Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Chocolate brownies on plate

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins

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 butter (or margarine, softened)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • Optional: 2 cups nuts (chopped)

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.