32 Rich, Moist Brownie Recipes
Marbled Cream-Cheese Brownies
Swirl a mixture of cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla into rich brownie batter for this classic twist on a chocolate treat.
Malted Mousse Brownies
We stirred chocolate-flavor malt powder into both the brownie base and the lush, fluffy topper. For an extra-indulgent dessert, substitute your favorite homemade brownie recipe. Just be sure it bakes in a 13x9x2-inch pan.
Incredible Turtle Brownies
Lots of chocolate, homemade caramel sauce and toasted pecans create a decadent, hard-to-resist brownie.
The key to a perfect homemade brownie is not overcooking it. Rather than a toothpick test, trust your eyes and nose to tell you when the brownie is set. The center will stay ever-so-slightly moist.
These moist, easy brownies get a little extra crunch from a topping of toffee pieces.
White Chocolate Brownies
White chocolate and macadamia nuts give traditional brownies a flavor and color makeover.
Dollop a mixture of shredded coconut and sweetened condensed milk on brownie batter for a fun flavor variation on traditional fudge brownies.
Triple Coffee Brownies
These brownies pack a coffee punch from coffee liqueuer (or strong brewed coffee) added to the batter as well as stirred into powdered sugar for drizzling on top. The final touch: a garnish of chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans.
Farmers Market Brownies
Patrick Groth, owner-chef of Incredibly Delicious in Springfield, Illinois, says these ingredients should be mixed and placed in the oven as quickly as possible for best flavor. "We sell these at the local farmers market. They are really good with fresh whipped cream and berries," Patrick says.
Trail Mix Brownies
Trail mix ingredients such as salted peanuts, pretzel sticks, dried cranberries, raisins and chocolate pieces make a sweet-and-salty topper for brownies.
Shortbread forms a crunchy, buttery base for a moist brownie topping.
A reader sent us this recipe when Midwest Living® held a chocolate recipe contest. The result features a cheesecakelike layer sandwiched between two rich chocolate layers.
Raspberry-Hazelnut Swirl Brownies
Seedless raspberry preserves and chopped toasted hazelnuts add a little crunch and sweet-sour pop to fudge brownies.
Co's Candy-Bar Brownies
Colleen Weeden, Midwest Living® Test Kitchen project supervisor, combines packaged sweets with homemade frosting for her easy dessert. "My family has no idea I'm using a box brownie mix when I cover the brownies with from-scratch chocolate frosting and sprinkle on candy or chopped candy bars," Colleen says.
Fudgy Coffee Brownies
Sandra Granseth, food consultant for Midwest Living®, turned a brownie mix into a grown-up dessert by stirring in cinnamon and coffee liqueur. A chocolate drizzle decorates the top. Or, top with white and dark chocolates.
In our picture, Sandra's Fudgy Coffee Brownies are shown with a candy-topped variation of Co's Candy-Bar Brownies (previous slide).
Caramel Pecan Skillet Brownie
Caramel in the bottom of the pan melds with the brownie, creating a dessert so rich and gooey that you need a spoon to serve it. Because cast iron holds heat, the brownie will still be warm when you go back for seconds.
Chocolate-Oatmeal Trilevel Brownies
Two layers of chocolate sandwich a chewy oatmeal layer in this brownie recipe.
Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies
Orange buttercream frosting and melted chocolate top a brownie base for a decadent combination of flavors.
Caramel Blonde Brownies
Caramels, oats and milk chocolate pieces blend in these gooey sweets from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Here’s an easy way to sneak some veggies into dessert. Add shredded fresh zucchini to brownies. These are so rich and moist, your crew will never notice.
Chocolate Espresso Walnut Tiles
The flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and walnuts—topped with cream-cheese frosting and a brownie glaze—combine to make this luscious dessert.
These ultrarich, nutty bars are a great addition to your brownie repertoire.
Want a quick box-mix makeover? Sprinkle chocolate and peanut butter pieces on a brownie mix while it's still hot from the oven. This technique helps the pieces stick to the cake but still retain their shape.
Marbled Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies
Swirl a layer of cream cheese and pumpkin into chocolate batter to create these luscious brownies, and sprinkle walnuts on top for extra crunch.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownies
Creamy peanut butter frosting tops brownies baked on a graham cracker crust.
Toffee Blondies In A Jar
These Toffee Blondies are a popular variation on brownies. While they have a handful of semisweet chocolate pieces, most of the flavor comes from brown sugar, butter, chopped nuts and toffee pieces or butterscotch pieces. They make a nice gift from the kitchen, too; layer the ingredients in a glass or clear plastic container.
If you're looking for something other than the traditional chocolate brownie, honey and nut lovers might like our Honey Bear Brownies. Spicy Brownies have cinnamon, anise and a touch of cayenne pepper to live up to their spicy name.
You can complete a fast-fix dinner with this easy-to-make dessert. We layered store-bought brownies with a sweetened cream-cheese sauce and peppermint patties.
Tailgaters' Brownie Cupcakes
A surprise candy-bar center awaits those who bite into these easy, fudgy delights. Baking them in muffin cups makes them super-easy to tote to potlucks, tailgating events or other parties.
Irish Coffee Brownies
As warmly welcoming as the traditional Irish beverage, these brownies have a little whiskey in the batter and a little more in the glaze.
Peppermint Stick Brownies
A creamy, peppermint-flavor cheesecake layer adds holiday flair to classic chocolate brownies.
These moist, fudgy, mocha-flavored bars will remind you of truffles.