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Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies. This recipe for the best, ultimately fudgy brownies starts with a boiled fudge base to ensure dense, chocolatey delicious brownies every time.

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

These fudge brownies prove that it’s never too late to discover a new favourite recipe. The perfect brownies recipe is something that many bakers obsess over and I’m no different.

There are several versions of brownies that have been featured here on Rock Recipes over the years, and all of them are quite good. Recently however I started thinking about the idea for using a liquid boiled fudge as the base for a whole new method for baking fudge brownies.

Dark Chocolate Chips, to melt and dip the biscotti

Dark Chocolate Chips are best to add to this recipe for extra chocolate flavour but feel free to use milk chocolate if that is your preference.

Even many of the the most ardent scratch bakers will grudgingly admit that the best brownies they’ve ever had came from a boxed mix. It was one of these mixes that I remembered from long ago that sparked the inspiration for this recipe.

I don’t even remember the brand, it was so many years ago in my teens, but it came with a packet of fudge sauce that got added to the mix. For some reason, I had an expected memory of it and it set me out on this quest.

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

My thought was: If you want to make the fudgiest brownies, why not start with a fudge base? That led me to think of the fudge base of my Nan Morgans’s Snowballs recipe. I started with a version of that, into which I melted chocolate chips. Then it was just a matter of whisking in the oil & eggs and folding in the dry ingredients.

I made 3 or 4 test batches to get the time and temperature where I wanted them and I have to say that the final result was the best batch of brownies I have ever made in my decades of baking. I hope you give it a try for yourself.

For an ultimate dessert idea, serve these as the base for brownie sundaes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and either of our delicious recipes for Fudge Sauce, Caramel Sauce or Butterscotch Sauce.

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Fudge Brownies

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Fudge Brownies
Fudge Brownies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Fudge Brownies - this recipe for the best, ultimately fudgey brownies starts with a boiled fudge base to ensure dense, chocolatey delicious brownies every time.
Course: Cookies/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 dozen brownies
Author: Barry C. Parsons
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips 50% cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of additional chocolate chips to stir into batter
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the melted butter, milk, brown sugar and corn syrup to a gentle boil for 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the 2 cups of chocolate chips until smooth. Transfer the chocolate fudge mixture to a glass or plastic bowl to cool down for about a half hour until it reaches near room temperature. Stir it occasionally.
  3. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan and line with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda and set aside.
  5. Add the eggs and oil to the cooled chocolate fudge mixture and whisk to combine well.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients until the flour is well incorporated but do not over mix the batter.
  7. Fold in the 1 cup of chocolate chips and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.
  9. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares or bars. Store brownies in an airtight plastic container.
Recipe Notes

There is some leeway in the baking temperature and time for these brownies. I had a lot of people sample the test batches that I made and some of them actually preferred them a little underbaked, where in my opinion, they were actually more like fudge, especially at the centre of the pan. That version was also best refrigerated and served cold in my opinion. If you want to try experimenting I'd say reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 35 minutes. Over time you will find the best time and temperature to suit your particular oven and your particular taste, I would however, recommend making them according to the recipe as written if you are making them for the first time.

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Sunday 8th of September 2019

These are the best brownies ever!!! I used coconut oil instead. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.

Darlene Keddy

Thursday 3rd of January 2019

Are all 3 cups of the chocolate chips dark chocolate? You specify dark for the first two cups in the fudge base but don’t mention which type for the final 1 cup you stir in near the end.


Saturday 22nd of December 2018

Can I use maple syrup instead of corn syrup? (less than, as it is sweeter?)

Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

I've never tried that.


Tuesday 20th of November 2018

I have bakers dark choc., the kind that comes in the small box. Can I use that instead of the chips and if so how many ounces?

Barry C. Parsons

Friday 14th of December 2018

Be sure it isnt unsweetened.


Friday 25th of November 2016

Instead of corn syrup could I use honey ???

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 26th of November 2016

Possibly but Honey is not as thick. I've never tried it.

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