Fudge brownies are my "go-to" brownie recipe whenever I need a dessert fast. They’re moist and delicious. One of my taste testers even said, "...they melt in your mouth!" Now that’s a good recommendation and good eating.
When you make your own you always know exactly what has gone into them and you don't have to worry about allergic reactions or preservatives that you don't understand. Fresh and made from scratch, fudge brownies are a great family recipe tradition in the making.
This recipe was adapted from the SACO cocoa container. The original recipe called for nuts, but given that so many people seem to have nut allergies these days, I left them out completely. You could easily substitute chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, or white chocolate chips for the nuts.
You won’t even need to pull out the heavy-duty mixer for this one! It’s an easy batter to mix by hand. If you’re like me and experience the challenges of carpal tunnel syndrome, then you’ll appreciate how easy it is to mix up this brownie recipe by hand.
Turn the oven on to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so it can preheat while you mix up the fudge brownie batter. Just so that you’re ready, grease an 8-inch square baking pan and set it aside. Now you’re ready to mix up your brownies.
Your Ingredients for Fudge Brownies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/3 cup SACO Premium Cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Now to Complete The Fudge Brownie Recipe
Melt butter over low heat in a saucepan. This can be done in the microwave too, but I find that I can control the melting process much easier by doing it on the stove. Do whatever works best for you.
Once the butter is completely melted, remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the cocoa and mix until the two ingredients are blended well.
Next, add the sugar and mix again until well blended with the cocoa and butter mixture. Eggs are added one at a time. Be sure each egg is blended well into the batter.
Stir into the batter the remaining ingredients: pure vanilla extract, flour, and salt. Just mix gently until the batter is uniform. You don’t want to over-mix it or else the brownies won’t turn out as desired.
Your batter will have a creamy consistency, but not completely smooth.
Nuts would be added at this point if you are going to add them. Or, if you opt for a flavor of baking chip, you can add them here as well. Simply fold the nuts or chips into the batter, gently.
The greased pan is ready and waiting, so pour the batter into the pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake the fudge brownies for 25 to 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the center.
Frost the brownies if you like, but if you’re like me, simple chocolate brownies are just enough to satisfy a craving.
What My Taste Testers Said...
These brownies received rave reviews!
" My friends at our local library were kind enough to taste test these for me and when I returned a few days later, at least two of the ladies came out from the back to say how much they loved them!"
I think I'll be making more of these fudge brownies soon.
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