Make the Ultimate Brownie

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
349 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 349
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 151mg 3%
*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.)

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 unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) unsalted utter

  • 5 large eggs

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose 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
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Cosmic Brownies

Brownies with a layer of chocolate ganache and brightly colored candy sprinkled on top.

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