25 Rich, Moist Brownie Recipes
Incredible Turtle Brownies
Lots of chocolate, homemade caramel sauce and toasted pecans create a decadent, hard-to-resist brownie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triple Espresso Brownies
Homemade coffee-flavored frosting, chocolate-covered coffee beans, and a sprinkling of espresso powder combine for a richly flavored brownie.
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.
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).
Chocolate-Oatmeal Trilevel Brownies
Two layers of chocolate sandwich a chewy oatmeal layer in this brownie recipe.
Caramel Blonde Brownies
Caramels, oats and milk chocolate pieces blend in these gooey sweets from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Peppermint Stick Brownies
A creamy, peppermint-flavor cheesecake layer adds holiday flair to classic chocolate brownies.
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.
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.
Orange-Kissed Chocolate Brownies
Orange buttercream frosting and melted chocolate top a brownie base for a decadent combination of flavors.
Cream Cheese Brownies
This brownie recipe comes from a reader in Peoria, Illinois. You can add chocolate frosting to the marbled top, if you like. A variation of these, called Zebra Brownies, uses a package of brownie mix and a package of white cake mix, along with cream cheese, for a marbled effect.
These moist, dense, mocha-flavored bars will remind you of truffles.
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.
Bake a fudge brownie mix, then top with tiny marshmallows and drizzle with a mixture of semisweet chocolate pieces, peanut butter and crisp rice cereal.
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.
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.