I know you’ve waited for my homemade brownie recipe since I exposed that lovely tower of brownies on my Facebook page a few days back. Don’t you just love food photos where you just want to reach in with your hand and grab one like you do right now with these brownies. I’m sure it hurts even more if you are reading this with a hot cup of tea or coffee or a glass of cold milk and nothing sweet in hand.
Homemade brownies are the ultimate naughty chocolate treat for me. If you are looking for Betty Crocker brownies you’ve come to the wrong place. Everything in Mr. CBB’s kitchen is made homemade. I don’t know why but there’s something about a good brownie that makes me happy. I’m sure it has something to do with all the chocolate but heck it’s only a once in a while treat, so I live it up a little. The time has come to let the secret brownie recipe out of the bag and I hope they become just as famous in your kitchen as it is mine.
These brownies won’t break the budget but the best part is the house smells divine for the rest of the night with sweet chocolate aroma. I don’t normally buy sweets at the shops because of the cost. I would rather make homemade vs buying baked goods in the shops. I enjoy having fresh from the oven, anything, really. When you can make it at home with love it’s always cheaper and better than anything you can buy because you know what’s in it.
I’ve made this brownie recipe over and over because I am particular about my brownie texture and taste. I like a fudgy brownie that’s creamy yet dense and loaded with toasted walnuts. If you don’t like nuts you don’t have to include them in this recipe. You can simply substitute them for more chocolate… how’s that! If you look at the picture below you can see I made this recipe with no nuts and with a fudgy icing.
I did not put chocolate frosting on these brownies as I created them so they were a gooey fudge brownie. I’ll be honest and say that these were the best fudge brownies I’ve ever made and tasted although I’m biased. If you prefer a fudge chocolate icing for your brownie you can certainly add a layer on top before you cut them. Nothing like making a double fudge brownie. Shh… I’ve done it and it’s good!
In this particular recipe I had 1/4 of 70% chocolate bar I melted and added in for extra smoothness. If you know me you know that brownies are a passion of mine. I enjoy reading about brownies and looking through all the brownie recipes on Pinterest. I’m sure my next attempt at creating a brownie might include making a caramel brownie which I think would go perfect. Although I’ve seen snicker bar brownies, Oreo brownies, banana bread brownies. It’s hard to decide on what to create next but the options are endless.
I hope you get an opportunity to make these fudgy brownies as they are simply delicious with a cup of milk, tea or coffee.
- Yield: Aprox 15-20 depends on how big you cut them.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20-25 mins max @ 350 degrees- Do not over bake or they will go dry quick. Test with a toothpick in the centre of the tray. If it comes out clean the brownies can come out of the oven.
- Cost: If I had to come up with a cost for this between $5-$6 plus hydro/time to cook it= worth it! $$$$$ even cheaper if you don’t use nuts. It all depends on where you live how the products you purchase will effect the overall cost of this brownie recipe.
How To Make Brownies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mixing bowl
- Tin foil
- Frying Pan to toast walnuts
Homemade Fudgy Brownie Recipe
- Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with no stick spray
- 3/4 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 12 tablespoons melted Butter
- 1 1/2 cups of Granulated White Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup toasted chopped Walnuts (optional)
- 1 cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a mixing bowl sift the dry ingredients together> flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder
- If you are using walnuts that are not toasted simply put them in a frying pan on low and toast them. The reason I chose to toast the walnuts was to release all the flavours and for extra depth in crunch. Watch them closely so they don’t burn by moving them around in the pan until toasted.
- In another mixing bowl add your sugar, butter then mix
- Now add your eggs one at a time and mix gently
- Add pure vanilla extract
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix
- Add in your chocolate chips and walnuts and mix to combine
- Pour batter into prepared 9×13 pan lined with tin foil and sprayed with non-stick cooking spray
- Take out from oven and cool for at least one hour or until cooled completely
- Take each end of the foil and lift out the brownies as this makes it easier to cut perfect brownies
- Cut into desired size squares, frost them if you want extra goodness on top.
If you love homemade fudgy brownies as much as I do, give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of it.
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