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Fudge Nut Brownies Recipe

Fudge Nut Brownies Recipe

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it in one bowl in just a few minutes. My husband's grandmother passed the recipe on; now our son makes these brownies for after-school snacks. —Becky Albright, Norwalk, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine oil, eggs and vanilla; add to dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  • 2. Spread in a 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: about 24 brownies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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MKEgal User ID: 6678775 269238
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2017

"These are OK, but nowhere near as dark & chocolatey as the picture shows. They were medium brown. Didn't taste much chocolate either. Any suggestions for making them really chocolate? Is it just a matter of more cocoa than is called for?"

kfnb User ID: 8771061 263710
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"I made these today for the first time. Very easy recipe and very delicious."

mipuppetmaster User ID: 7468676 252892
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016

"Worst brownie I've ever made. Terrible. Just like desert dry cake and I followed the recipe EXACTLY. What a waste of ingredients! Just threw them away."

NanZim User ID: 3929200 247607
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"This is not my husband's favorite brownies, but he does enjoy them. They are rich in chocolate flavor and full of nuts. I usually use walnuts."

elise21 User ID: 8051946 239684
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2015

"I took these to a potluck and several people commented they were the best brownies they've ever had. As a bonus, it's such an easy recipe there's no need to buy brownie mixes anymore."

louiesmama User ID: 8358173 232405
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"Found this recipe years ago and been making these for years. They are the best for sure!"

Cthebird User ID: 7635724 231506
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2015

"The flavor of the brownies is very good. They are chewy, but a little crumbly (which isn't ideal). What makes these brownies is that they are totally full of walnuts. Yum! Half the people reviewing didn't even use walnuts/nuts. Unless you're allergic to them or REALLY don't like walnuts, that is a big mistake.

Like one reviewer I halved he recipe, but baked for the same amount of time. I didn't want 24 brownies around my house. 12 is enough. I ate 2 at a time since the serving is quite small. When they're gone. They're gone.
I used 50% sugar 50% granulated sucralose to cut down on the sugar carbs. It definitely didn't affect the flavor. Perhaps that might have caused the crumbliness. I'd still rather have them a little crumbly than eat that much sugar. [I need to watch my glucose level.]"

Starlakay User ID: 7289429 229620
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Wow this is so yummy! It was very simple to make and my family really liked it. I did not use nuts do to allergies but it was so good. This is my new go to recipe for brownies."

dgpaul User ID: 1219871 37040
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"Excellent recipe! It is a moist and melting in mouth recipe. I added rice crispies and cornflakes instead of nuts making it a healthy snack for the kids. They luv it!!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 20271
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"So husband's comment after eating the first one: "These are prize-winning!" lol"

jmpt-rn User ID: 6912429 36605
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"These are the absolute best brownies!!! I left out the nuts though. I did them by hand. I mixed the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla together really well with a whisk (to break up clumps) 1st. Then whisked the cocoa (rounded 3/4 c.) in. The stirred in the rest of the dry,... I was very careful not to incorporate air in to the batter, as I hate cake-like brownies. Also, I used 1c. white flour and 1/3 whole wheat flour,.. you could not tell at all, next time I may try it with even more whole wheat flour.

It took 23 minutes in my preheated oven in a glass 13x9.
These were the perfect amount of sweet!
I use a combination of black cocoa with a little regular.
They were perfectly fudgy, but competely done! I have never found this perfect combination till now!!! I am going to copies of this, so I never lose it! :o)"

PeonyLove User ID: 6869329 12371
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I made them without nuts. Simple and delicious!"

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 12370
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2012

"Apparently I did something wrong, as these brownies were dry and not as sweet as others I've baked. My oven was not off temp, as I have two oven thermometers inside to double check it. It was a quick and easy preparation, but I was disappointed in the results, given all the great reviews. I'll choose the box when I'm rushed next time."

LAnnWalley User ID: 6067032 20266
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Absolutly incredible recipe! I've made it a few times and it always tastes awesome!"

momof29 User ID: 6105359 5375
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Sooo Yummmy:)"

sfprincess User ID: 2695305 15361
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Pretty good. A bit flour-y in my opinion, but everyone loved them. I used chopped pecans and it worked out nicely. Happy to have a brownie recipe I can make from scratch :)."

khingle User ID: 6186162 12364
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"Oh yum...this recipe is perfect! The brownies have a really nice and chewy consistency!"

Tomhanks User ID: 38897 20265
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I've used this Fudge Brownie receipe since I received my first Taste of Home dessert book many years ago. It the only receipe that I will use when making Brownies. Yummy, it's the BEST!"

misscamaro88 User ID: 3056165 11521
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"TERRIFIC! We LOVE these! So quick and easy to prepare and they taste great! Not too sweet either :)"

fxglove User ID: 1184082 12726
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"Excellent texture and so easy. I reduced sugar to 1 1/2 cup and it was still sweet enough. Definitely a keeper."

Angelique177 User ID: 5111761 201335
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"A great recipe, so easy, and makes a big batch for everyone! I added a layer of raspberry filling and they were wonderful."

jabaker User ID: 1017382 37300
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Made these last night. Very good. Everyone loved them. I didn't add the nuts and they were still great!"

ad554836 User ID: 5085348 12725
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Loved it! Loved it! It's so easy too! I'll be making this again! :-)"

ybowker User ID: 4461163 12724
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"Great recipe! Moist and delicious! Didn't add nuts as my children are not fans. Will definitely make again! Thanks."

brooksjones7 User ID: 3308734 36604
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"These turned out delicious, and they were really easy!"

cookadoodle User ID: 5230300 15155
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"so easy that my culinary challenged husband made it! didnt taste bad either. :)"

luvya848 User ID: 3894072 28355
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I dont buy a mix anymore. These are Great!"

Trishyannie User ID: 3469161 15152
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"I made these for my husbands birthday. He said they were the best I ever made! Will definately make these again. Thank you!"

Michelle D User ID: 4651271 12723
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Wow! Why buy the mix when these are just as easy. Will make again!"

Grammy5 User ID: 994532 5374
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"My granddaughter made these while staying with us and they were very very good. Will definately make these again. Thank you for the recipe."

mo0505 User ID: 4440896 13300
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"easy and tasty!"

Sascha18 User ID: 4667359 11520
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"These brownies were delish! I halved the recipe using an 8x8 square pan and baked them for about 25 minutes. I used whole wheat flour instead and sprinkled walnuts only over half of the top but used the whole amount of nuts for the mix, which was very thick!"

Lyzi User ID: 3361629 20260
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"these are very good brownies. They aren't super sweet like some others. this is a keeper!!"

Jannie_Ree User ID: 885313 37039
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"Oh, my goodness, these are yummy!!!"

freakychicktmm User ID: 1491249 9237
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2009

"Best brownis I've ever had and they are very quick and simple. Thanks for the great recipe!"

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