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Quick Easy Fudgey Brownies


33 Min.
12 Min.
Skill Level:
24 brownies

There's nothing better than homemade brownies! From beginner to savvy baker, this quick fudgey brownies recipe is the most versatile and essential brownie recipe. It has a dense, moist texture and a chocolaty taste, making it perfect for any occasion. We've included a bunch of brownie variations like the chocolate and peanut butter Chippy Chewy Brownies or the decadent Rocky Road Brownies filled with chocolate chips, nuts and marshmallows.

Thick, fudgy brownies are always a crowd-pleasing treat, and this Quick Easy Fudgey Brownie recipe is no exception! We have many easy brownie recipes that will delight a crowd, like these indulgent, ultra-chocolaty Fudge-Topped Brownies.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
12 minutes
Bake Time
33 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


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  • 3/4 cup
    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 1-1/2 cups
    sugar plus 2 tablespoons
  • 3
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    nuts chopped (optional)

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
pan 13x9x2-inch pan
microwave microwave
bowl microwave-safe bowl
measuring cup measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Place chocolate chips and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add sugar; stir with spoon until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour and nuts, if desired; stir until well blended. Spread in prepared pan.


Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars Makes about 24 brownies.

Brownie Variations:

Chippy Chewy Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed, stirring in 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips with flour. Bake as directed.

Cakelike Brownies: Stir in 1/2 cup milk with eggs and vanilla. Increase flour to 1-1/2 cups. Bake as directed.

Cream Cheese Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed, using 4 eggs. Spread in prepared pan. Beat 8-oz. pkg. softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons flour. Soon mixture over brownie batter; swirl with knife to marble. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Rocky Road Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed; bake 30 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 cup chopped nuts over brownies. Bake another 3 minutes or until topping melts together.

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