Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 40 Mins
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

What makes Best-Ever Brownies the best? We think because they're super fudgy and standout with edible gold leaf on the tops. This dessert recipe makes for super fudgy brownies. For a more cake-like brownie, bake 5 to 7 minutes longer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13- x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.

Step 2

Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in bottom of a double boiler. Place chocolate and butter in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until melted. Cool 10 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sugar until blended. Stir in flour and next 3 ingredients just until blended. Pour batter into pan.

Step 3

Bake at 350° for 32 to 35 minutes or until set. Cool in pan 30 minutes. Freeze 2 hours; cut into squares or triangles. Press tops with gold leaf, if desired.

Step 4

Make-Ahead Tip: Freeze up to 2 months. If using gold leaf, add it just before serving.

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Ratings & Reviews

JudyScott's Review

January 26, 2014

AshleyNov3's Review

April 03, 2013
I thought the salt content was a typo and should have gone with my gut. These were so salty! I remade them with 2 tsp salt and they were WAY better. PS Kattr26, you want them nice and firm for cutting because they are so sticky, cutting at room temp would make a huge mess. I gather the intent of gold leaf is to have these for a special occasion where you'd care more about presentation. For just a family of 5, like mine, cutting the recipe in half is plenty... and my kids don't care to wait forever to have perfectly cut brownies. So, it doesn't ultimately matter.

Xxdebbsxx's Review

February 18, 2013
I agree with cheri818 so I'm giving it a 5* before I make them they sound delicious

Cheri818's Review

February 15, 2013
I haven't made these, but felt it unfair that someone would rate it 1 star to ask a question. WHY do that???? This could keep someone from trying it because of a low or mediocre rating. I would usually not even look at a recipe with a 2 star rating, like this one has after the 1 star question asker. There should be an option to comment or ask a question without rating.

Burbles's Review

February 13, 2013
These are the very best fudgy brownie I have ever tasted. I let them cool and then refrigerated them over nght in the pan. They lfted out easily the next moring and I cut them into squares. Yum

kattr26's Review

February 13, 2013
before i make theese.. why do you need to freeze theese brownies for 2 hours after you bake them????????

melanierebsamen's Review

February 04, 2013

dhallen's Review

January 22, 2013