Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips.

These are, by far, the fudgiest homemade brownies in the world!

Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips. The best homemade brownie recipe I've tried!Ladies and gents, I bring you one of the last recipes of 2012. Today, we have peanut butter and chocolate.  Would you expect anything less?

We went to a holiday party the other week and I wanted to bring something along with my homemade funfetti cupcakes.  A simple dessert that I knew everyone would love.  I bookmarked a mouthwatering homemade brownie recipe a few months ago and instantly knew this was the time to test them out.

To the simple gooey brownie recipe, I added peanut butter chips.  Obviously. I can never precisely follow a recipe. I have to “Sally” it. ;)

These are, by far, the fudgiest brownies in the world! The recipe is simple and they're always a hit. sallysbakingaddiction.com

Homemade brownies may be made with unsweetened cocoa powder or melted solid chocolate.  If using cocoa powder, you typically will need more fat in the batter because cocoa powder does not contain the cocoa butter that solid chocolate does.  I’ve made brownies both ways.

For years and years, I’ve been making one killer homemade brownie recipe – it’s a large batch brownie recipe using flour, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, and sugar.  My original homemade brownies call for melted chocolate.  Several of you have made this particular brownie, telling me how chewy, fudgy, and intensely chocolatey they are.  I completely agree. I LOVE my homemade brownie recipe!

Today’s brownie recipe makes a smaller batch. It uses the same ingredients: flour, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, and sugar.  It calls for cocoa powder.  And they’re really, really, really fudgy.

These are, by far, the fudgiest homemade brownies in the world!

To be honest, I truly do not have a preference over cocoa powder or solid chocolate in a brownie recipe – I mean, it’s chocolate (either in powder form or solid form) mixed with butter.  And it tastes GOOD.

Today’s recipe, using cocoa powder, calls for more butter than my homemade brownie recipe AND it makes a smaller batch.  You can imagine how dense they are!

Besides the cocoa powder & melted solid chocolate difference, both brownie recipes calls for the same things but in different amounts.  Let’s dissect today’s recipe a bit further, shall we?

Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips. These are the fudgiest brownies EVER!

Today’s brownies are dark, rich, moist, and will leave you screaming for a tall glass of milk.  They’ll stick to the roof of your mouth, fill you with an urge for another square, and make you think you’re eating chocolate frosting in solid form.  Fact.

The recipe is fairly simple.  Begin by melting the butter, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, and salt together.  Today’s recipe uses the same amount of sugar that my homemade brownie recipe uses – but today’s recipe makes a smaller batch.  Are they *too* sweet?  Not at all.  Since my original brownie recipe calls for semi-sweet melted chocolate, you’re getting an extra dose of sugar.  Today’s smaller brownie recipe, using the unsweetened cocoa powder, needs the extra sugar. Get it? Got it. Good.

I melted those four ingredients together in the microwave.  I was feeling particularly lazy, so feel free to use your stovetop instead.

These are, by far, the fudgiest brownies in the world! The recipe is simple and they're always a hit. sallysbakingaddiction.com

Next, add some more usual brownie suspects – vanilla extract and 2 eggs. Whisk whisk whisk with a wooden spoon.  Absolutely NO mixer is required for this recipe!  And you can mix it all up in 1 bowl.  No extra dishes to dirty, no extra time to waste.  Hallelujah!

Slowly stir in the flour.  The recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of flour. A brownie’s fudginess directly relates to the amount of flour in the recipe.  And with only 1/2 cup of flour in the entire recipe, you can imagine why these babies are so darn rich. They’re like biting into a soft and thick dark chocolate bar.  It’s the ultimate chocolate experience.

These are, by far, the fudgiest brownies in the world! The recipe is simple and they're always a hit. sallysbakingaddiction.com

What on earth could make this insanely rich, thick, and dense brownies even better?  Peanut butter. Isn’t that the answer to most of life’s problems? Peanut butter and chocolate to the rescue.

1 cup of peanut butter chips mixed into this brownie batter is the best decision I’ve ever made.  I don’t think I have to convince you anymore on that front.

Bake the brownies for 25-30 minutes. Mine took about 28 minutes. Bake them the least amount of time as possible.  If you want a soft, fudgy, gooey brownie texture, be sure NOT to overbake them.  At 25 minutes, test their doneness.  Insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies.  Some crumbs may stick to the toothpick when you take it out.  If it’s still liquidy, bake for another 3-5 minutes.  Do not (not not not!!) go over 30 minutes.

Allowing brownies to cool before cutting into squares is a true test to my patience.  I stuck them in the refrigerator to cool quicker – let’s be honest, I have NO patience. I had a party to bring them to and little time to spare.  One quick taste test before boxing them up to bring along, I knew I had one brownie winner.  It was love at first bite.

These are, by far, the fudgiest brownies in the world! The recipe is simple and they're always a hit. sallysbakingaddiction.com

I can’t believe how easy these are to make!  Easier than any boxed brownie mix I’ve ever tried.  I would say that I think these are the *best* brownies I’ve ever had, but I cannot pick favorites.  My original homemade version using pure melted chocolate is stellar – the brownies are rich, decadent, dense, and the perfect base for things like peanut butter frosting or crunchy peanuts.

Today’s brownies are… shocker… also rich, decadent, and dense.  It’s a smaller batch recipe and each square could easily be mistaken for actual fudge.  They’re for the true chocolate lover.  I’m happy to say they completely disappeared before my eyes at the holiday party.

And I’m even happier to say that I made them again the next day.  For obvious reasons…

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Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

The fudgiest brownies in the entire world!

Yield: 16 brownies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes, plus cooling


  • 10 Tablespoons (145g) unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons (74g) unsweetened cocoa powder, I used Hershey's Special Dark
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (62g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (180g) peanut butter chips


Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished brownies out.

Melt the butter, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a large bowl in the microwave. Melt in 30 second increments and stir after each time until the butter is completely melted. The mixture will look gritty. Set aside for a few minutes as you get the other ingredients ready. You don’t want the mixture to be piping hot.

Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition. The batter will be thick and look shiny. Add the flour, beating with a whisk until fully combined. Try not to overmix the batter at this point. Gently fold in the peanut butter chips, leaving a few to sprinkle on top. Pour into prepared baking pan and sprinkle with remaining peanut butter chips.

Bake for 25 minutes and check the brownies for doneness. Insert a toothpick inserted in the center. If it comes out with only a few crumbs, the brownies are done. Bake for 3-5 minutes if the brownies look too liquidy. Do not bake over 30 minutes.

Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. Brownies remain soft and fresh stored in an airtight container for up to 7 days. They won't last that long, trust me!

Brownie batter is adapted from Alice Medrich

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136 Responses to “Ultimate Fudge Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips.”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted December 30, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Holy Moly!! These brownies look amazing!! I love that you added the peanut butter chips. I discovered then this year and I love them in my cookies and now I”m going to try them in brownies! Wonderful recipe!!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 8:59 am

      peanut butter chips mixed with chocolate – I can’t think of anything better. I love putting them into cookies too. :) Thanks Jennifer, as always!


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    Becky @ olives n wineposted December 30, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Chocolate + PB = BEST combination EVER!! I love that this is your last recipe of the year :) One last indulgent brownie recipe for me before my New Year’s resolutions start! Have a great NYE!


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    Caleyposted December 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    These look fabulous! I personally can’t stand brownies that are airy, like cake (probably because I don’t really like cake! ;) ), so fudge/solid-frosting ones are PERFECT!! Great pictures…I love the little curled tops of the peanut butter chips. Have fun at the party!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Exactly Caley! If I want a cakey brownie, I’ll eat a piece of chocolate cake! Hope you have a Happy New Year! Thanks for everything :)


      • Indooreplied on April 9th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

        I made them yesterday and substituted dark chocolate chips and walnuts ( we are not a huge fan of peanut butter!!) but they came out beautiful, oh so rich looking and so delicious to eat. Thank you for an excellent recipe.

        • Sallyreplied on April 9th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

          I love these brownies too. Thank you so much for reporting back, Indoo!

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    Loretta A Finn In The Kitchenposted December 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Looks killer, Sally! Way to end the year with a bang! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next year.

    Have a happy new year!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with next year too, Loretta! I knew the right way to end 2012 was with peanut butter (my love!) and chocolate!!


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    Joy @ Baking-Joyposted December 30, 2012 at 10:13 am

    These look fabulous Sally…I’ve recently joined a UK baking bloggers coop in order to get my hands on ingredients like peanut butter chips…I can’t wait!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      I had no idea peanut butter chips were not available in the UK. That stinks. :( Well, reguar chocolate chips or even a peanut butter swirl would work in these too Joy! Happy New Year!


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    Karlyposted December 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

    These look like they’re probably illegal.


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    Jodye @ Chocolate and Chou Fleurposted December 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Your photos are beautiful, and these brownies sound so delicious! I’m a great fan of Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder myself, it makes everything taste better! I wish I could just pull the brownies right out of the screen!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      Hi Jodye! Thanks SO much for the compliment on my photos today! That means a lot to me. These brownies were so DARK, they were hard to take pictures of. So I appreciate that. I made these a couple weeks ago and now I want more looking at all the pictures. Have a very Happy New Year!


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    Robinposted December 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This is why I have a love hate relationship with your blog… I see your posts in the morning and I have to convince myself Not to have these for breakfast haha. You’re great! Keep it up lady.


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Well I’m glad you still visit despite the love/hate relationship Robin!! :) Thanks so much.


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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted December 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    These do look dense and fudgy! I made brownies with melted chocolate and cocoa powder and like you I have no preference. Both ways you can get some seriously decadent treat. Love the addition of peanut butter! I say you finished the year of with a spectacular recipe, Sally! Have a wonderful NYE and a Happy New Year!!! xoxo


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Yes! I can honestly NEVER tell the difference between a brownie made with cocoa powder or one made with melted chocolate. When it’s baked, I can’t even tell. Figured I’d end the year with a peanut butter/chocolate BANG! Haha! Thanks so much Anna! Happy New Year!


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    Erin @ Texanerin Bakingposted December 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Well I prefer brownies made with cocoa powder because we don’t have chocolate chips here and I hate chopping chocolate. Anyone in Germany want to be my dish washer / chocolate chopper? I’d pay you in sweets.

    Anyway, these look perfect for tomorrow! Or anything. Or anyone. And love their texture. And yay… peanut butter and chocolate! :D


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      Knew you’d LOVE the peanut butter/chocolate combo Erin! We are so much alike. Chopping chocolate is never fun. I always make such a mess all over the counter with chocolate shavings and pieces!


      • Erin @ Texanerin Bakingreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

        I think my husband now hates me because I have a large cutting board out with a big knife. It stays out all the time. I clean it every now and then, but then it just goes right back out. Half is covered in white chocolate shavings… the other half with semi-sweet. And then the area around the cutting board is covered in shavings. Oh and I leave this board on his “salad making station.” :D

        • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

          A little chocolate shaving piece in your salad never hurt anybody… right?!

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    Ikhlasposted December 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    YUM! These look to DIE for, Sally! I love me some chocolate, so I will definitely be trying these out soon :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

      HA! I knew you would love these! You should load them with chopped york peppermint patties! Yum. :)


  12. #
    Anna @ hiddenponiesposted December 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    These look so decadent and yummy! I totally agree – chocolate in any form plus butter = GOOD! :)


  13. #
    Luv What You Doposted December 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    These look so rich and amazing! The BOY said he wants brownies for new years (I love to bake for us!), so I will be making some tomorrow. This just got me even more excited.


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Great! Let me know how they turn out for you. Happy New Year!


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    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchenposted December 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Oh Sally your posts just make me so happy looking at them! I can be tired and grumpy and then I stop by here and I am just lifted and made happy by all the bright colors and the oh so I want to gobble it all up goodness of your treats! Thank you so much for being YOU!


    • Sallyreplied on December 30th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      You are the sweetest ever, Chandra. Thank you so so much for your thoughtful comments. I’m glad my website is a happy place for friends and readers. I do love a lot of color. :) Happy New Year!


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    Mama's Gotta Bakeposted December 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    My favorite combination in the world is chocolate and peanut butter. These look quite delicious. Love the photos too!


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Well we have one very important thing in common – peanut butter & chocolate. Love the two together! Thanks for the photography compliment too!


  16. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted December 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    These look SO fudgy. I heart a fudgy brownie! And well. PB chips? Rock on! Happy New Year Sally!


  17. #
    Mercedesposted December 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I cannot believe how gooey these brownies look and how great that you can whip them up without a mixer!


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Thank you Mercedes! I hope you have a wonderful and happy new year. Congrats on a marvelous 2012 for Satisfy my Sweet Tooth!


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress)posted December 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    OHMAGAWD these brownies look and sound SO delicious and chewy and fudgy and chocolatey to the max!! And pb chips make everything better ;)


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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted December 30, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ok you’re the only one I know who could get 20 squares out of an 8×8. I slice all my 8×8’s into NINE pieces. Clearly you’re better with moderation than me :) I mean, may as well just go for it is my thinking. haha!

    They are soooo rich and fudgy looking and if you hadnt said it, I would have never believed it was cocoa powder rather than melted choc. My brownie recipe is melted choc, and 1.5 sticks better, 2 c sugar, 1 c flour, 3 eggs in a 9×9, hand-mixed. The flour is just enough to hold them, based on the 3 eggs and the melted choc and the melted butter. And you’re so right that not over-flouring brownies is just the key! As well as not overbaking!

    I love this recipe b/c it seems so…fudgy!!!


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2012 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Averie!! I cut the brownies small because they are so darn rich! Practically like fudge. And with all the other desserts at the party, I wanted people to take a small square of my brownies AND a funfetti cupcake (also made those for the party too!) I truly don’t mind if a brownie has cocoa powder or melted chocolate – I couldn’t even tell with these!


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted December 31, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Oh my goodness – you brought these to a party and didn’t invite me? I’m shocked!

    No but really, if you have any leftovers, you can totally send them my way. I can devour every last one of these before 1/1! :)


    • Sallyreplied on December 31st, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Thanks Chung-Ah! And I’m sorry I didn’t share…!! Hope you have a happy new year, I’m sure it will be delicious!


  21. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted December 31, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Just when you thought brownies couldn’t get an better, you invent these! Awww peanut butter and fudge is simply magical.


  22. #
    Natasha @ The Cake Merchantposted December 31, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I rarely make brownies from scratch, but these look really easy (and worth the effort). Can’t wait to try them!


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    Angela @ AnotherBitePleaseposted December 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    i have such a problem letting brownies cool too…that part always feels like it is taking forever! i had no idea about cocoa powder vs. solid chocolate…that helps me understand the 10 tablespoons of butter…anytime I use over a stick I always wonder if that is really right…not that 2 Tbls is that much more … I am going to make these for our football party tomorrow…have to have something super sweet with all the dips & apps :-)


    • Sallyreplied on January 1st, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Let me know how they turn out Angela!! Have fun at the football party today! You’ll be bringing the sweetest dessert :)


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    Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted December 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I loooove PB chips. I love the sound of these brownies, Sally! Happy new year!


    • Sallyreplied on January 1st, 2013 at 9:02 am

      happy new year Cassie!!


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    Laura Dembowskiposted December 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    So important to bake both brownies and blondies perfectly. The line between liquid in the center, crumbs on the toothpick, and overbaked is so fine. Happy New Year, Sally! Can’t wait to see more recipes from you :)


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    Amy (Savory Moments)posted January 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Ohhh – these do look so decadent and like fudge. I bet they were really delicious! Happy New Year!


  27. #
    Elaineposted January 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I love that you Sally-fied these by adding peanut butter chips! They look SO rich and chocolately…it’s making my mouth water. And that picture of the brownies stacked is awesome. Santa brought me the Plate to Pixel book you recommended, so I’m going to study every single detail in there! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and new years. :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 1st, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      You’re going to LOVE Plate to Pixel Elaine!! I’m so excited for your new Xmas present! Happy New Year!


  28. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted January 2, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Brownies that taste like frosting in solid form…why yes, I do want to have some of that! And of course you had to put the peanut butter chip Sally spin on it…I love that!!!!


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    Ankiposted January 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I tried the recipe today and the brownies are AMAZING!
    So delicious!
    Thank you, Sally, for this recipe!
    Greetings from Germany!


    • Sallyreplied on January 2nd, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      That is GREAT to hear Anki! Thank you so much for letting me know you loved these!


  30. #
    Erikaposted January 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Sally! Are you for real? You are the brownie queen, hands-down. Those brownies look so incredibly dark and luscious–my favorite brownie pics ever! Ugh. Can’t even handle the peanut butter…too much goodness. These remind me of some flourless, butterless cookies I made for a cookie swap…sounds awesomely healthy in theory, but in reality all of the fat comes from tons of melted chocolate instead! But they made for some super rich and brownie-like cookies :) Good to know you don’t have a strong preference for cocoa powder-based brownies vs. melted chocolate brownies–I’ve always wondered whether one is better than the other!


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    angela @ anotherbitepleaseposted January 9, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    i had to tell you Sally I made these…they were a hit! the guys could not stop eating them!


    • Sallyreplied on January 9th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      that’s great to hear Angela! Thank you for reporting back – when I brought these to a party, people went NUTS!


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    Melissaposted January 10, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I used this receive as a base and used a combo of different mix-ins for it. Absolutely LOVE it! Ever since I found your web page about a month ago, it has become my go to for all my sweets! Thanks for the recipes!


    • Sallyreplied on January 10th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for reporting back! I’m glad you like these brownies – I made them again with white chocolate chips and candy bars chopped up inside. SO good. I’m glad that you are finding lots of baking ideas here. :)


  33. #
    Ikhlasposted January 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I just made these, Sally and they are DEADLY! Seriously, you’re right, they taste like straight up fudge. The ultimate treat for a chocolate lover! :D


  34. #
    Priyancaposted February 3, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Hey Sally, I’m in Australia, and they don’t sell peanut butter chips here. Any recommendation on how to get some peanut butter in it without the chips??


    • Sallyreplied on February 3rd, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Priyanca! I suggest taking 1/2 cup of peanut butter, melting it, and swirling it into the batter after you have poured the batter into the baking dish. Bake for the same amount of time. :) Now that sounds amazing. Let me know how it goes!


  35. #
    Stacyposted February 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I love those Reese’s peanut butter chips! I want to bake these immediately! Yum!!


    • Sallyreplied on February 4th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Mmmm you’d love these Stacy. I love those peanut butter chips too. They are SO good and especially in chocolate recipes :)


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    Leticiaposted February 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Hi Sally, I came across your blog yesterday and I’m so happy I did. The recipes and pictures look amazing :) I so want to try this recipe that today I went to get the peanut butter chips even with the snowstorm we are having! And I didn’t even know peanut butter chips existed, can’t believe I hadn’t noticed them before…
    I have a question about the cocoa powder. I can’t find Hershey’s cocoa around here. That one says it’s a blend of natural and Dutch processed cocoas. Does it matter what type of cocoa we use? I have either regular cocoa or Dutch processed. Guess I could also mix them, like the Hershey’s?
    Thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on February 8th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      Hi Leticia! I’m so glad you found my blog as well. And yes, reese’s peanut butter chips DO exist. I love them! Good question about the cocoa powder. As long as it is unsweetened cocoa powder, you will be fine. Doesn’t matter what kind it is. I like dutch processed but regular is just fine. Again, as long as it is unsweetened! Let me know how the brownies come out for you! Thanks Leticia!


      • Leticiareplied on February 8th, 2013 at 8:57 pm

        Hi Sally, many thanks for the super fast reply! :) I’ll try with Dutch processed. I’ll make them this weekend and let you know how they turn out!

  37. #
    Bethposted February 12, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I searched pinterest for a fudge brownie recipe and found yours!
    I am in need of a brownie crust for a pudding/cream cheese dessert.
    Can I make this in a 9×13 pan?


    • Sallyreplied on February 12th, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Hi Beth! You may double the recipe for a 9×13 pan. Thank you!


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    Heatherposted February 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    How much butter? It says zero tablespoons but then the recipe says butter in it.


    • Sallyreplied on February 24th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Hey Heather! Sorry about that. I’ve been updating my recipe formats over the past few weeks. It is 10 tablespoons of butter. Thank you!


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    Sarahposted March 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The contrast in color between the dark brownies and the peanut butter chips makes these absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to try these!


    • Sallyreplied on March 5th, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Thanks Sarah! I like the color contrast too. Let me know how you like them!


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    Reidposted March 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Hi Sally! This is the second recipe of yours that I have tried. These brownies were amazing! I am definitely replacing my current go to cocoa brownie recipe with this one.


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    Anndyposted March 19, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Hi Sally! You see, I made these brownies and they were delicious, ultra fudgy! But, some of my friends said they were too ” dark flavoured” . I want to make them for a bake sale, but how can I make them sweeter and less dark? Thanks! :)


    • Sallyreplied on March 19th, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Hi Anndy – I would add more sugar to make the brownies sweeter.


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    dailyroundaboutsposted April 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Just baked them!! and woooooooww!!!! I’m in lovee!! I had one brownie and im fighting the temptation not to have another one before my friends come over!!! so gooood!!!!! love it! thanks Sally!


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    Gloria @ Simply Gloriaposted April 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Sally, these are (one of) my most favoritist of your brownie recipes! I linked these up on my post today …because they are a staple in my home every week! (Wanted to share with everyone else.) Hope you’re having a fun friday!


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    Christineposted April 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Hi Sally, I love your blog…It makes me HAPPY!! Great photos and recipes! Anyway, Sally how do you get your brownies cut up so neatly!? When I make brownies and try and portion them out they come out all sloppy. Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on April 25th, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Hey Christine! I slightly chilled these brownies before cutting them. While they are very, very fudgy – they aren’t gooey in the slightest so they are easy to cut. Try chilling them and running a knife under hot water before each cut you make.


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    Maddieposted May 11, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate are my favorite! I always go to the peanut butter section in your website, and I always find a recipe that I want to try!


    • Sallyreplied on May 11th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      it’s one of my favorite sections on my website :)


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    Rebeccaposted June 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Made these yesterday but added melted dark chocolate to the mix then instead of peanut butter chips I added white chocolate chips and fresh raspberries. They are ammmazing!
    Love from Scotland


    • Sallyreplied on June 9th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      That sounds SO good, Rebecca! I need to try it :)


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    Nikiposted July 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hey Sally! I LOVE learning from you and reading your posts! Thank you! One question, can you double your homemade brownie recipe and use a 9×13 pan? I know the original calls for the 7×11 pan. If so, how might that change the cooking time? And, have you ever tried baking them at 325 instead of 350? Thanks! Niki


    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Niki! You may double the recipe to bake in a 9×13 pan. However, I am unsure of the baking time. I do bake these at 325 – 350 is too hot for them to bake evenly.


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    Anneposted July 11, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Hi Sally,
    I made these last night and they are fantastic. So fudgy and chocolaty! I love them! They will def be in my brownie rotation. I can’t wait for your cookbook. Your blog is my go to guide for my recipes…so a book would be awesome! Thank you so much for all your great ideas. I am a big fan and I love them!!


    • Sallyreplied on July 11th, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much Anne! I’m so excited for my book too – next spring it will be out! :) Thanks for following along.


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    Sarah A.posted July 27, 2013 at 9:46 am

    This is possibly the awesomest brownie recipe EVER. Like dude (do you mind if I call you dude?), my sister and I made these and they were tremendously gooey. I ended up eating three, so thank god for my high meta :D thank you ma’am for the recipes. I salute you


    • Sallyreplied on July 27th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      Hey Sarah! My friend Molly always calls me dude, so it’s ok. :) I’m glad you and your sis love these fudgy brownies!


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    Krissyposted July 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Well, we were having friends over the other night. I am the resident baker in our group so I knew I needed a yummy dessert to serve. Checked your blog to see what I could make with what I had on hand and this was hit. SOOOO good! They were a huge hit as always! Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on July 31st, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      So glad, Krissy! I adore these brownies. They are always a huge hit!


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    Lisaposted August 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    If I wanted to make these raspberry chocolate brownies, do you think adding a quarter cup or so of raspberry preserves would work with this recipe?


    • Sallyreplied on August 4th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

      Definitely! And that sounds delicious, Lisa!


      • Lisareplied on August 4th, 2013 at 12:18 pm

        Thanks for the quick response!
        I’ve learned the hard way that trying to play with other people’s recipes sometimes makes for a big disaster… so I thought I’d get your opinion first. :)

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    Amyposted September 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    These brownies are amazing no melted chocolate and its so fudgy and chocolately!! my family love them, thanks SALLY :)


    • Sallyreplied on September 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      They are so easy to make without the melted chocolate. That’s why I love ‘em.


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    Ashley I.posted September 18, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    These Brownies!!! I just can’t. I was excited enough when I saw chocolate and peanut butter but the fudgy texture these brownies sets them over the top! My boyfriend about at the whole pan himself he loved them so much! Probably my favorite brownie recipe…. ever. :) Thank you!!


    • Sallyreplied on September 19th, 2013 at 9:19 am

      Ashley, that’s so great! These are one of the best brownie recipes EVER. They are so unbelievably fudgy. I mean, words can’t describe their fudgy texture. Almost like pure fudge. Love them. Thanks for reporting back!


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    trishposted September 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    hi, what do you use to cut brownies neatly? thanks. :)


    • Sallyreplied on September 24th, 2013 at 9:56 am

      I use a very sharp knife and run it under hot water after each cut. Good question!


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    Megan Otrubaposted September 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Hi Sally! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your recipes (my husband often asks, “what decadent recipe from Sally’s website are you making next?”). Just wanted to mention the title of the recipe at the bottom of your blog entry has “Ultimate” spelled incorrectly…no offense to you but spelling errors are a huge pet peeve of mine! :) Keep posting yummy recipes for us to try!!


    • Sallyreplied on September 29th, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Thanks Megan! I just reformatted this older recipe to fit my new web design this morning. I clearly wasn’t paying attention when I was typing the title! ;)

      I am so very glad you like to bake my recipes!


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    Deeposted October 15, 2013 at 9:56 am

    My son had his first sleep over and I made these for him & his friend for dessert. Needless to say, I set the bar pretty high when it comes to sleep overs now!! So yummy.


    • Sallyreplied on October 15th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      Haha! These brownies are truly always a winner. One of the best brownie recipes I’ve ever made, Dee. I’m so glad they were a huge hit!


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    Two Red Bowlsposted October 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I LOVED this post. I’ve seen this recipe recommended several places by now, most recently from Nancy at Gotta Get Baked, and I finally came over and read your post and I am so, so very glad I did because I LOVE your discussion on melted chocolate versus cocoa powder in brownie recipes!!! I never knew whether solid chocolate was better than cocoa powder but am always gravitating towards the latter because it is just so much easier than using a double boiler and whatnot. These brownies have gotten so many rave reviews — and use cocoa powder not chocolate!!! — that I can’t wait to try them myself. (Also, love your warning not to overbake — I’ve done that more times than I care to admit and it is the saddest thing. All that decadence, wasted!)


    • Sallyreplied on October 16th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      I am so happy that you learned a bit about the use of melted chocolate/cocoa powder from this post. I was always so curious about the difference in brownies as well! This recipe is just so much easier than using melted chocolate. Though I love a good super fudgy brownie (made with either melted chocolate or cocoa powder – or both!), these are just much easier to handle. And yes – overbaking brownies is just the worst. They lose all of their melt-in-your-mouth appeal!


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    Debbieposted October 21, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I just discovered your website yesterday while searching for a good brownie recipe. I baked a batch of these last night and WOW!!! So good!!! Little bites of chocolatey heaven!!!


    • Sallyreplied on October 21st, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Chocolate heaven – perfect description! Thanks Debbie, happy you like them.


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    Heatherposted October 24, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    hi Sally! I realize I have all the ingredients to make these brownies except for the peanut butter chips. can i omit them? will they still taste as good?


    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Hey Heather! Yep, you may omit the peanut butter chips. They will still be just as delicious.


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    Sarahposted December 2, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Hi! I just made these brownies and was so excited because the batter tasted great. But for some reason they completely didn’t turn out. They are really crumbly, the batter was not at all smooth nor did it sort of settle during baking, and they just don’t taste very good. Any idea what I did wrong?


    • Sarahreplied on December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Other than not adding the chips, everything was exact (I double checked to make sure). I’m really not sure what could have gone wrong. I’ll have to try them again another time and try to figure out what I did to mess them up.


    • Sarahreplied on December 3rd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Okay, I’m trying it again. I think the issue was that I didn’t stir the eggs in completely before adding the flour and so it didn’t become smooth. It may have also been too much flour — I spooned it this time instead of scooping. Fingers crossed!


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    Tinaposted December 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Do you think it would be okay to use this recipe in a 9″ x 12″ baking pan instead of an 8″ x 8″? If I do use a 9″ x 12″ should I bake for less time? Thanks Sally!!


    • Sallyreplied on December 10th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Tina! A 9×12 should be ok, but the brownies will be quite thin (8×8 holds 8 cups and 9×12 typically holds about 13 cups). I’m unsure of the exact baking time.


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    Steffanieposted February 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Made these tonight for a gathering with my husband’s old roommates, and I knew it would be a success when I tasted the batter! Everyone loved the brownies and requested more for the next gathering. Thanks for sharing the awesome recipe!


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    Carleyposted February 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Sally, I was in a panic last night when I made a brownie recipe that completely failed. I’m talking as hard as a rock. I flew straight to your blog, knowing that I could find something easy and that I could trust to turn out! These brownies were simple, quick, and oh so delicious! I ended up making chocolate covered strawberries brownies with this recipe (minus the pb chips-maybe I should have included them now that I think about it :)). To. Die. For. Thanks Sally!


    • Sallyreplied on February 11th, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      I’m happy this recipe saved the day Carley! This brownie base is incredible. I use it all the time! And it’s so easy. Your version with the chocolate covered strawberries sounds amazing!


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    Kristynaposted February 13, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Hi Sally, I love love your recipes! I tried this one out tonight but it didn’t seem to bake properly. I’m wondering if it was my glass pan? They seemed on the raw side. Any help would be great, thank you!


    • Sallyreplied on February 13th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Hey Kristyna! Sounds like they need to be baked a little longer. Glass pans typically bake items a little quicker than metal pans because they heat extremely quickly. Try baking them until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out practically clean.


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    Kissiposted February 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Hey Sally! In the big recipe bit at the top it says to slowly stir in the flour, but then in the smaller recipe it says to whisk it. It’s probably just because I don’t have much experience with baking, but they seem pretty contradictory to me. How do you whisk flour gently? And what kind of whisk should I use? Thanks, and thank you for this website, this is kinda my go-to place for recipes! ^_^


    • Sallyreplied on February 26th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Hi Kissi – you’ll want to whisk the butter/egg/sugar mixture very well, as described in my text. But once you add the flour, be sure to stir or whisk slowly and gently.


      • Kissireplied on February 26th, 2014 at 5:46 pm

        Ok thank you! Sorry for asking when it was probably pretty clear to most people, I just get kinda confused sometimes with written stuff. But thank you for replying and for doing so so quickly. :)

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    Allyposted March 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Hi Sally! These look scrumptious, and I’m planning on making them as my birthday dessert! :D One question, can I use Dutch processed cocoa powder in these brownies? I have both that and regular cocoa powder, but I want to make sure they’re super rich and fudgy.


    • Sallyreplied on March 30th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Hey Ally! You must use regular natural cocoa powder for this brownie recipe.


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    Brandi-Lynnposted April 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I stumbled across this recipe and your blog last summer. Since then I have made these brownies several times for my own enjoyment, to bring to parties/events, and as a sweet gift to friends. It really is the ultimate fudge brownie recipe and everyone has loved them!


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    Rachelposted June 4, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Another great recipe! Want to try the brownie recipe you posted on April 30th while I still have one of these left so I can do a side by side taste test!


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    Stelianaposted August 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Hi Sally, I’ve just made these and are delicious . The only problem is that it took me forever to take the aluminum foil off the brownies . I let them cool completely , I wonder is there any special technique you use ? Sorry if my english isn’t that good , I’m from Romania :D . I’ve tried lots of your recipes but my favourite is caramel monkey bread !!! And pleeeeasee , more PB , cause in Romania isn’t that popular , so I’m having trouble in finding recipes which includes it .( my love for PB is that big ,that i could spend my entire life eating every day only PB )


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    Hayleyposted August 20, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Hi sally just wondering: I’m going to be baking this for a crowd and thus doubling the recipe and baking in a 13×9 pan. Do you know about how long the baking time will be? Thanks :)


    • Sallyreplied on August 20th, 2014 at 9:48 am

      I do not – sorry!


      • Hayleyreplied on August 22nd, 2014 at 2:47 pm

        Just wanted to comment back with the results for anyone else who may want to double the recipe.

        In my oven, which doesn’t run hot or have many hot spots, these brownies took double the amount of time Sally’s did — about 55 minutes total.

        I had to taste one before the party of course and they were GREAT! Can’t wait for everyone else to try them :)

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    Sarahposted September 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    These brownies are AMAZING! The batter was delicious! The finishef product… I’m trying not to eat the whole two pans!


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    Ashleyposted October 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    These brownies are out of this world! I made these last night and my husband and I ended up eating half of the pan. Even my father in law, who only likes crunchy and burnt brownies fell in love with them. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I’m gonna have to make some more this weekend!


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    Nicoleposted October 13, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I made these (subbing choc chips for peanut butter chips) on Friday for a wine and cheese tasting party we had. Fudgiest brownies in the world indeed!!!!! All of us thought so and couldn’t stop eating them.

    I have a brownie recipe from my aunt that is more of the cake variety, but it’s never really been a fave. This one is definitely the all-time favorite brownie recipe, and it’s just as easy as baking from a box – but creates a brownie that’s 1000000% better!



    • Sallyreplied on October 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      A wine and cheese tasting party sounds like my kind of Friday night. Thanks for reporting back Nicole!


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    Jayposted October 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I’ve made these several times now, and they are my go-to brownie recipe.
    When I make them, I omit the chips and top them with a bittersweet ganache right after they come out of the oven. They are so rich, its like eating fudge!


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