Best Ever Classic Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Best ever brownie recipes

Chocolate brownie recipes galore right here - brownies and blondies are such a treat for fun baking. Gooey or dense, we've got a brownie recipe for everyone

Try our best chocolate brownie recipes. We have expert tips on how to make chocolate brownies, from classic brownies, to chocolate and peanut butter brownies, and indulgent salted maple brownies.

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Ever had a blondie? We have recipes for Custard Cream blondies, caramel banana blondies and an epic blondie tart.

Whether you’re baking brownies for a bake sale, a special birthday or simply to enjoy with a cup of tea, you’re sure to find the best brownie recipe here…


Chocolate peanut butter brownies with fudge

A foolproof traditional brownie recipe topped with indulgent peanut butter fudge. These easy decadent brownies are the ideal dinner party treat. Here are our favourite peanut butter recipes to try.

Peanut butter brownies

Wagon Wheel brownies

We are going old-school with these knockout jammie Wagon Wheel brownies. Wagon Wheels are one of everyone’s favourite lunch box treats, so we decided it was time to bring back this retro biscuit with a bit more va va voom.

Bourbon biscuit brownies

What’s better than a chocolate Bourbon biscuit? Chocolate Bourbon brownies! This is one of our favourite recipes – trust us, you’ll need to make a double batch. If you fancy using some more of your favourite biscuits and chocolate bars in your baking, check out our collection of other exciting chocolate recipes, here…


Salted maple brownies

Our top chocolate brownie recipe is made extra indulgent with sea salt and maple. This recipe is really easy to make but looks impressive and delivers big flavours. Combine sweet and salty flavours in our baking recipes, here…


Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potatoes add natural sweetness so you need to use less sugar than a regular brownie recipe. It also makes the texture incredibly fudgy. Check out our other chocolate recipes here…

Sweet potato brownies

Cherry blondie tart

A delicious recipe for a chocolate tart, but with a blondie twist. Ready made pastry makes this blondie recipe easy, but it’s still special enough to serve friends and family. Cherries and white chocolate are a surprisingly good combo.

Cherry blondie tart recipe

Ben’s Canteen chocolate and peanut butter brownies

When chocolate brownies are this heavenly, they can be eaten at any time of day. Here’s the must-try, easy recipe from Aussie brunch favourite, Ben’s Canteen in Battersea. Super easy to make, these can be cut into squares and popped in the lunchbox for a cheeky elevenses, or served with cream or ice cream for a decadent dessert.

Ben's Canteen Chocolate And Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Grasshopper squares (mint chocolate brownies)

Imagine an After Eight in a delicious brownie. These mint and brownie layered bars use dark chocolate for a more grown-up flavour, perfect for an after-dinner treat. This recipe makes 9 chocolate brownies.

Grasshopper Squares - Mint Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Creme Egg brownie cake

Chocolate cake + Cadbury’s Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)! Looking for other chocolate cake recipes, check out other indulgent recipes here…

Creme Egg Brownie Cake Recipe

Chocolate and ginger brownie cake

A stupendous cake for tea, our chocolate brownie cake has chopped preserved ginger in the mix to give it an extra spice and a bit of a grown-up twist to really impress.

Chocolate and Ginger Brownie Cake Recipe

Caramel banana blondies

Blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. This easy tray bake is also packed with banana and rich caramel. Serve at teatime or warm with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding. For more easy tray bake recipe ideas, click here.

Caramel Banana Blondies Recipe

Malted brownies with sea salt

The malted element to these brownies add another dimension, making them even more indulgent and irresistibly gooey than usual. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dessert at a dinner party or for your own personal enjoyment.

Malted Horlicks Brownies Recipe with Sea Salt

Chocolate meringue brownies

Chocolate brownies in cute cupcake form, topped with light and fluffy meringue for an extra special twist. Serve these easy brownies with tea and enjoy the compliments! More easy meringue recipes here…

Chocolate Brownies Recipe with Meringue

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

What’s better than a brownie? A chocolate brownie-filled tart with a crisp pecan topping. This rich dessert is easily made ahead if you are entertaining. Serve with creme fraiche or ice-cream.

Chocolate Brownie Pecan Tart Recipe

Raspberry and chocolate brownie cakes

Gooey and indulgent, chocolate brownies don’t need to be so square – you can use the mixture to make these fabulous cakes with added raspberries. These are quite delicate, so use a flexible 8–hole muffin tin (the rubbery ones), or line a rigid tin with paper cases.

Raspberry and Chocolate Brownie Cakes Recipe

Classic chocolate brownies

A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe that can be ramped up with added ingredients (we’ve included three suggestions in the recipe). Our recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly the same size – just keep an eye on the brownie, you may need slightly less or more time than the recipe states.

Best Ever Classic Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Custard cream blondies

Ever thought of adding custard creams to your blondie mixture? It’s genius! Have a go this weekend and let us know how you get on (@olivemagazine).

Custard Cream Blondies Recipe

Black forest brownies

Black forest brownies combine two of our favourite sweet treats. This brownie/black forest gâteau mash-up is boozy, cherry-studded, chocolatey heaven. Add a big dollop of kirsch spiked cream if you can handle it.

Black Forest Brownies Recipe

If you’re making the best brownies, you will need tips on melting chocolate. Read our expert chocolate guide here.

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