Fudge-Top Brownies

This recipe for rich, fudge-topped brownies does not require a lot of hands-on time. The brownies just need time to cool before being frosted and cut. They’ll be worth the wait!

Serves: 36Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 3 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 36


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 square unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1⁄4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can (13 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a large baking dish with nonstick baking spray with flour; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • In large saucepan, combine butter and unsweetened chocolate; melt over low heat, stirring until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar, then add vanilla.
  • Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Stir in flour mixture and then the chocolate chips. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until brownies are just set. Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Microwave on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring twice during cooking time, until mixture is smooth. Pour over brownies and smooth with a spatula. Cool completely before cutting into squares.