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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 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.
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.
Below I will guide you step by step on how to make your own homemade hot fudge.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Hot Fudge Brownie
for the hot fudge-
- vanilla ice cream
- maraschino cherries for garnish
- Make and bake a box of brownies according to recipe card.
- 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 chips, 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.