated chocolate chips.

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Cocoa Brownies

Alton uses cocoa powder in his brownies to give them a rich chocolate flavor.

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Fudgy Marbled Cheesecake Brownies

Combine two favorite desserts in these super fudgy hybrid bars. A wooden skewer makes the marbled effect easy, but you could also use a toothpick or the probe-end of a digital thermometer instead.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Brownies

No chocolate, no problem! You can still make fudgy, rich brownies without one of the most important ingredients. Just use chocolate-hazelnut spread in its place.

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Skillet Brownies

Who says skillets are just for frying eggs? Cap off your dinner party with Ina’s brownies, baked and served in mini skillets for both a rustic presentation and less cleanup.

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Fudgy Brownies

Melt semisweet and unsweetened chocolate to make these brownies rich with cocoa flavor.

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Brownie Cookies

Ree uses both melted chocolate and cocoa powder for a rich, fudgy brownie that she calls “unmistakably chocolatey.”

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Gluten-Free Coconut Flour Brownies

High in fiber and gluten-free, coconut flour is made from ground and fried coconut meat. It can be a great sub for regular flour (but not always in equal amounts) and adds a little coconutty flavor.

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Eight-Flavor Sheet Pan Brownie-Cookie Bars

If variety is the spice of life, this dessert, made with store-bought cake mix and cookie dough, offers plenty of delicious options.

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Espresso Brownies

Giada doctors up a boxed mix for these quick and easy brownies. Once cooled, frost the brownies with a vanilla-espresso glaze that'll make everyone think you've been baking all day.

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Fruit-Sweetened Fig and Walnut Brownies

Sweetened with just dried figs and dates, these chocolaty brownies are super-satisfying and have 5 grams of fiber.

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Classic Brownies

Right in the middle of fudgy and cakey, these easy brownies will make either crowd happy.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Swirl Cookies

Why settle for one cookie flavor when you can have three? Peanut butter, sugar cookie and fudgy brownie batter are swirled together and baked into one giant cookie, making for a slice-and-bake you'll want to serve at parties and keep in the freezer for a weeknight cookie fix.

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2-Ingredient Brownies

The secret to these fudgy two-ingredient brownies is separating the eggs and whipping the whites to stiff peaks before folding in the chocolate. This helps give the brownies structure and also stay moist and airy after cooking.

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Glazed Brownies

These super-fudgy brownies get even better when topped with a smooth, silky chocolate glaze.

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Peanut Butter Brownies with Salted Pretzels

Creamy peanut butter, crunchy pretzels and gooey chocolate — Valerie’s brownies really do have everything. She whips these up for game day parties, but they’ll fit in just as well at a barbecue or special occasion.

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Olive Oil Brownies

Olive oil belongs in brownies. It makes them feel a little grown up and adds a distinct, earthy flavor. It's a great sub for butter, adding monounsaturated fats and a dense, fudgy texture.

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Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Brownie, meet cheesecake. Cheesecake, meet brownie. Two of America's most beloved desserts combine to create a showstopper of a sweet. Now you never have to pick just one.

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Three-Ingredient Brownies

Flour, eggs and chocolate-hazelnut spread are all you need to make Ree’s thick, fudgy brownies.

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Caramel Brownies

Ree adds dulce de leche to her chocolate brownies and swirls through the batter with a knife to create ribbons of caramel goodness. When they're warm the brownies will seem overly gooey and soft, but they will firm up as they cool. Promise.

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Mexican Brownies

Aaron's brownies get their kick from Mexican cinnamon and pequen chili powder. If you can't find pequen, just use cayenne pepper.

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Brownie Batter

This batter tastes like a brownie but spreads like peanut butter; mix in a little bit to enhance your ice cream or milkshake — or make cookie sandwiches (smush some of the batter in between two soft chocolate chip cookies).

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Pecan Pie Brownies

A fudgy and decadent chocolate brownie topped with a sweet and crunchy layer of pecan pie is a match made in heaven. To ensure the layers stay distinct when these two classic desserts come together, the brownie is baked first then the nut filling is layered over it and baked again. In the oven, the syrup seeps into the brownies, keeping them moist and rich. Try serving them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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S’more Brownies

This mash-up dessert is the perfect treat when the s’more craving hits — no campfire needed. The brownies act as the chocolate in this recipe, creating a perfectly gooey layer between a graham cracker crust and melted marshmallows.

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Mocha Brownies with Coffee and Cinnamon

The addition of instant coffee and ground cinnamon to the batter transforms ordinary brownies.

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Brownie Pudding

Ina's 5-star dessert is the perfect combination of crisp brownie edges and a gooey pudding filling.

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Hot Chocolate Brownies

These one-bowl brownies couldn't be easier to make, and adding leftover hot chocolate mix is the perfect way to make them extra special. Interested in a Mexican hot chocolate version? Just add 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients and sprinkle the top of each brownie with a pinch of chili powder.

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Microwave Brownies

Got 20 minutes and a microwave? That’s all it takes (from start to finish) to make these quick-fix brownies.

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Banana Bread Brownies

When you swirl banana bread together with fudgy brownies, it's a mashup that takes these two homey favorites to the next level.

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Outrageous Brownies

The instant coffee granules really enhance the flavor of chocolate in Ina's brownies and only one cup of flour makes them turn out quite fudgy. It's a lot of chocolate but it makes a lot of brownies.

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Slow-Cooker Gooey Brownie Cake

This easy-to-make cake has the best parts of a soft, warm brownie: gooey on the inside and slightly crisp around the edges. It takes almost no time to prep and gives you the excuse to use your slow cooker for something sweet.

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Fudgy Keto Brownies

No need to deprive yourself of rich and delicious brownies just because you're following a keto diet.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

These cakey, smoky brownies are rich and spicy, thanks to cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

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Brownies with Coconut Frosting

You won’t find a recipe more decadent than Trisha’s. She tops her old-fashioned brownies with a buttery coconut frosting.

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