Make the Ultimate Brownie

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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings

The Ultimate Brownie is one of our absolute favorite brownie recipes. It is tall like a cakey brownie, but dense like a fudgey brownie. The rich texture immediately pleases your palette and makes it quite difficult to only eat one. Once you take this recipe for a test drive, it's sure to become one of your favorites.

See these step-by-step photo instructions for preparing a batch of Ultimate Brownies.


  • 8 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts,
  • lightly toasted

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (or 325 F. for glass or dark metal pan). Grease a 9 x 13 pan.

  2. Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat; set aside. In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for 10 minutes**. Blend in chocolate mixture, flour and salt until just mixed. Stir in the nuts. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake Ultimate Brownies for 35 to 40 minutes. (Don't over bake.) Cool and frost if desired, but that is not necessary. 

** It's not required, but this is when it's useful to own a stand mixer.

More Brownie Recipes:

If you love brownies as much as we do, you'll want to try different recipes. Here are a few we recommend:

Boozy Brownies
I make this recipe every year for my neighbor's birthday. Amazingly enough, she rarely ever drinks, but she just loves these brownies.

Chocolate Frosted Brownies
These brownies are iced with a warm fudge-like frosting.

Flavored Brownies
This recipe starts with a brownie mix which is flavored with your choice of liqueur.

Mrs. Quinn's Easy Brownies
This recipe calls for twice the amount of chocolate.

Carob-Peanut Butter Brownies
These brownies are for those who cannot eat chocolate.

Texas Brownies
Looking for a little jolt in your brownies? You'll find it in this recipe.

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