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Chocolate Fudge Brownies Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Brownies Recipe

My children always looked forward to these after-school snacks. They're so fudgy they don't need icing. —Hazel Fritchie, Palenstine, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in walnuts.
  • 3. Spread into a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).
  • 4. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars. Yield: 16 servings.