These basic chocolate fudge brownies have an infinite number of variations. Choose one of the suggestions or experiment on your own!
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Microwave sugar, butter and water in a large, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles, stirring once. Add Choco Bake; stir.
STIR in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture; stir well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.
BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
FOR SAUCEPAN METHOD:
HEAT sugar, butter and water in a medium saucepan just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add Choco Bake; stir. Proceed as above.
CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE brownie batter; do not pour into pan. Beat 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in 1 egg. Pour brownie batter into pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over top; swirl with spoon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE brownie batter without nuts; do not pour into pan. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100 %) power for 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Pour brownie batter into pan. Spoon peanut butter mixture over top; swirl with spoon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
ROCKY ROAD BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE brownie batter without nuts; bake as directed. While still hot, sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and morsels are shiny.
Review This Recipe
MMMMMM Chocolate Fudge Brownies
My Daughter-in-law is the brownie baker and we loved these.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Walnuts
I made these for my husband and he loved them! I ended up using 1/3c Brown Sugar to make up for the shortage of white sugar I had and they still came out great.
chocolate Fudge Brownies
I loved these brownies and so did my friends. I am making these for a friend for her birthday. I know she will love them also. Thank you for another good recipe!
Easy and Delicious
Simple recipe and tastes great. Best part of it I got to say I made it from scratch and it tastes like a quality gourmet treat.
they were very fast and easy to make; everyone loved them.
everhyone liked it but for me it was okay.
a must try
i tried this recipe without walnuts. it was a winner
I musta goofed!
Mine turned out dry, so I can only assume that I messed up somehow. I thought they would be moist and more like fudge!
These brownies were a big hit for my sons sleepover.
I made the peanutbutter version of these brownies. The first time I made them they were a big hit. Everyone now asks me if I am going to be bringing them!
This recipe was a big hit with everyone at my mother's work. They are actually asking my mother to have me make more because they were so good!
the best ever
this was the first time that i have every made them and they were great plan to make again
These beownies are by far the best ive ever made and i couldnt wait long enough to eat them i was about to eat the dough
Quick and Very Easy
I made these for my family and got rave reviews! On Friday of the same week, we had a death in our church and I needed a very quick dessert and made them again. Great brownie....moist and best of all...homemade!
Yummy and flaky
These brownies get 5 stars for easiness to make. I chopped up 15 mini peanut butter cups and added them to the batter. The top was flaky and crisy (only baked at the minimum time). The middle was chewy & fudgy, only wish the entire brownie was fudgy.
I have made more brownie recipes than I can count, to find one that mimicks bakeries and these are the ones! They are SOOOOO good!
These came out nice...they had an ok chewy texture. Not the best but good in its own right...would go good in a sundae.
These brownies truned out so miost and delicious, and they are nutritious too. I can't wait to pass this on to the family.
Chocolatey and Moist
This was a quick and delicious brownie. I melted Bittersweet Chocolate then added it to the sugar and butter mixture. I also used a smaller pan so they wouldn't be so thin. They have a satisfying taste and I'll continue to use this recipe and maybe use some of the alternatives.
I really like it.
I love this better cold than hot, I did not like it that much when it was hot but the next day it was very good, I cut back the sugar. My stepson really like it and he does not like brownie that much, he asked me to bake it again, I told him I won't bake it often because I will just eat it in a day for I could not stop eating, but I will definitely bake this again.
no more birthday cakes!
i made this instead of a traditional cake for a friend's birthday and i don't think i'll ever be asked to bake a cake ever again! these brownies were gone before i knew it. instead of the nuts, i added an entire bag of nestle milk chocolate morsels.
Debi Selfon, E.R., Tn.
These are great to make with the kids and the whole family will love them. Try adding almond extract for a little bit of a different flavor.
The Best Brownies
There is absolutely nothing that can explain the goodness of this dessert.
They were a hit!
Two pans of these brownies went to my neices fifth grade class for her birthday and they really liked them. It is a very quick and easy recipe too.
Compared to the other brownie recipes available on the internet, this was heaven!! i baked them for my friends birthday and they just vanished in no time at all! this recipe was really great and simple to make. Im gonna make it again real soon!
Great Recipe !!
Made these for a snack for the family. They loved them and didn't last long. My daughter put chocolate icing on hers that was good also. Great recipe and very easy to make. My favorite kind.
This is a very simple yet really delicious recipe. I use a 9x9 pan instead of the 9x13 and the brownies are much fudgier and chewier. Also, stirring in some chocolate chips instead of walnuts adds some more chocolatey crunch. yum!
Going, going, Gone
Excellent basic brownie recipe. I skipped the nuts and put in a half cup of chocolate chips and a quarter cup English toffee bits instead. I put it out at a house concert and at the break, there was nothing left. A fun recipe you can be creative with. A keeper.
I can't believe it's this easy! Made some just before dinner and it took me only half an hour. My family loves it! If you like it even more moist, try drizzling on some coffee liquer or brandy (ala tiramisu) and serve with ice cream / whipped cream. I'm definitely making this again!
BEST PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES.
THIS WAS THE EASIEST FUDGE RECIPE AND WAS DELICIOUS WITH THE PEANUT BUTTER. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE, A KEEPER, WILL BE MAKING OFFEN, SO EASY TO MAKE. EVERY ONE LOVED THIS AND WENT VERY QUICK.
Cream cheese variation
What a great recipe! I added Nestle chocolate chunks in place of the nuts and swirled in the optional cream cheese mixture. The brownies were so moist and fudgy! Our friends enjoyed these immensely.
THEY LOVED IT!!!
I MADE THIS FOR A CO-WORKER'S BIRTHDAY AND EVERYONE LOVED IT!!! I HAVE ANOTHER RECIPE FOR THESE BROWNIES WHICH IS ALSO BY NESTLE. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THAT RECIPE DOES NOT CALL FOR MILK IN THE PEANUT BUTTER MIXTURE. I WASN'T GOING TO ADD MILK, BUT THE PEANUT BUTTER DIDN'T MELT DOWN WITHOUT IT.
This was such an easy recipe and my family loved it.
From now on it is my family favorite!!
This is the best Fudgey brownie recipe i've ever done!! My entire family loves it, extremely easy to make.
Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge Brownies
My family thought they tasted like a peanutbutter and chocolate cup. They loved them. I will be fixing them again real soon.
These are very moist brownie. I put nuts, chocolate chips in them. Turned out really good mmmmmmmm good!
Super Easy for Sure
These brownies are so easy. They mix up in one bowl and bake up in 15 minutes. Not to mention how wonderful they taste. The recipe did say to make pieces out of the unsweetened chocolate bars. I didn't do this step and it still turned out great. I need to mention again how WONDERFUL they taste. Perfect!!
cream cheese variation
These brownies using the cream cheese variation came out wonderful. It was very moist. I will definitely make these more often. Very easy and delicious.
Très Très Bon!
I just pulled these brownies out of the oven and cut off a small corner to taste them. I made them for the Mardi Gras festival this afternoon at my daughters school this afternoon and now I'm going to have to lock my self out of the kitchen so they will make it that far!
If you love chocolate,
Then this is another brownie that get my vote.
Excellent and Easy Brownies
This is the absolute easiest recipe to follow! I substitute self rising cake flour, and omit the soda and salt, I find that cake flour makes brownies and cookies very rich! And I've recently discovered self rising flour, just make my life easier! I love the Nestle baking chocolate, easiest to break apart that I've found! Highly recommended! Enjoy! Sakai
These are some of the best brownies I have made. I add extra chocolate chips and everyone just loves them.
Can't go wrong with these. Makes everything in life seem wonderful!!!
Not only were these Brownies easy to make they were delicious. My family really enjoyed them and for an extra chocolatey taste we melted chocolate on top. Perfect with coffee.
loved by all
I first made the brownies for my friends then went on to making them for my husbands work now thats all I ever hear about. Every one loves them "killer brownies"
chocolate fudge brownies
These are a very moist and chewy brownie. My boys enjoy these with vanilla ice cream while the brownies are still warm.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
These were easy to make and very good. I can't wait to try the cream cheese variation.
This was my first time making brownies from scratch and I think they were delicious. I had them for breakfast today and they still tasted great! I will definately make them again!
Great recipe! I only needed 3 minutes in my microwave. Yummy with chocolate chips, too.
Brownies & Peanut Butter Yummy
I love these brownies.I tried the peanut butter version.The second time I made them I found that if you cut the peanut butter, sugar and milk in half that the brownies are alot better. Anyone who loves chocolate and peanut butter should try this recipe.