Hot Fudge Brownie

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IMG_0701Happy Monday, Friends!

Over the weekend, I finished watching Felicity on Netflix. I know, it’s a real accomplishment. I have to do SOMETHING while my husband is away at his National Guard Drills…ya know, besides watch my kids. I’m not sure I like how it all ended, but I guess that’s ok because it’s a FAKE TV SHOW after all. Gord HATED me watching this, but secretly deep down, I think he really liked it.

Which brings me to my next point: Friday Night Lights. More importantly: Tim Riggins. This is my next show. Gordon is “going to hate this one too”. Mm-hmm. Ok, honey.

Anyways, remember that time I talked about eating healthy and avoiding sugar?

Yeah, neither do I.

This dessert is a monster. So rich, decadent, fudgy and sweet. Straight up ridiculous, but mama mia, that warm chocolatey brownie with the cold ice cream gets me every.single.time.

Here’s how you make them:

IMG_0653Start by stirring a boxed brownie mix together. See? EASY is the name of the game.IMG_0658Pour this into a greased 9×9 dish and pop it into the oven.IMG_0666Lick out the bowl. This is a very important step.IMG_0673While the brownies are cooking, you can make some hot fudge! Who knew it was so easy to make?! All you do is boil some cream, cocoa, corn syrup, salt, chocolate chips and brown sugar together. Cook a few minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in some butter, vanilla and a few more chocolate chips. That’s it! Can you believe it? Yeah, amazing.IMG_0680And just like that, the brownies are done!IMG_0690Poke a whole bunch of holes in your brownies and pour on 3/4 cup of hot fudge. Make sure to make a bunch of holes! You want the whole thing drenched!! I used a fork, but if I were to do it again, I’d use something bigger…like the end of a wooden spoon or something. IMG_0695Spread the hot fudge over the warm brownies to make sure it gets into every crevice and let these sit for 10 minutes before serving.IMG_0716Cut into squares and top with vanilla ice cream. Serve right away and enjoy the heavenly goodness! Here’s the printable. Enjoy!

Hot Fudge Brownie

If you're looking for ridiculously decadent brownies, you've come to the right place. This Hot Fudge Brownie recipe is SO good!
servings 12 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • 1 box brownie mix + eggs, oil and water

for the hot fudge-

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips divided in half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • maraschino cherries for garnish


  • Make and bake a box of brownies according to package directions.
  • While brownies are baking, place cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt and half the chocolate chips into a small saucepan.
  • Place over medium heat and stir frequently until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and lightly simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining chocolate, butter and vanilla.
  • Pour sauce into a separate bowl to cool until brownies are done baking.
  • Once brownies are done baking, cool 5-10 minutes and poke holes into it. Drizzle 3/4 cup prepared hot fudge overtop brownies and spread to saturate evenly. Sit another 10 minutes or so, then cut into squares and serve with ice cream and cherries.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 263IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Fudge Brownie
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  1. Marilyn Brennan

    Your best post comment yet “Lick out the bowl. This is a very important step.” And there’s Brooke’s picture doing it!! I Laughed Out Loud!

  2. Chels R.

    I rewatched Felicity after I had my son. I so did not care for the ending. I mean, what is up with that going back in time thing-Whateve! This looks delish!

  3. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen

    Haha, okay just laughed out loud because I’m on a “eat healthy and avoid sugar” phase myself. That’s why I only had one taco tonight 🙂 The image of this dessert is practically killing me right now.

  4. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More

    I told myself this week I’d start eating healthy. But crap, these look so good all I can think about now is brownies!

  5. Amy

    I made the hot fudge yesterday and it’s amazing! Love it. Had it with my fave brownies, skor ice cream, and whipped cream! So good and so easy.

    Tomorrow I’m making your roasted red pepper and goat cheese Alfredo, can’t wait!

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