Mr.CBB’s Fudgy Brownies $5 a pan

Mr.CBB's Fudgy Brownies

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.

Mr.CBB's Fudgy Brownies 2

How To Make Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Tin foil
  • Whisk
  • 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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I’m from the UK and now a recent permanent resident in Canada. I bought my first house at the age of 21 after University then my second at the age of 24. I’ve always been fascinated with personal finance, savings, learning to make money and watch it grow while combating debts along the way. Canadian Budget Binder is a place where I get to share my experiences with personal finance and learn about yours along the way. I hope you stick around and check me out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest where I am active on all social media sites. Cheers, Mr.CBB


  1. You know me and chocolate! This is the frugal recipe I’d like to try!!!

    • I was right! Well at least I knew you would want to make something with chocolate! I’ll be making the Cowboy cookies this week. It’s the butterscotch chipits that make those stand out.

  2. Mmmm….looks good!

  3. Mr.CBB
    I made these again today 🙂
    They were a great hit at xmas in the cookie/goody bags I made friends and co-workers! Was even asked to make them again this xmas.
    I even had to buy more cocoa because I have made them sooooo many times.
    The weather here makes my baking wonky so I bake them a little longer than you do and they are never around long.
    Thanks for sharing your recipes!

    • The weather makes you baking wonky haha you’re hilarious. Thanks for sharing my brownies and baking them. I love them and worked hard to perfect them since I have a slight brownie addiction 😉

  4. What is the gram measurement for butter? Thanks.

  5. These are in the oven now, making them for our belated Father’s Day BBQ tomorrow. They smell wonderful; can’t wait to sample them. 🙂

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