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Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Drizzle

These fudgey brownies are perfection! Topped with a beautiful (and tasty) duo chocolate glaze these won’t last long in your home!


August 20, 2018 (Last Updated: May 9, 2019)
The BEST Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies! This recipe is easy and the reason I love baking so much! The recipe uses dark chocolate chips, white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate for the perfect combination. The perfect dessert to share with your friends and family for the holidays! #brownies #desserts

These gooey chocolate fudge brownies are so delicious. They are extremely chocolaty, rich and pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whenever I need to make a dessert for a get-together I often turn to this brownie recipe. Every time I make them they are always gone quickly! To me that is always the sign of a good recipe! I love to bake and it was the first thing I got good at in the kitchen. Mostly because I loved eating desserts so much more than my actual meal. I have so many great memories of baking with my grandma making cakes, pies, cookies and of course brownies!

Tips to Make the Best Gooey Fudge Brownies!

I feel like in the dessert world brownies can get passed over often. A lot of times cookies are the go-to dessert to bring to a party. I get it, cookies are simple, easy to store and perfect to just pick up and enjoy. Brownies also get looked over because a lot of times they are dry as the desert. Which isn’t appealing at all. That is why one of the first things I wanted to master was the perfect gooey chocolate fudge brownies. To achieve the perfect fudge texture I have found a few tricks that make it simple and fool-proof.


The first tip to the perfect fudge brownie is to whisk the butter and sugars together. This is probably the most important step of all. When I first started baking with my grandma I always wanted to just rush through the steps to get to the finished product faster. This resulted in some very mediocre desserts. After getting a little older and learning some patience I realized how important taking your time and not skipping steps while baking is. When I whisk the sugar and butter I like to do this for AT LEAST two minutes. Ideally, I whisk them for more around four minutes. While this may seem annoying and a step you want to skip or shorten, don’t! Anytime I am in a rush and skip on this step the brownies go flat, blah.


Second, fold in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Again, this is a step I NEVER did when I was younger. I would just toss in the dry ingredients with the wet ones and mix them together. This resulted in the batter being over-worked and fluffy, cake-like brownies. Those are fine, but we are here for the fudgey ones! I like to use a large spoon to gently stir in the dry ingredients (including the chocolate chips) with the wet ones.  I mean combine just until mixed or there is going to be too much air in the batter, and air means fluffier cake brownies. Personally, I like to do the dry ingredients and chocolate chips at the same time, because if I do the chocolate chips after then I tend to over-mix the batter.


The third little nugget of information is to not over-bake the brownies. It is better to under-bake these, so I always set my timer a couple of minutes less than I think I will need to avoid burnage. If you are using the tooth-pick trick you want it to come out dirty. It won’t be runny like the batter, but also not clean. It will be that middle ground. If you over-cook these they are going to be really dense and an unpleasant texture. That is it! Pretty simple right?! Nothing too crazy, you just need to take your time on the batter, not toss everything in at once and set your timer for a little less time.

Three gooey chocolate fudge brownies stacked on top of each other on a gray counter top. The brownies are surrounded by crushed chocolate chips and there is chocolate swirl on top of the brownies.

Chocolate Swirl Drizzle

When deciding on a topping for these gooey chocolate fudge brownies I wanted something both pretty and delicious. My family is not a big fan of nuts so I knew those where out. I like to add chocolate chips into the un-cooked batter, so I did not want to add even more on top. Therefore, I decided to add melted chocolate over the top of the cooked brownies. I chose to do two different types of chocolate, semi-sweet and white chocolate. I like to use these because they make the perfect chocolate trip, and swirl well together!

This combination is everything my soul loves. Dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet and white chocolate all combined in a gooey brownie. If you are not a chocolate fan then I would skip the topping. But if you love all things chocolate then you will fall in love with this chocolate combination! When melting the chocolate I do so in the microwave. When melting the chocolate, I do one chocolate at a time in a small bowl. I start with about 20 seconds, stop to stir the chocolate, and then add an additional 10 seconds at a time until the chocolate is warm and completely melted.

I like to do this after the brownies are out of the oven and cooling. That way the chocolate wont re-harden. I like to drizzle both chocolate on at once, then I use the back of a small spoon the gently swirl them together. This results in a very pretty effect, and it is super tasty! Win-win! These brownies are seriously delicious and my family loves when I make them.

Delicious, and Nutritious?

Okay, so these gooey chocolate fudge brownies are not the most nutritious food on the planet, but they are delicious! These are not a weekly treat in our house, but when I make them I savor every single bite! Now, my son is only one so he gets only a tiny bit of one of these as a treat. (“Much too good for children”, right!?). While these brownies are delicious I would not recommend eating a whole pan on your own (even though you will want too)! I know these are not low in sugar or have a vegetable hidden in them, but they are so flippin’ good!

Therefore, if you are looking to indulge and enjoy a bomb dessert, then these are it. I like to enjoy balance and feel that everyone should treat themselves once in a while. So put the quinoa to the side and enjoy these Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies!

Gooey chocolate fudge brownies cut into squares and stacked three high. They are sitting on a gray counter top and the background is out of focus.

Why You Need These In Your Life

  • All the Chocolate
  • Life is Too Short NOT to Eat a Bomb Brownie Once in Awhile
  • Everyone You Make Them for Will Love You
  • Yummy, Fudgey, Gooey

Happy Eating!

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Not feeling brownies? Try these Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies instead!

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Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies Recipe!

The BEST Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies! This recipe is easy and the reason I love baking so much! The recipe uses dark chocolate chips, white chocolate and semi sweet chocolate for the perfect combination. The perfect dessert to share with your friends and family for the holidays! #brownies #desserts
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Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Drizzle

The BEST fudge brownies out there! The perfect combination of chocolate that will leave you wanting more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, Chocolate, chocolate fudge, snack
Servings: 9 Servings
Calories: 274kcal


Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  • 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 2 Oz Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 2 Oz White Baking Chocolate


Chocolate Fudge Brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, combine flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Using the whisk attachment mix with a hand or stand mixer on medium for 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract and continue whisking for another 2 minutes.
  • Sift the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and salt. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and the chocolate chips with the sugars, butter, oil. eggs and vanilla extract mix until just combined. Do not over stir!
  • Pour batter into a 8x8 parchment paper lined pan and cook on the top rack for 20-25 minutes.* Once brownies are finished drizzle with chocolate. Cut into 9 large brownies and serve warm. Enjoy!

Chocolate Drizzle

  • Place the white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir and microwave an addition 10 seconds if not completely melted. Repeat this process with the semi-sweet chocolate in a separate bowl.
  • Immediately drizzle the warm chocolates over the cooked brownies and use a butter knife to swirl them together.
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*I find that cooking these at 23 Minutes gets me the best results. You may need to cook the brownies a little more or less depending on your oven.
Also, if you would like to tone down the chocolate swap out the chocolate chips for sliced almonds, dried fruit or walnuts! You could also add on a caramel drizzle to the top!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.4g | Protein: 5.1g | Fat: 15.3g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 23.6g | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 10%
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  • Reply
    October 25, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Oh wow that looks really delicious!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      October 25, 2018 at 10:31 am

      Thank you so much! This is my favorite brownie recipe of all time!

  • Reply
    August 21, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Ive been wanting some brownies for a few days, this just made me want them even more lol I’m making some tonight!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 22, 2018 at 2:31 am

      Brownies are my favorite!

  • Reply
    lottie buckle
    August 21, 2018 at 12:33 am

    These look AMAZING!!!

  • Reply
    LaRena’s Corner
    August 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    OMG!! These look so divine!!

  • Reply
    Diana Johnson
    August 20, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Mmm, I love the addition of the mixed chocolate drizzle. SO good!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 21, 2018 at 1:01 am

      Thank you! I fell like it makes it!

  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Holy smokes!! These are speaking directly to my chocolate loving heart!! such a decadent looking brownie!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 21, 2018 at 1:02 am

      I also have a chocolate lovers heart so these are a direct result lol

  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    this is pure decadence! I love all the chocolate goodness in these and sure to satisfy my sweet tooth!!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 21, 2018 at 1:04 am

      Yes! I have a huge sweet tooth and these hit the spot!

  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    What a great fudgy brownie recipe! These look perfectly chocolaty and indulgent. I would love these!

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 21, 2018 at 1:03 am

      Thank you! They are so good!

  • Reply
    August 20, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    This is such a scrumptious brownie! It’s a weakness in my household! Love that chocolate drizzle on top 😍

    • Reply
      Caitlyn Erhardt
      August 21, 2018 at 1:02 am

      We love brownies in our home too! They never last long!

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