World’s Best

  • Bacon Brownies

    Bacon Brownies

    March 26th, 2016

    I finally hopped on the bandwagon and I feel like I’ve wasted two to three years of my life by not doing it sooner.  It’s not kale.  It’s not quinoa.  (Both excellent in a salad; not so much in a fudge brownie.)  No, we’re talking about pork here.  Of the bacon variety. It was our […]

    Read More

  • Raspberry Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

    Raspberry Fudge Brownie Sandwiches

    February 18th, 2015

    I know, I know.  I missed the Valentine’s Day boat with these heart-shaped sandwiches of sin.  I’m a horrible baker-wife. I realized on Valentine’s morning, as we sat planning what we were going to make for our most-romantic-dinner-on-the-couch-that-night-while-watching-The Americans-and-drinking-a-bottle-of-Monte-Bello, that I had nothing to offer The Husband by way of dessert. “Oh shit.” I hadn’t planned a dessert […]

    Read More

  • Cake Crumb Fudge Brownies

    Cake Crumb Fudge Brownies

    February 11th, 2015

    Imagine taking buttermilk vanilla cake crumbs, frying them in butter until they’re a teeny bit crunchy, then sprinkling them over The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie batter, then popping the pan in the oven and waiting for 27 pain-staking minutes of your life to go by until they’re ready to eat? I know.  Exquisite torture. You might […]

    Read More

  • Sponge Toffee Fudge Brownies

    Sponge Toffee Fudge Brownies

    January 17th, 2015

    When you make a spectacular sponge toffee candy, you have to chop it up into what’s basically a golden dust and then sprinkle it over top of The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie. I made the Hokey Pokey Dark Chocolate Sponge Toffee a couple of months back and thankfully had the foresight to plan for this […]

    Read More

  • Birthday Cake Fudge Brownies

    Birthday Cake Fudge Brownies

    January 10th, 2015

    I know this sounds confusing, so stuck with me and I’m pretty sure you’ll get it. You already know about the glory associated with The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie, right?  Fudgy, chewy, rich, chocolatey, and other words that describe the best brownie ever. Well. What if you took my Buttermilk Vanilla Birthday Cake and chopped it […]

    Read More

  • Toasted Almond Brownies

    Toasted Almond Brownies

    October 15th, 2014

    Toasted almonds and milk chocolate just work. Don’t try to argue about it, because you’ll lose the fight all night long. Take a perfectly good sliced almond, improve it 750% by toasting it (really- if you don’t toast your almonds then you are living in a hazy, cloudy, sad, bland place), and throw it into […]

    Read More

  • Hazelnut Fudge Brownies

    Hazelnut Nocciolata Fudge Brownies

    September 13th, 2014

    Guys, I’ve gotta tell you- the World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie just keeps getting better. Have you heard of Nocciolata?  Me neither, until recently. Think of it as Nutella on organic crack.  (Really- it’s a hazelnut chocolate spread that’s made from totally organic ingredients, so I don’t need to feel bad swirling them into my all-organic brownie […]

    Read More

  • Blondie Bit Brownies

    Blondie Chunk Brownies

    August 27th, 2014

    Holy shizit. It happened. The dreams of many have come true (well, maybe it’s mostly my dream but I have to assume there are other sickos out there like me). Imagine a buttery blondie chopped up into chunks, and baked into the World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie.  Hello?  Are you okay?  I think you blacked out […]

    Read More

  • PB Fudge Brownies

    Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

    June 14th, 2014

    PB & chocolate.  I’ve been doing a lot of that lately and all I have to say to that is “you’re welcome”. You already know and love the World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie, and if you love peanut butter, then this dessert will be the one you can request as your last meal if you ever […]

    Read More

  • Nutella Fudge Brownies

    Nutella Fudge Brownies

    May 28th, 2014

    Nutella. Nutella swirled into The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie.  (And a bit of Frangelico to amplify the hazelnut flavor.) Sold yet? I haven’t been to Eataly yet here in Chicago (Mario Batali’s food-filled haven)- shame on me, I know- so I have yet to see their glorious Nutella Bar… but The Husband went a couple […]

    Read More

  • Coconut Fudge Brownie Cookies

    Toasted Coconut Fudge Brownie Cookies

    April 9th, 2014

    Yes, coconut lover, I have bestowed another gift upon you. And brownie lover- I have looked after you here, too. You know by now that I can come up with enough permutations and combinations of The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie recipe variations to last us for years, and each one seems to top the one […]

    Read More

  • 4 Layer Chocolate Cheesecake Insanity Bars

    4 Layer Insanity Bars

    March 29th, 2014

    I have never made anything more decadent (oh, except for the Astonishing Chocolate Bar Cake which required the sprinkling of 14 chopped up bars overtop of multiple layers of chocolate cake.  Yeah, that was pretty decadent.).  But this, this dessert.  There are four layers of dessert going on, four layers of love.  Four layers of […]

    Read More

  • Magic Fudge Brownie Bars

    Magic Brownie Bars

    February 22nd, 2014

    Oh my. Everyone loves the Magic Gooey Cookie Bars.  This is a fact.  (If you don’t know what I am talking about then click here immediately, make these bars, and then try to tell me you’re the only earthling who doesn’t love Magic Gooey Cookie Bars.)  But what if the amazingly excellent graham cracker crust […]

    Read More

  • One of the Top 10 desserts, as voted by The Husband

    Top 10 More Sweets, Please Desserts…

    October 19th, 2013

    …according to The Husband- because it’s our ten year anniversary today (it’s okay, I know it might have slipped your mind.  You can overnight us something silver, like a dessert platter; it doesn’t have to arrive today, per se.)  Well, this is the list of what I think are his Top 10 ‘More Sweets, Please’ desserts, […]

    Read More

  • Frosting Fudge Brownies

    Frosting Fudge Brownies

    August 4th, 2013

      Some of you might find this disgusting, but for those of you who don’t (my kind of reader), cheers to an over-abundance of frosting. I know your type.  You’re the one that angles for the corner piece of a big square birthday cake when it’s being sliced at a horrible office party, because it’s all […]

    Read More

  • Mini Brownie Sandwich Cookies with Toffee Crunch

    Mini Brownie Sandwiches with Toffee Crunch

    July 28th, 2013

      I keep stunning myself with brownie possibilities. Not just any brownie, though- The World’s Greatest Fudge Brownie.  But you knew I was going to say that. I have already made 753 different flavor variations to the brownie recipe (remember the Bailey’s Irish Cream ones?  Oh, and what about the Panko and Sea Salt Crunch […]

    Read More

  • Coffee Crisp Fudge Brownies

    Triple Coffee Crisp Fudge Brownies

    May 29th, 2013

    Let’s get this over with upfront: I’d like to apologize to anyone who doesn’t live in Canada, because a key ingredient in this recipe is a mainstay on Canadian supermarket shelves, but elusive to Americans.  The Brits- I think you’re screwed too.  Not sure about anyone else out there.  You can totally get this important […]

    Read More

  • Brownie Scrap Pile

    Brownie Scrap Pile

    April 6th, 2013

    Sometimes life needs to be easier, doesn’t it? I have a way to do that and still enjoy it fully while indulging in the pleasures of rich, dense, fudgy chocolate.  With whipped cream.  And ice cream.  And maybe chocolate sauce just for fun. Here’s the scoop: make a batch of the World’s Best Fudge Brownies, and cut […]

    Read More