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.
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
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.
2. Fudgy coconut brownies
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.
3. Salted caramel brownies
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.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with more salted caramel recipes.
4. Best ever chocolate raspberry recipe
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!
5. Peanut butter brownies
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.
6. Mince pie brownies
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.
7. Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies
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.
Try another festive flavour twist with our boozy mulled wine brownies.
8. Black & white brownies
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.
9. Vegan cherry & almond brownies
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.
If you prefer plain, unadulterated brownies, try our divine dark chocolate vegan brownies instead.
10. Salted chocolate & hazelnut brownies
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.
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