Epic Brownie Recipes

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Great brownie recipes ahead! Your one stop place for #AllTheBrownieRecipes your heart could desire! 


EPIC Brownie Recipes

Is there really a better chocolate dessert than a brownie?  I’d have to go with a resounding “NO!”  Whether they are a plain old traditional chewy brownie, frosted, stuffed with filling, made into bite sizes morsels or bark or topped ala mode – when it comes to brownies I am ALL IN.  

Today I have gathered for you, all in one place, a collection of the most epic brownie recipes around.  This is your one stop place for all things brownie!


The timing for this is perfect, too, because this week I am part of a bloggers group called #Choctoberfest – and we are about to flood the internet with all things chocolate.  Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic way to start a Monday??




What is Choctoberfest?

#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. As I mentioned, I’m joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, simply follow any of the participating bloggers listed below.


We also have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. Our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400! Check out what you get in the prize package, and enter to win at the end of this post!


Bacon Salt Brownies
When you can’t figure out what to eat when you are craving something sweet, salty, chocolate, AND has bacon in it, make a batch of these BACON SALT BROWNIES


Let’s Talk Chocolate for brownie recipes

So before we get to the recipes, let’s start with the most important part of all. The CHOCOLATE! No matter what way you go with the brownie the road always leads back to it. The three most commonly used chocolates available in all stores are Hershey, Nestle, and Ghirardelli. 

All of them are good for brownies, and I have used all of them one time or another. However, knowing a bit about them might help you make a more informed choice in your brownie recipes.

Whether you go dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate also makes a difference. For baking brownies, I recommend the dark or semi-sweet. Save the milk chocolate morsels for toppings. 

Hershey, Nestle, and Ghirardelli chocolates for brownie recipes

The big three all offer chocolate for baking and you will find them on the baking aisle not the candy lane. For brownie recipes, Hershey I find has hints of coconut. Whereas Ghirardelli possesses a bit of a raisin essence. Finally, Nestle offers just a bit of hazelnut in their rich chocolate.

If you are planning on going in any of those directions with your brownies, then take advantage of those chocolates accordingly. They will help bring out that respective quality in your brownie.

Brownie Recipe Tips

To get the perfect brownies, take advantage of these simple preparation tips. 

First, never over-beat the eggs and batter. You are making brownies, not cake! When you beat the eggs and batter too much you end up with something closer to cake than brownie. 

Folks that live at high elevations above sea level should also include an extra egg or two in the recipe. The additional moisture is necessary to avoid your brownies coming out like cookies.

Baking tips for brownie recipes

Bake your brownies on a single rack in the middle of the oven. If you have two pans, then don’t stack them on separate levels. If you do, then the steam from the lower rack prevents the top rack from cooking evenly with the lower. 

Make sure to fluff up your dry ingredients first with a sifter if possible. The finer the dry ingredients, the better the binding of the wet ones which results in a better textured brownie.

Give your brownie pan a tap midway through cooking them. You are making brownies, not soufflé. So the tap helps take the air out and give you a better dense brownie texture.

Also, cool them quickly on ice after you pull them from the oven. Just use a separate bake pan with some ice cubes on it and set the hot brownies on top. 

This helps the brownies have an even texture, instead of a cookie bottom with a brownie top. 


Let’s get to the Brownie Recipes!


Chocolate Ganache Brownies
CHOCOLATE GANACHE BROWNIES Did you ever want to be the BEST brownie maker you could be? Make these. These fudgy brownies are topped with homemade chocolate ganache that will have you over the moon.



S'mores Brownies
S’MORES BROWNIES S’more Brownies have a buttery graham cracker crust, a fudgy brownie center, and are topped with marshmallow buttercream frosting, mini chocolate chips and more graham cracker crumbs. You will be begging for S’more!



Twice the chocolate in these Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies!
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL BROWNIES These Double Chocolate Caramel Brownies are made with devils food chocolate cake mix and have a center made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and gooey caramel. This recipe is a must make for the chocolate caramel lovers.



Old Fashioned Brownies
OLD FASHIONED BROWNIES This Old Fashioned Brownie recipe is almost a century old, and comes with a 5 star rating. I think you’ll agree that this is one superb recipe for a traditional brownie.


Whether the brownie recipe is a traditional one passed down for years and years, or one that is far from basic, there are so many options when it comes to brownies.  Adding nuts, or nut butters, additions of things like flavored chips or marshmallows, spices like nutmeg or cinnamon,  or even bacon or booze … your options are virtually endless.  

That’s just the brownie part, too! Then we get to talk frosting, and then things can really get delicious!

Beautiful Brownies Recipes





FROSTED CHOCOLATE TURTLE BROWNIES are buttery, gooey brownies with nuts, caramel bits, and chocolate chips baked into brownie dough, then iced with the most exquisite chocolate frosting and topped with more nuts, chocolate, and melted caramel!


Ultimate Butterfinger Brownies
ULTIMATE BUTTERFINGER BROWNIES are rich and fudgy, with the signature crispety, crunchety, peanut buttery-ness of Butterfingers!


A natural direction to go when coming up with a winning brownie recipe? Candy or candy bar inspired brownies.  I mean, it just works, right?  Adding more chocolate to already delicious chocolate, just makes sense.  




Easy Brownie Bark with Pistachios
EASY BROWNIE BARK WITH PISTACHIOS This brownie bark begins with a box brownie mix, add in chocolate chips and pistachios and bake it up to make those wonderful crunchy “edge pieces” of the brownies we love the most. Easy recipe that makes snacking sensational!


Salted Caramel Brownie Brittle
SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIE BARK is an addicting treat that’s crunchy and chewy all at the same time. It’s a snap to make and will disappear in no time.


Sure, as Huey Lewis once said, “It’s hip to be square,” but all brownies don’t have to be! Some of my favorite ways to eat them aren’t.  Brownie bark or as some call it, brownie brittle, is one of my favorites! Crispy brownie treats, most times with things like nuts or toffee inside.  Secret revealed? It’s one of my favorite guilty pleasure pairings to a glass of red wine.  

The same goes with brownie bites.  Perfectly poppable, and so delicious!





Frosted Zucchini Brownies
FROSTED ZUCCHINI BROWNIES These thick and fudgy brownies are made with shredded zucchini, then frosted after they are cooled. They are so moist and chocolatey, I bet you can’t stop at one!



DR PEPPER CHOCOLATE CHERRY BROWNIES any given gameday for a scrumptious sweet treat! Easy to make, these from-scratch Chocolate Cherry Brownies are the perfect dessert for sharing.


Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE SWIRL BROWNIES Creamy pumpkin cheesecake swirled between fudgy layers of chocolate pumpkin brownies.


CHERRY AMARETTO FROSTED BROWNIES Brownies infused with Amaretto liqueur and topped with Cherry Amaretto Frosting are a decadent adult treat that will knock your socks off. They are amazing!


Anyone that would say they would never put vegetables in brownies has clearly never eaten one of my frosted zucchini brownies.  Adding vegetables like zucchini, pumpkin and carrots to baked goods, adds a moisture that is unsurpassed.  

Of course fruits like cherries, raspberries and strawberries, are a no brainer, as they pair beautifully with chocolate.



Cake like brownie layered with Oreo pudding and topped off with whipped topping and crushed Oreos drizzled with chocolate fudge are the makings of this most delicious OREO BROWNIE POKE CAKE DESSERT!


We love our brownies so much that we even take an already perfectly good dessert, and add it to another dessert to make it even more outrageous.  Brownie inspired desserts are sure to find the fast track to your heart.  




Chocolate Ganache Brownies

Making brownies for the most part is simple, and doesn’t require a lot of fancy equipment.  In most cases, you don’t even need a mixer. (unless you are trying to achieve that cakey texture we chatted about earlier.) A good batter bowl, wooden spoons or spatulas, measuring cups and spoons will get you well on your way. 

However, when the baking dishes come into play, you have a few decisions.  Depending on the thickness of your brownies, you could need a smaller pan vs. a larger one.  Or, if you love the edges like I do, and “All Edges Pan” is where it’s at!


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The Most Ultimate Brownies Recipes

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I hope you found all sorts of brownie recipes that you are eager to try.  A huge thank you to my foodie blogger bff’s for their contributions to this must keep list! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway and check out all of the #Choctoberfest recipes below!




  • Candy Gift Pack from blog host Triple Chocolate Kitchen, which includes 180-pack of Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles (dark, milk, and white). Triple Chocolate Kitchen organizes #Choctoberfest, as well as posting chocolate recipes throughout the year.
  • Chocolate and Cocoa Gift Pack from Divine Chocolate, which includes a variety of high-quality fair trade chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and Divine Chocolate swag. Divine Chocolate’s baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts. Their chocolate products are made with 100% cocoa butter and are non-GMO and Vegan Society Certified.
  • $100 Nordic Ware Gift Card and 40 Pounds of Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar. They are currently hosting their annual Scary Scramble, featuring delicious fall-inspired recipes using Imperial Sugar’s high-quality sweeteners. Imperial Sugar has been a kitchen staple for over 175 years!
  • Collagen Fuel™ Drink Mix Gift Pack from Primal Kitchen. The ingredients in these drink mixes help support hair, skin, and nails. Their chocolate version has organic, fair-trade cocoa and coconut milk powders, with no wheat, soy, or dairy ingredients.
  • Cracker Gift Pack from Mary’s Gone Crackers. The lucky winner will get to try a variety of crackers, many of which pair well with chocolate (check their recipe page for ideas!). Mary’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic.
  • Fig Spread Gift Pack from Dalmatia Spreads. With flavors like sour cherry, plum, blackberry, and orange, you’ll find that several of Dalmatia’s fig-based spreads work well in chocolate recipes. Use as a filling for crépes, serve warm over ice cream, or spread onto toast. They even have a fig cocoa spread that uses fair trade cocoa.
  • Alkaline Water Pack from Perfect Hydration. Wash down all those delicious chocolate desserts with Perfect Hydration water. This 9.5+ pH alkaline water helps to effectively restore and rebalance the body to optimum pH levels. This water goes through a 9-stage filtration process, has no added sodium, chlorine, or fluoride, and is packaged in recyclable BPA-free bottles.
  • Kitchen Conversions Chart and Etsy Gift Card from Moonflower Mountain. Winner chooses the colors for this flower-adorned conversion chart, which makes it easy to double any recipe or convert from cups to tablespoons.

This is a prize pack worth over $400! Open worldwide, except where prohibited. Must be 18+ to enter (21+ in some locations). One lucky winner will be drawn randomly on October 20, 2019 and contacted via email. See terms and conditions for more details. Enter the giveaway now:

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Make sure you check out the participating bloggers to see #Choctoberfest recipes throughout the week:

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  1. Is there anything better than a brownie? There is when you find all kinds of delicious varieties to make them like you shared. I like how you can take a standard brownie and make it into something really special with just a few tweaks.

  2. These brownies have the world’s most perfect texture! Wow! And I owe it all to the tip you have in here to not overbeat the eggs.. I had no idea before, and can’t wait to make these again!

  3. I love all these brownie recipes. Perfect for everyone in my house who has a different favorite. I think the Smores brownies are calling my name. Can’t wait to try them all!

  4. Brownies are my weakness! I know I’m not alone there! And this is truly an epic line up of brownies. I’m now daydreaming of those Ultimate Butterfinger Brownies! They looked so good!

  5. What an awesome selection of brownies! I’ve always been a chocolate kind of girl, but I love these variations. The pumpkin cheesecake ones and the chocolate cherry sound particularly tasty.

  6. I’m most interested in the Nordic Ware gift card and sugar. Holiday baking here we come! These brownie recipes look delicious.

  7. I love all the stuff in the prize package but honestly I would share or better yet just give to my mom. She was very ill and in hospital and rehab for about six weeks with severe pneumonia, sepsis, and blood clots in both lungs. I was there two days prior to her coming home to make sure the house was set. I stayed with her a month to help her out with cleaning and cooking, help to wash her hair etc. She’s still on oxygen 24/7 but is doing much better. I never would have left and went home if I didn’t feel she wasn’t well enough to be by herself. Plus her occupational and physical therapist and nurse that came to house every week also assured me that she was doing well and getting better. Sorry for all that, aside from what I said my mom and I are huge choco fans! Whether it is brownies, cookies, cakes, pies…you name it! The recipes you show here are so scrumptious looking! Im definitely going to make some next time I go and see my mom. Im sure she’ll love it as much as I know I will!

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