Fudge Brownies Recipe
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Fudge Brownies Recipe

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True to their name, these rich frosted bars from Inez Orsburn are BIG on chocolate flavor! "My family has enjoyed this special treat for years," relates this avid baker and cake decorator from DeMotte, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, two at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for icing, melt butter and chocolate. Transfer to a large bowl. Add half of the confectioners' sugar; mix well.
  4. Beat in the milk, vanilla and remaining sugar until smooth. Spread over warm brownies. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Fudge Brownies in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p63

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This is my favourite recipe for brownies. My family and friends love them. Rich, moist, and the recipe is easily adaptable for gluten free. Best brownies ever!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"I have made these brownies for years by request from my kids. We all love them and are so easy to make. I also love that is makes such a large batch, as I have a large family and they go very fast. Simply one of the best I have ever tried."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Sinfully the best brownies to die for, share with someone you love with all your heart!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Sinfully the best brownies to die for"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"I absolutely love this recipe! I just wish it had the nutrition facts."

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