Favorite Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Favorite Fudgy Brownies Recipe

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I've made these moist brownies many times and they're always a hit. —June Formanek, Belle Plaine, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 243 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Gradually add flour. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans if desired.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 16-20 brownies.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p42

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2010

"I enjoy brownies from a box more. Sorry!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2010

"Very easy and delicious. I will make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"Fudgy brownies are something my family loves, and will make many more times. This recipe is simple, delicious, and so easy to make, we'll be keeping it for a long time."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"It was hard to tell when these were done. I did not know what it meant to have moist crumbs.

Mary Ellen"

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