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Three of The Best-Ever Brownies Recipes

Updated on December 28, 2014
Brownie Bites
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TRIPLE CHOCOLATE DELIGHT: Three Of The Best Brownie Recipes, Of The Best Brownie Pans and Of The Best Brownie Cookbooks

Love chocolate? How about brownies? If you are looking for the best brownie recipe, you will find it here. Actually, you will find three of the best brownie recipes here.

The first is for miniature Brownie Bites. They are perfectly simple, perfectly delicious and perfect for your cookie trays and buffet tables. So easy to pop into your mouth and enjoy. Better than any store purchased brownie bite, for sure.

The second is for an amazingly chewy and of course chocolatey brownie. It, too, is simple to put together and delicious to eat.

The final brownies recipe is perhaps the most complicated although not really difficult. It will take a bit longer to put together but the result is fantastic...the perfect blend of two delicious flavours, chocolate and raspberry.

On this page, you will find three printable recipes for these chocolate delights along with a few other brownie points including information about three of the best pans for your brownies and a trio (or more) of great brownie cookbooks.

Fudgey Brownie Recipe

This recipe originated from a clipping that was a part of a recipe booklet, I assume it was from the manufacturer of the products recommended in the recipe.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: Makes 3 Dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or other nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a medium sized pan, melt the butter and then remove the pan from the heat. Stir in sugar and then add each of the eggs separately, stirring after the addition of each one. Finally, stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add the dry mixture into the butter mixture along with the chocolate chips and the nuts, if using. Stir only until the ingredients are blended. Bake in a GREASED 13 by 9 inch pan in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. The brownies will be a bit firm at the outside edge but soft in the center. You can insert a knife in the center, if you like. The knife should come out mostly clean of brownie mix. Cool and then cut and enjoy!
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Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan
Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan

Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan

Now this is one heck of a brownie pan! Designed so that every brownie has some edge pieces...

I have not had the opportunity to use the Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan but, judging by the quality of the Amazon Customer reviews, it looks like an amazing pan and I would definitely love to own one.

Customers say things like, "This terrific little item was my lovely birthday gift today, and I have delicious, chewy-edged brownies to show for it already" and "I love this pan and I think it loves me back."

And finally, R. Huckleberry shared these thoughts, "I remember my mom saying that even if it seemed extravagant, it was worth it to buy quality cookware. Well, when I first saw the price of the Baker's Edge Pan, I hesitated. I knew the concept of the pan was terrific. I read all the reviews, and I really felt the design of the pan would produce better brownies, breads, casseroles, and just about anything I wanted to try. Well, I remembered my mom's advice and decided to purchase the pan. It has exceeded my expectations as far as even cooking, perfect pieces, nice edges, and even beautiful presentation. In addition, the quality of the pan is amazing. I sincerely recommend this pan for your bakeware collection."

If you have not discovered Amazon's customer reviews yet, I recommend you do. They are a great source of information about products and very often Amazon's prices are discounted below the manufacturer's suggested retail price plus they offer FREE shipping on purchases worth $25 or more. Whether you choose to shop on Amazon or not, I recommend you use their customer reviews whenever you start to research the purchase of any product.

Brownie Bite Recipe

Brownie Bite Recipe
Brownie Bite Recipe


The best-ever brownie bites are shown here along with two other fantastic sweet treats, the best-ever M & M Cookies and the best-ever ginger crinkles. These three cookies my family's favourite cookies and are served every year on our Christmas cookie tray.

Miniature Brownie Bites
Miniature Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites Recipe - Better than any brownie bites you can buy at the store!

A simple recipe, which stirs together in a pan. All you need in terms of special equipment is a mini muffin or brownie pan.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 24 chocolate rosebuds

Instructions

  1. Start by melting your sugar, butter and chocolate together in a small pan on the stove. Then add the chocolate and stir until it is melted. Remove your pan from the stove and cool for about a minute and then blend in both the vanilla and the egg. Add the flour and stir it in until blended. Spoon into your GREASED mini muffin tin and bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and press a rosebud onto the top of each miniature brownie bite. Rosebud will take awhile to cool, so if you are taking these somewhere, make sure you allow plenty of time for the chocolate candy to harden up again. These brownie bites are too easy and yummy, too!

Baker's Secret Basics Nonstick 12-Cup Mini Muffin Pan

This is the pan you need to make Brownie Bites.

The Baker's Secret mini muffin pan is all that you need to make these brownie bites and, since the recipe makes 12 bite-size morsels, you could get away with buying just one pan. However, we LOVE using our pans (we have four) for muffins, too, so I recommend you buy at least two of them...and maybe more, if you are a family of four.

The pan is also available with 24 cups but I think two 12-cup pans is a better choice in terms of versatility.

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies - Bringing two very delicious flavours together to make one delicious pan of brownies!

The origin of this recipe is unknown. It is written in my handwriting and has been in my recipe binder for somewhere between ten and twenty years.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam

Instructions

  1. For this recipe, you will need a buttered or GREASED 13 by 9 by 2 inch pan.
  2. Start by melting the butter and the chocolate over low heat in a medium sized pot and then remove the pan from the heat. Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla, stirring until incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and blend. Stir in the nuts, if you are using them. Pour 2 cups of the batter into the pan and then FREEZE the pan for 10 minutes, or until firm. Spread the jam over the brownie mixture that you have frozen and add the rest of the brownie batter onto the top. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Thaw your pan of brownies for twenty minutes and then bake them for 35 minutes. Once cool, cut into squares and enjoy!
CorningWare French White 9-Inch-by-13-Inch Baking Dish
CorningWare French White 9-Inch-by-13-Inch Baking Dish

CorningWare French White 9-Inch-by-13-Inch Baking Dish

After years of using 13 by 9 by 3 inch metal pans that have not held up well, I am determined to own one of these CorningWare French White baking dishes.

I was given a large French White set when I was married more than twenty years ago and I am still using every single piece, albeit one lid has a chip.

I only recently started using my casserole dishes as baking dishes, for instance I recently baked a 13 by 9 inch cake in an oblong casserole dish.

The result? No difference...well if you don't count the fact that it cleaned up really easily, that there were no scratches on the pan from cutting the cake, no rust, etc. Therefore, I will add one of these to my kitchen equipment and I am glad to see that the sellers on eBay have this hard-to-find size in stock.

Which brownie recipe sounds the best?

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Alice Medrich's Cookies and Brownies

Having promised a TRIO of the best brownie cookbooks, I am now finding it impossible to eliminate any of these wonderful choices. If you love brownies the way I do, I am sure you will excuse my excess.

Is there a pan of brownies in your future?

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Oh they all sound so delicious - but the chocolate rasperry ones do look very nice!

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Since I don't cook, probably not. But I may try to work my granddaughter. :) She's the budding baker.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love brownies. Everything I need for brownies is right here.

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I could eat some of these right now :)

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      The chocolate raspberry brownie would go down well in my house hold.S many different brownies to make. Lovely lens!

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      If I hadn't just cooked up a batch of my chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies, I'd be in the kitchen right now mixing up your brownie bites. Definitely next on my list to appease my chocolate sweet tooth! The other two recipes sound fabulous, too. Fabulous lens, Brenda!

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      All of your brownie recipes sound fantastic! I would especially like to try the brownie bites.