Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate brownies on plate

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
4822 Calories
257g Fat
582g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 4822
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 257g 330%
Saturated Fat 150g 749%
Cholesterol 1354mg 451%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 582g 212%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 402g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 34mg 189%
Potassium 565mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Looking for the perfect recipe for simple and easy homemade chocolate fudge brownies? You've found it!

These brownies by Wheat Foods Council, are rich, creamy, chocolatey, and fudgy; just the way homemade brownies should be. The recipe calls for either butter or margarine, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, and cocoa, which is all you need in order to make perfect brownies: no more, no less (except for some chopped nuts, if you want to add them in).


  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup cocoa

  • 4 large eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped nuts of choice, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies Recipe ingredients
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  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

  3. Melt together the 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine and add in the 3/4 cup of cocoa; mixing well to combine.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies mixture in pot
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  4. Once the butter or margarine is melted, transfer to a mixing bowl if needed, then stir in the 2 cups sugar and blend in the 4 eggs, one at a time. Between each egg, beat well to fully incorporate.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies mix in a bowl with wooden spoon
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  5. Once the eggs are all mixed in, add in the 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and stir to combine well.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies with vanilla extract
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  6. Stir in the 1 1/2 cups of flour and the optional chopped nuts; mixing to fully combine well.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies mixture with chopped nuts
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  7. Bake in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan for 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies mixture in baking pan
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  8. Let your homemade brownies cool on a rack for about 20 to 30 minutes.

    Cooked Chocolate Fudge Brownies
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  9. Once your brownies are fully cooled, you can cut into 20 square pieces.

    Chocolate Fudge Brownies on cooling rack
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  • Not sure what kind of nuts to use? While chopped walnuts are the traditional chocolate brownie nut, one of the advantages of baking your own treats at home is that you can add in any kind you like. Do you like Nutella? Add chopped hazelnuts! Or try chopped macadamia nuts (yes, they're expensive, but they're also absolutely delicious). For a more neutral flavor with plenty of crunch, why not try Brazil nuts? Can't decide? Try mixed nuts.