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Fudge Nut Brownies

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it in one bowl in just a few minutes. My husband's grandmother passed the recipe on; now our son makes these brownies for after-school snacks. —Becky Albright, Norwalk, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    24 brownies


  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In another bowl, combine oil, eggs and vanilla; add to dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
  • Spread in a 13x9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 180 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 77mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Jellybug
    Oct 24, 2018

    Made for family this pass weekend and it was an instant hit.

  • LM
    Jun 14, 2018

    I shared these with co-workers/friends. They said, it was yummy. Instead of 3/4 cup baking cocoa, I did 1 cup baking cocoa. And instead 2/3 cup vegetable oil, I did 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

  • Julie
    Sep 23, 2017

    This recipe doesn't need any adjustments. It is perfect as is. My go to brownie recipe. Would highly recommend. five stars

  • MKEgal
    Jul 9, 2017

    These are OK, but nowhere near as dark & chocolatey as the picture shows. They were medium brown. Didn't taste much chocolate either. Any suggestions for making them really chocolate? Is it just a matter of more cocoa than is called for?

  • kfnb
    Mar 20, 2017

    I made these today for the first time. Very easy recipe and very delicious.

  • mipuppetmaster
    Aug 19, 2016

    Worst brownie I've ever made. Terrible. Just like desert dry cake and I followed the recipe EXACTLY. What a waste of ingredients! Just threw them away.

  • NanZim
    Apr 28, 2016

    This is not my husband's favorite brownies, but he does enjoy them. They are rich in chocolate flavor and full of nuts. I usually use walnuts.

  • elise21
    Dec 18, 2015

    I took these to a potluck and several people commented they were the best brownies they've ever had. As a bonus, it's such an easy recipe there's no need to buy brownie mixes anymore.

  • louiesmama
    Sep 6, 2015

    Found this recipe years ago and been making these for years. They are the best for sure!

  • Cthebird
    Aug 20, 2015

    The flavor of the brownies is very good. They are chewy, but a little crumbly (which isn't ideal). What makes these brownies is that they are totally full of walnuts. Yum! Half the people reviewing didn't even use walnuts/nuts. Unless you're allergic to them or REALLY don't like walnuts, that is a big mistake.Like one reviewer I halved he recipe, but baked for the same amount of time. I didn't want 24 brownies around my house. 12 is enough. I ate 2 at a time since the serving is quite small. When they're gone. They're gone.I used 50% sugar 50% granulated sucralose to cut down on the sugar carbs. It definitely didn't affect the flavor. Perhaps that might have caused the crumbliness. I'd still rather have them a little crumbly than eat that much sugar. [I need to watch my glucose level.]