Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Drizzle

These fudgey brownies are perfection! Topped with a beautiful (and tasty) duo of semi sweet and white chocolate glaze these won’t last long in your home! These Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies are sure to become a new favorite!


August 20, 2018 (Last Updated: August 30, 2019)
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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 dessert 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! I hope you and your family become as obsessed with these homemade fudge brownies as my family and I are. Enjoy!

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What Do You Need To Make Homemade Fudge Brownies?

The kitchen tools you will need to make gooey chocolate brownies are:

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • A Hand or Stand Mixer
  • A 8×8 Baking Dish
  • Parchment Paper
  • A Large Spoon
  • A Couple Large Bowls 
  • A Sifter
  • A Small Microwavable Safe Bowl

The ingredients you will need for this fudge brownie recipe are:

  • Flour
  • White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Chocolate Chips

Gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies cut into squares and stacked three high. The brownies are sitting on a gray counter top with chocolate chips out of focus in the background.

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 best fudge texture I have found a few tricks that make it simple and fool-proof.

Fudge Brownies Tip #1

The first tip to the perfect chocolate fudge brownie is to whisk the butter and sugars together. This is probably the most important step of all. When I first started baking chocolate brownies 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 gooey chocolate brownies go flat, blah.

Gooey Chocolate Brownies Tip #2

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 brownie batter being over-worked and fluffy, cake-like brownies. Those are fine, but we are here for the fudgey chocolate 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 brownie 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.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies Tip #3

The third little nugget of information is to not over-bake the gooey chocolate 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 brownie 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.

Chocolate Swirl Drizzle Topping for Brownies 

This chocolate 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! 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 duo, and swirl well together!

How To Make Chocolate Swirl Topping for Gooey Fudge Brownies

  1. When melting the chocolate I do so in the microwave. I do one chocolate at a time in a small bowl.  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.
  2. I like to do this after the brownies are out of the oven and cooling. That way the chocolate wont re-harden.
  3. Then I like to drizzle both chocolates on at once. 
  4. Finally, 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.

Gooey chocolate fudge brownies cut into squares and stacked three high on a gray counter.

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Storing Leftover Homemade Gooey Fudge Brownies

Store leftover chocolate fudge brownies covered in an airtight container or bag at room temperature for up to 4 days. To extend the life of these homemade brownies, you can also freeze them!

To freeze gooey fudge brownies, let cool completely and wrap in foil. Next, add them to a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat them let them defrost in the fridge, or microwave on the defrost setting for 1-2 minutes.

Happy Eating!

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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: best homemade brownie recipe, brownies with chocolate topping, gooey fudge brownies recipe
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: 20mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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  • Reply
    October 25, 2018 at 1:16 am

    5 stars
    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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