Best ever brownie recipes

Indulge in our chocolate brownie recipes for dessert or an afternoon treat. These 10 gooey traybakes include classic flavour combinations and exciting twists.

Four brownies with a salted caramel stripes, on a tray

From weekend baking projects and afternoon pick-me-ups, to bake sales and dinner party desserts, we believe there's a brownie for every occassion. With an irresistably gooey centre and chewy edges, it isn't surprising that this is one of the nations favourite puddings. 

We've gathered our top 10 all-time favourite brownie recipes to cater to any taste – whether you prefer plain chocolate, fruity flavours or crunchy additions like nuts, biscuits or even mince pies. Our brownies are super easy to make, so why not bake a batch with the kids and enjoy your sweet rewards warm, with a dollop of ice cream? 


1. Best ever brownies

Plate of mixed chocolate brownie pieces

Sometimes, you just can't beat a classic. This brilliant bake delivers a triple dose of chocolate. Use a high quality dark chocolate for the main mixture to ensure depth of flavour, then stir in chopped milk and white chocolate chunks.

Our step-by-step instructions are easy to follow, making this the perfect recipe for first time brownie makers and kids. It's our most popular brownie on the website – try them and see if you agree. 

Best ever chocolate brownies 


2. Fudgy coconut brownies

Two coconut fudge brownies on a plate

Decadently dense and moreish, these brownies bring a tropical twist to every bite. Desiccated coconut adds texture, whilst cocoa powder is used in place of chocolate for a rich, fudgy taste.

Fudgy coconut brownies 


3. Salted caramel brownies

Stack of four brownies with salted caramel layer in each

Salted caramel and chocolate are a tried and tested flavour combination. In this recipe, a silky layer of liquid caramel is sandwiched between chocolate. To save time, we've used a ready-made can of caramel, which is also added to the brownie mixture for a wonderfully fudgy texture. 

Salted caramel brownies 

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4. Best ever chocolate raspberry recipe

A pile of raspberry brownies with raspberries, plus raspberries in a bowl

If you're a fan of fruity additions to bakes, then these super squidgy squares will not disappoint. Bursting with little raspberry pockets, the tart fruit brings a refreshing lift to an intensely chocolatey mixture. These won't hang around for long!

Best ever chocolate raspberry brownies 


5. Peanut butter brownies

Four squares of peanut butter brownies with a chocolate drizzle

Calling all peanut butter lovers! We've incorporated this thick, nutty spread into our favourite chocolate traybake for yet another dreamy duo. Spoon a generous amount of crunchy peanut butter into the brownie mixture as well as drizzling some over at the end. Using only five ingredients, this easy recipe is perfect for a spot of weekend baking. 

Peanut butter brownies 


6. Mince pie brownies

Squares of brownies with mince pies in the filling

Bored of Christmas pudding? Try our fabulous festive mash-up for an alternative that'll have Santa singing down the chimney! We've added whole mince pies to brownie batter to create a mouthwatering medley of spiced fruity mincemeat, buttery pastry and moist chocolate. You may never go back.

Mince pie brownies 
 

7. Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies

Two squares of espresso martini brownie on two plates

This dreamy dessert oozes indulgence. With a molten chocolate fondant centre and punchy espresso martini sauce, our little bundles of chocolate joy are sure to impress at an adults dinner party, especially with coffee aficionados.

Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies

Try another festive flavour twist with our boozy mulled wine brownies.


8. Black & white brownies

White and dark chocolate marbled brownies cut into pieces on a tray

Enhance your brownies with a striking marble-effect – just swirl a creamy cheesecake mixture through the batter. This mouthwatering mixture of two dessert favourites gives a lighter texture than plain chocolate brownies, which probably means you can manage a bigger slice. 

Black & white chocolate brownies


9. Vegan cherry & almond brownies

Pile of cherry and chocolate brownies on a board

Followers of a dairy-free and egg-free diet can still enjoy these gorgeously gooey fruit and nut brownies. We've used simple substitutes such as vegan margarine and pure cocoa chocolate to give a buttery texture, whilst ground almonds and flaxseed act as binding agents. 

Vegan cherry & almond brownies

If you prefer plain, unadulterated brownies, try our divine dark chocolate vegan brownies instead.


10. Salted chocolate & hazelnut brownies

Squares of hazelnut and pecan brownies served with vanilla ice cream scoops and a spoon

If you're after pure indulgence, this brownie has it all. Adding chocolate hazelnut spread to the mixture ensures a beautifully soft and fudgy centre, whilst flecks of roasted pecans and sea salt provide a satisfying crunch and savoury notes. We recommend serving these nutty slices whilst still warm from the oven, with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Salted chocolate & hazelnut brownies

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