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Best Brownie Recipes

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Brownies are always welcome, whether as an after school treat or as a nice surprise tucked into a lunch box. And there are so many things you can do with them! These brownie recipes are all quick, easy, and very delicious. The key to making the best brownies is to measure the ingredients correctly, make sure your oven is accurate, follow the directions to the letter, and bake them just until done. Overbaked brownies are dry brownies! Have fun making these brownie recipes and challenge yourself to think of new combinations you and your family will love.

1. Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies

Cream Cheese Frosted Brownies
Linda Larsen
Cream cheese frosting on brownies is incredibly addictive. There's something about the rich fudginess of these brownies contrasting with the smooth cream cheese topping that is absolutely fabulous.

2. Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies
Linda Larsen

These brownies taste like a combination of brownie, fudge, caramel, and peanut butter. You have to cut them into 1" squares because nobody can handle a bigger piece! These are the brownies I make when I want to feed (and wow) a crowd. In fact, my husband is taking them to school today to give to his students!

3. Crunchy Chocolate Brownie Bars

Crunchy Chocolate Brownie Bars
Linda Larsen

These brownies have a double topping to make them fabulously moist and rich. I love the combination of chewy brownie with the crisp and rich topping. Everyone will go nuts for these brownies!

4. Special Kay Brownies

Special Kay Brownies
Linda Larsen

These fabulously rich brownies are rich and creamy. They're topped with a caramel-peanut butter crunch mixture, then more velvety chocolate and peanut butter melted together. Wow.

5. Candy Bar Brownies

Candy Bar Brownies
Linda Larsen
Adding chopped candy bars to the brownie batter and stirring them into the frosting is one of the easiest ways to turn a brownie mix into something incredibly decadent. Yum!

6. Black and White Brownies

Black and White Brownies
Linda Larsen

Two frostings again make these brownies special. White chocolate is melted and poured over creamy brownies with white chocolate studded throughout, then a special hot frosting is poured over the white chocolate. It all melds together into something fabulous.

7. Chewy Brownies

Chewy Brownies
Linda Larsen
Making brownies that are as chewy and fudgy as cake mix brownies requires a little science. Mixes use vegetable oil, not butter, and that adds less liquid to the batter. Making chewy brownies! This recipe is fabulous.

8. Crunchy Oatmeal Brownies

Oatmeal Brownies
Linda Larsen

These brownies are a take off on Oatmeal Carmelitas, another fabulous bar cookie recipe. Tender and chewy brownies are sandwiched between layers of rich brown sugar and oatmeal cookie. Yum.

9. Nut Lover's Brownies

Nut Lover's Brownies
Linda Larsen

I love this recipe - it's like a combination of brownies and pecan pie, but with walnuts added too. You could use your favorite nuts in this recipe, or any combination. Just be sure to have the recipe on hand, because every one who tastes it will want to make it too!

10. Brownie Mix in a Jar

Brownie Mix
Linda Larsen

This is a fabulous idea for the holiday season. Who wouldn't want to get a homemade brownie mix? And the brownies made from this mix are very chewy and fudgy. Yum.

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