Hot Fudge Brownie

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If you’re looking for a ridiculously decadent brownie, you’ve come to the right place. This Hot Fudge Brownie recipe is SO good, especially with vanilla ice cream! What could be better than a Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae during the hot summer days? I say nothing! This dessert is so rich, decadent, fudgy, and sweet. Straight up ridiculous, but mamamia, that warm chocolatey brownie with the cold ice cream gets me every.single.time.

hot fudge brownie sundae on a white plate

Hot Fudge Brownie Basics

Making Hot Fudge Brownies couldn’t be easier. I break it down into 3 basic steps- make the brownies, make the hot fudge, and assemble adding ice cream and desired toppings.

Brownies

The brownies you choose to use can certainly be a store-bought brownie mix made with eggs, oil and water. No shame in that game. Alternatively, you could make a quick pan of homemade brownies! For this recipe, I used a store-bought brownie mix.

Hot Fudge

Below I will guide you step by step on how to make your own homemade hot fudge.

Toppings

The possibilities are endless when it comes to toppings. Ice cream is at the top of that list. Store-bought stuff is great or if you have the time, make some homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or Chocolate Ice Cream.

Other toppings to consider are Maraschino Cherries, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate or caramel syrup, marshmallows or fruit!

Looking for other chocolate sauces to use on this recipe? I’ve got you covered: Nutella Hot Fudge Sauce, Peppermint Chocolate Sauce, and Chocolate Ganache.

How to Make Hot Fudge Brownies

Making these brownies comes together pretty quickly. Make the brownies, make the hot fudge and spread over holes you have poked into the brownies. Top with toppings and ice cream. Voila! For full details on how to make Hot Fudge Brownies, see the recipe card down below.

Prep Pan

Preheat oven according to Brownie Mix directions. Prep 9×9 pan by lightly spraying with a non-stick spray. Set pan aside.

Mix the Brownie Batter

Start by following the directions on a boxed brownie mix. See? EASY is the name of the game. Pour batter into the greased 9×9 pan and pop it into the oven according to baking directions on the box.

Make the Hot Fudge

While brownies are baking, place heavy 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 chips, butter, and vanilla.

Pour sauce into a separate bowl to cool until brownies are done baking.

Spread Hot Fudge

Once brownies are done baking, cool 5-10 minutes and then poke holes into it throughout the entire pan of brownies. I had used a fork to poke the holes, but if I had to do it again I would use something bigger…like the end of a wooden spoon or something similar. You want the whole thing drenched in hot fudge.

Drizzle 3/4 cup prepared hot fudge overtop brownies and spread to saturate evenly.

Allow brownies to cool another 10 minutes or so before cutting and serving.

Top With Ice Cream + Other Toppings

Cut into squares and top with vanilla ice cream. Serve right away and enjoy the heavenly goodness!

hot fudge brownie with ice cream on top

Storing Leftover Brownies

Store any leftover brownies in an airtight container in the fridge. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days.

More Brownie Recipes to Try!

Here’s the printable recipe card. I hope you make this tasty treat this week! Enjoy!

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Make and bake a box of brownies according to package directions.
    pouring brownie batter
  • 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.
    ingredients in pot
  • 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.
    pouring hot fudge on top of brownies

Nutrition

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. linda damschroder

    THIS SOUNDS YUMMY!!! And it reminds me of a dessert at Big Boy’s Frisch’s Restaurant which i love here in our area . I haven’t had it in long time and now i know how to make it from your recipe!! who knew it could be so easy!! I will have to make it sometime!!

  2. Amy

    5 stars
    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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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