Chocolate Fudge Brownies

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For my chocolate-loving friends, these Chocolate Fudge Brownies are for you.  They’re totally chocolatey, they’re packed with chocolate chips, and they’re topped with a thick chocolate glaze! Watch the video showing you how to make these brownies, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make them at home.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This recipe comes from the Joy the Baker cookbook.  It’s a pretty great baking cookbook indeed.  If you scroll down the post a bit, you’ll find my review of the cookbook and a little more information about it.

Joy tops these brownies with a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting in her book.  Her frosting has Ovaltine Powder in it, which is pretty much brilliant.  If I had Ovaltine Powder in my house… it would be a very dangerous thing indeed.  I was truly obsessed with Ovaltine Powder and its magical qualities of transforming milk into something wonderful when I was a pre-teen.! #confession

I can’t even imagine what these beautiful brownies would taste like with Ovaltine.  I think they’d be SO DELICIOUS!

There is absolutely nothing better than a perfect, chocolatey, fudgy brownie.  Don’t you agree?  This is that sort of brownie recipe.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies from the Joy the Baker cookbook

Anyway… I like to top Joy’s brownies with a simple chocolate glaze instead.  It works for me, and it works for these brownies, and it works for everyone who consumes them.  They are always a huge hit!

See those fudgy brownies with that thick layer of glaze?  That’s why I love them so much!

If you’re a total chocolate lover, then I think you’ll really enjoy these brownies.  This brownie recipe is a major keeper!

Chocolate Fudge Brownies on a pink plate

I have had the good fortune of meeting Joy the Baker a few times.  She’s a fun, flirty, cute, single girl.  I’d totally set her up with my best guy friend if he wasn’t already married.

Joy’s debut cookbook, Joy the Baker, was released at the end of February.  Her book is no less than awesome.  Joy shot all of her own photography, and I love all of her tidbit stories and intros to her recipes.  The girl is just plain cool.

I’m excited to try the following recipes from this book: Baked Coffee Cake French Toast, Giant Cinnamon Rolls with Buttermilk Glaze, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, Peanut Butter Birthday Cake, Pineapple Malted Milkshake, Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream, Chocolate Malt Bread Pudding and Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles. Everything looks so good!  :)

Joy the Baker Cookbook

If you’re lurking around these brownies, that probably means you are a lover of chocolate.  You might also enjoy my Chewy Gooey Flourless Chocolate Cookies or this Molten Chocolate CakeChocolate Banana Muffins would be a nice way to begin your day if you’re a chocolate lover too!

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies

These Chocolate Fudge Brownies are topped with a thick glaze.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 brownies
Calories 172kcal
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate brownies, chocolate fudge brownies, fudge brownies



  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons hot water (or more, as needed)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray, then line it with a strip of parchment paper (edges hanging over), and spray the parchment with nonstick spray too.


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, heat the butter and chocolate until butter is melted (about 75 seconds). Whisk the butter and chocolate together until the chocolate is melted and smooth (heat a few more seconds, if needed). Alternately, you may melt the butter and chocolate together in a pan set on top of a pot of simmering water. Remove from heat. Whisk the sugars into the mixture. Then whisk in the eggs, yolk and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely before adding the glaze.


  •  In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Whisk in 4 teaspoons of hot water, then add more water- 1 teaspoon at a time- until you reach a desired glaze consistency. You want to be able to pour it on the brownies.
  • Use the parchment paper to move the brownies from the pan to a cutting board. Pour the glaze on top of the brownies, and use the bottom of a spoon to gently spread it to the edges. Let the glaze set (chill if you'd like) before cutting.



Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.5mg



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  • Matt Taylor wrote:

    Yummy! How can you not like chocolate fudge brownies! These are so amazing and easy to make.

  • Toni wrote:

    My kids can’t stop eating this! They are so good!

  • Natasha wrote:

    This is the best chocolate fudge brownies recipe that I have tried so far. It’s very moist and was also easy to make. Thank you and thumbs up!

  • Noorull wrote:

    Can i substitute coco powder instead of choco chips..pls tell me how much thank you

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I haven’t tried that, so I’m not sure!

  • Christi Johnstone wrote:

    So delicious, I’m craving one right now!

  • Spark*Amy wrote:

    Saw these on Pinterest tonight, made them tonight! turned out yummy even though I had semi sweet chocolate blocks and only stick margarine.

  • ang wrote:

    i made these, with a bit of cinnamon and a fudgy chocolate frosting that was to die for – thanks for inspiring me!

  • Abby wrote:

    I tried these and they were delicious!

  • Tammy wrote:

    Was in the need for something sweet tonight and came across this recipe on Pinterest. YUM YUM YUM!! These hit the spot. Thanks for sharing.

  • NRS wrote:

    Made these today. They are so so yum! and i love the glaze on these! Thanks!

  • NRS wrote:

    Would you store these in the fridge or room temp? Thanks!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I like to keep them in a covered container in the refrigerator.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      But room temp is totally fine too!

  • Frances wrote:

    They do look scrumptious. I love a good brownie and years ago I discovered a trick in making the Best brownies no matter what recipe you use. It is to sprinkle over the brownies while they are still hot from the oven Godiva Dark Chocolate liquor. The milk chocolate liquor is not as good. This makes the brownies have such a yummy rich, decadent flavor you will never leave this ingredient out of your brownies again!

  • Miranda wrote:

    I already have the book, made these (with Ovaltine) and I concur, they are heaven. Also made about 7 other things so far – fantastic!

  • terri wrote:

    I’m not a baker but these brownies look so yummy, might just have to try them~~