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Very Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Very Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I've spent years trying different recipes in search of the perfect brownie...and this scrumptious version might be it. The fluffy melt-in-your-mouth top layer is absolutely heavenly. It's impossible to eat just one!—Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:36 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  • 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 to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.
  • 2. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool completely.
  • 3. For topping, melt chocolate chips and butter with water in a microwave; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over brownies. Chill before cutting. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2017

"Use this for the best brownies"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"The BEST brownie recipe ever! The first time I saw this in the Taste of Home magazine I made it to take to kindergarten class for my son's 6th birthday. Today, he's turning 23 and he still requests them! These brownies always get rave reviews from kids and grownups alike. Thank you for sharing this recipe Arlene Butler!"

Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This is the absolute best brownie ever! It melts in your mouth."

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"This recipe for the brownies was so good. I did not have the cream to make the topping, so I did the brownies with a chocolate icing from another brownie recipe.

Yum! Will make them again and again. I will try the topping with the chocolate Brownies Recipe next time. Best brownie ever, thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe, I've made it several times. I'm going to use it as a base for the Mint Sundae Brownie Squares recipe since I'm not a big fan of box brownie mix."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"I used this recipe to make brownie bites with miniature reeses peanute butter cups pressed in the middle! Out of this world :) I also think they would be really good with rolos in the center."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"I was short on time so I used a boxed brownie mix for the bottom. Was very tasty! I would like to try the full recipe another time."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"These are very rich, but SO good. Definitely a nice change of pace from frosted boxed brownies. I always get compliments (and come home with an empty pan) when I take these to potlucks!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"Excellent! I thought boxed brownies were going to be my M.O., but these were so much better and kind of fun to make. The cool, not-too-sweet topping balances the sugariness of the bottom layer and is easier to make than chocolate frosting because there's no sifting involved. I actually think the top layer in this recipe is just better than frosting. The bottom part is pretty much the best brownie I've ever had (and believe me, I have eaten quite a few brownies). I couldn't make them look like the picture, though. I had the topping everywhere, including my jeans, when I was done arranging them on a pretty platter. It was not at all firm-looking, but looked like chocolate-flavored Cool Whip. Anyway, if you love chocolate, don't pass this recipe up!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"Made these for a party today. SO rich and SO delicious! Trust me...these are FAR superior to any box brownie mix, and are well worth the effort. Don't skip the step of lining the pan with foil. This way you can remove the whole brick of brownies fromt the pan, frost them, and cut them with a pizza cutter.


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