Easy Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Easy Fudgy Brownies Recipe

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In Susanville, California, Evie, Gloistein can stir up these moist and chocolaty brownies in a snap. "They're oh-so-easy to make and oh-so-scrumptious to eat," she assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 95 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in pecans if desired.
  2. Spread into two greased 8-in. square baking pans. Bake at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Cut into bars. Yield: 32 brownies.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p55

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oregonferns User ID: 8255569 221545
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This is an easy, rich Brownie. A little soft but very tasty!"

Noid33 User ID: 7483569 56974
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Will NOT be using this recipe again.. tastes a lot like the unsweetened chocolate it calls for."

IslandWife User ID: 6007790 74169
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Yummy! I made it with 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup applesauce. It was very good!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 28068
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"These are great! I had used to use a brownie recipe that called for 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. I think the elimination of the baking powder makes these better. There is also less flour which makes them noticeably more fudgy than of a cake consistency. Instead of 4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, you can try using 2/3 cup semi- sweet chocolate chips- which is the equivalent of 4 ounces. I also just threw all of into a 13 by 9 inch baking pan. Try cutting the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups- it tastes just as good and it is more healthy. I left out the pecans too. About 25 minutes into baking, I added 1 cup of chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Do not mix them in before putting the mixture into the pan. The chocolate chips will sink the bottom because the mixture is so thin. It tastes good this way, but will be a mess to get out! They look just like store bought mix brownies but so much healthier! You will be surprised how easy and quick they are!"

iluv2sing07 User ID: 6264540 24504
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Tasted great and were nice and moist. Will make this again."

rosered47 User ID: 4753241 78393
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"Very good simple brownies. Easy to make. Soft, cake-like. Definitely will keep this recipe. Thanks!"

Franny203 User ID: 1821787 86392
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"I have been looking for a easy but tasteful brownie and Now i have it Thanks !!!!!!!"

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