Fudge Better Than Boxed Brownies are rich, fudgy, decadent and delicious! This brownie recipe is irresistible. They’re the perfect treat and sure to delight.
Everyone loves the chocolate boxed brownies with their crinkly top and fudge center. Being the baker that I am, I aimed to create a brownie that is better than the boxed mix.
Fudge Better Than Boxed Brownies
Personally, I think these Fudge Better Than Boxed Brownies are perfection! They are thick, chewy, and have that crinkly top. For me, there’s a fine line with a brownie being too ‘cakey’ or too ‘fudge-like’. (Fudge like the candy.) The texture of this recipe is the ideal ratio of ingredients.
How do I make clean-cut brownies?
It’s important to cut them when they’re completely cool, otherwise you’ll have an ooey gooey mess and brownies that lose their shape.
Take the biggest knife you have, preferably one that’s the length of the entire pan of brownies. Then just cut straight down in one swift motion rather than dragging through the brownies.
Between each cut, wipe off your knife with a damp paper towel. Any remaining crumbs will grab onto the brownies as you’re cutting, leading to a messy edge.
Make one cut down the middle of the pan, then down the middle of each half. That’s the best way to
How to serve brownies
I like warm brownies. Therefore, I like to cut them as directed above. To serve, I heat each one individually in the microwave for 10 seconds or so. They great served warm with vanilla ice cream and chocolate or caramel sauce.
How to store brownies
Store the brownies in an airtight container on the counter for 1 week. In the refrigerator, they’ll last a couple of days more before they start to dry out.
Can I make Fudge Better Than Boxed Brownies ahead of time?
Yes, you can make them and freeze them, wrapping tightly, for up to 3 months. Sit them in the refrigerator the night before you want to serve them. Then allow them to come to room temperature on the counter for a few hours before serving.
Can I add nuts?
Absolutely, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts would be wonderful! Bake as directed.
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Learn how to make the best fudgy brownies at home without a box mix. These brownies are perfection!
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- 3https://amzn.to/329bgz2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F Grease and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Cut two strips the same width as the pan so that all sides of the pan are covered in parchment paper. (You can use a 9x9-inch pan but it will cook quicker.)
In a bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and salt.
Melt your butter, chocolate, and oil in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave at 30-second increments. (Read HOW TO MELT CHOCOLATE)
Using a hand or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk together the eggs and sugars on high until light and fluffy. This will only take a couple minutes.
Make sure the chocolate isn’t too hot. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly pour in the chocolate. Mix in the vanilla.
Fold in the dry ingredients using a rubber spatula. Be careful not to over mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top evenly. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before removing and cutting.