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Fudgy Brownies

fudgy brownies

OK, now.  Attention all chocolate and rich dessert lovers: this one is for you!

Sometimes you just really want a brownie, you know?  And sometimes a cakey brownie will not do.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not insulting cake here or anything.  And I do like myself a cakey brownie every now and again.  But for the most part when it comes to brownies, I always think the fudgy-er the better.  And I think we have really found that in this ol’ brownie today, folks. 😋

Now, one of the reasons I really love skillet cookies is the pure, sinful goo that goes along with it.  Let’s face it, it’s barely set up at all.  It’s like eating a cookie pudding.  Basically, Amanda’s happy place. 🌴

If you like the kind of goo action associated with a skillet cookie, then hold onto your hats, because that’s what this brownie is all about.

fudgy brownies

Seriously, you cut these lovely brownies and that soft, pudding-like center is almost jiggling.  You know what that means?  Yep, have this with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Mmm.  The texture really reminds me of a flourless chocolate cake or one of those old tunnel of fudge cakes.  Remember those?  Gee, I need to make one of those too.  Yum.

I decided a delicious brownie like this needed further experimentation.  I’m like a scientist, selflessly eating brownies…for SCIENCE.  I just had to try a lil somethin’ to see if my theory was correct.  Are you a fan of putting gooey candy bars like Snickers and Milky Way in the fridge or freezer?  I don’t eat many candy bars, but I have to say I do enjoy a cold Milky Way.  I love the way the goo sets up.

So I put these brownies in the fridge.  Holy cow.  That fudgy, gooey center sets up into thick, rich FUDGE. THICK, people.  It was fantastic.  So if you’re a fan of cold treats, you may enjoy that.  A nice cold brownie on a hot day.  I mean, you don’t even need the ice cream man to go by. 😀

fudgy brownies

(From a fudge brownie recipe on The Domestic Rebel)

Fudgy Brownies
  • 1¾ cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp instant espresso powder
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking bar
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate bar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Place the butter and chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until mixture is completely smooth and melted. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together the sugar, eggs, and vanilla for 2 minutes, until creamy.
  5. Add the chocolate/butter mixture and blend until combined, scraping down the side of the bowl if you have to.
  6. Add in the flour, espresso powder, and salt and mix until incorporated.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, depending on how set you want your brownies. Remember, these are fudgy. I went for about 40.
  9. Allow brownies to cool to room temperatures, preferably overnight.


{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust June 14, 2016, 7:32 am

    OMG they look sooooo good!! I’d eat them all too, for research, obviously.

    • Amanda June 15, 2016, 8:27 am

      Research isn’t always easy, but it has to be done, right? 😉 Thanks!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes June 14, 2016, 11:04 am

    Looks like we both have brownies on the brain today. I’m all about fudge brownies – the more fudge, the better! If I wanted cakey brownies, I’d get a chocolate cake. 😉 I sure could use your brownies right now…!

    • Amanda June 15, 2016, 8:28 am

      We totally agree on this. If I want cake, I’ll have cake. Give me the fudge! 😀 Thanks, Eva!

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen June 15, 2016, 2:00 am

    These brownies look so irresistibly yum, Amadna! Addition of espresso powder is making drool! I so want this! Have a great week ahead!

    • Amanda June 15, 2016, 8:29 am

      Coffee with chocolate is always better. Thanks! I hope you have a great week too!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice June 15, 2016, 6:08 am

    I feel like I always want a brownie haha! Fudgy brownies are definitely the best, too. I actually never used to like them growing up that much, but now, I crave them all the time! Wish I could just reach through my screen and grab a piece (or five)!

    • Amanda June 15, 2016, 8:32 am

      Thanks, Gayle. When I was a kid I usually preferred cookies to brownies, but that’s because back then I was always suspicious that my brownies would have nuts. And I hated nuts. Boy, the times have changed. 😉

  • Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry June 15, 2016, 10:55 am

    I can never pass up a good old fashion chewy brownie.

    • Amanda June 20, 2016, 8:35 am

      Thanks, Nicole!

  • Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks June 15, 2016, 7:06 pm

    I do love a jiggly fudgey brownie! Bring on the ice cream to make the perfect dessert!

    • Amanda June 20, 2016, 8:36 am

      Fudge forever! Thanks, Rachelle!

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen June 17, 2016, 1:17 pm

    Brownies are my very favorite sweet treat! These look so chocolaty and good. 🙂

    • Amanda June 20, 2016, 8:38 am

      Thanks so much!

  • Mir June 20, 2016, 7:07 am

    Sorry, but no cakey brownies for me. I love cake and I love brownies, and the two should be kept separate!
    Which is why these are so thrilling. Super fudgy wonders!

    • Amanda June 20, 2016, 8:40 am

      Haha! As a rule, the closer to fudge something is, the more I like it.

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures June 23, 2016, 6:07 am

    I think brownies are my favorite baked treat! I’ll have to try them cold the next time I eat one 🙂

    • Amanda June 24, 2016, 3:11 pm

      I never knew I’d be so crazy for cold brownies. But it works! Thanks so much!

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