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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

My children always looked forward to these fudge brownies as an after-school snack. They're so fudgy they don't need icing. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Add flour, mixing well. Stir in walnuts.
  • 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).
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 410 calories, 28g fat (12g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • stampinjo
    Jan 10, 2021

    These brownies are delectable! I made them for my son and he was thrilled with the flavor and texture. I did cut the walnuts back to one cup as well and upped the vanilla to 1 1/2 tsp.

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 11, 2020

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  • mrscessna
    Jan 18, 2020

    Great chocolate flavor! Easy to cut and transport.

  • Patti
    Dec 30, 2017

    The recipe doesn't call for baking powder or baking soda & it has baked for almost an hour & its still gooey inside & crusty or baked on the outside, what gives?

  • jbug827
    Feb 5, 2016

    These were FABULOUS!! My husband is a baker's son and is constantly talking about how he misses the things his dad used to make in his bakery. He said these brownies were just like his dad's. Needless to say - very happy hubby! Based on reviews, I used half the walnuts and added about 1/2 c. of mini chocolate chips. So good!! I think I would also like to try them with peanut butter chips mixed in. I will definitely be making these again. (and again, and again...)

  • dschultz01
    Jan 31, 2016

    These were very thick and fudgy! Great recipe!

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jun 8, 2015

    Wow! These are so good! My husband and I call them "dangerous brownies"! I was careful not to overbake and they are so rich, chocolatey and fudgey! I, too, just used half the walnuts and that was plenty for us. This will be my "go-to" brownie recipe now for sure!

  • ebramkamp
    Jan 24, 2015

    These are ooey gooey fudgy goodness in a bar. I used half the nuts and added one cup of mini semi sweet chocolate chips. They were delicious. The second time I made them I used up some mint chocolate chips I had leftover and YUM!!!! They key is not to over bake them just as the recipe states.

  • kathyfrance
    May 14, 2014

    great also in a 9x13 pan

  • Katisha
    Jun 27, 2013

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