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Salted Fudge Brownies (The Best Brownie Recipe Ever!)

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

When it comes to desserts I tend to gravitate more towards fruity flavored things rather than chocolate. When I look at a dessert menu I can always pass on things like chocolate cake and chocolate mousse. I like chocolate in things but I don’t like strictly chocolate flavored things. Does that make any sense at all?

One exception is brownies. I have a soft spot in my heart for brownies. They remind me of growing up. We kept a box of brownie mix in the pantry and made them on the regular. I admit to loving boxed brownies (even to this day), especially the Ghirardelli brand. We always underbaked them a little so that they were still gooey in the center, which is the best way for brownies to be. My dad would actually make my Aunt Ruth’s brownies from scratch when I was growing up but I turned my nose up at them in favor of the boxed brownies.

Well, times have changed and while I’ll still use a box from time to time if necessary, I have a couple of from scratch brownies recipes that I absolutely adore. My favorite being these Salted Fudge Brownies that I’m sharing with you today.

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

I started making these brownies several years ago and they’ve remained a favorite even after testing other recipes. Why?

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

Only one pot is necessary for assembly. So easy. You can have these things in the oven in under 10 minutes.

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

They have sea salt swirled into the batter. Salted chocolate…yes. A million times yes.

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

They are SO fudgy and delicious. I have never served these to anyone who hasn’t absolutely adored them. Seriously, the salt + fudge combo is out of this world. Serve these warm with ice cream and you’re going to knock it out of the park.

These Salted Fudge Brownies feature just 8 ingredients and are made in one pan. Intense chocolate flavor and perfect balance of sweet and salty. If you love super chewy and fudge-like brownies with crisp edges, this recipe is for you!

Really, these are so simple, easy and decadently delicious that you have no reason not to make them ASAP. I promise you’ll thank me for it.

Salted Fudge Brownies
(Recipe source Tasty Kitchen)

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 inch square baking dish with cooking spray or line with foil draping over the edges and spray with cooking spray.

Melt the butter and unsweetened chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until melted and combined. Remove from heat and add cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Whisk to combine.

Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Use a butter knife to swirl the salt into the batter and if you’d like, grind a little extra on top.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edge is set but center is still soft. Cool in the pan at room temperature for an hour and then remove from pan. Cut into squares and serve.

Yield: 12-16 square brownies


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  • 1
    Sam @ PancakeWarriors September 3, 2014, 10:23 pm

    Jen – I’m the opposite and adore all things chocolate. Salted fudge – holy cow sign me up! I adore brownies… I usually have to make little brownie bites because well i can’t really help myself lol. These look fudgy and decadent… Both an absolute necessity when it comes to brownies!! Yum thanks for sharing I’m going to tuck this in my must make file!

  • 2
    Paige September 3, 2014, 10:24 pm

    These look AMAZING. I never eat the ends, but the middles make my heart melllllltttttt 🙂

  • 3
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen September 3, 2014, 10:45 pm

    Yum! I have a soft spot in my heart for brownies too and I feel like I’m always searching for a good “from scratch” recipe. I’ve got to give these a try!

  • 4
    stephanie September 4, 2014, 12:44 am

    Im making these this weekend. Ive always preferred the ghiradelli boxed mixed but youve convinced me to try baking from scratch again 🙂

  • 5
    Shana September 4, 2014, 1:59 am

    I make these same ones and have for years — no better recipe!!

  • 6
    Dana September 4, 2014, 6:32 am

    Brownies are my weakness…Can’t wait!

  • 7
    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles September 4, 2014, 6:44 am

    I have my own fabulous from scratch fudgy brownie recipe that I love but I am definitely trying yours! I am a total chocolate dessert nut and definitely shy away from the fruity desserts when chocolate is available but when it comes to ice cream, I don’t like chocolate based. Just in case you were wondering lol. We all have our preferences.

  • 8
    Amy September 4, 2014, 8:42 am

    Sea salted desserts are the best!! Will have to try this one, thanks!

  • 9
    Erin September 4, 2014, 8:47 am

    Oh Stop!!!!!! My favorite “go-to” recipes are quickly filling up with all of the delicious ones that you have blogged about and I know that this is going to be my next staple. Sat + fudge….YES. PLEASE!!!! Can’t wait to mix up a batch.

  • 10
    Paula September 4, 2014, 9:05 am

    I feel you on the chocolate desserts. I’d rather have yellow cake with chocolate frosting, or vanilla ice cream with chocolate sprinkles than full-on chocolate desserts. But brownies are always the exception. I’ve never made them with both chocolate AND cocoa powder, so I’m interested to see the difference!

  • 11
    Chicago Jogger September 4, 2014, 9:21 am

    These look amazing. I was just thinking about what type of dessert to take to a BBQ this weekend and I think this recipe is the winner 🙂

  • 12
    Liz September 4, 2014, 10:07 am

    1 and a half sticks of butter or a 1/2 of a stick of butter? Can’t wait to make!

    • 13
      Jen September 4, 2014, 11:38 am

      One and a half!

  • 14
    Lauren @ ihadabiglunch September 4, 2014, 10:44 am

    Salt + chocolate….sign me UP!

  • 15
    becca @ sewLOVED September 4, 2014, 12:02 pm

    These sound delicious! Having a small girls party in a couple of weeks and I think these will be gracing my snack list!

  • 16
    Erin September 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

    HOLY! This is fitting, as I recently had a long stare-down with a box of Ghirardelli brownie mix that was on sale. Not sure how I escaped the grocery store without buying them. I think these need to happen this weekend!

    One question: Do you temper the eggs, or just add them on in? I’m guessing the low heat makes it OK to just crack them straight into the mixture?

    Thanks! 🙂

    • 17
      Jen September 4, 2014, 1:03 pm

      I usually lightly beat them before adding them in but I don’t temper them. I’ve never had an issue with them “cooking.” You want to keep the heat pretty low on the chocolate/butter mixture so that it just melts.

  • 18
    Nicki September 4, 2014, 12:32 pm

    These look HEAVENLY!

  • 19
    Matt Robinson September 4, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Absolutely love these, and so would my boys!

  • 20
    kristin @ W [H] A T C H September 4, 2014, 1:46 pm

    this recipe looks insanely good!

  • 21
    Fiona September 4, 2014, 3:05 pm

    OMG………..I loveeee me some Brownies!!!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!!! Delicious!

  • 22
    Emily September 4, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Mmmm salt + chocolate is the best. Try Maldon sea salt next time–it’s a wonderful, flakey salt that’s perfect for sprinkling!

  • 23
    Vanessa September 6, 2014, 9:28 pm

    Delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing.

  • 24
    Sarah September 7, 2014, 3:22 am

    What is a stick of butter in grams?

  • 25
    DeeDee September 8, 2014, 1:12 pm

    I made these on Saturday for friends and everyone lost their minds. This recipe is a keeper.

  • 26
    Jenn January 28, 2015, 1:29 pm

    Hello! I know this post is a couple of months old, so I don’t know if you’ll see this… However, I have a quick question. These look awesome and I want to make them for my Super Bowl party, but also want to add some bacon to them. Do you think that I should cut the butter in the batter a little??

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